The box spring bed now belongs to one of the most popular sleeping places in German bedrooms. According to research conducted by GfK, 470,000 boxspring beds totaling around 610,000 units were sold in the furniture trade last year. But what exactly is a box spring bed and what is the difference to a classic upholstered bed? These and other exciting questions will be answered in this article for you!
Construction with box spring beds
First of all, it is important to look at the construction of the two beds. In a box spring bed It is a sleep system composed of several components. The substructure consists of a box filled with feathers, which gives the box spring bed its name. Because the English word for feathers is “Springs”. On this box is a mattress, which either also has a spring core or was made of foam. Last but not least, there is a topper on the box and mattress, which completes the box spring bed and ensures a continuous lying surface. The whole thing is rounded off by a shapely headboard and a padded frame.
Lying comfort with box spring beds
This composition is unique among the beds and guarantees a feeling of lying on clouds. The combination of different spring cores and foams gives a box spring bed the property of supporting the body with point elasticity. For most boxspring beds, you can also choose the mattress hardness level so that the bed optimally adapts to your needs. The lying height in a box spring bed is usually between 50 and 70 cm, so that it is easy to get in and out of the bed. This makes the bed suitable for young and old alike. When choosing headboards, materials and colors for a box spring bed, there are no limits to your imagination!
If you look at that afterwards upholstered bed If you look at it, you will notice that it is a bed in the classical sense, consisting of a bedstead, a slatted frame and a mattress. The individual components often do not belong together, so the frame, grate and mattress have to be bought separately. This can have both advantages and disadvantages. One advantage is that the individual components (in particular slatted frame and mattress) can be selected so that they are individually adapted to the body and the sleeping position. The disadvantage is unfortunately often in the price, since the purchase of the individual elements can go pretty fast into the money.
Differences and similarities
Now that the two beds have been looked at individually in their construction, we can finally uncover the differences and similarities:
As far as the design is concerned, the upholstered bed and box spring bed are on the same level, as both can have a cushioned frame and a beautiful headboard, which can be designed in different materials and colors. Faux leather or a fabric in anthracite, black, brown or beige are particularly popular. But also unusual colors and patterns are possible with both models.
Both boxspring bed and upholstered bed can be varied not only in color but also in shape. Fancy headboards, special accessories or bedside tables are available on both models. Also in the size there are box spring and upholstered beds in different variants.
In terms of comfort, the boxspring bed can convince with its lying height and the topper. The unique composition of box, mattress and topper ensure an inimitable sleeping feeling that no conventional bed can match. However, if the upholstered bed is equipped with a slatted base and the ideal mattress, you will also find an optimal feeling of lying here.
By the way, there are also upholstered beds, which are equipped with a box. But this box has no spring core and is used only as a bed box. Although this creates additional space, the effect of a body-supporting spring suspension remains out.
In comparison to a box spring bed, which already represents a complete sleeping system, upholstered beds are often more expensive, as mattresses, slatted frames and bed frames usually have to be purchased separately.
In conclusion, it can be said that the boxspring bed emerges as the winner in terms of comfort and price, while the upholstered bed is in no way inferior to a box spring bed in terms of design. Ultimately, when choosing a suitable place to sleep, but still the feeling of lying in the foreground, because we spend about a third of our lives with sleep and who wants to be there already in a nice, but uncomfortable bed?