Whether you’ve recently moved, upgraded to a new bed, or are simply unsatisfied with the height of your bed, raising your bed is a great way to enhance your bedroom. This simple DIY home improvement project may even help you sleep better.

Having a taller bed can completely change the look of a room with minimal effort. There are a wide variety of options to get that high bed look you’re after, such as adding a bed frame, bed risers, or another mattress foundation.

Why Might You Want to Raise Your Bed?

While your mattress will support you while you sleep, raising it with a box spring or stackable bed risers, has both hygienic and practical benefits.

A taller bed may be the perfect solution simply for people who are tall and looking to be more comfortable getting in and out of bed.  Bed height also has a direct effect on the flow of the room, so finding the right height is an important factor to not overlook.

If you need extra storage in your room, increasing the height of your bed is an easy and quick solution. Adding some extra space between your bed and the floor adds instant under the bed storage space.

1. Increased Comfort

A higher bed is often more comfortable to sleep on. Since it’s lifted, creating space around the mattress, you’ll experience better airflow, making for a cool and comfortable night’s sleep. It also may be easier to get in and out of bed, depending on your stature.

2. Redecorating

If you are thinking of ways to redecorate your bedroom, raising your bed off the ground can change the appearance. A high bed can alter a room without putting in too much time or effort.

3. Storage

If you are working with a smaller space, raising your bed creates extra storage space to help you organize your belongings.

What Are the Options for Making Your Bed Higher?

Before you go out and buy bed lifts, consider some of the ways to make your bed higher. The most common options for making your bed higher are bed frames, adjustable bases, foundations such as box springs, or bed risers. Let’s take a closer look at your choices.

1. Bed Frame

bed frame is a great way to clear some extra space in your bedroom. They are simple to install by lining up the bedposts or bed legs and fitting them together. Some bed frames are adjustable. They also come in various sizes and heights.

2. Adjustable Base

If you’re looking for a little variance in your bed height, an adjustable base might be the option for you. These unique bed lifts, which work to alleviate pressure on your back and spine, let you play with different heights and give you total control of your sleep. They can also give you a little more space and versatility to work with.

3. Foundations

Another way to raise you bed is by purchasing a taller mattress foundation. Not only will it make your bed a little higher, but they also prevent mattress sagging over time.

4. Bed Risers

Bed risers are stackable, often cone-shaped support systems for bed frames generally made of heavy-duty plastic or rubber – insert bed legs to the top of the riser for a few added inches. These are more common in dorms and small apartments.

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Bed Height

Sleep is meant to restore and rejuvenate you, so finding the right height for your bed is important. But before you go buy a cheap platform bed frame and bed frame risers for your new mattress, consider a few key factors.

An adjustable base can simulate weightlessness, granting some relief from back pain while sleeping. You can also raise your bed to more comfortably read or watch TV.

What your bed is made of is also important to consider. Foam mattresses and hybrids are often lighter and easier to raise. However, many older innerspring mattresses will need extra support from their bed base over time, so the bed risers might not do the trick.

How Helix Can Help You Create Your Ideal Bed

Being certain your bed is at the right height for you is one step towards the great sleep experience you deserve. Helix’s bed framesadjustable bases, and foundations are all designed to raise your bed off the ground and to a more comfortable height.

Zach Gentry
Zach is the Helix Sleep Customer Experience Manager and Mattress Guru.

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