When you’re choosing a bed frame, there are several different factors to consider, from the size of your mattress to the size of your room. You may also need to keep other things in mind, like picking a frame for an adjustable mattress. When you’re in the market for a new bed frame, this advice will help you make the right choice.  

Determine Your Preferred Mattress Size 

If you’re getting a bed frame for a mattress you already have, then you know what size you need the frame to be. If you’re going to be investing in a new mattress along with your new bed frame, then determine what size of mattress you want before you start looking at frames. Although a full size mattress can technically accommodate two, most people recommend that you pick at least a queen if you’ll be sharing a bed with a partner. If you want even more space to spread out, a king is the way to go. Keep in mind that kings and California kings are not interchangeable, so make sure you pick a frame that is specifically made for the size of mattress you are getting.  

Decide if You Want a Platform Bed or Box Spring 

With a platform bed, you can place your mattress directly on slats that sit across the frame, without the need for a box spring. Other kinds of bed frames require a box spring. Some people prefer box springs, even if they choose a platform frame, for additional height and firmness. If you decide to combine a box spring with a platform bed, make sure the frame is built to sustain it.  

Measure the Size of Your Room 

Your bed will likely be the biggest piece of furniture in your bedroom, so the size of the room will determine what size frame you accommodate. Make sure you now all of the relevant measurements before you start shopping. Smaller rooms may benefit from more minimalist frame designs or frames that sit higher to allow for more storage under the bed.  

From bedframes to mattresses, Mancini’s Sleepworld has everything you need for a good night’s sleep. Talk to one of our team members at our 33 mattress store locations in San Francisco and the surrounding areas by calling (800) 647-5337.