Lap of Luxury
For just about $500, you can dress up your sleeping space with a sophisticated upholstered bed. Covered in charcoal gray microfiber/microsuede fabric, the bed frame is perfect for a contemporary or transitional room. Reviewers cite its ease of assembly and rave about the strong slats of its platform frame. Available from Wayfair in queen ($460) and king ($570).
Bed with a Bench
It’s a delightful bonus when one piece of furniture can serve more than one function, saving you both space and money. This upholstered bed frame is just such a twofer, with an integrated bench that extends seamlessly from the foot of the bed. The chic bed with a padded, tufted headboard is available in gray or beige to suit a range of color schemes. Available from The Home Depot in full ($420 beige; $460 gray) and queen ($540 beige; $478 gray).
A Rustic Touch
Finding a wooden bed frame that’s sturdy and affordable may seem like an elusive dream, but don’t give up just yet! This solid wood bed frame might very well fit the bill. Made from reclaimed pine with a warm, caramel brown finish, the bed has a rustic feel that makes it a great choice for a cozy country bedroom. Available from Wayfair in queen ($440) and king ($690).
Clean Lines and Light
This steel panel bed frame is a real treat for late-night readers. Adjustable LED task lighting on both sides of the bed lets you relish your page-turner without disturbing your sleeping partner. Available in black, bronze, or gray finish, the bed features smart and stylish design that belies its affordable price tag. Note that this bed frame requires a box spring. Available from Wayfair in queen ($400).
Made of manufactured wood with a melamine laminate, this bed frame looks like it was crafted from light, slightly weathered wood. The neutral tones give the bed a calming, soft appearance that make it ideal for a beach-themed bedroom, a contemporary farmhouse aesthetic, and everything in between. This panel bed frame requires a box spring. Available from Wayfair in twin ($340), full ($340), queen ($340), king ($450) and California king ($450).
Sleek and Chic
If you like the look of an upholstered bed frame but want something with a slimmer appearance, consider this low-profile platform bed. Its spare, refined elegance and neutral dark gray fabric work well in a variety of settings. Available from Wayfair in full ($240), queen ($274), and king ($278).
Make It Your Own
This powder-coated steel bed frame in an antique bronze finish offers a clean slate that can be easily styled to make it your own. Dress it up, dress it down, make it manly, or aim for frilly and feminine. Whatever look you're going for, this platform bed will blend right in. On top of that, reviewers report that the sturdy design is quick to put together! Available from Hayneedle in full ($246) or queen ($207).
While some metal bed frames can look industrial, this one gives off a mellow, romantic vibe thanks to the heart-shaped design on the headboard and footboard. Though it looks light and airy—and comes in at less than $200—this bed frame earns five stars from reviewers who praise the absence of wobbles or squeaks. This bed frame requires a box spring. Available from Wayfair in queen ($190) in matte black, matte dark gray, or white finish.
For the Minimalist
Basic doesn’t have to be boring. This platform bed’s tapered, splayed wood legs and cool vinyl upholstery in choice of azure, beige, black, gray, or white strike a polished note. The solid wood frame and sturdy support slats mean that no box spring is needed for this slick pick. Available from The Home Depot in twin ($92 to $119), full ($125 to $134), or queen ($138 to $144); price varies according to color.
Back to Basics
A simple and affordable bed frame doesn't have to look cheap or lack in quality. Available in heights that range from 6 inches to 18 inches, the basic frame can support memory foam, spring, and hybrid mattresses, and can even be used with a box spring, if you prefer. Reviewers laud its quick assembly and solid build. Available from Amazon in twin ($77), full ($103), queen ($108), or king ($133) for the 6-inch height; price varies by height.
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