Wood has always been a popular material for furniture pieces including bed frames. If you go to a wooden bed frames UK shop, you might be overwhelmed with the number of options that will be presented. This is certainly an enviable problem. Figure out what you need and want for each element of the frame to make a decisive choice.
For example, you can get a frame with storage options or not. Do you need it? If your room is small, then you probably don’t have much room for storage cabinets. Furniture pieces should pull double duty to make everything fit. The space under the mattress can be used to hold clothes, blankets, linen, towels, shoes, or trinkets. If you have ample storage in your room, then you may opt for a platform frame instead with a good height. The hollow space can be used to slide in a small treadmill or items that can be an eyesore during the day.
You should also consider whether you want a frame with a headboard or not. Having one is great as a protection from the wall. Sometimes you could hit your head which is quite painful. Having a headboard also allows you to recline on it using a pillow for cushioning. This is handy when you wish to read or watch TV in a more comfortable position.
You will also want to get a frame in a colour that matches the rest of your bedroom. Think about the overall theme of the interiors. Pick two of three colours and let every piece revolve around these. It would be nice if the frame looks the same as the cabinet and the bedside table in terms of hue. Of course, if you really want the style, then you can prioritize that and simply change the colour after the purchase. Use a good varnish or paint to create uniformity.
You should also do some research on the types of wood that are available. Some are known to be more durable than others. There are also types that have beautiful natural colours and grains. Others are quite heavy and may be difficult to put in place. There are trees which are local and others that have been imported from abroad.
Finally, you must make sure that the frame will fit the room and the mattress. Get a measuring tape and note down the dimensions of your room. Take these with you at the store to check if the piece can fit. Given the shrinking size of housing units, the room for error is getting smaller and smaller.