Monthly Archives: October 2015

Choosing the Right Bed Frame

Unless you’re a professional couch surfer, your bed is most likely the most important piece of furniture you own. Why? Simply put, we spend an average of 110-120 days in bed each year.

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With so much time spent in bed, choosing the right bed can be just as important as choosing the right house. With beds, most people think about the mattress, and rightly so, since it’s literally where you sleep. However, the bed frame is always the first place you start. It’s the foundation for everything else you decide to lay your head on. Here are a few things you need to know about choosing the right bed frame.

 

SIZE MATTERS

No one wants their feet hanging over the edge of the bed. A good rule of thumb is to always go with a frame that is at least 5 inches longer than the tallest person sleeping in it. Sleeping diagonally for more space is unhealthy for your back, and for your bedmate, it’s pretty much unacceptable.
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THROW AWAY THE BOX SPRING

Box springs can be a pain to move, and even worse for storage. Instead, platform bed frames are becoming more and more popular, due to their simplicity and contemporary design. Most of all, they don’t require a box spring. Our Nomad Platform Bed covers all these features and more. Not only is it one of our best-selling items, but one of the most price-effective wooden frames you’ll find online.

Our Nomad Bed Frame is one of the cheapest wooden bed frames you’ll find online

WEIGHT CAPACITY

Bed frames can easily last a lifetime. It depends on the quality frame you get, but it’s just as important to know how much weight your frame can support. A bed frame’s weight capacity should always be looked at before purchasing a bed.

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NOMAD BED FRAME – Weight Capacity

Size Weight Capacity
TWIN/TWIN XL 250 lbs.
QUEEN 500 lbs.
KING 600 lbs.

 

WOOD VS METAL

For the most part, the choice between a wooden or metal frame depends mainly on price and looks. Still, wood and metal are two totally different materials, and it’s important to know the difference in sleeping between the two.

PRO-METAL

When it comes to weight capacity, metal is usually the winner. For obvious reason, steel can withstand far more weight than wood. It’s generally more durable and isn’t as prone to warping or getting weaker. Foldable metal frames can also be extremely cheap, and even though they require a box spring, they’re easy to store and move.

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Our Pragma Bed Frame is a modern take on the metal bed frame. Without the need for a box spring, its lightweight, foldable design is made from sturdy, fabricated steel. The dual-adjust frame features a manually adjustable design to accommodate a variety of activities such as sleeping, eating, reading, TV-watching, or lounging.

PRO-WOOD

As long as you know your bed frame inside and out, a wooden frame should last just as long as metal. The advantages of metal over wood are not as big when you’re taking good care of your bed.

The major advantage of wood frames is its natural look and diversity. The textures and types of finishes for your wooden frame are endless. Unless your house is an iron castle, a wooden frame can always pay the perfect compliment toward your interior design.

Our Nomad Frame, like many wooden platform bed frames, are high enough to support underneath storage for extra furniture such as our Rolling Drawers and Roll-Away Trundle Frame. An optional headboard (shown above) is also available for the Nomad Frame.