Dear Apartment Therapy readers: I've got a question for you. Do you own a box spring? I'm looking for a new bed and it seems like box springs might be a thing of the past. With major retailers like West Elm, IKEA, and CB2 all featuring platform style beds, I'm wondering if I need a box spring at all.
I tested mattresses last weekend, and the salesman informed me they no longer sell mattresses and box springs as a set. He also said that box spring sales have gone down a significant amount in the last two years due to the popularity of platform beds.
So, do you own a box spring? If so, what are the benefits? Do I really need a box spring with a modern platform style bed?