Whether buying a new bed or updating, it’s worth putting a lot of thought into what type of frame is most suitable. It will be there for many years so it’s best to get it right the first time! With so many bed frames to choose from, the task of selecting one might be a bit overwhelming but it won’t take long to narrow it down.
Having a wooden bed frame can be nice but they can be extremely heavy and look very bulky. This will suit some environments, but once the location is chosen for the bed, it is most likely going to stay there for a long time. Depending on the type of wood, it can mark very easily so when vacuuming and cleaning, extra care needs to be taken to keep the timber frame in good condition.
Some bed frames are plastic and come in different styles, colours, and sizes. These are oriented more towards children as plastic is easier to clean and will take more wear and tear from the rough and tumble antics of kids. Children are children and, even if they have the best intentions, their furniture gets knocked around through the growing-up years. Plastic is a good option for kids but probably not such a good option for adults.
If something classy is required, a metal bed frame fits the bill. Metal frames look perfect in older-style homes as they fit the original period of the house. They also look very classy in modern homes as the metal gives the perfect finish to offset other items in the bedroom.
With metal frames, though, it is better to get a hand-forged frame rather than a cheap bulk-made factory frame. The hand-forged frames are made by tradesmen who know and understand the craft and love what they do.
There are many styles to choose from so never think that the frame will just be metal bars and that’s it. Not only is there a wide variety of standard stock to select from but companies that hand-forge their metal frames can also do custom styles as well so the bed will be a one-off original.
Not only are there many styles to choose from but the finish can also be done in different colours. Black, cream, and gunmetal are typical choices for the colour finish. These three colours go with almost everything so there will be no need to worry about whether they will fit in with the colours of the furnishings and linen.
When it comes to moving, the handmade metal frames will also last a lot longer than the cheaper ones as they are nice and solid. They can be disassembled at one end and reassembled at the other end with no trouble and no fuss.
When looking for a new bed frame, handmade metal frames are the most versatile and will last many years. Even though they are a little more expensive up front sometimes, the cost will be worth it over the years of quality use that the bed frame will give.