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How to Choose a Contemporary Bed Frame

By November 17, 2020March 29th, 2024Furniture

For many people, selecting the perfect bed frame for the master bedroom is not any easy decision. You may know your mattress size, but it can be difficult to know which colors and materials will work best with your accent furniture, or which style will tie the room together.

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed about picking a bed frame, we have the guide for you! The experts at San Francisco Design have a list of tips to help you rest easy. Keep reading to learn more:


How to Find the Perfect Modern Bed Frame For Your Master Bedroom

Tip #1: Pick a Theme

Upholstered Leather Contemporary Bed FrameChoosing the perfect bed frame is infinitely easier if you have a theme for your master bedroom. While your bedroom should follow the same decorating style as the rest of your home, we recommend adding something unique. Many homeowners and seasoned decorators today pick a modern or contemporary style for their home and master bedroom. Not only is the contemporary style easy to accessorize and perfect in its simplicity, many bed frames today are built in the same style. Contemporary bed frames are sleek, simple, and effortlessly chic.

No matter the style you choose, your bed frame should match your theme without going overboard. A bed frame doesn’t need matching dressers, nightstands and more to make it unique; in fact, it should be the focal point of the space.


Tip #2: Measure your Mattress

Gray Mattress and Separate Bed FRameIf you’re planning to keep your same mattress and upgrade your bedframe, it’s important to measure your mattress beforehand. Consider the height and bulk of your mattress to ensure that the bed frame you purchase will complement it. Some mattress sizes vary in measurements (like a California King bed verses a regular King-sized), so it’s best to be safe before you purchase your bed frame.


Tip #3: Measure the Size of Your Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom DimensionsAfter you measure the size of your mattress, it’s time to consider the size of your master bedroom. The perfect modern bed frame and headboard may take up more space you’re your mattress—without the proper planning, you could end up with more than you bargained for. At San Francisco Design, we recommend planning for your contemporary bed frame by keeping at least 2 feet of room around the sides and end of your bed. That way, your bed frame will never feel like it’s taking up too much room.

It’s also crucial to consider the height of the bed frame before you buy it. If you’d like to sleep lower to the ground, look for a modern platform bed or a more low-profile bed frame. Add a box spring or choose a bedframe with more height for a taller bed.


Tip #4: Consider the Bed Frame Material

High Quality Contemporary Wooden Bed Frame with Matching Nightstand and DresserMost bed frames today are made from wood or metal. Because the main difference between the two options is appearance, the decision is largely down to personal preference. Opt for the material that works best with the theme of your bedroom.

Regardless of the material you choose, ensure that it’s sturdy. The most essential function of your bed frame is to support your mattress, so choosing one made from materials that are both aesthetically pleasing and sturdy will give you the best results.


Tip #5: Quality

High Quality Gray Upholstered Bed Frame with NighstandPerhaps the most important consideration when choosing a contemporary bed frame is quality, as the quality of your sleep goes hand-in-hand with the quality of your bed frame.

Our experts strongly suggest inspecting the overall quality of your bed frame before you make a purchase. Choosing a cheaper bed frame may leave you not only with a style you’re unsatisfied with, but with something that doesn’t last longer than a few months. In the end, you could find yourself spending much more money on cheap bed frames than if you would have gone for high quality in the beginning.

A truly high-quality bed frame may have a bigger price tag, but it’s a great investment in the long run. Luxury bed frames are generally made from materials that can stand the test of time, like solid wood or sturdy metal. Ones like this contemporary leather bed frame are both classic and modern, fitting perfectly into the style of any home.


Tip #6: Find Something Unique

Unique Modern Light Gray Bed Frame from San Francisco DesignYou know better than anyone that the master bedroom is generally the last one to be decorated; the kitchen, the living room, and the entryway are always accessorized first. But why? Humans on average spend one third of their lives sleeping, over 25 years in most cases. With that much time spent in bed, you deserve a bed frame that is one-of-a-kind.

Don’t go for the drab bed frame that makes you want to spend your time anywhere else. Instead, choose something that makes you want to jump into bed at the end of the day, excited for a night of quality sleep. We love floating platform bed frames that give the illusion of a levitating bed—it can’t get any more unique!


Contemporary Bed Frames at San Francisco Design

Choosing the perfect bed frame for you can be difficult, but it’s easier than you think. Our best advice? Choose a bed frame that’s timeless. That’s why we love the modern style—it’s here to stay. If you’re looking for a bed frame to stand the test of time, one of superior quality and completely unique, look no further than San Francisco Design. See our online selection of modern, contemporary bed frames online, or visit one of our stores in Salt Lake City or Park City, Utah today!