You love your bed, don’t you? Well, no surprise – we all do! Out of all the furniture items that you’ve ever bought for your home, bed is probably one of those items where you’ve put in a lot of thought, time and effort before making the purchase.
Consider yourself having a bed without legs – one day you wake up and realise that you need to be a little higher from the ground surface, what do you do? Replacing your bed is certainly going to cost you a lot of money. Guess what… raise the height of your bed!
Here, we’ll discuss the different ways to raise a bed without legs using simple techniques. So keep reading…
Bookshelf for the Book Lovers!
Are you an avid book reader? Perfect, this is one of the best ways to raise the height of a bed that has no legs. You can place an existing bookshelf that is hard enough to carry the weight, or get a bookshelf made that would be placed underneath your bed.
It will serve two purposes at once – raise the overall height of your bed and give you ample space for your books within ‘touching distance’. You can get the desired height of your bed, depending on the total width of the bookshelf.
More Storage with the Dressers
If you’ve had enough of those cramped wardrobes at your house and you’re also thinking about raising the overall height of your bed that has no legs, well, you can resolve both these problems at once.
Get dressers or drawers made for underneath your bed and enjoy the raised height plus the large amount of added space for your clothes, shoes, bags, undergarments, or any other accessory that fits in.
Buy Bed Risers or Go the DIY Way
This is a more common way of raising the height of a bed, with or without the legs. Bed risers are small pieces of wood, plastic or metal and are placed underneath the bed frame to raise the bed height. Usually they’re available in sizes ranging from 1 inch to 12 inches.
However, since we’re specifically talking about a bed without legs, it would be a good idea to match the color of the risers with the rest of the theme of your room.
Also, while placing them, get some additional help from your partner, a friend or a colleague as you’ll need the mattress to be lifted up to a certain height so that all the bed risers can be installed at equal and corresponding distances.
Or, if you do not want to spend your bucks purchasing these, you can go the DIY method and make bed risers at home. For this, wood is the best choice as it is easier to cut wooden pieces as compared to other, more harder materials.
Mattress Toppers Can Help, Too
A mattress topper might not give a lot of added inches in the overall height of your bed, however, it can come in quite handy and is a relatively easier way to raise bed height.
Also, mattress toppers can give you added protection to the actual mattress that is underneath them from any food or liquid spills, or the usual wear and tear of the foam over the years.
Bed Wedges – A Healthy Way to Raise Bed Height
This method of raising a bed is quite often recommended by doctors and physicians. Bed wedges (a.k.a. Wedge pillows) are triangle-shaped pillows that are designed to raise the upper half of your body to give you better sleep postures and act as pain relievers for people who have back aches, spasms or respiratory problems.
Realistically speaking, bed wedges won’t raise the height of your bed from the ground surface, however, they can give you the feel of added height and added comfort as well, especially after a long day’s work.
Innovate and Improvise a Little
It is quite possible that using just one method might not give you the desired height that you were initially looking or hoping for. So, what do you do? Well, you can always go for a little adventure with your improvisation and creativity!
You can use a combination of two techniques that we’ve discussed above. For instance, if you’re looking to raise the height of your bed somewhere between 15-25 inches, but you do not want a big, ugly dresser or a bookshelf underneath your bed, you can always use this method in combination with another method – let’s say a mattress topper.
When you’ll have a regular-sized bookshelf underneath your mattress and a mattress topper on top of it, it will give you a double added height without making your room look weird or ugly in any way!
Our Final Word on Raising a Bed Without Legs
It is a known fact that beds without legs will naturally have a shorter height as compared to other types of beds. It is also true that a lot of people do like the idea of going with these beds to get the cozy, aesthetic look to the room – especially when you’re living the bachelor life.
However, with the passage of time, your needs will change. Extra storage might become more important than the coziness of your low-profile bed. Whatever the reason is, you can always raise a bed without legs by being a little creative and saving money on a new bed.
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