Emma Beds

Emma Beds Review UK (2022)

Written by Holly

Last updated: 01.08.2022

10 Min.

Need a new bed frame that’s stylish and convenient? 🤔

Emma UK has got you covered.

The sleek & stylish designs of the Emma bed selection will liven up any bedroom space. ✨

They’re made with supportive slats with fantastic ventilation and space-saving solutions.

Need we say more?

Dive into our Emma bed review. 👇

Emma bed frames



  • Highly supportive with a sturdy structure
  • Wooden slats that encourage optimal airflow
  • A variety of designs and materials to choose from
  • Fast & free delivery included
  • Easy self-assembly
  • Budget-friendly and high-end options
  • Sustainably sourced FSC materials
  • 200-night sleep trial & money-back guarantee
  • 2 - 10 year warranty (depending on the frame)
  • No weight limit on any of the beds


  • Assembly not available
  • Some bed frames don’t include storage
  • Some beds do not have single/small double sizes

What makes Emma beds special?

✨ Contemporary & stylish designs

🌬️ Fantastic ventilation to increase mattress lifespan

⌛ 200-night sleep trial

Our favourite Emma beds UK:


Emma Signature Bed

The Emma Signature Bed is an elegantly designed platform bed frame that allows for good airflow and excellent support.

This bed is available in dark grey or light grey platform design with a headboard, which is perfect for any bedroom.

The Emma Signature Bed is an elegantly designed platform bed frame that allows for good airflow and excellent support.

Emma Signature Bed

It's available in a dark grey platform design with a headboard, perfect for any bedroom.

FlexiSlats provide additional support for your back, shoulders, and hips, enhancing the mattress's support.

The Emma Bed comes with free delivery and a 200-day risk-free trial period.

50% OFF EMMA BED£ 299.50

  Emma Signature Bed
Materials: Metal structure, plywood panels, polyester fabric
Size: Double, king, or super king
Trial: 200 nights
Guarantee: 10 years
What makes this bed frame special? The Emma Signature bed has a 10-year-guarantee to outshine competitors.

Emma Divan Bed

The Emma Divan bed includes a solid base, headboard, and two integrated storage drawers.

You can choose between stylish dark grey fabric or angora for a minimalist look. 


The Emma Divan bed is a traditional-style bed that still looks trendy. 

emma divan bed

The Emma divan bed provides sturdy support and a firmer base for your sleep. 

It includes a stylish headboard and 2 storage drawers, an ideal place for bedding and towels. 

The divan is delivered in two pieces (three, including the headboard) and can be assembled within minutes.

The Emma divan bed also includes a 200-night sleep trial and a 2-year guarantee

50% OFF EMMA DIVAN BED£ 519.50

  Emma Divan Bed
Materials: Scandinavian softwood, polyester upholstery 
Size: Double, king, or super king
Trial: 200 nights
Guarantee: 2 years
What makes this bed frame special? Space-savers will love the integrated storage drawers and compact design. 

Emma Platform Bed

The Emma Platform bed combines sturdy wooden slats and a contemporary metal design.

The Emma Platform bed has 3 comfort zones to help improve spinal alignment.  


The Emma Platform bed has a simple design without a headboard. 

emma platform bed

The comfort zone slatted structure provides additional support just where you need it. 

The Emma Platform bed has a compact design, ideal for those in smaller spaces. 

This minimalist bed comes with a 200-night trial and 2-year guarantee


  Emma Platform Bed 
Materials: Metal structure, wooden slats
Size: Single, small double, double, king size
Trial: 200 nights
Guarantee: 2 years
What makes this bed frame special? This bed frame comes in various sizes, ideal for kids with small bedrooms. 

Emma Wooden Bed

The Emma Wooden bed is made with responsibly sourced wood and a durable slatted base.

The Emma Wooden bed includes free delivery and a 3-year guarantee. 


The Emma Wooden bed has a natural design to brighten any room. 

emma wooden bed

This eco-friendly bed has been crafted with FSC-certified materials that encourage sustainable manufacturing. 

The slatted base encourages optimal airflow as heat can disperse easily between the gaps of the slats.

The Emma Wooden bed frame also includes a 3-year guarantee and a 200-night sleep trial


  Emma Wooden Bed
Materials: Chipboard, natural oak, wooden slats
Size: Double, king, super king
Trial: 200 nights
Guarantee: 3 years
What makes this bed frame special? The Emma Wooden bed is made from sustainably sourced materials.
5-Year Guarantee

Emma Metal Bed

The Emma Metal bed has a sleek and minimalist design for a contemporary bedroom.

The Emma Metal bed includes a 5-year guarantee and a 200-night trial. 

The Emma Metal Bed has a modern look that would suit most spaces. 

emma metal bed

The Emma Metal bed includes a slatted base, which encourages natural ventilation

This helps to keep you cool and encourages your mattress to last as long as possible by controlling moisture and preventing sagging.

There is also plenty of space underneath the bed frame for storage space.

The Emma Metal bed has a 5-year guarantee and a 200-night sleep trial

50% OFF EMMA METAL BED£ 249.50

  Emma Metal Bed
Materials: Metal structure, birch plywood slats
Size: Double, king, or super king
Trial: 200 nights
Guarantee: 5 years
What makes this mattress special? We love that this bed frame combines style with convenience. 

Who are Emma Sleep UK?

Emma Sleep originally began in Germany in 2015. 🇩🇪

Max Laarmann, the founder of Emma, wanted to create an uncomplicated mattress brand that consumers could trust.

This is why the Emma mattress offers a sleep trial on all their products, even pillows and mattress protectors! 🤯


Why we love Emma UK

Emma is one of our most tried & trusted sleep brands. 💖

They have an excellent reputation (a testimony backed up by their many awards) with a keen focus on sustainability.

We’ve tested many of their products and found them among some of the best on the market. ✔️

This includes:

But what about their beds?

Why buy an Emma bed?

Many bed frames are available online, so why choose an Emma bed?

Every Emma bed includes a 200-night sleep trial.

While many mattresses include trials, getting a trial on a bed frame is unusual. 😮

This means you can fully try the bed, and if you don’t get on with it, you can send it back for a full refund. 💰

people trying beds
You can try an Emma bed before you commit to a purchase.

Emma bed frames are also much better quality than a standard cheap frame, which means they should outlive their guarantee.

And while aesthetics isn’t the most important, they are some of the most stylish frames available without compromising too much space. 🌌

What Emma bed should you buy?

Emma currently has five bed frames in the range.

But it’s not easy knowing which one to choose.

We’ll guide you through all the key factors to consider below. 👇

Divan vs. bed frame

The first choice you need to make is whether you’d prefer an Emma bed base or a bed frame. 💭

Emma has only one divan base in the range, with the other four options being a bed frame style.

So, what are some main differences between a divan and a bed frame?

Divan base

A divan base is easier to put together and has more solid support.

Divans also have storage integrated into the base itself.

You save a few inches of space in the room as a divan base is flush with the mattress.

benefits of divan base
Divan bases have many benefits.

However, divans aren’t as breathable as a bed frame.

You also must purchase a headboard separately, which usually works out cheaper than a bed frame overall.

50% OFF EMMA DIVAN BED£ 519.50

Bed frame

So, what about bed frames?

They tend to be more stylish when compared with the traditional style of a divan.

Most bed frames arrive flat-packed, making them ideal for tight spaces.

They’re also highly breathable because the gaps between the slats allow optimal air circulation.

benefits of bed frames
A bed frame could be an excellent choice.

However, they are much more difficult to put together when compared with a divan.

They also provide a softer base for your sleep and aren't as sturdy as a divan.

A divan is generally a good option for heavier-weight people, those needing storage, and those not keen on DIY. 🛠️

Likewise, a bed frame suits lighter-weight people, those who value style, and hot sleepers.



Okay, so what about storage?

These days some beds come with integrated storage options.

Our article on the best trundle beds has excellent single bed storage options for kids’ bedrooms. ✅

Bed with storage graphic
Some bed frames include integrated storage.

Consider your current bed and whether that has storage. 🤔

If you opt for a bed without storage - will you be able to relocate those items?

And if you don’t currently have a storage bed, would a new bed with storage still be useful?

Alternatively, even though some Emma bed frames don’t include storage, they are high enough to slide drawers and boxes underneath. 😃

The Emma Signature bed has the option to add up to 4 extra storage drawers.

50% OFF EMMA BED£ 299.50


Style is another important aspect of the bed to consider.

This includes:

  • The type of material (fabric, wood, or metal)
  • The colour of the bed
  • The shape of the bed

Most Emma beds are sleek and minimalist, giving your room a modern and clean look.

However, the material itself depends on your priorities.

Consider the following:

  • 🧵 Fabric beds: Soft and padded for those who like to sit up in bed and read, but they are also more susceptible to stains and tearing.
  • 🪵 Wooden beds: Less likely to stain but are uncomfortable on the head, and you may knock your legs on the corners
  • 🦾 Metal beds: Versatile to a range of room styles but often creak when you move around.

The colour you choose also depends on your bedroom decor. 🖼️

A light bed frame can brighten up a dark room, but a dark bed frame creates more of a statement piece.

We think the Emma beds below look great in any room, no matter your decor:

How to assemble an Emma bed

Emma bed frames are all self-assembled. ✅

This means you will have to put the bed together yourself (or with a friend!)

Unfortunately, there is no additional assembly option you can add at checkout.

However, Emma bed frames are relatively easy to assemble and should only take 15 - 30 mins.

The video below gives you an idea of how to assemble the Emma Signature bed:

If you’re not keen on DIY, consider the Emma divan bed instead.

Unlike Emma bed frames, this comes in two halves and just needs to be clipped together.

How much do Emma beds cost?

Emma bed frames cost anywhere between £250 - £1600. 💰

Fortunately, there are both budget-friendly and high-end options available.

We think Emma beds are reasonably priced compared to other frames on the UK market.

People celebrating savings
Emma beds are competitively priced.

Especially when you consider they also come with fantastic guarantees and a 200-night sleep trial. ⌛

Emma bed discount codes

If you’ve got your eye on a particular Emma bed, you might be eager for a discount. 🏷️

Emma Sleep has regular promotions throughout the year.

You can get as much as 50% off your Emma bed during an Emma beds sale.

50% OFF EMMA BED£ 299.50

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Sleep Hero provides you with the best online discounts.

Bookmark our discounts page to stay on top of regular Emma mattress deals and bed offers.

We also give you an exclusive Emma coupon code when you sign up for our newsletter. 💕

What size are Emma beds?

Emma beds come in standard sizes suitable for UK mattresses.

UK mattress sizes

This includes:

  • Emma bed single: 90 x 190 cm (3' x 6'3")
  • Emma bed small double: 120 x 190 cm (4' x 6'3")
  • Emma bed double: 135 x 190 cm (4'6" x 6'3")
  • Emma bed king size: 150 x 200 cm (5' x 6'6")
  • Emma bed super king: 180 x 200 cm (6' x 6'6")

However, Emma bed frames will be slightly wider and longer than a mattress to account for the extra frame around the edge.

You should consider this when checking if the bed frame will fit into your bedroom.

Most Emma bed frames are double, king, and super king. 👍

However, the Emma Platform bed is also available in single and small double sizes.


Is there a weight limit for Emma beds?

You might be wondering if Emma beds can support all body types.

We contacted the Emma support team, who advised that none of the Emma beds has a maximum weight capacity.

This means that Emma beds are suitable for all body weights.

Mattress and bed weight limit graphic
Mattress and bed weight limit graphic

However, if you are a heavier body type and are concerned about using a slatted base, we recommend the Emma divan bed instead. ✅

Divans can usually handle heavier weights as they have a more solid and stable base structure.

50% OFF EMMA DIVAN BED£ 519.50

What else does Emma sell?

Although we think the Emma beds are great, the Emma mattress is their best-selling product.

The Emma Original mattress is the UK’s most awarded mattress and made from pressure-relieving foam layers.

These comfort layers contour around your body shape and support the spine to relieve tension in the lower back and joints.


Man laying on Emma mattress

Emma Original mattress

Emma Sleep also sells various accessories, including extra breathable pillows, a waterproof mattress protector, a temperature regulating duvet, and more.

The Emma mattress topper is popular for those struggling with comfort but aren’t ready to commit to a new mattress.

Take a look at our favourites below:

How is the Emma bed delivered?

Emma beds are delivered fast and free in 1 - 3 working days. 🚚💨

Emma bed frames will arrive flat-packed, making them easy for those with tight entryways.

The Emma divan bed will be delivered in two halves with a separate headboard.

This is the easiest option for those that don’t fancy assembling a new bed. 🛠️

Emma bed sleep trial

Just like the Emma mattress, every Emma bed includes a 200-night trial.

So, what does this mean exactly?

It means you can fully test your Emma bed or send it back for a full refund.

emma bed trial
It's easy to return an Emma bed during your trial.

If you decide you don't want your Emma bed within the 200 nights, contact Emma via the returns portal, and they'll arrange a collection.

Why is a trial on a bed frame important?

When visiting a store, it's difficult to tell if a bed frame will suit the bedroom.

Often a bed showroom has special LED lighting without natural light, which can change how the bed frame or divan looks.

A sleep trial means you can physically see how your new bed frame fits into your own space before making a final decision.

Remember: A showroom has a lot of open space, meaning the bed frame could look completely different once you set it up in your bedroom.
bed in room
A sleep trial allows you to view the frame in your bedroom space.

It also means you can see if the new bed frame affects the comfort of your mattress.

Slatted bed frames create a softer feel, while divans provide firmer comfort.

Emma bed guarantee

A trial is all well and good - but how can you ensure the bed will last?

Fortunately, every Emma bed is covered by a warranty.

This protects you from manufacturing faults that may crop up long after you receive your Emma bed.

Every Emma bed has a different guarantee, so you should consider this when choosing.

Take a look at the table below for a breakdown:

Warranty length
Emma Signature Bed 10 years
Emma Metal Bed 5 years
Emma Wooden Bed 3 years
Emma Platform Bed & Emma Divan Bed 2 years

You should compare the guarantee against the cost to determine its value.

For example, if you keep your Emma Signature bed for the full 10 years, this works out at just £60 per year.

Even though the Emma Platform bed is cheaper, in the long term, it works out more expensive.

It will cost over £130 per year if it only lasts up to its 2-year guarantee.

Are Emma beds good?

We think Emma has a great selection of beds that will be suitable for most people. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

But it’s up to you to decide your budget, storage needs, style, and assembly options.

The Emma Signature bed is the most popular, while the Emma Platform bed is a great budget-friendly choice. 💰

Remember, you have 200 nights to decide if the bed frame is right for you and your space.

Here’s a reminder of the Emma bed collection:

Contact Emma UK

Customer service: To contact Emma UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at support@emma-mattress.co.uk, visit their live online chat, or complete their online contact form.

Registered office: Emma Matratzen GmbH, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 78, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Frequently asked questions:

  • Can you put an Emma mattress on a divan base?

    You might be wondering if a memory foam mattress, such as the Emma Original mattress or Emma Premium (also known as the Emma Hybrid), is suitable for a divan base.

    Memory foam and hybrid mattresses are suitable for divan beds.

    Divans are also not the best at circulating air, unlike bed frames with gaps between the slats to let heat pass through.

    As memory foam can create a warmer sleep and is not the best at dispersing heat, we’d recommend using a memory foam mattress on a slatted base instead.

  • Can you flip an Emma mattress?

    As Emma mattresses are designed with a layered structure, they cannot be flipped.

    Instead, you should rotate the mattress every 3 - 6 months to ensure an even weight distribution across the mattress.

  • What is the best Emma mattress?

    The best mattress for your sleep depends on your sleeping position.

    We recommend:

    The Emma Original mattress, made with Airgocell and HRX foam layers, is a medium on the firmness scale, making it a good choice for side sleepers.

    However, the Emma Premium, which has additional pocket spring layers and a medium-firm feel, would be an excellent option for back sleepers.

    Both mattresses also include a machine-washable cover.

    These mattresses also have low motion transfer, absorbing movement across the entire mattress, making them suitable for couples and restless sleepers.

    But this also depends on your body weight and preferences, so we can’t speak for every individual.

    That’s why the 200-night trial comes in handy!

    Our reviews can tell you more:

  • Where can I buy an Emma bed?

    You can buy any 5 Emma beds from the Emma UK website.

    For other bed frame options, take a look at the following retailers:

    • Dreams
    • Bensons for Beds
    • John Lewis
    • Furniture Village
    • Amazon

    For those looking for guest bed frames, take a look at our review on the best sofa beds

  • What is the best bed frame for the Emma mattress?

    The bed frame you need for your Emma mattress depends on the mattress material and your firmness preference. 

    Generally, memory foam mattresses are more suited to slatted bed frames.

    This is because there is better airflow

    Divan beds will not circulate air as well as bed frames so they will be more suited to an Emma mattress with better breathability, such as the Emma Cooling mattress.

    But your Emma mattress should be able to go on most bed frames. 

    If unsure, check with Emma UK or the bed frame manufacturer


After years of working in a leading UK bed store, I'm passionate about helping others find their perfect mattress. I love to write about sleep almost as much as I love to nap!

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