Platform beds have become an undisputed favorite and the main reason, perhaps, is their unique ability to combine casualness and elegance. The low set structure of the bed reminds us of those days when we loved to camp out in our backyards and just enjoy the feel of the earth against our bodies. Once you throw in the accents of a fresh and warm duvet and a plumpness of pillows all over, the result is a humble highness. People want platform beds because they provide a seemingly effortless attraction to any bedroom and that makes them one of the most appreciated bedroom furniture ever invented.
Platform beds are not famous for nothing. In fact, they're quite known for a number of things that make them the most preferable bed type these days. For one, you can easily make a platform bed yourself. Just look around online and you'll find many plans that make constructing a platform bed seem like a piece of cake. And maybe it is if carpentry is your passion. Otherwise, you're better off getting it whole from a store.
You'll also find that a platform bed has a better mattress support and there won't be any box springs under it. That means no back strains or anything of that discomfort after a long night of sleep. Plus, you get to enjoy extra storage area right under your bed where those beddings might be most at home in. Makes great space savings that keep you from adding that unnecessary clutter in your room. The result is a welcome tidy look without touching on boringness.
The more common notion is that all platform beds are made with wooden frames. Actually, wooden platform beds are just one of the varieties of this rather versatile piece of bedroom furniture. The material for the frame may be oak or maple or even expensive cherry, but there are other less costly alternatives made of cheaper types of wood that are painted with a tone that creates practically the same effect as any of those solid woods. The material is not that much of a factor for a great platform bed, although solid wood definitely has the edge of durability.
Metal platform beds also come in different varieties and colors complete with bolt adjustments to accommodate any preferred height and can be quite durable with Masonite steel providing support at the sides. However, they can be easily subdued in popularity by the natural grains of their wooden counterparts.
Solid wood platform beds can be one of the best additions to your family's bedroom furniture and you'll find that they can be quite easy to fit into your existing designs.