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Upholstered Bed Buying Guide: Sizes, Materials & Styles

Upholstered Bed Buying Guide: Sizes, Materials & Styles

Your bedroom is where you rest, enjoy your free time, and dream. This oasis is meant to be comfortable and purposeful. 

The key to creating a restful sleep sanctuary is having the right bed to support your mattress. To enjoy a cosy, sound sleep, you must choose the bed that will help you recharge before a long workday or unwind on a lazy hour.

Upholstered bed frames are rising in popularity because of their modern appeal and extra comfort. An upholstered bed frame is a great choice for those who love to bring in a luxe style to their homes. While there are a plethora of styles available in brick and mortar and online furniture stores, making the right choice must not be stressful. 

If you are ready to upgrade your bedroom, read through this upholstered bed frame buying guide to get started.

Measure, Measure, Measure!

Bed Frame and Mattress Sizes

Before you visit a local furniture store or browse through the internet for a bed frame, measure your room first. Get the dimensions of your intended space for your bed, the distance between your furniture and your doorways for a smooth placement. Carefully measuring your space is very important to ensure that you make a satisfactory purchase. In fact, it's imperative to take out your measuring tape everytime you buy a piece of furniture or accessory. 

Aside from getting the dimensions of your area, you should also consider the size of your current mattress. Do you have a single mattress? Do you need an upgrade? As for the elevation, make sure to check the height of your mattress to prevent having a bed that is too high or too low. Additionally, check your headboard's height. Upholstered bed frames can have higher padded headboards to support your bedding accessories.

Bed Sizes in Singapore

Bed and mattress sizes differ from places. Although some countries use the same label, the sizes per label are not the same. For example, a queen-sized mattress in Singapore measures 152cm x 190cm, while it's 152cm x 203 cm in the US. This is an important thing to note when buying a bed frame to guarantee that your bed frame size fits your mattress. 

The following sizes are found in Singapore local stores and online furniture shops:

Single- Size Bed Frame

A single bed is great for compact spaces that sleep a single person. A single bed frame is slimmer than other varieties, ideal for the guest room, children's room, or a small room with a single adult. This bed can hold a mattress measuring 91cm x 190cm. 

Super Single Bed Frame

A super single bed frame is wider than a single bed. This provides more space to move while still fitting a compact room. This bed frame holds a 107cm x 190cm mattress.

Queen-Size Bed Frame

A queen-size bed frame can cater to two adults. This bed frame is a great choice if you have a small space but need to accommodate more than one person in a room. This bed frame can fit a 152cm x 190cm mattress.

King-Size Bed Frame

Great for master's bedrooms, a king-size bed frame can fit two adults and a child. This bed is ideal for shared family rooms. It's also an amazing choice if your space permits a grand and cosy sanctuary for yourself. A 183cm x 190 mattress can fit this bed.

Aside from the major frame sizes, you can also go for multifunctional pieces like a bunk bed, a daybed, and a trundle bed. These come with exquisite upholstered details and padded features. Some have under the bed storage spaces and extra drawers.

Recommended: The Complete Guide to Buying a New Mattress
Choose the Right Textile Materials

Upholstered Bed Frame Materials

Upholstered beds are covered with paddings and textiles. These textiles come in various forms, colours, and designs. 

Genuine Leather Bed Frame

Genuine leather is a relatively expensive yet durable and stylish material. It is resistant to stains and scratches. It is also easy to maintain. A genuine leather bed frame will bring a luxurious look into your bedroom with its rich natural texture and smart appeal.

Fabric Bed Frame

fabric bed frame can be made with soft cotton, linen, wool, or silk. This bed frame is tightly weaved but is more susceptible to stains compared to genuine leather. A fabric bed frame is versatile and available in many colours. It brings a traditional to contemporary appeal to the space.

Velvet Bed Frame

Velvet offers a luxurious look into any space. Its soft and breathable texture is very comfortable and more stain-resistant than silk. 

Polyester Bed Frame

Polyester combines cotton and other fibres to create an affordable material. Polyester is resistant to fading, retaining its good quality colour after some time.

Faux Leather Bed Frame

We love the beauty and quality of genuine leather, but sometimes, getting one may hurt our budgets. To enjoy the look of a genuine leather bed frame without spending much, try a faux leather bed frame. A faux leather unit mimics the professional look of genuine leather. It is also easy to clean and maintain. However, when it comes to durability, genuine leather is the ideal choice. Faux leather is also noticeably smoother than genuine leather.

Select a Design that Will Bring Cheer to Your Space

Upholstered Bed Frame Designs

Upholstered beds, especially the headboard, come in different colours and styles. Your bed frame design will dramatically change the look and ambiance of your bedroom, and it can make or break your theme. If you are furnishing a new home, choose a bed frame to establish the theme you like to achieve. If sprucing up your current HDB or BTO bedroom, consider your existing furniture to create a cohesive design.

Choose an upholstered bed frame with intricate headboard detailing for a sophisticated and classic look. Button, grid, diamond, or panel tufted beds like this Grand Emperor Faux Leather Bed are popular and loved by many bed frame shoppers. Lightweight varieties like this minimalist fabric storage bed fit any interior theme. You can also implement an eclectic look in your bedroom with coloured and mindfully detailed upholstered bed frames.

What bed is right for you? While there are hundreds of bed varieties available, an upholstered bed frame is undeniably a good choice to consider. Having the right size, suitable material, and wonderful style will surely upgrade the quality of your sleep and the value of your home.

Looking for bed frames in Singapore? Check out Megafurniture's intensive collection of high-quality and affordable bed frames online.