I don't think I want to sleep on the floor
August 2, 2011 5:18 AM Subscribe
Is anything horrible going to happen if I use an air mattress in a regular bed frame? Is there a better solution?
posted by Polychrome to Home & Garden (29 answers total)
Inflatable mattress and standard bed frame: will they be happy together? Common sense tells me that as long as there are no bits of wood, splinters, nuts, bolts, screws, etc poking out that I should be okay. But I'd like some reassurance or other solutions.
I have a bedroom that is, I think, about 9'x10' with no closet. Every bit of space is needed and I can't loft or bunk. Cost is also a concern, but if something is perfect I'll pay for it. A friend has offered the use of an inflatable double mattress, which is great, but I don't want to take up all my floorspace with a mattress. If I put the air mattress on a regular bed frame from IKEA then I could use the under-bed area for storage. Will this work? Is there some reason it wouldn't that I'm not thinking of? Is there a particular IKEA frame that would work best? I'm in the UK and I don't have the means/resources to build anything.
If this is a horrible idea I am also not averse to buying a futon, though it would cost more.
Any input or suggestions? Anyone made something like this work?