Once you’ve chosen your mattress, you’re getting close to the finish line! The mattress is the key component in a group of items that function together to provide you with comfortable, supported sleep.
That's why it makes sense to purchase or replace items like the foundation, bed frame, mattress topper, and even your pillows at the same time you're choosing a new mattress. Selecting these related products at the same time as your mattress will allow you to make sure they compliment one another and will work together to provide you with comfortable, effective support.
Your foundation, what you might think of as a box spring, is what supports your mattress. Mattresses and foundations are generally sold as sets, and purchasing them together ensures your mattress will be supported the way the manufacturer intended.
Floor support is most often a bed frame or platform, and these generally have to work compatibly with your mattress. You’ll want to make sure that the bed frame you choose has adequate center support for the weight of the mattress and foundation. You’ll also want to consider the frame’s height from the floor. Today’s mattresses can be up to 18 inches deep, and this will impact whether you prefer a traditional bed frame or something lower to the floor. While adjustable bed bases are really in a class by themselves, they are an alternative to a traditional bed frame.
Depending on the type of mattress you choose, you may want to consider adding a removable mattress topper, which adds a layer of comfort and softens up a firm mattress. And for all types of mattresses, you'll want to purchase a mattress protector to keep the surface of your new mattress free of staining.