Is a platform bed worth it?

One of the latest trends in the bed buying world is to invest in a platform bed. But, you may be asking yourself: what is a platform bed? What are their pros and cons? Are they just a new fad or a longer lasting change that you also desperately need in your bedroom? Well, there’s no need to worry or ponder over them because here at Furnitureful we’ve done all the thinking for you! In this blog we’ll go over everything to do with platform beds such as what they are, their advantages and disadvantages as well as seeing if they are the bed for you. So, without further ado let’s get into it!

What is a platform bed? 

A platform bed has a type of bed frame that also acts as a bed base. The foundation of the bed is sturdy and built as a part of the bed frame. These beds are low lying and come with a solid or slater base for mattress support. They can be ideal compared to most beds because they do not require a box spring.

What are the advantages of a platform bed?

Below we’ve made a list of all the pros we could think of about the illustrious platform bed:

  • You do not have to spend money on a box spring - instead your money can be spent on a good quality mattress
  • Most platform beds have generous storage options

What are the disadvantages of a platform?

Now, we’ll move on to all the negatives of potentially buying a platform bed that you may come across:

  • There are other types of beds that offer better storage options. For example, this grey upholstered Ottoman storage bed from Furnitureful
  • This can cause discomfort for people with mobility issues because it is a low lying bed type

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