Platform beds can be a wonderful addition to any bedroom or simplification tactic for those who want a more Zen-like lifestyle but the price can be so prohibitive. With a huge history and a slow and steady evolution, modern-day platform beds are sleek, minimalistic, and space-efficient―everything a compact home needs. With the need for a box spring eliminated from these beds, there’s only durability, strength, and most of all, comfort to demand from them. What does it take to choose a platform bed to fit your needs? Here’s a simple tips for you before you buy the platform beds.First of all, the size of the bed predominantly depends on the space available in your room, your existing mattress size, and whether or not you are looking for a bed with storage. Standard mattress sizes can be accommodated on ready made platform beds. The choice of material for a platform bed depends largely on your budget. While solid wood is without doubt the best choice, it is rather steep to invest in a bed made of this material.
Metal platform beds are known to be the most sturdy, durable, and affordable. Beds made of reclaimed wood (from old wood from barns, dead trees, etc.) are a more eco-friendly option, but may be more expensive. They provide a rich, aged wooden appearance and are known to be most sustainable. Upholstered platform beds are the new variants in the market, lending a soft, rich feel to the room they are placed in. Likely to be high maintenance, these units look like they are definitely worth the effort it takes to maintain them. Check the material used for the framework of such a bed before purchasing it.