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The Importance of Having a Good Bed Frame: 5 Main Reasons

Carl Heinrichs, owner of Quagga Designs.
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Carl Heinrichs

CEO of Quagga

We all know that guy who sleeps with his mattress on the floor. 

To put it bluntly, to many it doesn’t just symbolize a lack of class but also laziness (no offence). Especially when you consider the myriad of bed frame options selling for as little as $50. 

Despite how affordable a bed frame can be, there are a number of reasons why people choose not to invest in a bed frame. 

According to this article from Vice where a number of individuals were interviewed on why they slept with a mattress on the floor, here are some reasons why people don’t invest in a bed frame: 

  • Too expensive
  • Not caring much for marginal comforts
  • Preferring the support of the floor
  • No squeaking (unless you have squeaky floorboards, I suppose)
  • You can more easily weed out significant others who care more about your net-worth than you as a person
  • It might scratch up the floor

However, do you need a bed frame? the importance of having a good bed frame shouldn’t be overlooked.

A good bed frame provides ample support to help you sleep, and prevents your mattress from sliding around and becoming a tripping hazard. It also looks better aesthetically, and fends off any mold, insects, or dirt from getting in or on your mattress. Best of all, it's a great opportunity to store away things you use from time to time.

Here are the main reasons having a good bed frame is important in a bit more depth.

1. Provides support

Putting your mattress on a bed frame is a great way to provide superior support and comfort when getting the best night's rest. 

Unlike simply laying the mattress on the floor, having it supported by a quality bed frame helps distribute body weight evenly and can help reduce motion transfer for optimal rest. 

In addition, adjustable bed frames allow you to customize your height and positioning for even greater comfort. 

A high-quality bed frame is vital to maintaining proper sleep hygiene and often lasts longer than mattresses. 

With so many different options available, there's sure to be something that fits your budget while providing fantastic support and comfort every night. 

So when you're looking for the best bed frame suited for you, make sure to look at materials such as metal or wood that are durable and strong enough to handle any wear and tear throughout their lifetime.

2. Better aesthetics

Bed frames don't just elevate your mattress, but they can also elevate the aesthetics of your bedroom.

Placing a mattress directly on the floor tends to look messy and unkempt, whereas investing in a quality bed frame can provide an attractive, stylish look that will enhance any room.

No matter your style or needs, you can always find the perfect bed frame for your bedroom. From classic designs to more intricate and elaborate styles, there's something for everyone. So take a look around, explore the different options available, and pick out the one that best suits your tastes. You'll be glad you did!

Investing in quality bed frames helps distribute body weight evenly across the mattress and can help reduce motion transfer for better sleep. With so many options on the market, you’ll find plenty of choices that fit both your needs and budget when it comes to finding great bed frames.

Here are some of the most common types and what they say about the style of your room:

Tic Tac Toe bed from Quagga with sun from a window shining on it
Tic Tac Toe bed frame from Quagga

Wood Bed Frame

Wood bed frames offer a unique way to express your creativity and style in the bedroom. The beige colors of wood provide an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and promote self-care, while the texture adds a rustic element that conveys growth, safety, and warmth.

Not only do wooden bed frames add character and personality to a room, but they also provide superior support for your mattress than just placing it on the floor. Investing in quality wood bed frames helps distribute body weight evenly across the mattress and can help reduce motion transfer for better sleep. And with so many different styles and designs available, you will find great bed frames that perfectly suit your needs.

Whether you are looking for something romantic, modern, or classic, plenty of wood bed frames will fit your budget while providing an aesthetic that promotes self-care and creativity.

Tic Tac Toe wood bed frame
Tic Tac Toe bed frame from Quagga

Metal bed frame

Metal bed frames provide an attractive, long-lasting alternative for those looking to add a touch of distinction and timeless elegance to the bedroom.

With its unique combination of strength, precision, purity, cleanliness, and simplicity, a metal bed frame conveys a sense of quality and integrity that can quickly turn any bedroom into a space of joy.

Investing in quality metal bed frames is aesthetically pleasing and provides superior support than just placing them on the floor.

By evenly distributing body weight across the mattress, it helps reduce motion transfer for better sleep as well.

Metal bed frames come in various styles and designs to fit any budget while providing a look that promotes clarity, precision, and integrity. With so many options, you will indeed find excellent metal bed frames that perfectly match your style.

Metal bed frame in bedroom
Photo by Antonio Caverzan on Unsplash

Upholstered bed frame

I remember when I moved into my first apartment and wanted to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. I quickly realized that the bed was the center of attention in the bedroom, so much like the sofa is the centerpiece of your living room.

After much research, I decided an upholstered bed frame was perfect for creating a relaxing space in my bedroom.

Not only does this type of bed frame provide superior comfort, its soft edges, and muted colors help everything feel relaxed.

With upholstered bed frames, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort either - they come in different fabrics and colors, so you can find one that expresses your sense of happiness and safety while making your bedroom look stylish.

But beyond just providing comfort, upholstered bed frames also offer superior support than just placing it on the floor - by evenly distributing body weight across the mattress; it helps reduce motion transfer for better sleep. And no matter your style or budget, with such a wide range of options, you’re sure to find great upholstered bed frames that perfectly match all your needs.

This is just scratching the surface of the different types of bed frames that are out there, but it’s good to think about what you want to express in your bedroom and how that fits with your personality. 

3. Prevents mold on your mattress or box spring

We spend about 26 years of our lives asleep, and during that time, our mattresses can take a beating from the fluids released and transferred through them. 

That's why it's so important to ensure your mattress gets the support, comfort, and air circulation it needs - not just for keeping your bed clean but also to maximize your sleep experience. Many people choose to do this by investing in a box spring. 

This provides extra cushioning for your mattress, and its individual slats create spaces between the mattress and frame where air can flow freely. Box springs generally come in two different types: standard (which is 5" -6" thick) or low profile (2" -3" thick). However, this is not as advisable because that is double the trouble regarding keeping things fresh and clean.

Depending on your bed frame, one of these may be better suited for it. For example, if you want more under-bed storage space, then a low-profile box spring may be the best option! Double-check with your mattress manufacturer; some recommend more significant gaps than others to improve air circulation even further. 

No matter which option you choose, investing in a quality bedframe will help keep your mattress fresh and clean and provide a comfortable night's sleep and lasting durability. Especially if it is a memory foam mattress

4. Fends off insects

This is somewhat obvious, but since bugs usually crawl around on the ground, you’ll want to create space between yourself and those critters. It’ll be less likely they will be crawling around you during your sleep (I just shuddered a bit), and it will mainly prevent bed bugs.

Bed frames not only provide an elevated surface that keeps your mattress away from areas where insects may hide but can also come with special insect-deterrent coatings. These coatings help keep bugs at bay and give you extra peace of mind when sleeping soundly at night. 

Furthermore, when purchasing a new bed frame or mattress, inspecting them for any signs of damage or scrapes is essential, as this indicates that bugs could have been living or breeding inside. 

Regularly cleaning sheets and blankets are also recommended to reduce the risk of exposure to pests in your bedroom. Lastly, investing in mattress encasements is another way to protect against unwelcome critters and prevent them from crawling into your mattress while providing a comfortable layer of support for deep sleep.

Although furniture itself (especially old, used furniture) can result in bed bugs, it is also a higher likelihood they will invade your mattress if you leave it on the ground. Get a new, treated bed frame to prevent this from happening.

Credit: Pixabay

5. Storage Opportunity

Who doesn’t want to take advantage of extra storage space? This is a big one for people who live in small apartments. You can store items that you need but don’t frequently use under here. Buy a bed frame that has built-in drawers or get containers with wheels that you can easily store underneath.

Conclusion: the importance of having a good bed frame

It's clear to see that investing in a good bed frame offers many benefits. From having more storage space to avoiding mold growth and providing extra support, having a bed frame is the best way to get the most out of your sleep experience.

And if you're looking for something even more comfortable and luxurious, adjustable bed frames can provide just that. 

With customizable settings like massage options, ergonomic designs, and temperature control, this type of bed frame can transform your bedroom into a truly inviting retreat. So if you're ready for better sleep and some lasting durability, look no further than an adjustable bed frame. You won't regret it!

If you have any questions or needs regarding bed frames, don't hesitate to reach out and contact us at

We'd be more than happy to provide the answers and resources you need and help ensure your bedroom is equipped with the best adjustable bed frame for a better night's rest.

Carl Heinrichs

CEO of Quagga
Carl Heinrichs is the Founder of Quagga, Canada's most innovative furniture design solutions that are easy to assemble and playfully made.

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