One of the pieces of furniture most often overlooked is the bed frame. Its importance tends to carry less weight than the mattress in the minds of many homeowners – but why? Bed frames outlive mattresses. So, while the investment in a mattress is significant, the purchase of a bed frame is equally so.
Beds are arguably the most important pieces of furniture in a house. After all, we spend a third of our lives in them. To this fact, we can apply a basic rule of thumb: The Comfort Principle. It states that you should spend your money where you spend your time. Seeing as we spend so much time in our beds, they are worthy of a considerable investment. At Brumbaugh’s, we believe one of the smartest investments you can make is in a high-quality wooden bed frame. Here’s why:
Wooden bed frames are more robust.
Sturdiness is a concrete and observable measure for determining the quality of a bed. If properly cared for, wooden beds can last a lifetime, and even for generations. Modern frames are firm and durable. They can tolerate room-to-room and house-to-house moves. More importantly, they can handle the bumps and bruises of everyday life. Wooden beds give you the power to make your long-term investment extra-long.
Wooden bed frames are less likely to keep you up at night.
Compared to metal bed frames, wooden bed frames are far less likely to creak. Consequently, the individual sleeping in a wooden bed is less vulnerable to the annoyances of a creaky, squeaky bed keeping him up at night. In this case, saving sleep takes precedence over saving money. You may come to regret saving a few dollars at the expense of your quality of sleep.
You can choose from an array of finishes.
Wood is a popular material because it can be stained and re-stained to match a variety of shades. A wooden bed gives you the versatility to adjust your bed to match the rest of your bedroom as it evolves and changes. Staining wood also gives you the opportunity to truly make a piece your own. Similarly, each wooden bed frame offers a unique pattern of wood grain to enhance that feeling of originality that homeowners so often desire.
Wooden bed frames provide a feeling of warmth.
Wooden bed frames yield a warmth that metal beds are typically incapable of putting off. The bedroom is often made to be the coziest room of the house and wooden beds are well-suited to emphasize that sentiment. If you are after a rustic bedroom atmosphere, a wooden frame is the choice for you.
You can scan pro-con lists of bed types all day long, but the most important question to ask yourself when purchasing a new bed is if it is right for YOU. After all, you are the one making the investment and you are the one who will incorporate this piece into your daily life. Make sure that you are comfortable with your purchase and it fits your specific needs and style.