Castlery | Aug 5, 2020
Looking to get a new bed? Given that we spend a third of our lives sleeping, it’s important that you invest in the right bed frame.
If you’re unsure of what to get, you won’t want to sleep on our guide to help you get started!
The first order of business is finding out which size is the most suitable for you.
The difference between a queen and king-sized bed frame may not be immediately obvious, but you’ll soon realise that depending on your sleeping habits and room space, size matters.
For couples who are rooming in a smaller or average-sized room, the queen size bed frame would fit the bill. This practical but still spacious frame fits two people snugly and there’ll be some breathing room both in, and out of bed.
It’s also popular with solo sleepers who enjoy having extra bed space to doze in.
Th king size bed frame is family-friendly and will provide ample space for two or more, and is comparable to having two twin-sized beds combined in one majestic frame. It even accommodates pets or children who want to join their parents for a snuggle under the covers!
If you have room to spare and want to go all out in the comfort department, this generously-sized frame is perfect for you.
Generally, the dimensions of a queen-sized mattress would be 153 cm by 203 cm and a king-sized mattress would be 183 cm by 203 cm.
This difference of 30 cm could be the make or break factor between having space for a bedside table or a good night’s rest, so it’s important to measure, measure and measure again!
If you’re planning to share a bed and don’t want your partner too close for sleeping comfortably, try this out:
You’ll know that you’ll have enough room if your elbows don’t touch!
Pictured: Our Billie bed's curved wingback bed frame and footboard exude an elegant and compact impression.
Another essential factor? Having space around the perimeter of your bed.
The last thing we want is for our bed frame to be so big it obstructs our movement or prevents us from opening cupboards fully due to space constraints.
Ensure you have enough space to move around your room with the new bed in place by checking the measurements for your new bed frame.
Pro-tip: You should have 75cm to 90 cm clearance on 2 to 3 sides.
Depending on your lifestyle and preferences, you may require a specific bed style or type to last you for nights to come.
Here’s a handy guide based on the characteristics you’re looking for in bed frame styles and designs!
If you’re looking for a bed frame to accompany you through the years to come, the Joseph bed frame is for you. With a unibody construction and a stable foundation of solid pine wood slats, this sturdy bed frame is built to last.
This is accompanied by its minimalist, clean-lined profile which has a timeless allure that will never go out of style.
Pictured: Our Joseph Bed can stand the test of time while making it look effortless thanks to its bed base design which makes it look like it is floating in mid-air.
For those who wants extra comfy nights in, you need a bed that has got your back – literally.
Upholstered bed frames make for a luxurious centerpiece, and can amp up your bedroom style. A large headboard is also a glamorous addition to any bedroom and can elevate your home decor.
That’s why we suggest getting padded headboards for ergonomic and plush support when you lean back and relax in your beds.
You can’t go wrong with sleek wooden bed frames which add a classic, timeless charm to your sleeping quarters while ensuring fuss-free cleaning.
Pictured: Our Logan Bed is crafted in solid mahogany with a streamlined style that is easy to maintain.
Getting a wooden bed frame can make cleaning up more efficient as it does not trap dust as easily.
For those who want the best of both worlds, our wooden Seb Bed combines comfort with convenience with its modern inset fabric headboard and elevated base which makes it easy to clean underneath your bed.
Plus, the headboard can be easily cared for and wiped down with our fabric care kit.
Fancy a bed frame which can make a statement? You can consider our mid-century modern inspired Hudson bed.
Its gorgeous and distinctive grain patterns are derived from solid acacia wood, and its slim metal legs give it a luxe modern accent.
For more great deals and bedroom additions, feel free to check out our bedroom furniture online. Happy shopping!
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