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A Buying Guide to Platform Beds

By Helena Young 7 February 2023

While it may be a simple design, platform beds are becoming an increasingly popular choice for a variety of bedroom designs. These handmade wooden beds are designed with the intention of making the most out of your bedroom space, utilizing the roomunderneath.

What else do you need to know about platform beds? Here, we’ve put together a full buying guide to platform beds to give you the information you need

The GLB Guide to Platform Beds

Space for Storage

Perhaps one of the largest selling points of platform beds is that they are the perfect bed frame for adding accessories, such as underbed storage boxes or bedside tables.

Our platform beds are raised off the ground, which creates space underneath them for putting some of your belongings. This is a great way to utilise the floor space of your bedroom, and make your bed a two-in-one bedframe and bonus closet.

Do You Need a Box Spring with a Platform Bed?

Box springs are typically needed for metal bed frames and are used to support the mattress in the middle of the frame.

All our bed frames include 100% solid slats, eliminating the need for a traditional box spring. With our wooden frames, our advanced method of implementing solid wood slats negates the need for a box frame, because these hold up the mattress instead. These springs contribute to a solid construction guaranteed to last, as they cover 60% of the bed frame’s base and are twice as thick as the industry standard.

No additional parts are required for any of our bed frames - everything is included in the package you receive.

How Much Weight Can a Platform Bed Hold?

This unique construction of our wooden slats creates a foundation that can withstand up to 474kg of weight, which is far more than other wood bed frames on the market can hold. In fact, this means that our beds can withstand the average weight of six adults.

Using solid slats is a far more secure method of constructing a bed frame than using brackets, which are usually provided with sprung slats. You can read even more about our solid slats on our website.

What’s the Best Mattress for a Platform Bed with Slats?

Due to the supportive design and solid slats, any correctly sized mattress can be placed on our bed frames, including our wood platform bed frames. This includes memory foam mattresses, an increasingly popular option.

Deciding which mattress you use on your wooden platform bed is entirely down to personal preference.

What Sizes Do Platform Beds Come In?

As with all our wood bed frames, our full range of platform beds are available in any size. That means everything from a small single at 2’6” x 6’3” all the way up to the super Caesar at 9’0” x 7’0”.

If none of those are quite right for the space you need to fill, we even have a made to measure service where you can have your bed frame in a custom size. That’s the beauty of all our wood bed frames being handmade!

What Colors Do Platform Beds Come in?

Our platform bed frames come in 17 different finishes, consisting of eight solid hardwoods. This includes our highly popular solid oak for a classic look, as well as the rich and stylish sapele.

We also have nine color finishes available. Our warm white bed frames are consistently popular because they look so seamless against any decoration style. We recommend warm white in particular for bedrooms that go through regular redecoration, such as children’s or teens’ bedrooms. That way, you don’t have to worry about whether your child’s bed frame will match their new favorite color.

What Types of Platform Beds are Available?

At Get Laid Beds, our platform beds are available in dozens of different designs. There’s sure to be a perfect platform bed frame for everyone, but we’ve singled out some of our favorites below to show you what’s on offer.

Traditional Country Bed

The traditional country bed is a classic for a reason. Subtle curves and underbed storage make for a great combination in this traditional wood bed frame. This bed is perfect for cozy bedrooms with a natural aesthetic.

Oxford Bed Frame

The distinguished Oxford bed frame is very popular among our buyers. It provides the classic feel of those like the traditional country bed above while being slightly more dramatic with its high headboard. We love this bed frame in the king size, as this creates a fantastic focus for a main bedroom.

Deco Bed

For a more minimalist approach, we also have designs available like the deco bed. This bed frame is much more modern and pared back in its style, so we think it would look great in a teenager’s bedroom. The rounded headboard adds a playful feel to this bed frame, which is just one of the reasons we love it.

Four Poster Canopy Bed - Classic

We also recommend our classic four poster canopy bed. This makes a sensational focal point in a bedroom, creating an air of elegance and sophistication at very little extra cost. It’s a floor to ceiling center piece, utilizing the space underneath for storage should you want it as well as reaching up high with its frame.

We’ll Help You Find Your Perfect Bed

Each of our wood bed frames comes with an 11-year guarantee because we believe in the quality of our work. Every bed is handcrafted to order and bespoke for the buyer, so it’s well worth having a look at our made to measure service and available accessories that will make your bed frame unique to you.

If none of our platform beds quite look right for you, have a look at our full range of wood beds. If you’re set on securing some underbed storage, have a look at our selection of storage beds. Or, if you’re after something a bit lower to the ground, we have a fine range of low beds.

Whatever your preference, get in touch with one of our experts today to start designing the bed of your dreams.

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