That being said, for this list of some of our favorite bed frames out there, we haven’t had a chance to test all of these directly. But we really think finding something affordable and stylish should be your first priority, and from there find ample flexibility to experiment right in your own home. All the options we’ve listed below have generous return policies that allow you to sleep on them yourself, do a creak test, and get a feel for whether a few nights on it would cause the bed slats to crack. stuck like a sinkhole in the middle. Many of these also have outstanding warranties, in case something wobbles over time.
If you’ve been through a life of mattress and box springs, it’s time to upgrade to something a little more mature. Even if you like the look of a low-to-the-ground tatami futon bed, many of these frames will help you achieve the same look without you having to sleep directly on the ground. Without further ado, the best bed frame to upgrade your sleep setup.
Best bed frame overall
Here GQ The Home Award-winning Thuma bed frame is one of those rare breeds that comes in all three categories “high quality”, “affordable” and “easy to put together”. That’s why it’s our top pick for a mid-budget, over-the-top pick. Aside from the well-stained solid wood construction and decent fabric bedding (there are a few different color options for both), it’s also a pretty decent price point. For those who want to outsource this construction work to Taskrabbit, Thuma can also assemble the assembly as easily as promised — it took a GQ employee about 30 minutes to put the bed together, no brainstorming required. river. The frame and its dual bearing bars lock into place to prevent them from moving (and squeaking), and the bed itself features solid, recycled wood, plus cork padding underneath, as so it won’t scratch your bedroom floor. The finished product is motion-stable, carefully designed, and extremely sturdy.
Best storage bed frame
If you’ve ever wanted a bed a bit like a convertible, the EQ3’s state-of-the-art “Marcel” bed is the option worth considering for your current crisis life. Instead of a cupboard-style system for storage from below, the Marcel can lift up like a Murphy bed to tuck all your unnecessary furniture and linens where the sun doesn’t shine. This design is so ingenious that we recognized this year’s Our Home Awards, with the only highlight being that it’s made from synthetic core wood, finished with varnish (not all wood). Monolithic).
Best Upholstered Bed Frame
The hormone experts at Shinola make a beautiful upholstered bed for those who want something upholstered that doesn’t look like they’re acting in a shabby chic home. Runwell is the perfect blend of wood and fabric, combining solid walnut with delicate linen and softening all corners with eye-catching curves. It supports a box spring or just a mattress thanks to a sliding support system anchored by a box and square board.
The best sled-style bed frame
The ski beds were huge in the 19th century, but there are some modern versions that don’t feel like they’re time-traveled from someone’s country estate. The CB2 Drommen is just one: a bestseller from the brand, made from angled acacia wood. Our testers loved the soft linen fabric of this bed’s upholstered headboard (which is amazingly resistant to dirt after years of use), the creak-free design, and the quality frame. high enough for the price. Plus, the bed doesn’t use any sliders at all, which equates to a wonderfully easy assembly. Simply slide your bed on top! Due to the sloping headboard, its length is a bit wider than average, so we recommend those with ample space.
Best metal bed frame
Olee’s steel bed frame is one of those weird metal options we’ve seen that actually has a complete steel bar system rather than a small support bar holding everything together. That means it’s more stable and less likely to make you feel like you’re emerging from a sinkhole each morning. Good Amazon shoppers often disagree, but here’s what they do: This thing is solid as hell and very convenient as it comes with all the tools you need to assemble and tighten it.
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Australian designer Sarah Ellison is best known for her dreamy furniture that is all soft curves, warm woods, puffy textures and earthy tones. Replacing traditional legs with spheres, her space Yoko bed frame makes the bed look like it’s floating somewhere on the ground, supported by a large barless plank. Now you can finally tell them, “This is where the magic happens,” and mean it.
Best budget platform bed frame
Platform bed purists look no further than this no-frills, Scandinavian no-frills birch frame from Helix, it’s everything you want — a well-made throne for a thick mattress yours — and there’s nothing you don’t do. There’s no option to add to the headboard or anything, but for under $600 you don’t need to know much other than that it’s solid, totally inexpensive, and offers a 100-night sleep test (and return it) if you don’t absolutely love it. Plus, putting it together doesn’t require any tools — just some spare time.
7 other bed frames we like
If you’re online in any way, algorithmically you probably haven’t missed Floyd’s elegant, low platform bed. The crown jewel of Instagram-targeted ads owes much to Donald Judd’s minimalist aesthetic: It uses a screwless, rodless design based on a few wooden planks held together by support straps. fabric and attach to some steel pins on the bottom. Assembling is a lot easier than any of the old IKEA steps. Online reviews vary — some like peeled wood and sometimes flimsy support straps — but if you’re looking for a trendy option to take with you to your next five apartments, it’s hard to imagine a more premium product combination in terms of aesthetics, ease, and price (even if Floyd isn’t an A+ car in any single category). The company currently offers the option to purchase your own wood and assemble it using Floyd hardware, but if you’re determined to buy a complete bed set, we only recommend looking to see if someone is selling an older version. online . Or, at least buy one when it’s on sale.
Burrow is better known for their couches than their sleeping arrangements, but the brand’s sturdy sofas show they know a thing or two about a good foundation. And the Chorus bed has the right cues. With a low frame – made from solid hardwood and anchored with Japanese-inspired wood – plus ‘grammable chubby feet (aw!), it’ll give you some style and a reliable throne for your bed and blanket. That’s just the thing if you want something less stressful, less cluttered, and not redundant. If you want a little embellishment, there’s even the option to upholster the headboard in fabric or wood.
There’s never been a better time to get in a circle, and if you’re the type to be careful in the wind with a pristine white canvas and a Tide pen, Diana might be calling your name. The wrap’s curved slopes resemble a cloud, with several solid oak legs holding it to the ground. It’s definitely harder to clean, but it might just be something you need to spruce up an empty bedroom you don’t frequent.
If budget isn’t a concern, design studio Sun at Six makes one of the best low-profile options with a built-in headboard. The workshop is a family business, guided by the traditional Chinese furniture trade and using oil-based white ash that is resistant to stains and damage to transport flat-packed goods. Combined with the frame that hugs your bed inside like a throne, the round, chubby legs give the bed a funny, childlike feature. There’s even an option to buy it in black directly from the website if you want something a little more vibrant.
For those on a shoe budget, Tuft & Needle also makes a durable steel bed frame (the traditional kind of support bar) to stack a box spring and a mattress on top. It is designed to fit together like puzzle pieces without any tools required to assemble and the reviews seem to be mostly positive. It’s a little more expensive than the Olee above (and doesn’t have the notches), which is why it’s still our top pick. But if you’re already a Tuft & Needle fan, then maybe you should buy some bedding and bed frames at once.
Brooklyn-based design studio Akron Street (the maker of one of our favorite desks) is always a winner for well-crafted, modern pieces of furniture that won’t look like Everyone else’s Ikea collection or Alvar Aalto’s knockoffs. It makes for two beds — both in a platform style — but we like the extra storage options under the bed on this one that let you get rid of sweaters and bedding in its parts. No worries about moths attacking your precious cashmere or building dust bunnies. under the bed. The only downside is the less forgiving return policy. If it’s not brand new in the box, buddy, you’re stuck with it!
‘Zon may not be your first choice for a direct-to-door bed frame, but retailers are offering an average platform bed from KD Frames, a woodworking company based in Athens, Georgia (go dawgs). Scandi style design using fully kiln fired wood is low profile and budget friendly for a first apartment. There’s even the option to add separate storage drawers so you have more space to hide your mess.
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