Dress up your space or the space of your child with a custom wood bed frame. Bed frames perform several functions. First, they lift the mattress and bedding up off the floor, second canopy frames allow insect netting to be added, and third they provide visual interest.
Why Off the Floor is Good
Historically, floors are prone to drafts and susceptible to vermin of varying sorts. A bed platform makes a way to keep mattress and bedding away from dust and dirt tracked into a room. It also makes it easier to protect it from bedbugs, fleas, and spiders. While mice are rank opportunists for any snuggly place to hide, it also helps keep snakes from cuddling up while you sleep. Most modern homes are not susceptible to these things, but if you have a rustic cabin or if you are renovating an older home, protecting you from the local “wildlife” might be a consideration. Aside from hypothetical critter invaders, an off-the-floor bed just makes it easier to keep bedding clean because sheets, blankets and spreads can be tucked neatly tucked up during the day. A broom can be run under the bed to chase away any dust bunnies.
Frames Over the Bed
Again, we turn to history. Tall canopy beds were created so as to be able to hang curtains around a bed. The curtains provided privacy. In cold areas, they helped hold in body heat generated by sleepers. Finely woven nets helped ward off flying insects – and that is still a viable use today since mosquitos seem to be able to make their way in just about anywhere. Tall frames also offer decorating opportunities for bed drapes and other items.
A lovely bedframe can change an ordinary bedroom into something special, whether it is a lavish declamation of fandom or a serene area for rest and meditation. Bedframes can be simple, richly ornamented or nearly not existent – simply supporting the bedding. They can be an almost stand-alone item, or they can match the other furnishings in the room. To sum it up, a bed frame can be a practical item, assisting with keeping bedding clean. A canopy frame can provide interest or it can protect from drafts and flying insects. But most of all, a bed frame can be simple or beautiful – or somewhere in between.