High vs Low Beds: How High Should a Bed be From the Ground?

By Adam 9 March 2022


We all want our bedrooms to be tranquil, a space where we can unwind and rid ourselves of the stress from the day just gone.

However, for your bedroom to be a successful de-stresser, the little things matter a lot. Furniture positioning, mood lighting, aromas and cleanliness are just some of the things that build the foundations of a healthy sleep routine.

Style is often overlooked, or, more specifically, the height of bed we choose. Thinking that any bed, or bed height, is good enough isn’t true; it can have a real impact on how we perceive our bedtime.

So, with this in mind, we wanted to help you decide on the best bed height for you and your space. Keep reading to find out more!

Why Does Bed Height Matter?

The classic criteria for buying a new bed are comfort and design. Though the latter is in the right wheelhouse for considering bed height, the features we look for design-wise lean more towards aesthetics than practicality.

Getting the right looking bed is undoubtedly important. If you don’t like the way it looks, you aren’t going to feel relaxed when using it. But height is significant both in the way a bed looks and how well it works for you and your lifestyle.

For example, if you have a bedroom with higher ceilings than normal, you can afford to incorporate a higher raised bed, as a lower bed may look out of proportion. Contrastingly, a higher bed in a smaller room will make the space feel cramped.

It’s also important to consider your age and lifestyle.  The ideal height for elderly people, for example, may well differ compared to the requirements of younger adults or children.

With this in mind, it’s worth taking a little extra time to consider your needs before investing.

How High Should a Bed Be From the Ground?

As mentioned before, the are two factors that will determine the high vs low bed argument for you: the structure of your bedroom and your personal needs.

Your Needs

Physically, a bed that’s too high or low can result in a lot of additional effort when getting in and out of it. Much like how getting onto a bicycle or into a car that’s too high or low can take its toll on some people physically, a bed that’s too high or low is no different.

This is especially important for those of us where age or underlying health conditions may make it harder again to get in and out of bed. It’s a fine balance to getright, as too much either way can make for a stressful experience and disrupt our sleep.

Room Structure

Though not as important as the overall health benefits associated with the correct bed height, getting this wrong can impact on the feel of your bedroom and, ultimately, your willingness to spend time there.

As well as the ceiling heights discussed earlier, also be sure to consider the eaves of your roof and any abnormal ceiling shapes when selecting your bed height. It can be quite easy to feel claustrophobic if your bed is pressed up against the ceiling or in the arc of your roof.

Equally, if you put a larger room together with a lower bed, you’ll struggle to create a cosy ambience. Picturing exactly what you want your bedroom to look like and how you want it to feel is a good way of understanding what will make you feel most at ease come bedtime.

Still Unsure Which to Choose?

If the high vs low bed frame battle is still going on in your head, or if you need a little more inspiration, we’ve got everything you need. All our standard and low beds come in seventeen finishes and are fully customizable.

So get thinking about what bed is best for you, and let your creative juices flow. For any questions you may have about our beds, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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