You need a sturdily built bed frame. As most platform beds come with a headboard, you should check to see what kind of construction is used to join the board to the side rails. Some manufacturers use metal on metal, which is the optimal choice. Metal doesn’t strip as quickly against itself as it would against wood, and this section of the bed goes through the more stress than other areas. Your frame should have a strong structure, though you can choose between slats or a solid surface. If you have a king or queen bed, choose one that has a center support that runs all the way through. If you are interested in a wooden frame, choose solid wood over veneered. Solid has more integrity, meaning it will last longer and be in better shape than other materials. If you are leaning more toward a metal frame, choose one that offers extreme support.
Before you even get started with shopping, do a little browsing beforehand. Consider what you really want for the bedroom. There are so many different styles, you can match the frame to the design as well as the use of the room. Figure out if you’re looking for a twin, or if a king bed or kid’s bed would be most satisfactory in there. There are wooden frames, while others are upholstered or metal. Some have more designs, making them appear more romantic, while others are more masculine. Color is particularly important, from wood shade to the accents, in matching it to your bedroom. Those who move frequently may want to choose one that is easy to assemble, while everyone should look for something that isn’t tough to move inside.
Few bed frames come equipped with a mattress. If you already own a mattress, measure it to ensure you get a bed that will fit it. If not, choose a mattress based on your frame. Most platforms look and feel great with memory foam mattresses, though latex foam mattresses have begun to grow in popularity. However, do not choose a mattress set that comes with a box spring, as platforms already have one of those built in. When shopping for bedding sets, choose something that goes well with your bed frame and your bedroom as a whole, from the sheets to the throw pillows.