If you are shopping for a new bed frame, it is important to consider the size you need. The bed frame size needs to match the size of the mattress and box spring. A king size mattress would need a king size bed frame to rest on while a queen size mattress needs a queen size bed frame. Another thing to keep in mind is not only the width of your simple bed frame, but also the height you want your bed frame to be. If you plan to store things under your bed, a high bed frame is the best option, but if you would rather a shorter bed, then a short bed frame is right for you.
A majority of the time, you end up buying all three (mattress, box spring, bed frame) together. If that is the case, you want to think about how much space you have in your room for the bed frame, mattress, and box spring. Beyond space, another factor to consider is who will sleep in your bed. Do you have a significant other who will be joining you every night or some nights? Do you have children or pets that can make their way into your bed in the middle of the night? The last factor to consider is how you sleep. If you tend to stay compact and narrow, a smaller bed frame and mattress is the way to go. If you tend to spread out, you will want to consider queen or king size bed frames. If you have a lot of space in your room and additional guests, a king size bed frame is the way to go.
A majority of the bed frames you buy can be adjusted to a handful of sizes. For example, you can set it to be a full size bed frame to fit your full size mattress and box spring. If you grow older, get married and are looking for a bigger bed, you can turn that same frame into a king size bed frame and only buy a new mattress and box spring. Below you will find basic information on bed frame dimensions. And when thinking about dimensions be sure to think about bed height, a tall bed frame is easier to fit shoes and baskets under which is great if you need extra storage space. Whichever simple bed frame you end up choosing, you will want to double check dimensions for each bed frame, since below is meant to be a general outline, not exact dimensions for all types of bed frames:
Twin Size Bed Frame: a twin size bed frame is approximately 38 inches wide and 74 inches tall. This is the perfect bed frame for one person, since you end up getting the full 38 inches in width to yourself.
Full Size Bed Frame: if you are looking for a full size bed, you will need to purchase a simple bed frame to match. Full size bed frames are approximately 54 inches wide and 74 inches tall and provide a bit more room for one person to spread out. If you consider purchasing a full size bed frame and mattress for two adults, that results in about results in about 27 inches of space for each person, which is about 11 inches less that having a twin size bed alone.
Queen Size Bed Frame: a queen size bed frame is approximately 60 inches wide and 80 inches tall. If you are sharing the bed with a significant other that makes for about 30 inches for each person. This is the minimum size recommended when sharing a bed with someone else.
King Size Bed Frame: if you are looking for a king size bed frame, you likely have a significant other sleeping alongside you every night. The king frame is approximately 76 inches wide and 80 inches tall, leaving 38 inches for each person.
California King Bed Frame: the California king frame is for couples looking for the extra space. They are typically 72 inches wide and 84 inches tall and are best for larger master bedrooms.
One common question that comes when purchasing a simple bed frames is raising the bed. The easiest option is to get a high bed frame when you get a new bed so you don't need any adjustments. However, if you don't have a high bed frame you do have some options. You can purchase bed risers, which will give you space for under bed storage. The more risers you purchase, the more you can stack on top of each other and the higher your bed can get your bed.
Also, you may want to add decorations to a bed with a basic metal frame. Headboards were originally created to keep pillows from falling off the bed. Since then, they turned into a highly decorative item. You add to your full, queen, or king size bed frame with a headboard from Hawkins Woodshop today!