Upholstered bed quality
We are in the market for a new bed, and know that we want an upholstered platform bed like this Room & Board Hoffman bed. The price is about $1800 in the fabric we want.
I see similar beds on One King's Lane, Wayfair, Overstock, etc. but have no idea how to ascertain quality (unlike the rugs I've recently purchased from Overstock - two of them, but both are "name brands" - one Safavieh and one Barclay Butera - and anyway, rugs aren't like furniture in terms of assessing quality).
Are we better off spending the money on a Room & Board bed (made in North Carolina, if that makes any difference), or are less expensive platform beds equally good? What makes a bed "well-made"?
Also, is a "bunky board" necessary for a slatted platform bed?