10 Best Bed Frames in 2023: Reviews & Top Picks
When most people think of a bed, they think of the mattress because it’s the part of the bed they sleep on and feel the most. The reality is that your bed frame is just as important, if not more important, than your mattress. For example, the proper bed frame provides a solid, supportive base for your mattress. If the frame weren’t there or was low-quality and provided poor support, even the best mattress wouldn’t deliver a good night’s sleep. Plus, a bed frame also offers aesthetic appeal. A well-crafted, attractive, and stylish bed frame can change a bedroom’s feel and alter how you look at your bed.
If you’re in the market for a new bed, experts recommend that you don’t put all your focus on the mattress. Below, you’ll find the 10 best bed frames in 2022, along with our top picks and reviews.
A Quick Look at Our Favorites in 2023
|Best Overall||Zinus Dachelle Upholstered Platform Bed Frame||
|Best Value||Olee Sleep 14 Inch Heavy Duty Steel Slat Anti-slip Support Easy Assemb||
|Premium Choice||Sven & Son Queen Adjustable Bed Base Frame Platinum||
|Amazon Basics Upholstered Platform Bed with Stitch-Tufted Headboard||
|Allewie Full-Size Bed Frame, Platform Bed Frame with Upholstered Headb||
The 10 Best Bed Frames
1. Zinus Dachelle Upholstered Platform Bed Frame – Best Overall
|Material:||Wood and alloy steel|
The Dachelle Upholstered Platform Bed from Zinus is our choice for the best overall bed frame in 2022. This bed frame is a timeless classic, combining wood, upholstery, and steel. It’s a low-profile platform with just over 6 inches of clearance and, except for the twin-size frame, can support up to 700 pounds on its durable wood slats and steel frame. One unique feature is that the instructions are zippered into the headboard’s fabric covering, so they never get lost. Plus, the Dachelle is easy to assemble, with all the tools you need in the box. The manufacturer states that, with two people, you’ll be finished assembling this high-quality bed frame in less than an hour. The frame also comes with a 5-year warranty to put your mind at ease while you rest your weary bones.
2. Olee Sleep 14 Inch Heavy Duty Steel Slat Anti-slip Support Easy Assembly Mattress Foundation Bed Frame – Best Value
If you need a basic but sturdy bed frame that will support your mattress and your body, this one from Olee Sleep is an excellent choice and is our pick for the best bed frame for the money. The frame is incredibly sturdy as it’s made with alloy steel and has alloy steel slats. Assembling the frame is a breeze; all the tools you need are included in the box.
One of the best perks of this bed frame is that it has a very high clearance of 14 inches, allowing you to use the space underneath for all sorts of storage. Once assembled, there’s no noise and no wobble with this rugged bed frame. Lastly, the frame supports 700 pounds, so you can use a thicker, heavier mattress if you like.
3. Sven & Son Queen Adjustable Bed Base Frame Platinum – Premium Choice
Although this bed frame from Sven & Son doesn’t come with a headboard, it’s by far one of the best if you want all the bells and whistles. In fact, it’s rated a top product on Amazon, thanks to its individual lumbar support, pillow tilt, wireless remote, dual massager, and many other features. The frame even stays level with your nightstands when you adjust it, so you don’t knock things over in the middle of the night.
The remote of this remarkable bed frame controls its 20+ features, including the anti-snore position, 3-setting foot massager, and even a flashlight. In short, if you’re looking for a bed frame that does everything except make your coffee when you wake up, this frame from Sven & Son is a superb choice. It also comes with a 10-year extended guarantee at no extra charge!
4. Amazon Basics Upholstered Platform Bed with Stitch-Tufted Headboard
|Material:||Wood and metal|
This quality-made platform bed frame from Amazon basics is a great choice if you want excellent mattress support without spending a lot of money. The headboard, sideboards, and footboard are all upholstered for a classic look that will add some class to your boudoir (and keep you from banging your shins in the middle of the night).
The frame is easy to assemble, and all the tools and hardware are included in the box. Also, the wooden plywood slats are extra-durable for outstanding support. One extra feature you will like is that the headboard is adjustable for mattresses of different thicknesses and heights. However, this bed frame is low-profile, so storage underneath will be rather limited.
5. Allewie Full-Size Bed Frame, Platform Bed Frame with Upholstered Headboard
|Material:||Wood and alloy steel|
If you want a bed frame that’s stylish, comfortable, and surprisingly affordable, you can’t go wrong with this one from Allewie. What sets this bed frame apart are the large wingbacks on either side, which give a modern style to any bedroom. The headboard, sideboards, and footboards are upholstered and have dense foam padding for extra comfort. Once assembled, the frame will be highly stable and is also made to reduce noise and movement using a unique mute bar. All tools and hardware are included in the box, but you should note that the king-size frame comes in two boxes.
6. Bme Nipe Solid Wood Deluxe Bed Frame with Adjustable Headboard
Although it’s rather basic, this pine bed frame from Bme is attractive and sturdy and comes with an adjustable headboard that fits any mattress thickness. It is a durable bed frame made from thick, solid pine, and if you get any size larger than a twin, it will support a full 800 pounds. All the tools and hardware you need to assemble the frame are included, as is a 5-year warranty. Bme also includes a unique feature which is the soundproof velcro attachment points. The solid pine slats are also spaced closely for extra mattress and body support.
7. Mr. Kate Daphne Upholstered Bed with Headboard & Modern Platform Frame
|Material:||Metal and wood|
This Daphne Upholstered Bed from Mr. Kate comes is sleek, low profile, and sturdy. The headboard is comfortable and plush, and brass-tone legs add a touch of style. The secured slat system means your bed frame will be stable when assembled, and all tools and hardware are included in the box. The frame also has a sturdy center leg for extra mattress support, and the bentwood slat system is firmly secured to the metal side rails.
8. Modway Luella Upholstered Fabric Queen Sled Platform Bed With Headboard In Walnut Beige
|Material:||Wood and metal|
Bed frames don’t come more graceful than this one from Modway. With a plush, low-profile, upholstered headboard, you’ll sleep very comfortably and won’t bang your head during the night. The frame is reinforced for extra support and can hold up to 800 pounds, which is surprisingly high considering its basic shape. Speaking of shape, the solid wood exterior frame is very attractive and modern with a retro feel. In short, it’s a sleek, low-profile bed frame that will fit any modern bedroom and give you the comfort and style you deserve.
9. IRONCK Queen Platform Bed with 2-Tier Storage Headboard & Power Outlets
|Material:||Metal and MDF|
Looking for a high-profile bed frame with some storage space in the headboard? If yes, this one from IRONCK is worth a look. Not only does it have two-tiered storage for small items and tchotchkes, but it also has two built-in standard outlets and another twi built-in USB ports. In other words, you won’t need a nightstand, and you can fully charge all your electronics while you get some shut eye.
This frame has a very sturdy metal construction with a whopping 11 legs and 13 steel plates for incredible mattress support. It also features anti-slip strips to reduce noise and slipping of the frame’s slats. That allows this sturdy frame to hold up to 900 pounds and keeps everything stable and squeak-free.
10. Plank & Beam Rustic Wood Queen Bed Frame, Platform Bed with Headboard
The last bed frame on today’s list comes from Plank & Beam and is made from solid pine from New Zealand for comfort, style, and stability. It has a contemporary look with its slatted headboard, and the under frame features solid pine slats for reliable mattress support. The frame features metal-on-metal connections to increase its stability, allowing it to support a full 400 pounds. One unique feature is the wood frame is finished with low VOC finishes to keep your family safe from chemicals. Surprisingly, each frame is dipped, not spray painted, making them all slightly different and unique.
Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Best Bed Frames
Buying a new bed frame might be easier now that you’ve seen our top picks for 2022, but there are a few factors you should consider before you make your choice.
Although this doesn’t affect the quality or materials, the size of your bed frame is critical. A twin-size frame will likely be best if the bed is for a child. A full-size frame would probably be the better choice for an adolescent, although a bigger person may want a queen. Next are king and California king, which are massive bed frames for massive mattresses.
If you like a lot of space when you sleep or two of you share the bed, a queen, king, or Cali king would likely be your best choice. Some manufacturers use slightly different dimensions on their frames, so checking to ensure your mattress and frame will be compatible is a must.
Construction and Material Quality
Bed frames come in a wide variety of qualities, from very basic and cheap to extremely high quality. Of course, the prices match the quality, so if you’re on a budget, you might not want to waste your time looking at the highest-quality frames on the market. That said, even low-priced frames can be well-made, with solid wood slats, steel supports, quality fabrics, and so forth. A well-made frame should offer excellent support and stability so that it doesn’t creak and moan every time you move around.
Upholstered Headboards, Sideboards, and Footboard
Some folks like their bed frames made of wood because they like the look and feel of it, while others want something more plush and comfy. If you’re the latter, an upholstered headboard is a must, and upholstered sideboards and footboards are a nice touch. If you go for an upholstered bed frame, be sure to check the quality of the material used and what it’s made from.
Ease of Assembly
Few things are as frustrating as a bed frame that you can’t put together easily or one that requires tools but doesn’t come with them. Be sure to check and see that the bed frame you’re purchasing has all the tools you need included in the box and states specifically that it’s easy to assemble. If not, you might spend a lot of time and frustration putting together a bed frame that seems more like a 10,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.
The Frame’s Profile
The height at which your bed frame sits off the floor is known as its profile. A low-profile bed will thus be low to the floor, while a high one will be higher off the floor. A bed frame’s profile is important mainly for storage underneath. A low-profile frame will make it difficult, if not impossible, to store items underneath. A high profile will make it easier to store stuff but more difficult to get in and out of bed.
If, for example, the bed is for an elderly person with mobility issues, a low profile would be best. A low profile might also be more suitable for a child or someone with a dog that sleeps on the bed. If you don’t have any of those issues and want lots of extra storage space, a high-profile bed frame would be your best choice.
Platform Bed or Box Spring
It used to be that every bed needed a mattress and a box spring so that the mattress would be well-supported. Today, however, most bed frames are built to support a mattress without a box spring so that you can leave that extra expense at the furniture store. If you already have a box spring and mattress, be sure to choose a bed frame that will accommodate them. If you want a bed that sits lower to the floor, a platform bed frame will be your best choice.
Adjustable or Not
Most bed frames are not adjustable once they’ve been assembled. However, if you want a bed frame that adjusts, whether, at the head, feet, or both, an adjustable bed frame will be necessary. Some adjustable bed frames come with many bells and whistles, which you may or may not want. Number 3 on today’s list is a perfect example. An adjustable bed frame will usually be much more expensive than a traditional frame.
Storage Bed Frames
If extra storage is a must in your home, a bed frame with built-in storage is a great choice. Some have drawers, shelves, and even cabinets built-in, while others allow you to easily lift the mattress to access the space underneath. Like adjustable bed frames, frames with storage are usually more expensive. You should also keep in mind that they can also be very bulky and difficult to move around once assembled.
Bed frames come in various prices based on their quality, materials, features, and more. You can find decent bed frames for under $150 and also for well over $1,500, so be sure to set a budget ahead of time to make your choice easier. On average, if you spend between $300 and $500, you should be able to purchase an excellent, durable, stable, and attractive bed frame for any size mattress.
Your bed’s frame is as important as the mattress you choose because it will provide support, stability, and, hopefully, years of use; most will easily outlast your mattress if they’re high quality. Our choice for 2022’s best overall bed frame was the beautiful, upholstered Dachelle from Zinius. Our best value for 2022 is the Olee Sleep bed frame dues to its affordability and quality. That leaves the Sven & Son bed frame our premium choice, with its various features and full adjustability. The other seven bed frames we’ve chosen for 2022 are also excellent, high-quality, stable, and easy to assemble. That makes them all great choices that will provide an excellent sleeping experience for you and your loved ones. Best of luck choosing your new bed frame, and pleasant dreams!
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- 1 A Quick Look at Our Favorites in 2023
- 2 The 10 Best Bed Frames
- 2.1 1. Zinus Dachelle Upholstered Platform Bed Frame – Best Overall
- 2.2 2. Olee Sleep 14 Inch Heavy Duty Steel Slat Anti-slip Support Easy Assembly Mattress Foundation Bed Frame – Best Value
- 2.3 3. Sven & Son Queen Adjustable Bed Base Frame Platinum – Premium Choice
- 2.4 4. Amazon Basics Upholstered Platform Bed with Stitch-Tufted Headboard
- 2.5 5. Allewie Full-Size Bed Frame, Platform Bed Frame with Upholstered Headboard
- 2.6 6. Bme Nipe Solid Wood Deluxe Bed Frame with Adjustable Headboard
- 2.7 7. Mr. Kate Daphne Upholstered Bed with Headboard & Modern Platform Frame
- 2.8 8. Modway Luella Upholstered Fabric Queen Sled Platform Bed With Headboard In Walnut Beige
- 2.9 9. IRONCK Queen Platform Bed with 2-Tier Storage Headboard & Power Outlets
- 2.10 10. Plank & Beam Rustic Wood Queen Bed Frame, Platform Bed with Headboard
- 3 Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Best Bed Frames
- 4 Conclusion