What to Look for When Shopping for a Queen Platform Bed Frame
A queen platform bed frame usually measures 56’ x 63’ x 93’ and just like king platform beds, queen bed frames come in a variety of models and materials, from the classic hardwood sculptured headboard to the metal resistant and futuristic structure, being an excellent choice for both master bedrooms and guestrooms.
Solid Wood vs. Metallic Queen Platform Bed Frames
Wood remains the customers’ favorite material, probably due to the way it warms the atmosphere, to the wide variety of colors, finishes and textures and to the ease with which it can match any bedroom furniture. Wooden platforms can easily accommodate one large bedding drawer or several side drawers for off-season clothes, toys, or any other items that fit.
The greatest thing about wood is that, besides the beautiful and elegant finishes it can support, it can also be painted or combined with full leather or textile upholsteries for a touch of luxury and modernism.
Although metal is not as versatile and easy to match as wood, it can still give life to extravagant models and emphasize the rest of the furniture, not to mention that it is highly resistant and also not very pricey.
The Queen Size Mattress
While other bed frame models impose the use of box-springs, these platform bed frames usually come with a latticed or wooden slat structure that not only supports the mattress just fine, but it also allows a proper ventilation of the latter, eliminating the risks for dust mites or limescale.
As far as comfort is concerned, the dimensions already ensure one’s need of space, so the rest depends on the mattress. Although spring or regular foam mattresses are a great choice for those facing financial difficulties, they are certainly a short term solution, considering their lifetime and compared to their so much superior competitor – the memory foam mattress.
The latter, although a bit more expensive, is certainly an investment worth making and the best way to compliment a queen platform bed frame, providing an incredible level of comfort and everything it takes for a restful night’s sleep.
Prices and Retailers
The price of such a bed frame obviously depends on the materials it is made from, on durability and design, varying between a couple of hundreds and thousands of dollars, in case of brand products and exclusive designs.
There are numerous online and offline retailers, providing valuable solutions for all pockets and tastes. While offline retailers offer their clients a chance to actually see and test the products before they buy, online retailers come with wider offers and lower prices, so decisions are quite difficult to make.
All in all, shopping for a queen platform bed frame should be a rewarding and entertaining experience, so have fun!