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A Beginner’s Guide To Choosing The Ideal Bed Frame

A Beginners Guide To Choosing The Ideal Bed Frame

When shopping for a new bed, most people go to great lengths to hunt down the perfect mattress that best suits their sleeping needs. However, this level of care is often neglected when it comes to the bed frame.

Although getting a good night’s rest is mainly attributed to mattress quality, the bed frame that your mattress lies upon plays just as fundamental of a role. This is because a bed frame is the central support system for your mattress. Over time, your mattress may sag due to the constantly applied pressure from your body weight. With the help of a bed frame, your mattress is held firmly in place, thereby providing your body with the adequate support it needs to prevent you from experiencing any discomfort.

Today’s mattresses are designed with comfort in mind and are often made from heavier materials and lined with thicker layers. Hence, the need to choose a sturdy bed frame for long-lasting support and durability is imperative. However, many factors go into selecting the ideal bed frame – storage, style, and more. To guide you in making an informed purchase, let us share four things you need to keep in mind when picking the right bed frame.

1. Consider your current mattress size

Choosing a suitable bed frame to complement a mattress is an easy feat if you already have your dream mattress in mind. All you need to do is refer to your mattress as a sizing guide – ultimately, your bed frame should perfectly match your mattress size for a proper fit. For instance, if your mattress is queen-sized, then you need a queen-sized bed frame. Opting for a bed frame that is either too big or small for your current mattress will cause it to shift and slide when you toss and turn in bed, disrupting your beauty sleep.

2. Measure the size of your bedroom

While it may be tempting to purchase a larger mattress for more freedom to roll around in bed, you need to consider your bedroom size. This logic also applies to your bed frame as you need to factor in its extra dimension. For example, fitting a bigger-sized bed frame in a small room can leave your remaining area cramped and narrow. Ideally, you want to have two to three feet of allowance around the sides of your bed so that you have ample room to walk.

A useful tip would be to measure the floor space of your bedroom and compare it against the dimensions of the bed frame that you have in mind. This will give you a rough idea of how the frame will fit in your room.

If you have a small bedroom, we suggest pairing your mattress with a storage bed frame. Doing so minimises the number of storage cabinets you need, which can take up a significant amount of floor space. At Four Star, we offer our customers greater flexibility by allowing them to customise their storage bed frames to meet their individual needs. Moreover, our storage beds feature a German Hydraulic lift system that allows you to easily lift the bed to store your precious keepsakes, leaving your bedroom clutter-free.

3. Choose between a platform bed and a box spring

The foundation of your bed frame is vital in providing ample support and prolonging the lifespan of your mattress. Without a suitable base beneath it, indents can start to form on your mattress, causing you to sleep in uncomfortable and awkward positions to accommodate the lack of support. This will result in sore muscles and joints when you wake up the next day.

Box spring and platform bed frames are two of the most popular bed frames among Singaporeans, with the latter slightly edging out the former due to its firmness. The platform bed’s flat surface promotes good posture and relieves any stiffness from poor spinal alignment throughout the night. This bed frame makes it one of the best support options for memory foam mattresses. Additionally, a platform bed contains practical features such as built-in headboards and under-bed storage drawers.

4. Match it to your style

Aside from choosing a quality bed frame that will last you for many years to come, you will also want to consider its design. This is because the style of your selected bed frame will dictate the overall aesthetic and mood of your bedroom. After all, beds are the centrepieces of any bedroom décor! Besides complementing your surrounding space, the frame should also reflect your tastes.

Those who prefer a sleek, modern look can choose a white bed frame. In contrast, if you want to set a warm, welcoming vibe to your room, how about opting for a wooden design? Once you have figured out the theme and style you want for your bedroom, you will have a clear idea of what bed frame you need that fits your space best.


Choosing a quality bed frame can help elevate your sleep experience by maximising the comfort and durability of your mattress. If you want to kickstart your search in finding the perfect bed frame, begin by narrowing down your options by mattress size and personal preference.

In addition, pairing your new bed frame with a quality mattress is paramount in achieving a good night’s sleep. At Four Star, our DETENSE | ArticSilk® Advanze Air Flex mattresses employ an all-new revolutionary Japanese technology that allows you to get a cooler, better sleep at night. Our luxurious mattresses are made from a breathable latex material that promotes airflow and regulates your temperature while you sleep, allowing you to feel refreshed when you wake up. Furthermore, the use of natural latex supports the curvature of your spine. Proper spinal support helps to improve your pressure distribution and increase blood circulation.

Our flagship Four Star outlet boasts a wide array of premium mattresses and a superb selection of storage bed frames for you to choose from. Browse our online catalogue or head on down to our showroom to view our products in person! From latex mattresses to queen-sized beds with storage, you are certain to find your ideal bedding accessories.


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