Best Bed Frames

The Best Bed Frames In The UK (2024)

Last updated: 26.10.2023 Reading time: 5.5 Min.

Looking for the best bed frames in the UK?

You won't be short of options since beds come in as many styles as they do sizes and price points.

Of course, a decent bed should do much more than look pretty; it should also support your mattress and help you sleep better.

With all of this to consider, finding your dream bed can become a nightmare. 😱

Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best beds to help you!

So let’s get into it.

Best Bed Frames

Our top bed frame recommendations

Sleep Hero Favourite

Emma Signature Bed

The Emma Signature Bed is an elegantly designed platform bed frame.
  • Metal structure, plywood panels & polyester fabric
  • Double, king, or super king
  • Dark or light grey 

Tell me more about the Emma Signature Bed

The Emma Signature Bed has a soft and effortless appeal, and it can be assembled in only 30 minutes.

It's available in a platform design with a headboard, providing a comfortable place to sleep or sit back and relax.

However, you can opt out of including the headboard for a more budget-friendly price. 

The bed has wooden slats to promote airflow in your mattress for breathable sleep. 

According to Emma, the slats also provide support for the back, shoulders, and hips and distribute the body weight evenly across the bed.

There are under-bed storage options available for your Emma Signature bed with 2 or 4 drawers. 

Reasons to buy

200-night trial period 

10-year guarantee

Customisable storage options 

Reasons to avoid

Limited colour options 

Self-assembly required 

Value For Money

Nectar Platform Bed Frame

The Nectar Platform Bed Frame has a classic and modest design.
  • Soft touch polyester
  • Single, double, king, super king
  • Made in the UK

Tell me more about the Nectar Platform Bed Frame

The Nectar Platform Bed Frame has a versatile look that easily blends into any room. 

Nectar claims the simple clip and lock system helps ensure assembling the bed is a quick and simple process.

The frame features well-placed slats for maximum comfort and support.

The bed frame is constructed from soft-touch polyester and offers a soft and gentle feel. 

With a generous 16 cm (6.2 inches) under-bed clearance, this bed frame offers ample storage space for those looking to maximise room efficiency.

The Nectar Platform bed frame includes free delivery within 5 working days and a 2-year guarantee.

Reasons to buy

2-year guarantee 


Compact design 

Reasons to avoid

No headboard 

No trial period

Luxury Option

Simba Orion Bed Base

The Simba Orion Bed Base is made with stain-resistant linen fabric and sturdy birch wood.
  • Sustainably sourced birch and beech, spill-resistant fabric
  • Double, king, or super king
  • Dark grey or light grey

Tell me more about the Simba Orion Bed

This elegant model shines with its comfortable upholstered headboard and unique spill-resistant finish.

One of its remarkable features is the FlexiSlat system, which offers tailored support for your body.

Crafted from 100% recyclable materials and sustainably sourced birch, it caters to the environmentally-conscious shopper. 

The Simba Orion also scores high on convenience, arriving in a flat-packed state, which is perfect for those living in cosy apartments or with narrow hallways. 

This bed is also fairly low, so not the most space-savvy option or the best for those with mobility difficulties. 

However, if you don't mind a lower bed and want a classically elegant piece to complete your room, the Simba Orion is not to be missed.

Reasons to buy


10-year guarantee 

Easy assembly 

Reasons to avoid

No integrated storage 

No trial period

Limited colour options

Best Wooden Bed Frame

Emma Classic Wooden Bed

The Emma Classic Wooden bed is a versatile option with a fresh and natural look.
  • Solid pine wood
  • Double, king or super king
  • Integrated storage available

Tell me more about the Emma Classic Wooden Bed

The Emma Classic Wooden Bed is designed to seamlessly blend into your bedroom with its aesthetic and customisable features.

Crafted from solid pine wood, this bed stands out for its durability and solid construction.

You have flexible customisation options and can choose between a wooden or fabric headboard. 

You can also have 2 or 4 storage drawers with plenty of space for your bedding, towels or spare pillows. 

The assembly process is remarkably straightforward, eliminating the need for tools or complex instructions.

Emma goes the extra mile by offering a 200-night trial, with the option of a hassle-free return and full refund.

Reasons to buy

Risk-free 200-night trial 

2-year warranty 

Flexible customisation options 

Reasons to avoid

The absence of a gap beneath the base will make vacuuming difficult 

Unavailable in a single or small double size 

Best Metal Bed Frame

Aeyla All In One Kids Weighted Blanket

The Aeyla All In One Kids Weighted Blanket is child-friendly and moulds to the body shape for a calming, hug-like embrace.
  • Quartz glass pellet filling & dual-sided cover
  • 2 kg (4.4 lbs) or 3 kg (6.6 lbs)
  • 30-night sleep trial
  • Ideal for children with autism or ADHD. 

Tell me more about the Aeyla All In One Kids Weighted Blanket

Crafted with quartz glass pellet filling, this kid's weighted blanket offers a gentle embrace that promotes calming serenity and aids sleep.

The dual-sided cover has 100% quilted cooling cotton on one side while the other boasts a super-soft, quilted, polyester fleece.

Plus, it's OEKO-Tex certified, ensuring no harmful chemicals. 🌿

Specially tailored for those with ADHD and Autism, it offers a sense of security.

Moreover, 1% of the profits go to Young Minds, and five trees in the Amazon get protected! 🌳

And if, within 30 nights, it's not the right fit, there's a no-fuss full refund policy.

Reasons to buy

Promotes calmness in children on the autism spectrum

Machine-washable at 30 °C

OEKO-TEX certified materials 

Reasons to avoid

Not the most budget-friendly 

Only suitable for children 

Best For Storage

DreamCloud Ottoman Storage Bed

The DreamCloud Ottoman Storage Bed offers ample space to keep your duvets, linen, and more.
  • Metal structure, plywood panels & polyester fabric
  • Side lift mechanism
  • Up to 536 litres capacity 

Tell me more about the DreamCloud Ottoman Storage Bed

The DreamCloud Ottoman Storage Bed is a practical addition to any bedroom.

It has been elegantly designed with a padded frame and headboard in dark grey and pale wooden legs.

The storage compartment underneath the bed is easily accessible via a side-lift mechanism and offers ample storage space for linen, pillows, or duvets. 

The bed is relatively easy to assemble, and the side lift mechanism can be attached to either side of the bed for your convenience.

Unfortunately, we found several customer reviews mentioning issues such as the somewhat confusing instruction manual and the metal of the ottoman lid clinking when they move in bed. 


However, overall, customers found the DreamCloud Ottoman extremely sturdy and reliable despite its imperfections.

Reasons to buy

2-year warranty 

Vast storage capacity 

Free delivery & returns

Reasons to avoid

Only currently available in a double size

Some customers found the instruction manual confusing 

The ottoman may make a clicking sound when lifted

Our favourite UK bed brands & online retailers

Take a sneak peek at our favourite UK online bed brands and retailers below.

Emma divan bed

Emma Sleep

Emma Sleep offers several beautiful bed frames with frequent promotions, great trials, and guarantees.


Simba Orion bed

Simba Sleep

Best known for its hybrid mattresses, Simba also produces high-quality beds with excellent trials and guarantees.


Nectar ottoman bed


Nectar bed frames come with free delivery and a 5-year guarantee.


DreamCloud ottoman


DreamCloud provides premium-quality bed frames and mattresses with hassle-free delivery services.


Dreams tv bed


Dreams offers an outstanding range of UK-made beds and free delivery.


Should you buy a bed frame online?

Buying a new bed frame doesn't have to be an ordeal.

While you might be hesitant to make a big purchase online, doing so offers significant benefits.

Let's take a look at some of these benefits. 👇

Benefits of buying online

Firstly, you'll have a lot more options online than in stores.

So, you shouldn't have any trouble finding the perfect bed frame size, style, or price.

Online purchases
Purchasing a bed frame online has many benefits.

Online retailers also tend to offer longer trials and guarantees. 👏

They understand customers may feel nervous about buying a bed without physically seeing or trying it.

And let's not forget the beauty of online delivery services.

Many companies offer free delivery and returns for their bed frames. 🚚

You also won't have to worry about how on earth to fit a large bed frame in your car, through your front door, or up the stairs!

Beds purchased online come neatly packed in boxes designed to fit in smaller spaces.

Man with thumbs up
Most beds are packed in parts to make it easier for you to get them into your home.

These bed frames tend to be lightweight.

After all, we're not all built like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. 💪

Luckily, most online retailers know this and design and package their frames so they are easy to move.

Of course, it's worth remembering that beds like ottomans are heavier than other frames when you're deciding which bed to buy.

Bed assembly
The majority of bed frames bought online are easy to assemble.

Handily, most frames sold online are also easy to assemble. 🔧

They usually come with clear instructions and take around an hour or less to build.

So you don't have to worry about being haunted by any IKEA assembly nightmares (where something somehow ends up upside down). 🤔

At most, you might need an extra pair of hands to ensure the smooth handling of larger frame pieces.

Of course, these benefits don't mean you have to shop online!

Those who prefer shopping at a physical location can find some beautiful beds at Dreams or Bensons for Beds.

Why does your bed frame matter?

Many people don't realise quite how important their bed frame is.

From sleep to style and storage, the best bed frames do it all.

Let's dive into the details. 👇

Bedroom style

A bed frame can be a showstopper.

With so many styles available, it's easy to pick a frame that makes (or breaks) the look of your bedroom.

Mattress support

And, of course, the best beds also provide essential mattress support.

This support can help extend a mattress's lifespan while also ensuring you don't inadvertently void your mattress warranty by plonking it on the floor. 🛏️

A robust and reliable bed frame equals a better-supported mattress, which in turn means a better-supported you.

If you can wake up refreshed, with fewer aches and pains, that's half the battle won!💪

Better sleep

A bed that supports your mattress is more comfortable, meaning you sleep better.

Happy woman sleeping
The right bed frame will support your mattress, meaning you can get a good night's sleep.

Slatted bases are generally more comfortable as they can bend and flex according to your movements.

While some people prefer the more solid feeling of a box spring base [1], these have become less popular over the years.

Air circulation

The right bed frame can help boost airflow. 🌬️

Better air circulation can help prevent overheating, meaning you sleep better.

It can also prevent your mattress from getting mouldy.


The benefits of a good bed frame don't end with style, support, or even sleep.

Most bed frames provide plenty of under-bed storage for you to tuck away a variety of items. 📦

Ottomans and divans are some of the best bed frames if you want something with built-in storage.

These storage beds offer hidden storage compartments for even better organisation and an uncluttered look.

Divan bed storage drawers
Divan beds often come with optional built-in drawers, which offer easy storage access.

They're the not-so-secret weapon to keep your bedroom tidy.

And research shows that a tidy bedroom can help you feel and sleep better [2]. 🛌

How to start looking for a new bed frame

The variety of bed frames available (especially with online retailers) can be a blessing and a curse.

While you should be able to find exactly the bed you want, it can be hard to know where to start. 😵‍💫

Like any decision, things get a lot simpler when you break the decision down.

Let's start with the basics.

Things to consider first:

  • Types of beds.
  • Bed components.
  • Bed sizes.

These are the biggest factors, and once you know what you need with them, you can get into the nitty gritty details to perfect your choice.

Types of beds

Most bed frames are made from wood or metal, but many also have an upholstered finish.

Beyond the traditional bed frames you might be picturing, there are also storage beds and more multi-functional options for things like guest rooms.

Don't worry if you feel overwhelmed by the range of options!

We'll give you a quick tour of the best types of bed frames so you can find the one that's perfect for you.

Let's take a look at what types of beds are available. 👇

Platform bed frames

If you're picturing a traditional bed frame on four sturdy legs, that's a platform bed! 🛏️

A platform bed provides that much-needed elevation from the ground.

But don't be fooled by the traditional tag; it's far from old-fashioned.

In fact, if your taste leans towards a minimalist style, a platform bed frame with clean lines might be your perfect match. 🎯

And let's not forget the two biggest perks of platform beds - the sleek look and the precious under-bed storage space.

Emma Signature Platform Bed
The Emma Signature Bed is one of the best bed frames when it comes to a simple, elegant design.

Some beds also come with alternative under-bed storage options.

For instance, the Emma Signature Bed has compatible under-bed drawers on rollers, which can be bought separately.

Storage bed frames

Storage beds are ideal whether you need to make the most of limited space or simply want to keep your bedroom looking spick and span. ✨

The main options for beds with in-built storage are divan beds and ottoman beds.

Typically, a divan base comes with no, 2, or 4 drawers.

A divan bed is ideal for those who have space around their bed and want easy access to their storage spaces.

On the other hand, an ottoman bed is best for those looking for the biggest storage space.

ottoman bed open
Most ottoman beds are end-opening, with storage covering the entire bed base.

While you get the whole bed base as storage, access can be more challenging since you'll need to lift the top of the bed base and mattress.

Other types of beds

While we've already covered the main types of bed frames, there are many (many) others available. 🤯

These bed frames include:

Besides cot beds (for babies) and bunk beds (for children), most of the above beds are best suited for guests rather than everyday use.

Check out our favourite guest room mattresses if you want to kit out your spare room.

Now that we've looked at the main types of beds, it's time for the next consideration: Materials.

Let's look at some of the bed frame materials you're likely to see. 👇

Popular bed frame materials

Most bed frames are made from wood or metal (or a mixture of both).

Wooden and metal bed frames are favoured because of their sturdy and dependable nature. 💪

But bed frames with upholstery finishes are increasingly popular for the added comfort they provide.

Wooden bed frames

Wooden bed frames have always had a special place in the realm of bedroom furniture.

Timeless and versatile, wooden frames come in a myriad of styles and finishes to complement everything from traditional to modern aesthetics. 🌳

The possibilities are endless, from the robust charm of solid oak to delicate pine or lightweight MDF (engineered plywood).

Wood bed frames come in all sizes and range from cheap to expensive, depending on the wood used. 💷

get laid beds wooden bed frame
Get Laid Beds appreciates design and quality.

For example, Get Laid Beds have a range of stylish bed frames made from 100% solid wood.

Metal bed frames

Metal bed frames are a compelling blend of robustness and style. 🛠️

While steel is the most commonly seen material in metal beds, you can also find inexpensive nickel models or more costly wrought iron options.

From sleek contemporary designs to charming vintage styles, metal beds cater to a broad spectrum of aesthetic preferences.

While these beds are generally solid and reliable, be warned that they can be prone to squeaking.

Also, a lack of a padded headboard can make them less comfortable for leaning or sitting against.

Overall, metal bed frames are an excellent choice for those seeking a traditional, classic look in their bedroom. 🏰

While some metal beds have a more vintage feel, this Emma metal bed offers a more minimalist look.

It's nice to know you're not tied into one style (vintage or modern), even if you want to opt for a specific material.

Upholstered bed frames

Most upholstered bed frames have a wooden or, occasionally, metal structure.

Upholstered bed frames are some of the most popular on the market today.

Simba Orion bed upholstered
Upholstered bed frames like the Simba Orion are designed to provide a soft and harmonious addition to almost any room.

Aesthetically, they can range from sleek and simple to more luxurious.

These bed frames tend to be the most comfortable, often featuring padded headboards, which make relaxing in bed a dream. 😊

Unfortunately, the fabric finish can be more prone to damage and stains.

Some brands, like Simba with their Orion bed, are fighting this by finishing their frame with a soft, stain-resistant fabric.

Now you know what types of beds are out there (for you and your visitors) and what materials are most often used, it's time to think about size. 🤔

Bed sizes

The great news is that bed frames come in a variety of sizes.

It doesn't matter whether you're in the market for the best king-size bed frames or something smaller.

Whatever you need, the variety of beds available makes it easy to find the perfect fit for your room and your needs. 🛌

Popular bed frame sizes include:

  • Small single bed frames.
  • Single bed frames.
  • Small double bed frames.
  • Double bed frames.
  • King-size bed frames.
  • Super king bed frames.

There's a bed frame size for everyone, whether it's for a snug space or a spacious master bedroom.

Mattress sizes
Most adult couples prefer a double bed or something larger.

One important thing to remember is that bed frames are typically slightly larger than their corresponding mattress size.

This slight size difference allows for the mattress to fit comfortably within the frame, ensuring a secure and stable place for your mattress to rest. 💤

It's always best to check specific dimensions when purchasing your bed frame to ensure it fits your mattress and fits in your bedroom.

Now you've got an overview of UK bed frame sizes, and we can dive a little deeper. 🏊

It's time to think about the components that make up your bed frame.

Bed components

Bed frames are made up of several components.

These typically include the bed base, legs, headboard, and footboard.

The most essential part is the bed base. 🛌

So, let's dig into what options you have when it comes to bed frame bases.

Bed frame bases

You can choose between a box spring or a slat system base. 💪

Box spring bases tend to be sturdy and robust.

Slatted bed bases, on the other hand, are more flexible and breathable.

So a slatted base (ideally paired with a cooling or spring mattress) is the best match for hot sleepers. 🥵

These bases also tend to feel springier since the slats can bend and flex, meaning better support as you move throughout the night.

Bed legs

Most traditional bed frames have four legs.

However, it's common for box frames like divan beds to have small feet instead of legs.

Longer bed legs tend to mean a higher bed frame, which is easier to get in and out of for someone those with mobility difficulties. 🧓

A bed with longer legs is also often best for people who want to maximise under-bed storage space.

You can find beds with more than four legs.

More legs provide more support, which is ideal if you're searching for the best bed for heavier people. 💪

Headboards and footboards

While not all beds have headboards or footboards, these are frequent features of bed frames.

Headboards, especially padded headboards, are great for anyone who likes to relax in bed.

woman in bed reading
Headboards are great for people who like to read or relax in bed.

Footboards can offer a beautiful and cosy look, especially on sleigh beds when there's a gentle curve at the top of the headboard and footboard.

However, taller individuals often find they feel less restricted and sleep better in a bed with no footboard. 🧍

Retailers like Dreams are great for browsing because they have such an extensive selection of bed frames, including ones with and without headboards, footboards, and even TV and tech-savvy beds.

Bedstead posts

Sometimes, a bed frame (or bedstead) will have posts instead of headboards or footboards.

These can provide an elegant and classic look and can also be handy if you like to hang items on your bed. 🧥

While most bed frames will have relatively short posts, you can take things up a notch with a four-poster bed.

Four-poster beds have much longer posts, typically joined at the top, and can have a simple, minimalist aesthetic or a more traditional look with bed hangings or curtains.

Today, four-poster beds are far less common.

If you want a four-poster bed, you can still find a few beautiful options with bed specialists like Happy Beds.

How to choose the best bed frame

Now, we've gone through the various types of bed frames (and components), and there are many!

Unfortunately, having so many options can be overwhelming.

Which leads to the question, how do you choose the best quality bed frames for your home? 🤔

We'll take you through what to consider!

Questions to ask yourself include:

  • What bed frame size should you get?
  • What style do you prefer?
  • How much do you want to spend?
  • Do you need a bed frame with storage?
  • How comfortable are you assembling a bed frame?
  • What height bed would you prefer?

Let's get straight into it. 👇

Bed frame sizes

When choosing a bed frame, size is one of the first things you must consider.

The standard spectrum for bed frames includes single, small double, double, king-size, and super-king beds. 🛏️

So you should have no trouble whether you're looking for the best super king bed frames in the UK, the best double bed frames, or something smaller.

When choosing a bed, you'll need to think about your mattress, bedroom space, and the needs of those who will be sleeping on the bed.

For instance, a single bed is best suited for children or smaller adults sleeping alone. 🧒

Couples typically prefer double beds or something larger.

Beds for couples
Your bed and mattress should give you (and your partner) plenty of space to sleep comfortably.

A king-size bed helps ensure you have ample space and comfort when one or both partners are taller or larger. 👫

If you have a small space, of course, you may need to consider a smaller bed or something that allows you to maximise on storage.

Luckily, retailers like Argos and Amazon sell a range of single ottoman beds to keep even small bedrooms clean and tidy.

Bed frame styles

Who wants an ugly bed frame?

Probably not you! ⛔

Luckily, beds come in all sorts of styles, meaning you can match your dream decor.

The material used to construct your bed frame can significantly impact the overall aesthetic and practicality of the piece.

confused graphic
It can be tough to decide between all the different bed frame styles.

For instance, an upholstered bed frame may be perfect for those seeking a softer interior design aesthetic.

Or, if you’re a fan of the Scandinavian look, a wooden bed frame might serve as the perfect centrepiece for your sleep sanctuary. 🌲

Meanwhile, a velvet bed creates a more luxe appeal.

Argos Pandora velvet bed
The Argos Habitat Pandora Ottoman Bed is a luxurious-looking but budget-friendly velvet bed.

Alternatively, a robust metal bed could be ideal if you like a more utilitarian look or are concerned about damage or stains. 🛠️

No matter the material, there are plenty of different bed frame aesthetics to choose from.

From vintage to modern, Scandinavian, minimalist, or fairytale, whatever you like, there are upholstered, wooden, and metal bed frames to match every style.

Bed frame costs

There's no avoiding the matter of price when deciding on a new bed frame.

Regardless of your budget, remember that your bed frame is an investment in your comfort and well-being, making it money well spent. 😴

Ideally, the aim is to invest in a bed frame that matches your budget without compromising on quality or style.

It might be worth allocating a little more of your budget if you're looking for a showstopper piece or something built to stand the test of time. 💰

Bed frame prices
While beds can be expensive, it's possible to find some of the best beds for cheap.

However, if funds are tight, fear not!

There's a vast array of affordable bed frames out there, which is a relief if you're searching for the best cheap bed frames. 🎉

You can opt for budget brands, like Happy Beds or Argos, or basic models from more well-renowned retailers, like the platform beds from Nectar, if you want a reliable and cheap bed frame.

Bed frame quality

While price alone doesn't equal quality, you'll usually have better luck if you take a step up from the cheapest of the cheap beds.

For instance, while IKEA beds are often a good low-cost option, they're not always reliable quality-wise.

They're best if you're looking for an easy and shorter-term solution.

When it comes to quality, it can be hard to spot at a glance (especially online). 💻

But some things can give you a better chance of finding the best quality bed frames.

These include:

  • Positive customer reviews.
  • Decent trials.
  • Longer warranties.

Trials and warranties mean you won't be stuck with the bed if it doesn't suit you or if you experience any problems.

Bed frame storage

Regarding bed frame storage, there are various options to suit your needs. 🛏️

Of course, most platform beds have enough room to simply slide items under the bed, a handy solution when pressed for space.

However, it can make your bedroom look cluttered if not managed properly. 📦

If tidiness is a priority, consider a divan with drawers or an ottoman bed for concealed storage.

Ottoman beds are champions for maximising storage, effectively utilising the entire under-bed space. 🎖️

On the other hand, divan beds with drawers offer easy-to-reach storage, ideal for everyday items.

Bed frame assembly

The thought of bed frame assembly can be daunting. 🔧

But don't worry!

Bed frame assembly
Bed frame assembly can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be.

Some brands, like Bensons for Beds, offer delivery and assembly services.

Alternatively, many bed frames are designed with straightforward assembly in mind. 🔨

Even the most DIY-averse among us should be able to successfully piece together our dream bed.

The Emma Divan Bed and Nectar Platform Bed stand out as some of the easiest-to-build options. 🙌

Bed frame heights

Beds come in all heights, but this is often overlooked.

Yet it's a feature that can significantly impact your bedroom's aesthetics and functionality.

Low-lying frames can offer a unique and elegant style statement.

However, they don’t provide as much room for storage and can be tough on those with mobility difficulties. 🏠

A higher bed frame can make getting in and out of bed easier and has more room underneath for storing those extra bits and bobs out of sight.

Choosing a bed frame to meet your specific needs

Different people have different needs.

It's critical that you consider whether you have any specific wants and needs when buying a new bed frame. 🤔

For instance, you may prefer a different type of bed if you or your partner are heavier, have mobility difficulties, or suffer from back pain.

Let's take a closer look at how your needs may impact your choice of bed frame.

Best bed frames for elderly people

Older individuals and those with mobility difficulties may find it more challenging to get out of bed.

Lower bed frames, therefore, aren't usually a great choice for older adults. 🧓

To get the perfect bed, you'll also need to take your mattress height into account.

Bed for elderly people
A higher bed frame tends to be easier to get into and out of.

Ideally, your bed and mattress combined should stand between your knee and hip to ensure you can comfortably get in and out. 😀

Adjustable bed frames can also be a great option, aiding with issues such as poor blood circulation.

Best bed frames for heavier people

Buying a new bed frame can be worrisome when you're heavier.

The best bed frames for heavy people are sturdy and stable.

Metal, especially steel frames, are well-regarded for their robustness due to their density.

You can also look for beds with more than the standard 4 legs for a more secure and well-supported base. 👍

Solid hardwood bed frames and reinforced platform beds or divan beds are also excellent options.

The easiest way to ensure your bed is safe to use is to check the maximum weight capacity.

You'll need to account for yourself, your partner, and your mattress when deciding whether or not a weight limit is enough.

Man on laptop
It's always best to check weight limits to ensure you get a bed that will keep you safe and comfortable.

You can find specialist beds for heavier people from retailers like Amazon, Bensons for Beds, or Wayfair, which offers beds with a capacity of 300 kg (661 lbs) [3].

Best bed frames for children

If you're looking for a bed frame for your child's room, there are a few things worth thinking about.

You'll first want to consider bed frame sizes.

Beds for kids
Cot beds are best for babies and toddlers, while kids' or single beds are ideal for older children.

A single bed is fine for most children, but a cot bed may be a better fit if you have a younger child.

Alternatively, something like a bunk bed, loft bed, or trundle bed may be best if you're looking to make the most of limited space.

Best bed frames for back pain

Individuals suffering from back problems should choose a supportive bed frame.

The best options usually include bed frames with ergonomically-designed slats.

For instance, beds like the Simba Orion Base provide tailored support. ✨

Adjustable bed frames can also be beneficial as they allow the user to adapt their bed frame to relieve pressure.

Whatever type you choose, remember that it's most important to choose the best mattress for back pain, as this is the product you rest on directly.

Best bed frames for sex

At some point or another, most of us have slept on a bed that creaks and squeaks its way through the night. 🐭

It's a nightmare!

Legs in bed
Loud beds can be annoying and can really spoil the mood.

Unfortunately, metal beds and older beds are particularly prone to this issue.

Low, solid bed frames are generally the best bed frames for sexually active individuals.

We suggest checking out the Emma Signature Bed if you want something sturdy and silent. 👍

Best bed frames for memory foam mattresses

The good news is that you don't need a specific type of bed frame for a memory foam mattress.

You can use a bed frame with a slatted or solid base. 👏

However, you should avoid widely spaced slats to get the most from your memory foam mattress.

Slats with gaps of less than 2.75 inches (7 cm) will keep your mattress optimally supported.

How much should you spend on a bed frame?

It's only natural to wonder how much you should spend on a bed frame.

In reality, the answer to this question largely depends on your budget and needs.

Bed frames can range significantly in price, with basic models starting at around £100, while luxury options can reach up into the thousands. 💷

However, don't let this wide price range deter you!

price performance beds
You don't have to spend a fortune to get the best beds in the UK.

It's possible to find good quality, sturdy bed frames that won't break the bank. 🌍

Check out some of the best value-for-money bed frames for a range of budgets.

The best value-for-money bed frames UK:

Bedroom sleep accessories

Even if you have the best bed frame in the world, sleep could escape you if you don't have the right accessories.

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The best sleep accessories can help you get a better night's sleep every night.

Sleep is essential for our health and mental well-being, including consolidating our memory [4]. 😴

So, what sleep accessories do you need for the best night's sleep?

Much-needed sleep accessories include:

Aside from these sleep accessories, you may also want to complete your bedroom with pieces of furniture like bedside tables, ottomans, wardrobes or a chest of drawers.

These accessories can help keep your room organised and functional. 💖

While accessories can be handy, nothing affects your sleep more than your mattress.

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The right mattress will help you fall asleep, get better quality sleep, and wake up feeling more refreshed.

Ultimately, the right mattress will ensure you get a good night's sleep every night.

Check out some of the best mattresses in the UK below! 👇

Our favourite UK mattresses:

So, what's the best bed frame in the UK?

Everyone wants a definitive answer when it comes to spending their money.

It's no wonder that you want to know which is the best bed in the UK.

Your bed supports your mattress and, by extension, you, so finding the right one is essential.

However, it's critical to choose a bed based on how it fits your specific needs and not just because it's highly recommended. 🏆

For instance, a low-rise platform bed may be the perfect match for people looking for simple elegance, but it won't be the best bed if you have limited space or mobility difficulties.

Luckily, buying a bed doesn't have to be stressful since bed frames come in all sizes, styles, and prices. 😊

And while finding your perfect match can be a challenge, we're here to help!

Take another look at our favourite beds in the UK to find one that's right for you.

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