A mattress without bed frames is similar to a soul without a body. A mattress is expensive and needs care and effort to maintain and function properly. But without a proper bed frame, your mattress would not give you the desired comfort level

Therefore to answer this question: Do you need a bed frame for your mattress? You can read this article. We will discuss what a bed frame is,   and why you should invest in one. By the time you have finished reading this article, you will be able to decide if a bed frame is the best choice for you.

What is a bed frame?

Bed frames are made of either wood or metal and usually strong enough to support and lift a mattress without sinking. Aside from its basic components, it also ranges in its surface and style. These aspects should tell you right off the bat that it’s not only about the aesthetic looks but the overall functionality. To help you make up your mind about which platform bed to buy, read on. Bed frames also known as Platform beds are normally made out of metal or wood with slats or panels laid underneath. The slats or panels can be made out of a variety of materials like wood, plastic, or even metal. Slats or panels can either be made into a traditional platform design where there are rows of slats running vertically in the middle of the bed or a more modern variation that has slats made horizontally.

The horizontal slats or panels can be bent in several ways. You can angle them so that they form a U-shape or you can make them appear as a graceful arc. The angle can make a difference in the overall look and feel of the bed so think carefully about what kind of look you want. On the other hand, if you would rather have metal slats, then these are available too. Just be aware that metal slats are generally heavier than those made from wood so platform beds tend to be more expensive.

Size of a Bedframe

The size of your bed frame depends upon the size of the bedroom that you would be living in. A smaller bedroom will harbor a smaller bed frame and thus a smaller mattress. On the other hand, a studio apartment will contain a bigger bed frame with a luxurious mattress. But on average to calculate the average bed frame size, you need the average mattress size at  11 to 15 inches thick and thus bed frames are16 to 24 inches thicker. If all these sizes are put into comparison the resultant height of your bed will be 25 inches above the ground which is ideal if you have a framed bed with a comfortable mattress in your home.

Select your design based on the size of the mattress

To get an idea of how a good platform bed frame will fit into your bedroom, measure the size of your bed including the mattress and headboard. If the mattress is longer, then you’ll need to add extra length at the top and bottom of the bed. That being said, most mattress sizes will work well with a platform bed frame. Some people prefer the look and feel of a wooden frame, while others tend to like the metal look. You’ll need to consider the overall theme of your room and decide which one suits you best.

The mattress fitting the frame

You’ll also need to make sure the frame you choose fits your mattress snugly. This will ensure that no pressure is put on the back of your neck or shoulders during the night. The reason why platform beds are so popular is that they provide such a comfortable and supportive mattress base that your spine stays straight throughout the night. Unfortunately, many less reputable companies sell subpar quality mattresses that don’t conform to standard measurements. You may find that some sleep experts suggest purchasing from a third-party seller.

The size of the bed frame you need depends on how many people you are planning to put it in at one time. If you are going to be sharing the bed with another roommate, you will need to choose a bigger size. However, if you are planning to sleep alone, you may want to get something a little more basic. The style of bed frame you get should match the rest of the room as well. To sleep more comfortable people prefer to have a comforter added to their mattress generally comforter do not have any fixed sizes and therefore might vary according to different brands but queen comforters ranging between 81 to 88 inches in width and 86 to 100 inches in length are considered ideal comforters that might fit both twin and a king and above size mattress as well

Benefits of a bed frame

Storage space

When you think of a platform bed, you might immediately picture a standard bed frame with built-in drawers underneath. While this is certainly one of the benefits of a bed frame, there are other benefits that you can enjoy as well. For instance, what if you didn’t have to pay for those drawers at all? You would be able to get a platform bed without all the extra expenses associated with those built-in storage drawers.

Mattress support

The basic idea behind the idea of a bed frame was that it would raise the mattress and support the mattress from the pressure applied by your body while you sleep. Bed frames are also meant to ensure that the mattress does not move from its place. A mattress without a bed frame slips and slides when you turn during your sleep. Therefore you need a bed frame not only to support your mattress from slipping away but also to provide your body with enough support to prevent back pain and Restlessness

Prevents molds

A good quality new bed frame can stop molds before they take root, and it will also be able to remove molds that have already formed if you follow some of the simple steps that are included in the manufacturer’s instructions. It can be quite a chore to remove molds on your own, however, and you will need to use all sorts of different chemicals in an attempt to kill the molds which have already formed. The chemicals that work the best are those which are specially designed for the removal of molds, and this means that they should not be used on other surfaces which may be affected by water damage. If you cannot afford to purchase such expensive chemicals, you can also get some assistance from your water damage company.

Bed frames improve the aesthetics of the bedroom

 Bed frames made of wood are a great choice because wood gives a very classic look to a bedroom. It creates a feeling of elegance and richness that can never be erased. Of course, other materials can be used when it comes to making the bed frame. Woodworking courses generally emphasize the use of metal, when it comes to the construction of this type of furniture because metal makes a very durable frame that can support the weight of the whole bed. However, metal is a very expensive metal to work with and thus is very limited in the types of designs that can be used for its making.


Finally, you’ll need to think about how much space you’ll have in your bedroom. Remember that a sleigh bed frame can look quite tall. This means that you may not be able to place it in a small room. Keep this in mind when you’re making your selection. Take into account the proportions of the room so that you can ensure the bed won’t add an obstruction to other furnishings.