Best Bed Frames

Nowadays, there is so much talk about the the latest in mattress technology and innovation. You can listen to almost any radio program or podcast and you will probably hear an ad-read promoting one of the big mattress brands.

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  • Affordable
  • Can support all mattress types
  • Silent
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  • Affordable
  • Can support all mattress types
  • Can support up to 600 lbs
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  • Affordable
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Offers 13 inches of storage space
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  • Affordable
  • Can support all mattress types
  • Silent
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  • Affordable, all options are available for under $75
  • Easy assembly
  • Can be combined with any head and foot board options
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The thing that you rarely hear about, and is almost just as important as which mattress you buy, is which bed frame you decide to buy. Your bed frame will almost certainly be the focal point of your bedroom, and it plays a significant role into how long and how well your mattress will last, so the decision you make is an important one.

We at Sleeping Culture want you to make the best possible choice you can, so we picked out some of the best ones to help you.

Editor’s Choice for Best Bed Frames

Editor’s Choice
Zinus Upholstered Button Tufted Premium Platform Bed
Our top choice is the Upholstered Button Tufted Premium Platform Bed from Zinus due to its classic, stylish look, it’s great quality-to-price ratio, as well as overall level of comfort.
FEATURES
  • Stylish Design
  • Easy Assembly, all required tools are included for a quick on-the-spot assembly
  • Affordable
  • Can support memory foam, spring and latex mattresses
  • Built from quality and durable materials
  • 5 year warranty and 100 night no-risk trial

Factors To Consider As You Make Your Choice:

Durability/Quality: 

If you are going to be purchasing a new bed frame, then most likely you are going to have to spend at least some amount of money. You want to make sure the frame you buy is made from quality materials that will last, so that you will be getting your money’s worth out of it. The quality of the materials also will, over time, affect things such as creaking and mattress sagging.

Style:

This one may seem obvious, but like we already mentioned, your bed will most likely be the focal point of your bedroom and you have to live with it everyday, so make sure that you get one that fits your personal style. Luckily, these days you can find good options to fit almost every style.

Price:

Bed frames range in price from, your grandmother handing you down an old one to basically however much you could possibly wish to spend on one. Of course everyone’s budget will be different, but you want to try and hit that sweet spot where you are getting value for your money but also getting quality that will last. The options that we picked out are good examples of this.

Size:

If you already own a mattress and are just buying a new frame, then you definitely want to make sure that the frame that you choose comes in the same size as your mattress. If you are buying both the frame and mattress, then you will want to consider first what will fit in your bedroom. Also, if you are sleeping with a partner what size will we able to be comfortable in together.

Another thing to consider with size is, will you want to use the space underneath for storage? If you live in a small apartment, this space could become very valuable to you, so you might want to get a frame that sits a little bit higher off the floor. You don’t want to over do this though and buy a frame that sits so high up that you have to awkwardly climb into bed each night.

Does it Support Your Mattress?

Not all bed frames support all types of mattresses. For example, some frames require you to also have a box spring, whereas others work just as well with only the mattress. If you are buying a frame that uses wooden or metal slats to hold the mattress, you will need slats that are closer together if you plan on pairing the frame with a memory foam mattress.

Assembly:

We have all probably had that experience, when we have bought a new piece of furniture and taken it out of the box only to realize that it’s going to take the rest of your day to assemble it and a few trips to the hardware store for new tools and parts. Not all of us are master carpenters (if we were, we would probably be building our own bed frame, not buying one), so do yourself a favor and buy one that is easy to assemble and comes with all the necessary tools and parts.

Top 5 Best Rated Mattress Frames Reviewed:

Zinus Upholstered Button Tufted Premium Platform Bed

This frame is constructed with a steel core and wooden slats, but is upholstered in grey fabric, to give it a stylish and classic look that will look great in any bedroom. It is available in sizes from twin to king and also in two great looking shades of grey.  This is a great looking bed, but it won’t break the bank, as it is priced at under $300.

One great feature of this frame is its ability to support all mattress types.  The wooden slats are high quality, to support your mattress without the need for a box spring.  They are spaced at under 3 inches, giving them the ability to properly support memory foam as well as latex and spring mattresses.

Zinus ships their frames straight to your door, free of charge! They come in a single box to make it easy to move it straight to your bedroom for set-up.  All the tools are included and parts are clearly labeled, making assembly easy enough to be done by one person in under 30 minutes.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Can support all mattress types
  • Silent
  • Easy assembly

Cons:

  • Not available in California King
  • Doesn’t offer much room underneath for storage

KD Frames Nomad Plus Platform Bed

This minimalist, Scandinavian style frame is another great option that comes in at a great price. It’s made from real, sturdy wood that can easily be painted or stained to match your exact color scheme. Because of its solid wood construction, this is a very durable frame that can support up to 600 pounds!

The Nomad Plus is very similar to the Nomad 2, but it has been upgraded by reducing the distance between the slats to a distance of 2.8 inches, in order to be able to support foam mattresses, as well as spring and latex.

This frame sits 12 inches off of the ground, which allows for generous storage room. It also makes it a lot easier to clean underneath.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Can support all mattress types
  • Can support up to 600 lbs
  • Offers 12 inches of storage space
  • Can easily be finished to your color taste

Cons:

  • Not available in California King
  • Some squeaking can occur if screws are not tightened enough or become loose
  • Wood is susceptible to cuts, dings, and scratches

Olee Sleep 14 inch T-3000 Heavy Duty Steel Slat Frame

This heavy duty, simple, metal frame is Olee Sleep’s most popular bed frame. It is easy to see why, this is a great value for your money.  A king size costs only $149.99! This frame is made from heavy duty steel and is built to last while being able to support a significant amount of weight.

The frame is specifically designed to hold the mattress and bedding in place and keep them from moving around at all.

This simplistic metal design does not come with a headboard or foot board, but it is designed so that you can add one to it if you like. That allows to have you to have a great base with tons of different options to fit your exact style!

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Offers 13 inches of storage space
  • Can support up to 600 lbs
  • Frame design holds your mattress and bedding in place

Cons:

  • Not available in California King
  • Distance between slots doesn’t allow for use with foam mattresses

Zinus Ironline Low Profile Platform Bed Frame

Another great option from Zinus! This trendy wood and iron built bed frame would look great in any of your rooms. Not to mention that it’s built with the same quality that you have come to expect from other Zinus products.

The metal frame is foam padded to keep this frame silent, and the wooden slats velcro into place to keep them from slipping. Because the wooden slats are spaced at a distance of 2.7 inches apart, this frame can be used with any mattress style without the need for a box spring.

This frame sits 7 inches off of the ground. This doesn’t give you a ton of extra storage space, but it will allow you some, if you need it.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Can support all mattress types
  • Silent
  • Easy assembly
  • Trendy rustic design

Cons:

  • Not available in California King
  • Offers some storage space underneath, but not as much as some other options
  • Only available in one color option

Zinus Steel Compack Bed Frame

This bed frame is a little bit of a different option than the other ones on our list, but of course it is still a great option. The Steel Compack Bed Frame from Zinus is more of a traditional metal bed frame that is designed to be used with a boxspring and mattress combination. It is a simple, yet durable and supportive frame that can easily be combined easily with any headboard and footboard options that you might want.

Installation is a breeze with this frame, as no tools are necessary and it can be set up in as little as 10 minutes. Its sits on 9 feet and locks in place to give your bed plenty of stability.

Pros:

  • Affordable, all options are available for under $75
  • Easy assembly
  • Can be combined with any head and foot board options
  • Stable, durable and supportive
  • Available in all sizes

Cons:

  • Must be used with a box spring
  • No head or foot board included

Closing Thoughts

Buying a new bed can be an intimidating task, that almost everyone is going to have to do it at some point in their lives. We hope that we gave you some good options to think about. Our favorite option right now is the Zinus Upholstered Button Tufted Premium Platform Bed, but of course we know that not everyone’s personal taste will be the same. Even if you choose to go in a different direction, at least you know what things you should look for in your new bed frame.  Hopefully this will make the process much more enjoyable for you!

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About Kelsey Kelsey is Chief editor at Sleeping Culture. She is a proud mother of two, passionate about sleep and finding ways to live a healthier and stress-free lifestyle.

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