Platform beds are becoming very popular among shoppers now. Similar to the standard beds, they come in the standard sizes including twin, full, queen and king platform beds. Having a platform bed that perfectly matches your bedroom furniture set and the room decor will certainly bring a modern look to your room.
What are platform beds?
The traditional beds require box springs and a mattress but platform beds do not. In fact, the platform beds use slats to provide support and a place to hold only mattress. As they use slats for the base, this provides firm supports no matter what type of mattress it uses which really provides significant advantage to the people who experience back problems from sleeping on a sagging mattress.
Platform bed sizes
When it comes to the sizes of platform beds, a twin bed is the smallest size in the range, which is perfect for sleeping one person or for homes that have small rooms. But if you need more sleeping space, a queen platform bed is recommended as it is wider and longer than the twin beds. For couples or those who need an extra sleeping space, a king size bed is your best bet but for tall people you may need to consider buying a California size one instead as it is four niches longer but narrower than the king size ones.
Mattress sizes and dimensions
- Twin – 39” (W) x 75” (L)
- Twin Extra Large (XL) – 39” (W) x 80” (L)
- Full – 54” (W) x 75” (L)
- Queen – 60” (W) x 80” (L)
- Standard or Eastern King – 76” (W) x 80” (L)
- California King – 72” (W) x 84” (L)
Storage platform beds
For those who have rooms with limited space or want to save room space, a platform bed with storage is your best choice. It is suitable for homes with rooms that have small space or for those who want to store away unused belongings or off-season clothes to keep the rooms tidy and organized. This type of bed comes with drawers underneath the platform bed frame providing a great space-saving option. The beds can come with one or several drawers providing even extra storage capabilities. If you have a deep budget and want to give your bedroom that classic look, it is highly recommended that you buy the bed frame made from hardwood, such as mahogany, cherry, maple, or oak as they also tend to last longer than its softwood counterparts. Once you decide to go for this type of platform bed, be prepared to pay a little bit extra as the cost of storage platform beds is normally higher than the standard beds.
Cost of a platform bed
The cost of a platform bed pretty much depends on the size and the material that is used to construct the beds. Of course, twin size beds cost less than the king size ones, while the hardwood bed costs higher than the softwood because its durability. Among all beds, the metal beds range lower on the price list. In general, the price of a twin size bed ranges anywhere between $200 and $700, while a king-size one can cost $2,000 or more.
Platform beds come in many style options ranging from oriental Japanese platform beds to classic leather-upholstered platform beds to elegant canopy platform beds. Choose the one that fits your style need, room decor and the budget. Lastly, it is important to note that platform beds are very durable, and when cared for properly they can last a lifetime.