At Overstock.com, you can find bargain prices on twin-sized bed frames from trusted, industry leading brands like Furniture of America, Sealy, and Tempur-Pedic. Our selection includes twin beds in a diverse assortment of colors, styles, and sizes with versatile features to help you find exactly what you need for any bedroom in your home. From handy storage bed frames to convenient trundle beds, this overview provides an in-depth look at the many options you can find on Overstock.
Twin Size Bed Frame Guide
Twin-sized mattresses and box springs measure approximately thirty-eight inches wide by seventy-five inches long, making them perfect for children and teenagers. In a small apartment or college dorm, a twin mattress might be exactly what a single adult needs. Twin bed frames feature platforms that firmly hold mattresses and box springs of this size, but the overall dimensions will vary greatly depending on the bed. However, twin-sized frames will almost always be smaller than the smallest frames designed for full, queen, and king-sized mattresses. If you are looking for a mattress and bed frame that is slim but long enough for an adult, Overstock also carries an assortment of twin XL options. Twin XL mattresses measure thirty-nine inches wide by eighty-inches long, making them slightly larger than a standard twin and just right for the average adult.
Bed frames are typically made from metal, wood, or a sturdy combination of the two, but exactly which metals and woods differ from bed to bed. Wood options include inexpensive softwoods like pine and spruce or more sturdy hardwoods like oak, maple, and mahogany. Metal frames are typically made from steel, but they can also feature brass and titanium components. Well-crafted solid wooden frames can last a lifetime or longer. A sturdy wooden twin bed frame can be used by a child from the time they outgrow their crib until they leave for college. Wooden frames are also generally easier to customize and repair than metal frames because they can be sanded and refinished, and local hardware shops can cut new lumber for replacement pieces. Metal frames can be more lightweight than wooden frames, but are prone to rusting and more likely to squeak. Some modern metal bed frames feature adjustable designs that can be used to fit a mattress of almost any size from twin to queen.
A convenient addition to any bed frame, storage can take the form of shelves, cubbies, or drawers built into the bed. With storage in your bed frame, you can store and organize clothing and bedding in the space beneath the bed that would otherwise be wasted or cluttered. In an especially small bedroom, a bed frame with storage built into it can negate the need for storage furniture by serving as a dresser or nightstand, allowing you to save space and money. In a child’s room, a bed with storage can be an indispensably useful place to store toys and books, keeping the floor clean but also keeping your child’s beloved possessions close by for whenever they might be needed.
Headboards and Footboards
Stylish and convenient, a headboard and footboard can elevate the style and class of any bed while also providing the invaluable service of preventing bedding and pillows from falling off the ends of the bed. They also help reinforce the bed frame they are attached to, making it sturdier and more secure. Some headboards feature bookshelves and other storage options built into them, making them practical as well as stylish. Many beds are sold without headboards or footboards, but most can still accommodate them if they are bought independently of the bed, allowing you to customize your bed’s appearance.
Trundles optimize the footprint of a twin-sized bed by using the space underneath to conceal a second pull-out bed. Trundles are similar to bunkbeds, but instead of stacking one bed on top of the other as a single piece of furniture, trundles are mounted onto wheels and are stored beneath the existing bed frame. This design allows the trundle to conveniently slide beneath the frame when not in use and easily slip out when it is needed. Trundles are perfect for siblings that share a room or for providing an overnight guest a place to sleep other than the couch. Some twin bed frames are sold with trundles, but you can also buy a trundle add-on by itself to fit with any twin frame you already own. Trundles sold with twin bed frames are almost always the same size, and trundles beneath full-size mattresses are also typically twin-sized.