I love an elevated bed. I think it looks more elegant but the biggest reason is storage. This is where I store luggage. It's so easy to reach under the bed, grab the luggage, throw it on the bed and start packing.
I don't like bed risers. They are so ugly, stick out (where we all stump our toes), and look cheap. I recently bought an new bed frame. It was standard height and we had an elevated rice bed before and we felt we were laying on the floor. Even my husband said he felt he was in the wrong house.
I bought the standard bed risers from Wal-Mart.
I hated the look and the way they were visible and stuck out under the bed skirt. It cheapened the look I was going for. I got online to find something else but couldn't find anything that looked like a furniture leg.
I went to Home Depot. The furniture feet in their millwork section were not tall enough. I went to the deck section and found a post topper that was the right height. If I turned it upside down, it was perfect. One hitch: How do I make it work. Well I presented the problem to my husband. As always, if it can be done, he will find a way. And he did. I am posting how to make your bed risers look like furniture legs for as little as $15.
First we started with the feet that came with the frame:
Then he added a piece of wood on the inside and drilled a hole in it to match the screw on the deck post topper:
This is the deck post topper:
You can find it at Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/p/WeatherShield-4-in-x-4-in-Pressure-Treated-Unfinished-Pine-Ball-Top-Finial-102615/100051746#.Ue29rLzD-Cg for $3.27 each.
We screwed them in an thought it was still not stable enough so he screwed in 4 more screws from the top:
Then, I painted them to match my other furniture and installed them:
Now look at my finished product:
Exactly what I wanted. I am finishing the bedroom and will post more pictures later.