When you’re ready for a new bed, not only should you shop for a new mattress, but you should also consider buying a new bed frame as well. Bed frames come in many sizes, so the main consideration when choosing one will be the size of your room. Use these five tips to select a new bed frame for your bedroom.
Choose the Appropriate Bed : If you’re not buying a bed for yourself, you should choose the appropriate type of bed frame for the owner. For a child, you may wish to consider a daybed or bunkbed to save room and allow him or her to have friends visit for sleepovers. The most money will be spent in the master bedroom and a bed frame should be selected to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Measure for Frame : A bed frame is going to take up space and you will also need to allow for room to walk around the bed so that the linens can be changed. Decide where the bed is going to go in the room and measure the space. Then decide what size bed will fit in the space, including the space needed to move around it.
If you are considering a new bed frame for your room, measure the space to determine if you can buy a larger mattress. If not, you will at least know what size frame fits in the room. However, the style of bed frame will need to be considered as well.
Consider Home Décor : Bed frames come in a wide variety of styles and materials. If your home has a certain type of décor, you will want to buy a frame that goes along with it so it doesn’t look out of place. A modern bed frame wouldn’t fit well if your décor is Victorian or a traditional wooden bed frame would not go well with a modern décor.
Consider Style of Frame : Some bed frames are rather large and heavy, so you will want to consider if the frame you choose will go into the space that’s available. A four-poster, sleigh, or rococo bed is going to require extra room because the wooden frame will add to the bed’s overall size. It will also be difficult to move so once it’s in place, it isn’t going anywhere else.
Don’t Forget Budget : Before you go online or to a furniture store to shop for a bed, set your budget. Frames vary in price depending on the size, style, and materials from which they are made. Your budget will help determine what type of bed frame you can afford for yourself, your child’s bedroom, or the guest room.
If you have a smaller room, you can compensate for the lack of space by purchasing a captain’s bed which has drawers beneath the frame where you can store bed linens or clothing. Using these tips, you should be able to find a great bed frame that fits well within the room’s space and a style that goes well with your home’s overall décor.