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How to Choose the Right Beds and Bed Frames for Your Home

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What to Consider When Buying Beds and Bed Frames

When you’re shopping for beds and bed frames, it’s important for you to keep a few things in mind. It’s likely that your bed frame will be the focal point of your bedroom, after all. With your bed frame probably being the biggest piece of furniture in your bedroom, it’s vital that you choose a frame that will not only keep you comfortable as you sleep but one that will also look great in your sleeping space.

The Size of Your Mattress

If you already have a mattress, picking a bed frame will be simpler because the size of your mattress will dictate the options that are available to you. If you’re struggling to choose a frame and haven’t selected a mattress yet, you may want to begin your search for a bed frame by selecting a mattress first. Need some help finding the mattress that’s right for you? Try out our online comfort test

Do you have a full-size mattress or plan to buy one? If so, you’ll want to purchase a double bed frame. A queen-size frame will work well with a queen mattress. If you have a king-size mattress, you need to figure out if it’s a California king or an eastern king. That’s because not every king-size frame will work with both kinds of king mattresses. Choosing the right bed frame is important for aesthetic and sleep quality reasons. When purchasing a new bed, it’s important not to skip the bed frame.

The Size of Your Bedroom

Just because your bed may be the largest piece of furniture in your bedroom, you don’t want to get a bed that’s going to make your room feel claustrophobic. If you don’t have a mattress, throw some pillows on the floor to approximate the size of the mattress you’re going to get. If things already feel cramped, you’ll want to go with a metal bed frame or a platform bed to save space. If your bedroom only has limited storage, look for a platform frame that has drawers underneath or shelf space in the headboard.

Platform Bed vs Box Spring

While a platform bed often works best in smaller spaces, they also work well in larger bedrooms just like box springs do. If you’re trying to decide between these two kinds of beds, it’s crucial for you to remember that platform beds usually sit closer to the ground than their box spring brethren. If you have knee or back problems, you may want to go with a box spring if a platform bed’s lower height will make getting in and out of bed uncomfortable.

You also need to keep your preferred level of firmness in mind as you shop for a bed. In general, platform beds provide a firmer sleeping surface compared to box springs.

Comfort and Versatility

Do you do more than “just” sleep in your bed? If you enjoy watching television, reading, or using a laptop or tablet in bed, you can do any or all of those things comfortably in an upholstered bed. The soft support and headboard that upholstered beds offer make them versatile enough to accommodate people who enjoy engaging in various activities in addition to sleeping in bed.


If you’re shopping on a budget, you’ll want to check out the beds and bed frames at Ben’s. We sell a variety of quality bed frames at discounted prices. We also sell mattresses that are perfect for any frame you choose to buy. Shop online or in-store at one of our many Atlanta locations for the best affordable mattresses and bedroom furniture in town.

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