10 Most Popular Types of Beds

10 Most Popular Types of Beds

The bedroom is a haven where one retires after a hard day at work and the bed is the nucleus of the room. It is imperative to choose the right type of bed to experience utmost relaxation while sleeping; as we all know how it feels after an uneasy night.

There are different types of beds in the market with (i) headboard and basic frame, (ii) headboard and side rails, (iii) headboard and footboard, (iv) platform and a lot of bewilderment for selection. Here we have assembled a few options of most sought-after bed types that best suit consumer needs.

Popular Types of Beds

Types of Beds

Traditional beds

Traditional beds are a common type of bed that has been around since the 16th century. The two famous styles that are still adored by people are four-poster and canopy. A four-poster bed has ornamental posters, one at each corner of the bed. Sometimes, the posters support an upper panel connecting them at the top. These kinds of beds are called canopy beds. Given their grandiose style, these beds look best in rooms with tall ceilings.

Day bed

Available only in twin size, a day bed acts as a sofa during the day and a bed at night. It is enclosed on three sides with the headboard, the footboard, and the sideboard. The design of day beds makes it an ideal option for small homes that are limited on space. The open space below the bed can serve as storage for household items. If nicely decorated with colorful cushions, day beds would not look out of place in a living room and make more than a relaxed seating option.

Guest bed

Guest Bed

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Socializing is an inevitable part of one’s life; and more the guests, the merrier it gets! On such occasions, having a highly practical bed is a must. A guest bed serves the purpose as it features a second mattress under the mainframe. It serves as a single bed on a normal day while allowing the guests to sleep in comfort on days otherwise. Owing to their design, guest beds generally do not have storage space.

Mid-sleeper bed

A mid-sleeper bed is another space-saving brainwave for small homes. They are popular among children and singles. They give the benefit of bigger space underneath the bed and with a ladder at the side. The area below serves as an office space for adults and study desks for kids. You can also make a play area for kids such as tents, castles or forts to keep the child engaged. Plus, who doesn’t like the novelty of climbing up the ladder to go into bed?

Bunk bed

Bunk beds need no introduction. A famous design among families with more than one children, bunk beds accommodate two mattresses one above the other with the two frames connected by a ladder. It is a kind of trundle bed that allows an extra bed when necessary without wasting space when it is not. Bunk beds are ideal for siblings or kids who enjoy sleepovers. Some beds can be separated into two single beds; a great money saving option for families where kids grow up and require separate beds.

Convertible bed

Convertible beds are multi-functional. They are basically a sofa that converts into a bed at night. The two celebrated types are futon and sofa-bed. A futon has only the backrest which slides down to serve as a bed. It is available in various styles and sizes though it is fairly expensive. Another great convertible bed is sofa-bed. It is a sleeper sofa where either you can pull-out a mattress from the sofa to make a bed or simply adjust the sofa back downward creating one flat surface area for the bed with side arms.

Sleigh bed

The distinctive curved shape of the headboard and the footboard resemble the arch of an antiquated sleigh, giving this type of bed its name. The sides of the bed frame are larger than most beds. The height of the bed is standard but some sleigh beds may have less storage under the bed while some feature a big gap to store household items. Considering their size and elegant design, these beds look best in wide open rooms.

Antique-style French bed

Antique-style French bed

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An antique-style French bed has a type of bed frame with decorative detailing and intricate design that gives it an 18th century feel. The entire frame is made of wood or brass giving it sturdiness while also exuding sophistication. Antique beds are inspired by the Victorian era and one needs an open and well-lit room to relish the style of these bed. They are available in metal frames with sleek curves or wooden frames with a rustic appearance.

Ottoman bed

Ottoman Bed

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Everybody knows an ottoman and its storage functionality. Now imagine a big ottoman bed! As functional as it is stylish, an ottoman bed enables you to easily lift the base of the bed along with the mattress. No matter the number of pillows and blankets you have, one simple lift and you have access to indefinite space under the bed. It is available in leather or wooden frame and is ideal for storing big items such as musical instruments, extra luggage to name just a few.

Murphy bed

Murphy Bed

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The most contemporary design for space utilization is offered by Murphy beds. The entire frame of this bed type is hinged such that the bed itself can be titled vertically and stored in a cabinet. Viola! They serve as desks or wall units during the day and transform into beds at night. It is a kind of platform bed that has clean lines, a headboard but no footboard. Platform beds utilize slats for support which helps in offering this design its unique ability to fold.

Different material that make up beds

Different types of beds are made of different material; here’s a brief list of such materials:

  1. metal
  2. timber
  3. wooden and upholstery
  4. electric operated
  5. concrete-made beds

Different sizes of beds

There is no ‘one-size fits all’ type of bed. That’s why god gave a half-dozen different sizes of beds.

  • twin/single (39”x 75”)
  • twin-XL (39”x 80”)
  • double (54″x 75″)
  • queen (60”x 80”)
  • king (76”x 80”)
  • California king (72”x 84”)

Have you selected the right bed for you? We hope Bed Hound did its bit in helping you pick the best bed type for you!

Top 5 Best King Size Adjustable Bed Reviews

Like all other types beds, adjustable beds come in various different sizes. Out of all these bed sizes, the King size adjustable bed is one of the most popular, especially among couples. Compared to a full or queen size bed, the king sized beds give significantly more room to spread your love.

Different types of king size adjustable beds

  1. Split-king adjustable beds
  2. Non-split aka divided king adjustable beds
  3. California king size beds
  4. Eastern king-sized adjustable beds

Split-king size

We have a separate section dedicated to talking about split-king and split-queen type of adjustable beds.

Divided king size adjustable beds

This is what we’ll spend most time on, under this section. While split-king beds get split along the length of the bed, the divided king-sized beds get divided along the width. This is the same in twin, full, queen etc. In fact, on the split-king and split-queen types of beds, they get ‘split’ along both the length and width of the bed.

California king vs Eastern King sizes

When someone says ‘king sized bed’, they usually refer to an ‘Eastern king’ bed that is 80″ long and 76″ wide. These are the dimensions of a standard king size bed. A California king is longer, but narrower than an Eastern/Standard king sized bed, at 84″ long and 72″ wide. The former is good for a tall and slim couple. The latter is more suitable for a couple that prefers more lateral room or if they would like to sleep a baby/infant in between them.

Best King Size Adjustable Beds

Below we list 5 of the best king size adjustable beds of modern times. Because they’re the best, you’re not going to find cheap models here. If that’s what you’re looking for, then please check our homepage and check out the section on best adjustable beds where we review adjustable beds of all price ranges.

  1. Sleep Number 360 on a FlexFit smart adjustable base
  2. Tempur-Ergo Extend king size adjustable frame
  3. Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 king size base
  4. Reverie 9T standard king foundation
  5. Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0+ bed base

King Size Adjustable Bed Reviews

We won’t go into too much details here because we have reviewed these models elsewhere. Nevertheless, here is a short review of each of the best king size adjustable bed frames.

Sleep Number 360 FlexFit Adjustable Bed Review

To-date, this is the king of king sized adjustable beds. It’s smart, it detects your motions and automagically adjusts the mattress firmness according to how and where you’re lying on the bed. It is simply amazing and sleep technology at the best as of 2018. Complement it with a Sleep Number FlexFit adjustable base and it’s the best bed you’ll get your hands on. However, all of this comes at a hefty price tag almost into the five figure range.

Tempur-Ergo Extend Bed Review

Tempur-pedic has several models of adjustable beds. But this one stands out because it comes with pillow tilting. Pillow tilting is not commonly seen among adjustable beds, yet can be extremely useful. Watch the following video for a review of the Tempur-Ergo Extend adjustable base.

Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 Review

This is our #3 best adjustable king size bed. Like the Tempur-Ergo extend, this too has pillow tilting which gives it an edge over most of its competitors. The following video review of the Prodigy 2.0 addresses most of the pros and cons of the model. Watch the video review below for more details.

Reverie 9T Review

This is probably the most sexiest out of the bunch. The curves, the colors, and the sleek overall looks beat the competition by a mile. The one features it lacks is pillow tilting. However, it makes up for that by offering a features called lumbar support. This is why it’s considered as one of the best adjustable beds for back pain.

Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0 + King Size Review

This is the cheapest king size bed out of the lot we have reviewed so far. However, don’t let that statement discourage you from buying this high-quality adjustable base because it’s probably the best model out of the beds in its price class. The following video review will give you a decent idea about the various specs of the king size frame.

Hope you found our king size adjustable bed reviews useful and it helped you narrow down your choice of beds. Please let us know below, in the comment section, whether you would like us to review any other beds under this section.

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