Bedrooms Mattresses

Which Bed Height is Right for You?

When you’re designing your perfect bedroom, it’s important to consider all the different factors that might impact your resting life. Deciding between a high vs. low bed is an important decision, which is why we’ve reviewed two common types of beds, standard and platform, and the pros and cons of each bed height.

Platform Beds

The average platform bed height is lower than most standard bed frames. Low platform beds offer a more modern look that many find aesthetically pleasing; however, it can also make it harder to get in and out of the bed, especially for older adults. Platform bed’s low height does make it safer for young children who may be getting in and out of the bed throughout the night.

Standard Beds

Because standard bed height tends to be higher than platform beds, they are easier to get in and out of, which can be especially helpful for older adults or anyone who plans to keep their bed frame through the aging process. Because there tends to be 25 inches in height from the floor to the top of the mattress, standard beds offer more potential for storage, which can be great for taking advantage of small bedroom spaces.


While the main factor in bed height is the frame itself, mattress height can also play a role, as factors like support levels, quality, and comfort determine the height of the mattress itself. This varies by brand and can make a difference in the height of your standard or platform bed.

The RoomPlace is always adding new styles and collections of bedroom furniture, including platform and standard beds. Visit our furniture stores in Chicago and Indianapolis to see the latest additions or shop online at We have affordable pricing and flexible financing options, so you can Get It All at The RoomPlace!

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