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All about bed frames

Bed frames are more than just functional pieces of furniture, they are the foundation of a good night’s sleep and are the focal point of most bedrooms.

Below, we go through some common frequently asked questions about bed frames to help you make an informed decision when selecting the perfect bed frame for your needs.

Why should I use a bed frame?

Bed frames support your mattress and provide ventilation to the underside of it, helping to prevent damp and mould from forming and prolonging its life.

If the bed frame has sprung slats, then these provide additional comfort as they gently flex while in use and adapt to movement during the night.

With most bed frames there is space to store items under them, neatly and out of the way. If concealed storage is important then you can look at ottoman bed frames or frames with drawers built into them.

If you are looking to display some items, or your bedroom is too small for a bed and a bedside table, then look for a bookcase bed that has shelving in the headboard area.

Available in a huge range of styles, materials and finishes, picking a bed frame that suits your personal style and needs is a great way of expressing yourself and allows you to create a space that is uniquely you.

Are there different types of bed frames available?

Yes, so many different types and styles. From industrial style metal bed frames, to traditional wooden frames and plush upholstered frames in a huge selection of fabric and colour variations, there is something for everyone.

If you are unsure what you are looking for, then we would recommend having a browse through all our bed frames to get an idea of what you like and then narrow if down from there.

What sizes can I get a bed frame in?

Bed frames are available in a range of different sizes. The most common UK sizes are single, double, king size and super king. There is also a small double size, which is 4ft wide instead of the standard 4ft6.

If you are needing an Ikea/European size bed, these are often available as divan bases, but may not be available as bed frames.

Which style of bed frame should I choose?

With such a wide range of styles, finishes and colours available, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with choice. If you are looking for a modern, industrial feel, why not look for a black metal bed frame.

With their clean lines and minimalist design, they are ideal for huge range of bedrooms. Metal platform beds are also a great choice for rooms with sloping ceilings as they are designed without a headboard.

Styles that combine rustic wood and metal also suit modern bedrooms. For something more traditional why not go for a solid wooden frame. Woods like oak and pine are great for adding timeless style to a room.

If you are looking for something more retro why not go for a white or grey painted style, or look for a rattan bed frame for added vintage vibes.

What bed frame options do I have for a guest bedroom?

We offer a fantastic selection of bed frames that would work well in guest bedrooms, especially ottoman frames that provide ample storage for smaller bedrooms.

If you’re going to be having frequent visits from younger children, why not choose a set of bunk beds that maximise the amount of floor space you have free.

Most bunk bed sets can be split into 2 regular size single beds, so you can change your bedroom set up as the children grow.

A great option for occasional guests that are staying for a night or two are a day bed and trundle bed, or a sofa bed if you want some extra seating in a guest bedroom..

How do I clean and maintain my bed frame?

Regularly dust your bed frame with a soft cloth or vacuum with a brush attachment to keep it looking its best. For more in-depth guidance then check the frames assembly instructions as these often contain information of maintenance.

What is the average lifespan of a bed frame?

The lifespan of a bed frame depends on the quality of materials and construction. Generally, well-maintained bed frames can last for many years.