When picking a bed frame it is important to find one that fits your personal taste as well as the decorum of your home. You will also want to pick an appropriate size to fit into your bedroom. Most beds come in one of six different types of sizes which include twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king. If you are buying the bed for your children most people decide to go with a twin, twin XL, or full size bed. Most parents usually decide to go the route of a queen or king sized bed. Although, most of the time the bed size depends on the space you have available.
There are many types of beds that have different advantages. Some can accommodate a box spring under the mattress while other cannot. Others have more decorative features and fancier detail. In all it depends on what style and functionality you are looking for. A platform bed allows for a classic look but only has enough room to hold a mattress. This means that it may not be as comfortable as most other beds but depending on the type of mattress it can be just as good. On the other hand beds that can hold a box spring as well as a mattress tend to be more comfortable and larger. These are bed frames like the panel design which are more elaborate and can hold a larger mattress as well as a box spring.
Functionality is a big player in choosing a bed frame. If you have kids, you may want to think twice before buying a fancy frame. Most kids use their beds for things other than sleeping which in some cases harms the bed. For children it is best to get a plain wooden frame or even a metal frame that can withstand the beating from young children. If you have multiple children a bunk bed may be right for you. It provides two beds in the space of one and leaves lots of room for activities. If safety is a concern many of the beds have a guard rail that prevents falling and some even have a staircase instead of the traditional ladder.
Make sure you keep all of this in mind when picking out a bed frame. You want to make sure that you choose a frame that you will be pleased with since it will last you for a decade or longer. Keep in mind that you should also check out other people's reviews of the beds before making your final decision.