Like headboards and footboards, bed risers (also known as bed elevators) contribute little to the structural importance of a sleep set. The purpose of a bed riser is to raise the bed higher off the floor. The height gain is 2 inches to 6 inches, for a maximum weight of 1200 pounds to 1400 pounds. In addition to creating more space under the bed for storage, bed risers make it easier to get in and out of bed, especially for those with joint problems. Bed risers can be cones with a recessed top: your existing bedposts go into the indentation effectively lifting the bed. This type of bed riser is better suited to wood bed frames or wrought iron bed frames since the bedposts are generally not removable. For bed frames that do have removable posts, it's simply a matter of replacing the existing posts with taller posts. The latter style is more attractive as the bed riser appears to be part of the bed frame, rather than an obvious addition.
Many individuals can benefit from using bed risers. As noted above, if you need a little extra space in your bedroom for storage, these items are perfect. They are also very efficient for individuals who are confined to small living quarters (especially those living in college or university residences). Any additional space you can get is helpful in these situations. It is important to make sure the model of bed riser you purchase for residences is designed so they do not scratch the floor or surface that they are on. Scratches left on the floors, especially in college or university residences, can end up costing you more money than you would like to be paying when it comes time to move out.
If you are thinking of purchasing bed risers for your bed, you can purchase them at any bed or bedding store or online. The cost of bed risers will depend on the make and the material of the risers. Generally, they are quite inexpensive and do not cost a lot considering the benefits they provide.