How Do I Choose the Best Low Profile Bed?

Erin J. Hill
Erin J. Hill
Platform beds are typically low profile.
Platform beds are typically low profile.

Factors you should consider when buying a low profile bed are price, style, comfort, and materials. There is a large selection of beds to choose from, so no matter what type or price range you decide on, there will be something for you. You should also consider who will be sleeping in the bed. For instance, if you are buying it for a child, you'll choose differently than if you were purchasing for a teen or adult.

The first aspect you should keep in mind when buying a low profile bed is price. There is no reason to look at beds you can't afford, so you should come up with a budget before you go to the stores. This will keep you from overspending, and narrow down your choices before you even get there. If you are shopping online, there are filtering tools on many sites which will allow you to look through items that meet certain budget criteria. This can make shopping even easier.

Another factor you will need to consider when looking for a low profile bed is the material or materials you want it to be constructed from. The most common materials for furniture are different types of wood, composite board, and metal. Some very sturdy types of plastic might also be used, although they are less common. Many times, wood beds will be more traditional in nature, while metal ones are more contemporary. Both materials are sturdier than composite boards, but they are also much more expensive. If you will be purchasing the bed for a child, using durable wood or metal materials might be a good idea.

Although your mattress will be the primary factor in terms of comfort, you should still consider this aspect when choosing a low profile bed. When looking in a furniture store, you might able to check for sagging and support in the frame. If mattresses are already included in the displays, you can even lie or sit down on them to see how supported they are while being used.

The final factor when choosing a low profile bed is the look and style of the bed. This aspect is entirely subjective, and there is no right or wrong way to choose the style you want. If you already have existing bedroom furniture you don't intend to replace, you might choose a bed to coordinate with those items. You can also go with a bed that has an entirely different look to use as an accent.

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    • Platform beds are typically low profile.
      Platform beds are typically low profile.