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BEST BED FRAMES

Nicky P.

Last updated: 11.05.2021 5.5 Min.

The bed frame is the final piece that completes your whole set, keeping your box spring and mattress in one place, and adding an aesthetic appeal to your bedroom as a whole.

There are a wide variety of bed frames available.

You’ll find dozens in different materials, different colours, and different aesthetic designs.

Some offer headboards, some offer storage units, and some are as minimalist as they come.

In this article, we’ll guide you through how to choose the perfect bed frame for your needs and offer our recommendations of the best bed frames available in the UK.

Best Bed Frames
  • Overview
  • Key criteria
  • Other accessories
  • Best pillows
  • Materials
  • Conclusion
  • Our selection of the best mattresses

Our top recommendations

  • Emma
    Original Bed
    Emma Price from £ 859
    The Emma Original Bed is an elegantly designed platform bed frame that allows for good airflow and excellent support.
  • Nectar
    Headboard Bed Frame
    Nectar Price from £ 319 (£ 399 )
    The Nectar Luxury Headboard Bed Frame has a classic, retro-inspired look for a timeless feel.
    Price from £ 319 £ (399 )
    £ 319 20% OFF NECTAR HEADBOARD F.
  • Eve
    Eve Minimal Bed Frame
    Eve Price from £ 369
    The Eve Minimal Bed Frame combines a classic minimalist design with top quality birch.
  • Eve
    Modular Platform Bed Frame
    Eve Price from £ 291 (£ 449 )
    The Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame, inspired by Japanese minimalism, consists of a simple, low-height four-legged box spring.
    Price from £ 291 £ (449 )
    £ 291 35% OFF EVE MODULAR BED
Emma Original Bed

Emma Original Bed
Price from £ 859

Emma Original Bed

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

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

All about the Emma Original Bed

Emma Original Bed

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

It's available in an elegant 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.

Emma Original Bed

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Nectar Headboard Bed Frame

Nectar Luxury Headboard Bed Frame
Price from £ 319 (399 )

Nectar Luxury Headboard Bed Frame

The Nectar Luxury Headboard Bed Frame has a classic, retro-inspired look for a timeless feel.

This retro-inspired bed frame offers a simple padded look with pale wooden legs.

All about the Nectar Luxury Headboard Bed Frame

Nectar Luxury Headboard Bed Frame

The Nectar Luxury Headboard Bed Frame is a timeless bed frame to suit any bedroom.

It features a simple padded frame, covered with smart grey hopsack, and pale wooden legs.

The headboard is buttoned for a modern style.

The Nectar Luxury Headboard Bed Frame is a perfect fit for the Nectar memory foam mattress.

Nectar Luxury Headboard Bed Frame

20% OFF NECTAR HEADBOARD F.

Eve Minimal Bed Frame

Eve Minimal Bed Frame
Price from £ 369

Eve Minimal Bed Frame

The Eve Minimal Bed Frame combines a classic minimalist design with top quality birch.

Rounded birch legs, solid birch back, and everything coated in exquisite white - the Eve Minimal Bed Frame is classic and stylish in one.

All about the Eve Minimal Bed Frame

Eve Minimal Bed Frame

The Eve Minimal Bed Frame combines solid birch with a fresh coat of white paint to bring you a simple design that's chic and stylish.

The frame has over 20 sprung birch plywood slats to support your back and allow your mattress to breathe.

The Eve Minimal Bed Frame comes with a 5-year guarantee.

Minimal Bed Frame

20% OFF £500 WITH 'MAY20'

Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame

Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame
Price from £ 291 (449 )

Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame

The Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame, inspired by Japanese minimalism, consists of a simple, low-height four-legged box spring.

This bed sits lower than traditional beds to offer a simple and no-fuss look.

All about the Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame

Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame

The Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame, inspired by Japanese minimalism, is a four-legged box spring with steel frame.

The bed is lower than traditional beds

The feet are positioned to hold the mattress in place and widely spaced slats allow your mattress to breathe.

You can purchase the Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame with or without accessories (headboard, shelf at the foot of the bd, two attachable small side shelves).

Eve Modular Platform Bed Frame

35% OFF EVE MODULAR BED

Key criteria for choosing your perfect bed frame

There are a few key criteria you can follow to help you select the best bed frame for your bedroom.

Consider the below:

Dimension

Is the bed frame for an adult or a child? Is it meant for one or two people? What size mattress do you have?

These are all important questions to ask as your bed frame would have to match your sleeping requirements.

Of course, a primary factor to consider is the size of your room as well.

There is no need in contemplating a large 200 x 200 cm bed frame if your room won’t accommodate that.

Style and aesthetic design

Do you want a headboard? Do you prefer a minimalist style? Do you want a storage unit?

You can look for bed frames in a variety of different styles and designs.

Material-wise, you can look for solid wood, upholstery, or even metal.

Different materials will provide a different look and ambience to your room.

You can also select different types of styles.

For children, you can opt for bunk beds, cabin beds, or even pull-out beds.

For adults, you can choose platform beds, four-poster beds, storage beds, and so much more.

There literally is a world of choice available.

What else do I need for my bed frame?

You can choose to purchase a bare bed frame or one equipped with everything you’d need.

Other essential accessories to complete your bed frame include:

Box spring or slats

This is where you’ll place your mattress on top off.

You can choose a base with slats, usually part of the bed frame, or you can opt for a box spring.

In some cases, the best type of base will be influenced by your choice of mattress.

Headboard

You certainly don’t need a headboard but it can complete your whole set-up.

Headboards add a certain elegance to your bed frame.

They are available in a variety of different styles and can be made of different materials.

You can choose quilted fabric, velvet, leather, wood, or metal.

The important thing is to go for a design that matches your room.

Storage drawers

While some bed frames are designed as storage beds, you can also add storage drawers underneath your bed frame.

These are great to store duvets, blankets, pillows, and more.

You'll need to choose drawers that would fit underneath your frame, so definitely don't consider these before you've decided on a suitable frame.

Best pillows

Looking to upscale your bedroom as a whole and invest in some great new pillows?

Check out our selection below.

Which material should you choose for your bed frame?

There are dozens of different materials available for bed frames. And there are sub-categories within each of these.

The most common types of bed frames include wooden bed frames and metal bed frames.

Wooden bed frames

If you choose a wooden bed frame, you’ll have to think about whether you want solid pine, oak, teak, bamboo, or something else entirely.

Are you okay with choosing a wooden frame that needs to be varnished?

Do you want a no-fuss frame?

Do you prefer a wooden frame that’s covered in fabric?

These are all questions that are worth considering before your purchase.

Wooden bed frames offer a timeless feel. They can be robust and elegant.

Metal bed frames

If you go for a metal bed frame, you can choose between steel, aluminium, iron, brass, and more.

A wrought iron bed frame remains a classic and works well for children and adult bedrooms.

These are often simpler frames, more minimalistic, that are less imposing than wooden frames.

Conclusion

There are dozens of different bed frames available and there isn't necessarily a wrong choice.

Ultimately, the right bed frame for you depends entirely on what aesthetic design you'd like to go for.

As always, though, remember that you're wanting to make a quality investment, so choose something that's likely to last you a long time.

Our selection of the best mattresses

Once you’ve decided on your desired bed frame, it’ll be time to fit it with the perfect new mattress.

Take a look at our top recommendations below.

Nicky P.

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We can highly recommend these best-selling mattresses.

Emma Original
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Emma Price from £ 269 (£ 449 )

Get 40% off the Emma Original, an award-winning soft & comfortable mattress that's suitable for all.

Simba Hybrid
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Simba Price from £ 456 (£ 609 )

Get 25% off the Simba Hybrid mattress, a high-quality pocket sprung memory foam mattress with Simbatex synthetic latex layer.

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