Bed Frames, also known as bedsteads, are furniture pieces that support and position mattresses as part of a bed setup. Comprised of a head (headboard), foot (footboard), side rails, and platform slats to support the mattress, bed frames are diverse frameworks that offer greater sleep comfort and a range of aesthetic styles. Most bed frames are manufactured out of wood or metal with multiple sizes to pair with Twin, Full, Queen, King, and California King beds.

What is the standard height of a bed frame?

The height of a standard mattress and bed frame ranges from 18”-36” | 46-91 cm. Modern beds are around 18” | 46 cm, common beds are 25” | 64 cm, and old-fashioned antique beds are often 36” | 91 cm from the floor.

Is it ok to sleep on a mattress on the floor?

There is no direct risk of putting a mattress on the floor, but mattresses that sit directly on the floor may be exposed to larger amounts of dust and may absorb greater moisture because of the restricted airflow.

What are the advantages of having a bed frame?

Bed frames provide greater bed support for a better sleep, can add style and design to your bedroom, and can also provide additional storage space through optional drawers.

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Nest Storage Bed

The Nest Storage Bed is a design of Niels Bendtsen having a stylish platform size bed with discreet and smart storage ideal for compact spaces. The bed's platform can also be easily lifted to access the storage compartment underneath. The only drawback is that it only accepts mattresses that are 10 inches (25 cm) in height.

The Nest Storage Bed has an overall height of 33.5” (85 cm), and is manufactured with various widths that range between 59.5”-81.5” (151-207 cm), and lengths from 87”-96” (221-244 cm). The platform height of the Nest Storage Bed is set at 11” (28 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Queen Size Nest Storage Bed with height, width, length, and platform height dimensions
The Nest Storage Bed is a design of Niels Bendtsen having a stylish platform size bed with discreet and smart storage ideal for compact spaces. The bed's platform can also be easily lifted to access the storage compartment underneath.

The Nest Storage Bed has an overall height of 33.5” (85 cm), and is manufactured with various widths that range between 59.5”-81.5” (151-207 cm), and lengths from 87”-96” (221-244 cm). The platform height of the Nest Storage Bed is set at 11” (28 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Queen Size Nest Storage Bed with height, width, length, and platform height dimensions
Nest Storage Bed
Height:
33.5” | 85 cm
Width:
59.5”-81.5” | 151-207 cm
Length:
87”-96” | 221-244 cm
Depth:
Platform Height
11” | 28 cm
Footboard Height
Weight:
Area:

Full: 59.5” x 87” | 151 x 221 cm
Queen: 65.5” x 92” | 166 x 234 cm
King: 81.5” x 92” | 207 x 234 cm
California King: 77.5” x 96” | 197 x 244 cm

Materials
Plywood frame and headboard; foram padding; steel deck; wood slats
Designer
Niels Bendtsen
Year
2014

Drawings include:
Nest Storage Bed Full, Queen, King, California King Bed Sizes: side elevation, front, back, plan

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Parallel Bed
Drawing of a man sleeping on his back on the Parallel Bed

The Parallel Bed is a fabric or leather upholstered bed frame with a playfully shaped trapezoidal headboard. Designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk in 2013, the Parallel Bed is constructed with a sturdy oak or walnut frame and is paired with a large range of upholstery materials and color options that add character to any bedroom.

The Parallel Bed (Queen Size) has a length of 88 3/4” (225 cm), headboard width of 77 3/4” (197 cm), headboard height of 38.5” (98 cm), footboard width of 68” (173 cm), and platform height of 13” (33 cm). The top mattress surface of the Parallel Bed has a typical height of 23” (58 cm) from the floor if a 10” (25 cm) modern mattress is used.

Multiple dimensioned drawings of the Parallel Bed with measurements for length, width, and height
The Parallel Bed is a fabric or leather upholstered bed frame with a playfully shaped trapezoidal headboard designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk in 2013.

The Parallel Bed (Queen Size) has a length of 88 3/4” (225 cm), headboard width of 77 3/4” (197 cm), headboard height of 38.5” (98 cm), footboard width of 68” (173 cm), and platform height of 13” (33 cm). The top mattress surface of the Parallel Bed has a typical height of 23” (58 cm) from the floor if a 10” (25 cm) modern mattress is used.

Multiple dimensioned drawings of the Parallel Bed with measurements for length, width, and height
Parallel Bed
Height:
38.5” | 98 cm
Width:
68.0” | 173 cm
Length:
88.75” | 225 cm
Depth:
Platform Height
13.0” | 33 cm
Footboard Height
16.0” | 41 cm
Weight:
Area:

Headboard Width: 77 3/4” | 197 cm

Available Sizes: Full, Queen, King, California King

Materials
Alder hardwood frames, plywood headboards, oak or walnut legs, polyurethane foam padding, fabric or leather
Designer
Jeffrey Bernett & Nicholas Dodziuk
Year
2013

Drawings include:
Parallel Bed side elevation, side (man lying down), front, plan

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Parallel Wide Bed

The Parallel Wide Bed is a standard bed with a headboard shape resembling a trapezium. There are built-in side tables attached beside the bed and drawers underneath for extra storage. It is low-lying with contemporary lines, holds up well and can also be available without the additional full width, but you may need assembling because of its size.

The Parallel Wide Bed has an overall height of 38.5” (98 cm), and is manufactured with various widths that range between 110.5”-126” (281 -320 cm), and lengths from 88.75”-92.5” (225-235 cm). The platform height of the Parallel Wide Bed is set at 13” (33 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Queen Size Parallel Wide Bed with measured height, width, length, and platform heights
The Parallel Wide Bed is a standard bed with a headboard shape resembling a trapezium. There are built-in side tables attached beside the bed and drawers underneath for extra storage. It is low-lying with contemporary lines, holds up well and can also be available without the additional full width.

The Parallel Wide Bed has an overall height of 38.5” (98 cm), and is manufactured with various widths that range between 110.5”-126” (281 -320 cm), and lengths from 88.75”-92.5” (225-235 cm). The platform height of the Parallel Wide Bed is set at 13” (33 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the Queen Size Parallel Wide Bed with measured height, width, length, and platform heights
Parallel Wide Bed
Height:
38.5” | 98 cm
Width:
110.5”-126” | 281 -320 cm
Length:
88.75”-92.5” | 225-235 cm
Depth:
Platform Height
13” | 33 cm
Footboard Height
16.0” | 41 cm
Weight:
Area:

Queen: 110.5” x 88.75” | 281 x 225 cm
King: 126” x 88.75” | 320 x 225 cm
California King: 121.75” x 92.5” | 309 x 235 cm

Materials
Hardwood frame; plywood headboard; oak or walnut legs; polyurethane foam padding; birch slats
Designer
Jeffrey Bernett & Nicholas Dodziuk
Year
2013

Drawings include:
Parallel Wide Bed Queen, King, California King Bed Sizes: side elevation, front, back, plan

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Min Bed
Illustration of a man sleeping on his side on the Min Bed

The Min Bed is an elegant minimal aluminum bed frame that f