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What Is A Platform Bed And Are They Any Good?

You might have heard the term “platform bed” banded around a lot as they are a popular choice of bed, but what exactly is a platform bed, and are they any good? Basically, it is a bed frame that only accommodates a mattress. The mattress will sit on a platform that is normally solid wood or wooden slats. There are no box springs on the base. Does this ring a bell now? In many cases there will be space under the bed as well, unlike box spring bases, this space is ideal for storage. Read more Highest Rated sauder and south shore white twin upholstered platform bed with storage Review and Buying Guide

How Platform Beds Look

The looks of platform beds are one of the biggest selling points without a doubt. Generally, they will have really simple, sleek, modern designs which appeal to a wide range of people. Designs like this also made platform beds really easy to match to other bedroom furniture. If you are buying a bed now and the other furniture later you really don’t have to worry about not being able to find a furniture set that matches.

Advantages Of Not Having A Box Spring Base

A lot of beds come with box springs and there are a lot of people who like to use box spring beds but there are actually quite a few advantages to not using a bed like this. Because there isn’t a lot of excess bulk in a platform bed frame you can have a much more low profile modern look as mentioned above. Not having the box spring can save you quite a bit of money as well. In many cases, the box spring can actually cost as much as the bed frame, or in some cases more, doubling your outlay. The money you save could be spent elsewhere, buying other bedroom furniture, a better mattress, or whatever.

The box spring is also another part of the bed to break and need to be replaced, costing you more money. If they don’t break they will become squeaky over time. I know from experience this can be incredibly annoying after a very short time, you can lose sleep or be woken up during the night by your partners, or your own movements. Because a platform bed has no moving parts, it is just a wooden frame, it is going to last a lot longer. Read more twin platform bed


The price of these beds is another huge factor in why they have become so popular. You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to get a great looking bed. Of course, there are expensive beds as well as cheap platform beds. These more expensive models can cost over $1,000, but with this style of a platform bed, you are able to get great looking, high-quality frames for between $150 and $300. Not only as this platform bed frames cheap but they are also great quality, because there are no moving parts and the design is simple, as long as you pick a good solid material these beds are going to last you for many years. 

A Platform Bed With Storage

As mentioned earlier most platform beds will come with space underneath them, this creates a really nice look, but this isn’t ideal for everyone. You are able to get a platform bed with drawers under it to give you some extra storage, just like divan beds or Ottoman beds. These drawers are ideal if your bedroom doesn’t have a lot of storage in it, or doesn’t have room to add any more storage, you can keep all of your bedding and such like under the bed and out of sight. While platform beds with storage look a little different from the regular beds they do still look fantastic.

I hope that has helped you to understand just what a platform bed is. Simple, elegant, modern-looking beds that don’t need to cost the earth. There is a massive range of different designs that you can choose from so if you decide this style of bed is what you would like you will have no trouble finding something that suits your tastes and your budget. Read more twin xl platform bed frame

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