What are the different types of beds?
Beds are classified on the way their bed frame is constructed. A few popular bed frames include – traditional, platform, poster, sleigh, captain’s bed, low profile, bunk beds, twin room beds, twin sharing room beds and more.
Folding beds have a hinged frame that allows you to fold the bed up into a smaller space. These are ideal for small spaces or rooms that have dual purposes such as guest rooms or studio apartments. Some of these beds can be put into closets, fold on a wheeled frame, and even into different enclosures for display.
Platform beds are made with rows of flexible wooden slats or a latticed structure that can support even the heaviest of mattresses. The platform gives the mattress the proper ventilation to avoid mould and mildew build-up.
Panel beds are made with flat, decorated, and tall panels of wood for the headboard and footboard. These are divided into sections with moulding, just like wall panelling. These are similar to platform beds, only they have side rails that allow for the use of a box spring and mattress.
Sleigh beds have scrolled head and footboards made from heavy wood. They can be made from a variety of materials that include aluminium, iron, and steel, though not as curved as wood.
Trundle beds are very popular in kids and teen bedrooms. The reason for this is because they are 2 beds in 1. The main idea behind this is for space saving. You can leave the bottom bed tucked away until a guest needs to use it. All you have to do is pull the bottom bed out and it’s ready for use. It’s not as bulky as a bunk bed and it is suitable enough for even the smallest spaces.
This type of bed is built with four vertical columns, one being in each corner. They can be pointed, square, rounded, or whatever other shape you can get them in. You can also get them with a canopy and other sizes.
- Low Poster
Low posts are very common in a lot of households. These have the four posts on each corner, but they are only a few inches in height and can have a variety of tops to them. They can be pointed, round, square, etc.
- Half Poster
The half poster bed features the four posts on all four corners, but the headboard posts are higher than the footboard posts. This makes for easier placement in smaller bedrooms and flexibility when walking around the bed.
Canopy beds are very similar to the poster bed except that the posts are all connected for the use of the canopy. You can either drape the canopy or leave it open. There are also two different styles of canopy bed
What standard sizes are beds available in?
Single – 3’0″ x 6’2″
Single Long – 3’0″ x 6’8″
King Single – 3’6″ x 6’8″
Double – 4’6″ x 6’2″
Queen – 5’0″ x 6’8″
King – 6’0″ x 6’8″
Super King – 6’8″ x 6’8″
What is a Captain’s bed?
Basically put, a Captain’s bed, or storage bed, is a bed frame consisting of a shallow box with drawers on either side and a mattress on top. Classically, beds were designed as built-ins on ships, for more stability and safety, and to maximize available space.
How much weight can a bed support?
- Most typical bed frames can hold up to 500 pounds of evenly distributed weight. The heavy-duty or big-and-tall versions are rated to manage anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 pounds.