Bed Frame Buying Guide: What to look for in a bed frame

Bed frames are one of the most underrated parts of the bedroom. We don’t tend to think about them much, but without them, we would struggle to clean underneath and around our beds, would have a mattress that was a breeding ground for bacteria and dust, and would be more likely to wake up in the middle of the night with a spider next to our face!

With all of this in mind, we think deciding whether or not to purchase a bed frame is a bit of a no-brainer. 

However – there are several things you’ll have to consider whilst shopping for one, hence why we’ve devised a handy little buying guide to make the whole process a tad easier for you.

Size matters

First things first – make sure that the bed frame of your choice is the correct size for your mattress. 

This should be fairly easy to do. If you have a king sized mattress, look for a king sized bed frame. If you have a single mattress, look for a single-sized bed frame. If in doubt, enquire with a member of staff, or contact the FactoryFast team.

Be materialistic

Bed frames tend to be available in either metal, leather, wood, or fabric varieties.

The material you choose depends on various factors –  to make it easy, we’ll look at each material, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages.

  • Metal - ideal for a more modern look. Easy to wipe clean, extremely durable, and timeless, this material is usually available in more neutral colours to match most colour schemes. Something to bear in mind, however, is that it may not be the best if you’re going for a more homely and comfortable look.
  • Leather - can be more expensive. Faux varieties are available, which are lower in price and are cruelty-free. Very luxurious-looking. Faux leather can easily be wiped clean.
  • Wood- available in a range of different finishes. Often very durable and easy to clean. Not the most environmentally friendly option, can be costly.
  • Fabric- can be harder to clean or replace if it gets damaged (pet-owners, beware). Not the best option for people with dust allergies. Very cosy-looking and feeling. 

FactoryFast stock bed frames (and bed heads) that are bound to meet your needs, requirements, and personal style. If you’re still struggling to select one, please don’t hesitate to contact our team who will be happy to help you in selecting a product.