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How To Choose The Perfect Bed Frame

31st May 2018

A bed frame or base can add a world of difference to your bedroom. It can take your current standalone mattress and elevate the style and elegance of your bedroom. Besides the look of a bed frame and base, which is offered in various designs and materials, there is also the benefit of having something can support your neck and back when you’re watching television or reading a book, for example.

Here are some pointers to look out for before buying your new bed frame or base:

1.Slat System

Solid timber slats are the best foundation for your mattress. Mattresses always follow the contour of whatever they rest on. If placed on any base that dips down, even under the load of one or two sleepers, the guarantee may be voided. Bases dipping or sagging allow the mattress to sag, causing the top cover to wrinkle. Solid timber slats are the best option as they stop the mattress from sagging by providing the optimal support for the mattress.

Sleepers may experience roll together through inadequate support. Some slat/mesh type bases may require a centre rail and a leg to the floor to prevent dipping or sagging, particularly in Double, Queen and King sizes. Timber slats must be a smooth finish to prevent splinter and scuffing damage and be securely fastened to the frame at each end.

Slats over 14cm wide may cause mildew by not allowing moisture to evaporate sufficiently. Solid panel timber bases must have sufficient air holes drilled to permit dispersal of moisture and prevent mildew. Bases must always be firm, even and supportive. Gaps between uncovered slats must not exceed 10cm, anything exceeding this does not ably support the spring system and can void the warranty.

2.Your bedroom

Before you even consider buying your bed frame or base, you need to have a good think about your bedroom. What colour are your walls? What is the theme or atmosphere? Would a Victorian-style frame suit your modern furniture? Also, it is very important to select the right size, especially if you are buying a completely new bed alongside the bed frame and base. Will a queen-sized bed take up too much space? Take measurement first before deciding on a bed.

3.Bed base basics

A base is used to give elevation to your bed. But will the effort of climbing onto your bed be more of a hassle than living with a shorter-looking bed? It depends on how tall you are, as well as if you share your bed with a partner or pets. A high bed won’t be a joy if you or your partner are on the shorter side, and a very narrow bed base will cause much discomfort when one of your rolls over. There’s a bit to think about.

Understanding the features of a bed frame or base and how it will fit in your bedroom, both in regards to space and style, will go a long way to helping you choose the right one for you.

Now that you have these key points to refer to before you buy your bed frame or base, feel free to search online for the perfect style and shape that will suit your bedroom. For one of Melbourne’s top bedding solutions, check out our range or call Chiropedic Mattress Factory Direct on (03) 9318 1211.