- Platform Bed
- Folding Bed
- Panel Bed
- Sleigh Bed
- Murphy (Wall) Bed
- Trundle Bed
- Adjustable Bed
- Standard Bed
- Santiago Bed
- Poster Bed
- Bunk Bed
- Convertible Ottoman Bed
- Pull-Out Sofa Bed
- Convertible Sofa Bed
- Storage Bed
- Twin Bed – 39”x 75”
- Twin-XL 39”x 80”
- Double: 54″x 75″
- Queen Bed – 60”x 80”
- King Bed – 76”x 80”
- California King Bed
- Contemporary Style Bed
- Traditional Style Bed
- Modern Style Bed
- Mission Style Bed
- Cottage Style Bed
- Country Style Bed
- Vintage Style Bed
- Coastal Style Bed
- Industrial Style Bed
- Rustic Style Bed
- Scandinavian Style Bed
- Mid-century Modern Style Bed
- Upholstered headboard
- Distressed Finish
- Lighted Headboard
With our guide we aim to organize and examine the full spectrum of bed options, breaking the selections down by size, design, style, material, and features. Included with each category is a beautiful example bed type photo and an accompanying link to the bed’s sales page.
Bed sizes range from the smallest, twin beds, to the much larger king beds. Design is what shapes a bed frame itself. It informs the dramatic shifts in bed style from minimalist, standard bed frames to elaborate canopy bed models. Style defines the overall look and theme of the bed.
Bed size and design influence the texture, tone, and feel of the furniture in a room. Frame materials for beds don’t vary much, as they are usually made from metal, wood, or rattan materials.
Each of the common frame materials can be crafted into nearly any style, size, or bed design. Finally, we’ll break down a few key, unique features available with modern beds.
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What are the main bed styles?
Below, we’ll expand on the available bed options using many more categories and photo examples to accompany them.
Different Types of Beds and Their Uses
Below you find the different types of beds, their uses, names, and pictures.
The types of bed designs are what define the actual form and structure of the bed frame itself.
1. Platform Bed
A platform bed has a base that is made from a raised, level, horizontal solid frame. This type of bed often comes with a section that is composed of rows of flexible wooden slats, sometimes laid in a latticed structure, meant to support only a mattress.
The platform provides adequate, flexible support and ventilation for a mattress by itself, eliminating the need for a boxspring or a second mattress as a further foundation.
2. Folding Bed
A folding bed has a hinged frame that allows the bed to be stored in a small space. These types of beds are often used in guest bedrooms and spaces where a bed will not be used regularly.
Some examples of this type of bed fold on a wheeled frame so they can be easily put in closets, while others fold into enclosures meant to be displayed. One very common type of folding bed is the cot, or cot bed.
3. Panel Bed
A panel bed consists of a headboard and footboard made from flat panels of wood. The panels are framed with raised molding or grooves that mimic traditional wood paneling or wainscoting.
The headboard and footboard are connected by wooden rails. Manufacturers offer panel beds in both painted and wood-stained finishes, and some also offer headboard-only versions.
Headboard-only panel beds are an excellent option for those with small or oddly-shaped bedrooms, as they eliminate a part of the bed that takes up space and allow for people to sit on the edge of the bed, which adds seating to a smaller space.
4. Sleigh Bed
The sleigh bed features curved or scrolled footboards and headboards that resemble a sleigh. Often made of heavy wood, this bed style is from the French and American Empire period of the early 19th century.
Modern-day sleigh beds are made from a variety of materials, including wood, iron, steel and aluminum. These types of beds often possess less exaggerated curves at the footboards and headboards.
5. Murphy (Wall) Bed
Murphy beds, aka wall beds, are designed to save space in a unique way. These types of beds save space by hinging the bed frame so that the bed can be tilted vertically and stored in a closet or cabinet.
6. Trundle Bed
Trundle beds are actually usually considered a pair of beds, with one standard bed frame and a second frame on casters that allow it to be stored beneath the upper bed.
This design is an excellent idea for space-saving, as it allows for an extra bed to be available when necessary, without wasting space when it is not. Kids love trundle beds, as they are perfect for sleepovers!
7. Adjustable Bed
If you like reading or using devices in bed, or watching TV in bed, you should perhaps seriously consider purchasing an adjustable bed.
This type of bed adjusts via a motor into various sitting or reclining positions. You can take this bed type one step further and buy one with the ability to have both sides adjust independent of each other.
8. Standard Bed
A standard bed frame is usually considered one with a simple metal frame upon which a box spring and mattress can sit. A headboard can be added between the bed and the wall behind it for an elevated look that mimics a headboard-only panel bed.
9. Santiago Bed
The Santiago bed design is an old-world bed design with a decorative, crown-shaped headboard. We’ve provided a photo of a Santiago bed design below. We think it’s gorgeous!
Daybeds are used for sleeping, lounging, reclining and seating. They’re often found in common rooms. Daybed frames can be made from wood, metal or a combination of these materials. The shape of a daybed is a cross between chaise lounge, couch and a bed.
11. Poster Bed
A poster bed, or more commonly four-poster bed, is built with four vertical columns, one in each corner. Sometimes these posters support an upper panel, as well.
A four-poster bed with an upper panel is similar to a canopy bed. Traditionally, these types of beds were highly ornate and made of carved oak, but they now come in a variety of materials and designs.
12. Canopy Bed
A canopy bed is a decorative bed style similar to the poster or four-poster bed. A typical example of a canopy bed features posts at each of its four corners that extend far above the mattress.
Ornate or decorative fabric drapes across the upper space between the posts, creating a ceiling, or canopy, that covers the bed space.
13. Bunk Bed
Obviously, adults don’t usually purchase bunk beds for their primary or master bedroom. However, they often do buy them for kids’ bedrooms. Bunk beds are a great space-saving piece of furniture for kids sharing a room.
They’re also a great option to keep an extra bed in a home without taking up too much floor space. Moreover, kids love them — who wouldn’t want to climb to a comfortable spot, or sleep in a little cave?
There are many types of bunk beds including l-shape, with desks, with stairs, loft-style, doubles and small models.
A futon is another great space-saving bed type. Like most other furniture pieces, there are many different types of futons available for consumers. With futons, sizes include small futons, large futons, and every size in between. Futons also come in a huge variety of styles.
Some futons can be fairly expensive, but these can also be well made and last for many years. A futon is a great option for guests, as it also provides seating when not in use as a bed.
15. Convertible Ottoman Bed
Yes, there are ottomans that turn into beds — some of these include long ottoman benches that can be used as a bed as is, while others convert from an ottoman into a bed. We’ve provided an example in the photo below.
16. Pull-Out Sofa Bed
A pull-out sofa bed is a form of sleeper sofa. This type of sofa has a mattress that folds into the sofa so it can be used as a normal sofa. This mattress can then be pulled out and turned into a bed.
A pull-out sofa bed is another great space-saving option for those with smaller homes. A word of warning, though — these are incredibly heavy furniture pieces, often weighing hundreds of pounds.
17. Convertible Sofa Bed
A convertible sofa is another form of sleeper sofa. However, a convertible sofa differs from a pull-out sofa bed in that it has no separate mattress for the bed. Instead, the sofa seat cushion and back cushion seamlessly create the bed mattress.
With a convertible soda bed, the sofa back adjusts downward creating one flat surface area, which becomes the bed. In this way, a convertible sofa is like a cross between a pull-out sofa bed and a futon.
18. Storage Bed
Storage beds have drawers or other concealed storage beneath or surrounding the bed’s mattress. Some storage bed models even have a hinged frame, where the entire sleeping surface can be lifted to reveal the storage below it.
The following are different types of storage beds:
Drawer Storage on Side
Drawer Storage on Sides and End
Another category of beds we will discuss is the range of sizes in which they are made.
19. Twin Bed – 39” x 75”
Also known as a single bed, a twin bed is generally made to accommodate one child or one adult sleeper. Taller adults should consider a twin-XL bed, which adds five inches of length to the bed frame. A twin bed is a great size for smaller guest spaces, bunk beds, and daybeds, among other types of beds.
20. Twin-XL 39” x 80”
The XL in twin XL stands for extra long, and at 5 inches longer than the standard twin bed frame, this bed size is great for taller youth or fully grown adults. A twin XL bed frame is the same length as a standard queen or king bed. Two twin XL beds side by side is equal in size to a king bed frame.
21. Double: 54″ x 75″
A double bed, also known as full bed, was commonly used for two adults around 30 to 40 years ago, when homes and bedrooms were built smaller, and people were generally smaller, as well.
Nowadays, this bed size is usually reserved for a single person or for smaller guest room use. A double bed is a snug fit for two adults, and its frame is the same length as a twin. Most couples opt for the larger queen size bed rather than the double or full-size bed.
The double bed has been used widely in the apartment for rent in Ho Chi Minh City following the current home stay apartment trend.
22. Queen Bed – 60” x 80”
The queen-size bed is the most popular bed size sold today. This bed size is ideal for two adults who want to save living space, in relation to a king.
The queen-size bed is also popular among single adults who like to spread out when they sleep, or who have animals that share the bed with them at night.
23. King Bed – 76” x 80”
A king-size bed is the same length as a queen, but is much wider, with an additional 16 inches in width compared to a queen size bed. If the space is available in a bedroom, a standard king bed is the bed type that offers the most room for couples.
King-size beds are ideal if kids or pets often share the main bed with a couple, as well. Taller people can also special order a California King, which measures 72 inches by 84 inches.
24. California King Bed
If you want big, a California King is as big as it gets . . . for now, unless you have a custom bed made. At a whopping 72 inches wide by 84 inches long, sufficient space in a bedroom to fit one of these is essential. However, the California king bed is an excellent option for tall individuals or couples.
Different styles of beds define the overall look and theme of a bed. Regardless of size or design, bed style will influence the texture, tone, and overall feel of the furniture piece.
25. Contemporary-Style Bed
Contemporary-style usually means an “of the now” look. This bed style includes modern materials or shapes that were not commonly used in the past. Contemporary-style beds signify an attachment to the present.
26. Traditional-Style Bed
Like any traditional furniture, a bed of this style echoes the timeworn visual touches that have stayed with humans for centuries. These bed styles add an air of timelessness, class, and luxury to a bedroom.
27. Modern-Style Bed
With modern-style, there can be a lot of crossover with the style of contemporary beds. The idea is that a piece of modern furniture has an up-to-date design. This means that a modern-style bed is most definitely not traditional or old fashioned, though it may be loosely influenced by these styles.
28. Mission-Style Bed
Mission-style is a type of design that emphasizes simple horizontal and vertical lines and flat panels that accentuate the grain of the wood used to make it.
The roots of the mission-style can be found in the former Spanish colonies in North America, such as California, Arizona and New Mexico.
29. Cottage-Style Bed
Cottage beds typically have large, sometimes even lavish headboards. There can be some carving or other decorative elements present on these headboards, but typically most of their decoration is painted. Cottage beds give a light, somewhat feminine look to a bedroom.
30. Country-Style Bed
Country-style is often defined by rich textures or traditional shapes with an American sensibility. This bed style is another that is classic and timeless, especially in the US.
31. Vintage-Style Bed
Vintage-style encompasses the idea of throwback style. This bed style purposefully aims for a prior time period when a specific look was fashionable. Some examples of vintage-style include Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern styles, as seen in the photo below.
32. Coastal-Style Bed
Coastal-style is influenced by the materials and colors found on the coast, and is typically found in homes near large bodies of water. This style includes use of lighter woods and cool-toned colors.
33. Industrial Style Bed
The major touchstone of the industrial style is its utilitarian look. The utilitarian aesthetic was inspired by the look of factories and centers of production. Because of this, industrial style beds usually use clean lines and are made from metal and/or wood materials.
34. Rustic-Style Bed
Rustic-style is defined by a sense of the homespun, old fashioned and outdoors. It’s another classic bed style, and gives that quintessential, timeless American look.
Scandinavian furniture is characterized by its simplicity, minimalism and functionality. These style of beds may come in a variety of shapes, but usually lack flourishes or purely aesthetic additions, making them an excellent choice for minimalists.
36. Mid-century Modern Style Bed
Mid-century style beds bring 1950’s and 60’s style to a bed frame, often with streamlined headboards and gently tapered wood legs. Midcentury modern style is a refined yet comfortable traditional style.
Bed Frame Material
Regardless of style, design, or any other consideration, your bed will be crafted from a variety of materials.
Metal bed frames lack the warmth and familiarity of traditional wood construction frames. However, they can be much lighter than their wood counterparts. They are also more versatile when it comes to modifying bed size. Metal bed frames often fit a contemporary look perfectly.
The most common and oldest furniture building material, wood is what most people think of first when it comes to bed frame materials. Wood is what was used in the making of the most ornate and hand-crafted beds in this collection.
Rattan, or wicker, is a structure where material is woven into a hard surface. It can be made of plant based or plastic materials, and is often lightweight and firm. Wicker, or rattan, can be used to achieve a cottage or coastal look.
Another popular material used for bed frames is the pallet. Often, people make these frames themselves. Pallets are so popular in making beds, one could argue that pallet beds have become their own bed frame style.
Pallet beds can be made with or without wheels, and can be made to accommodate any bed size. They can be built low to the ground or elevated. Essentially, the pallets create a platform on which a bed mattress is placed.
Other Bed Features to Consider
41. Upholstered Headboard
Upholstered headboards add a soft and luxurious feel, as well as a decorative touch, to the overall look of a bedroom.
42. Distressed Finish
When distressing, furniture finish is intentionally manipulated to look less than perfect, or older than it is. This is usually accomplished using sandpaper or paint stripper. A distressed finish is often used in beds in the Rustic or Cottage style.
Bookcase beds, as indicated by their name, include a bookcase. The bookcase is usually located where a headboard would normally stand. These bed frames are another excellent choice for saving space, as they combine two different furniture pieces into one.
44. Lighted Headboard
Beds with lighted headboards can appear in a variety of shapes, styles, and materials. The prominent feature of this type of headboard is its light source. A light source is built into the headboard for easy reading or viewing of stored books or other items.
Anatomy of a Bed and Headboard
This sustainable brand makes high-quality furniture from upcycled materials. Thuma uses materials that would normally be thrown away. They transform those materials into furniture that will stand the test of time.
One of Thuma’s best-known products is their platform bed. It’s so easy to assemble that you can put it together without using tools! Since each bed is hand-crafted, no two beds are exactly alike.
Source: West Elm
Even though West Elm is a furniture chain, it prides itself on its sustainable practices. They offer modern furniture, and they design most of their products in-house. West Elm works with local craftsman to create unique designs.
When you shop at West Elm, you’ll have a huge selection of bed frames to choose from. From metal beds to upholstered beds, they offer plenty of variety! They also sell beds made from reclaimed wood!
Tuft & Needle
Source: Tuft & Needle
When Tuft & Needle launched in 2012, they sold premium mattresses. They still make mattresses today, but they also offer furniture, like beds. The brand uses recycled materials so that they can sell beds at an affordable price.
“Typically at this price point you would never be able to find a wood bed frame,” says Tuft & Needle designer Levi Christensen. “But we were able to upcycle discarded material from other furniture products.”
Tuft & Needle beds are available in oak and walnut. They offer a 100-night sleep trial on all their beds. If you’re not comfortable sleeping on one of their beds, you can get your money back.
Located in Los Angeles, Avocado makes beds from natural, non-toxic materials. The company’s mission is to become one of the most sustainable brands in the world. Currently, their factory and wood shop are both powered by renewable energy.
They offer several bed frames, like a platform frame and a mid-century modern frame. Avocado crafts their frames by hand. You can assemble these beds and other furniture without using tools.
Crate & Barrel
Source: Crate & Barrel
This furniture company got its start in 1962! It’s now an international chain with more than 100 locations worldwide. Crate & Barrel makes clean, modern furniture with sturdy designs.
There are all kinds of frames here, like upholstered frames and beds made from natural oak. Some beds, like the Gracia Canopy Bed, have unusual designs. They offer frames to suit all tastes.
While Saatva began as a luxury mattress company, they now offer premium furniture too. If you’re willing to invest in a handcrafted bed frame, they have some nice options. Since Saatva is an online company, they’re able to offer high-quality products for less.
Saatva has a large selection that includes lots of upholstered frames. They offer free assembly on all beds and also have a 365-night home trial. Best of all, Saatva beds come with a lifetime warranty.
When Zinus started out in the 1970s, the brand sold tents. Later on, the brand began selling mattresses and furniture. Zinus has gained attention thanks to their low prices and easy assembly.
“I was able to assemble my bed frame myself, which really shocked me,” says Oyin Edogi, a Zinus customer. “All the tools that I needed were in the box, so it was really easy.”
If you’re on a tight budget, Zinus has some of the most affordable beds on the market. Even though Zinus beds are available at a lower price point, their frames are still well made. Shopping from Zinus is a way to get more for less.
At Casper, researchers work to design mattresses and beds made for a good night’s sleep. Many of their bed frames are adjustable so that you can find the most comfortable position to sleep in.
Along with their adjustable frames, Casper sells headboards and upholstered beds. They use premium materials and fabrics to make durable, long-lasting beds.
When Pottery Barn started in 1949, they sold pottery, which is where the company gets its name. Since then, they’ve become a major furniture chain. They have stores in both North America and Australia.
Pottery Barn carries sturdy bed frames made from all kinds of materials. At the Pottery Barn Teen store, you can even have beds made for younger sleepers!
This brand sells modular furniture at affordable prices. They offer lots of customization options and great customer service. Burrow even ships their furniture for free!
You can find wood and upholstered beds at Burrow. The Chorus Bed, a bed frame made out of solid hardwood, is a particularly popular product.
Where to Buy
Since Article launched in 2013, they’ve worked with manufacturers to make affordable furniture. Not only do they carry high-quality bed frames, but they deliver most furniture within 2 weeks. Shopping with Article is a fast, easy way to get a bed for less than retail price.
Article carries bed frames made from many materials, like wood, metal, and velvet. From storage beds to beds with built-in nightstands, their selection is impressive.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Target is a big-box retailer chain with over 1,900 stores. Target offers a wide variety of products, including furniture. The store partners with major brands to offer stylish products for less.
“What I love about Target is that back in the 90s, they sort of repositioned their product development conceptualization,” says interior designer Lisa Holt. “They realize that everyone wants things that look good and can function, but are reasonably priced and accessible.”
Target carries beds from brands like Zinus and Casper, but they also make their own bed frames! They have a huge selection of products and offer free shipping on almost all the beds they sell.
In the 1950s, World Market began importing furniture from across the globe. Today, they carry unique artisan furnishings that you can’t find anywhere else. They offer beautiful bed frames in all kinds of styles.
This is a great place to buy bed frames made from natural materials like hardwood and rattan wicker. If you’re looking for a stylish and well-made bed, you’ll be able to find it here.
This Los Angeles-based furniture retailer offers curated furniture and products they make in-house. Their designs take inspiration from mid-century modern decor. They make most of their furniture right in the USA.
Whether you’re looking for a platform bed or a bed with storage, you’ll find great options here. Most of their bed frames are hardwood, which means they’re extra sturdy!
You can buy almost anything on Amazon, including bed frames. They carry brands like PrimaSleep, but they also make their own furniture. Amazon’s filter tools make it easy to find the ideal bed for you.
Buying on Amazon gives you all kinds of options. Along with a huge selection, you can pay for expert assembly when you order your bed. They even offer free two-day shipping on some of the bed frames they sell!
Based in Detroit, Floyd makes furniture from materials that are sustainably sourced. They use hardwood from forests in Michigan and Pennsylvania for many products. Floyd’s goal is to become a carbon neutral furniture brand.
“We’re a problem-solving furniture company,” says Kyle Hoff, the co-founder of Floyd. “We came together around this idea of disposability and furniture and how we think about sustainability.”
They offer a customizable bed frame that comes in many colors. Add-ons and expansions can help you make the bed your own! From under bed storage to bedside tables, they offer some great features.
True to its name, this company specializes in bed frames. They make their beds from kiln-dried hardwood, which they source from Virginia forests. This is one of the most affordable places to buy a hardwood bed.
KD Frames also offers free and fast shipping on their beds. They ship most beds within 24 hours. Every bed comes with a five-year warranty.
Based in the Netherlands, Ikea is the world’s largest furniture retailer! They’re known for selling furniture with clean and simple designs. The brand has bed frames in lots of styles and colors, with options at many price points.
Ikea’s bed frames are sturdy and easy to assemble. You can order beds online or see them in person at one of Ikea’s 445 stores. They even have matching bedroom furniture!
At All Modern, you can find modern furniture in lots of styles. Whether you’re a fan of minimalist design or Scandinavian decor, there are lots of options.
There’s a big selection of bed frames here, along with lots of headboards. If you want an upholstered bed, you can request a fabric sample before you buy.
This popular apparel store also carries products for the home! It’s one of the best places to find trendy bed frames. They even sell beds that are vintage-inspired!
If you’re a fan of Urban Outfitters, but want a wider selection of beds, you can also shop at Anthropologie! This store has the same parent company as Urban and sells lots of eclectic and stylish furniture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are beds a standard length? If so, what is the standard length?
Beds do have a standard length, but standard bed length will vary between the different bed sizes.
- The standard length for twin beds is 75 inches. For taller individuals, a twin XL is frequently also available. A twin XL bed measures 80 inches long.
- Full-sized beds also have a length of 75 inches.
- The standard length for queen-sized beds is the same as that of a twin-sized XL bed, measuring 80 inches long.
- King-sized beds have a standard length of 80 inches, like a queen size bed. The longest bed length is that of the California king, which measures at 84 inches long.
- A standard-sized toddler bed will measure 52 inches in length.
How are bed frames measured?
There are different types of bed frames available on the market. Some will attach to a headboard and footboard of a bed, and others can stand on their own, supporting a box spring and mattress. Platform beds fall into their own category, with a solid base to support a mattress.
Bed frames are measured in inches by their length, width, and height. Careful, precise measurements are important when you are measuring a bed frame to fit a mattress, especially when measuring an older bed frame.
To measure bed frame height, measure the distance from the floor to the bottom of the frame as well as from the frame to the top of where the mattress will be.
Often, shorter frames are much better suited for taller mattresses, because shorter beds with higher mattresses make getting into and out of the bed easier than a short mattress on a short frame is.
It’s also common for bed frames without an attached headboard and footboard to be slightly shorter with a box spring and mattress on them than those with an attached headboard and footboard.
This allows the box spring and mattress to hang slightly over the edge of the standalone bed frame. This overhang is a safety design feature to keep people from accidentally bumping into the hard bed frame.
What materials are bed frames made from?
Historically, wood has been the traditional material used for bed frames.
When beds were first invented, the poor would have basic, cheaply-constructed wood bed frames, while the rich would have much more ornate, hand-carved versions of the same. Iron and other metals would later become bed frame material options.
Today, most bed frames are still made from wood. The quality and durability of the hardwood used in making a bed frame will vary depending on the bed manufacturer.
Metal frames are also a popular bed frame material, both for their durability and their clean, crisp look. Plastic bed frames are an economical option, as well.
Can bed frames be recycled?
Since most bed frames are made of either wood, plastic, or some type of metal, almost all of them can be recycled.
If a bed frame is wood and has been treated with a sealer or stain, it cannot be recycled. Wood with chemicals on it also cannot be burned. Unfortunately, most treated wood ends up in landfills if it can’t be reused.
However, other bed frame materials are all recyclable. Sometimes the same service that picks up home recycling can pick up a bed frame, as well. If the service isn’t able to take larger items, they can usually be dropped at a local facility.
Some of the metals used in a bed frame can even be sold to scrapyards to be reused. And, of course, there is always the option to sell or give a used bed frame to someone else, which is a different kind of recycling.
Can bed frames be repaired?
The answer depends on the location and severity of the damage to a bed. Something as simple as drilling new holes in headboards and footboards to reset a frame is usually possible.
But, if the wood in the bed frame is badly damaged, this isn’t always an option.
Metal frames are typically the strongest material used for bed frames. But if the metal of the bed frame bends, it might not be possible to return it to its original position.
A bent frame can cause problems with the integrity of the box spring. This is dangerous for anyone on the bed, as if the bed collapses they can sustain injuries.
Plastic bed frames can rarely be repaired if they are damaged. While they are often the most cost effective option in a bed frame, plastic bed frame typically won’t last as long as one made from wood and metal will.
Can used bed frames be sold?
So long as the bed frame hasn’t been damaged in some way, used bed frames can be sold. Plenty of platforms exist where used furniture buyers and sellers can connect.
Used bed frames can be found at garage sales, thrift stores, and flea markets, among other places. There are even websites specifically designed for selling used furniture.
Can beds get moldy?
All mold needs to grow is the right atmosphere. Mold spores are naturally floating in the air, looking for damp areas where they can grow. Even beds can sometimes be the perfect environment for mold to grow and flourish.
Some homes have more humidity in their air than others, which can cause problems with mold growth. The hidden areas of a bed, including the undersides of the mattress and box spring, as well as the frame itself, can collect moisture.
This becomes a perfect place for mold to grow. It’s important to regularly flip mattresses and clean the entire bed surface to minimize the chance of growing mold in a bed.
Are platform beds low?
Platform beds are typically low to the ground. They usually stand about 18 inches from the floor to the top of the mattress. A platform bed is also designed to be used without a box spring, so the mattress lies directly on the platform.
Are beds with slats a good bed option?
Slats can be used to add support underneath a box spring. While slats are an affordable option to strengthen a bed frame and are easy to install, they aren’t the most stable, and can snap if there is too much weight on a bed.
What are orthopedic beds?
Orthopedic beds have a mattress that is designed to contour to the body’s natural alignment. These types of beds are especially helpful for people with back problems or issues with their joints. Orthopedic beds are widely touted for guaranteeing a good night’s sleep.
Orthopedic technology can be incorporated into any type of mattress. Memory foam mattresses are a popular option in orthopedic beds, though one can also find innerspring and latex mattresses that are orthopedic.
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