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Platform beds are a low-profile alternative to traditional bed frames, eliminating the need for a bulky boxspring by providing a durable slat system instead. Since most mattress companies no longer offer bases with their mattresses—and because most mattresses aren’t as heavy and thick as they used to be when you were a kid—platform beds have become increasingly popular in recent years.
No matter your aesthetic—mid-century or retro, bohemian or traditional, industrial or farmhouse—there are so many stunning options to choose from. We've searched and scoured thousands of options, whittling down the list to simplify your shopping experience.
Here, the best platform beds on the market today.
Real wood, an upholstered headboard, double strength slats, and an overall timeless design make Thuma’s The Bed one of the best platform beds on the market. Each bed is made from repurposed wood, so natural imperfections, unique wood grains, and knots make each piece unique.
The low-profile upholstered headboard (which the brand has dubbed a “PillowBoard”) fuses comfort and function and is available in a natural linen or dark charcoal hue. No tools are needed for assembly—just a pair of hands to tighten two screws!
This totally customizable platform bed, courtesy of direct-to-consumer brand Floyd, is seriously one of the coolest concepts around. After choosing your bed size, you can pick from birch or walnut wood with black or white accents. Next, decide whether you want to add a slanted wooden headboard to the platform. You also have the option of adding some storage—to one or both sides of the bed.
The overall look of The Floyd Platform Bed is a little bit of mid-century meets modern with just a dash of industrial. And built in under bed storage is really a great space-saving solution, especially if you live in a tiny apartment or loft where extra storage is a must-have.
If you're looking for a super strong, durable, and well-made platform that will blend into your room without any overwhelming or distracting aesthetics, then check out the Helix Wooden Bed Frame. Featuring a very basic aesthetic, it will compliment almost any design scheme.
The only choices you have to make involve your bed frame and desired color—white or natural. Simple in design, it is made out of high-quality, 100 percent Appalachian hardwood bed rails, 100 percent solid Southern Yellow Pine slats, and 100 percent solid Appalachian Maple legs. The best part? It comes packed neatly in a box, and no tools are needed during the simple and quick assembly process.
If you're looking for a bed that doubles as a work of art, this Anthropologie design has got you covered. Inspired by a Moroccan entryway, the bed frame is sure to make a statement in any bedroom thanks to a hand-carved design.
Made of tropical hardwood, the neutral color scheme makes it easy to pair a variety of bedding options and furniture pieces. Though the bohemian style would certainly fit well with an eclectic collection of pieces, there's a matching nightstand, too, for a more uniform look.
If you want to give your bedroom a major dose of interior design power, The Inside Modern Platform Bed is your best bet. Like nearly every product from this customized upholstery brand, the bed is available in over 130 different fabric options—ranging from solid hued velvets and linens to Scalamandre zebras, cheetahs, and birds and a banana palm print that looks straight out of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
This bed also features such sleek metal legs—your choice of brass or chrome—and is available in sizes twin through California king. The Inside also offers plenty of add-ons that will match your bed, like cute throw pillows and accent furniture.
Being on a tight budget doesn’t mean you have to forgo a bed frame completely. Zinus is one of our favorite wallet-friendly furniture and mattress brands. This versatile wood bed frame features solid and stable wood slats set in a fuss-free frame for your mattress—whether it is latex, memory foam, or spring.
The budget price does come with a few compromises—like a lack of headboard and a relatively low weight limit. This pick is best for kids or singles looking to furnish their first apartment, rather than couples looking for a bed to last for decades.
Whether you are looking for something to complete your traditional or farmhouse-inspired bedroom, Birch Lane’s Charleston Platform Bed is a great budget-friendly option. This luxurious-looking bed has that Restoration Hardware look at a fraction of the cost.
It features a modernized shaker style, making it a classic and timeless centerpiece for your sleeping space. You can also sleep well at night knowing that it has a minimal impact on the environment, with all the wood (yes, real wood) coming from renewable forests. It is available in three wood tones—cherry, espresso, and walnut—to match any bedroom set.
If you want a bed to keep you as grounded as possible, Urban Outfitters Riley Platform Bed is worth a look. A gorgeous, upholstered frame with clean, cozy lines and short wood legs, it will instantly warm up your sleeping space. We love this look for a bohemian, organic, or romantic-style bedroom, thanks to its soft, rounded look.
In addition to the natural looking taupe color—which will look good with any color or pattern scheme—it's also available in a gorgeous pink hue as well as a neutral grey.
This metal-accented bed frame will fulfill all of your industrial interior design dreams. It is made out of solid Acacia wood that's been treated to give it a more rustic look, surrounded by a sturdy and sleek iron frame. It is part of West Elm’s “contract-grade” collection, meaning it is built to meet the demands of commercial use in addition to residential—basically, it's constructed to last.
Another cool thing is that each piece of the collection—which includes dressers and nightstands—is subtly one of a kind. We love it for any industrial-chic space, but it is also perfect for a loft or modern abode.
A bed frame doesn’t have to be the star of your bedroom's design plans. We are obsessed with Nectar Sleep’s The Nectar Platform Bed—a frame that is simple enough to work with any home décor style, yet features subtle stylish touches to keep it from looking like an afterthought.
It's also one of the most budget-friendly picks on the list, so you can focus your budget on your room's more eye-catching elements. It's available in three color options—white, black, or Golden Oak, a neutral and natural wood tone. You can also order a coordinating dresser, dresser top, and nightstand.
A cast iron bed is a fun way to keep your bedroom furniture from looking too matchy-matchy. This farmhouse-meets-industrial-meets-rustic style bed still has a traditional feel, but stands out against wooden dressers and upholstered accent furniture.
The super sturdy metal frame is available in four finishes—bronze, white, matte black, and gold—each one as gorgeous as the next. Even the slats that support your mattress are made of metal, so this bed is as sturdy as it is statement-making.
Casper, the mattress brand that kicked off the direct-to-consumer mattress revolution, created a bed frame that's just as impressive as their mattress-in-a-box. Crafted out of powder-coated aluminum, this clean, modern, and utilitarian piece of furniture is built to last for the long haul.
While the bed is sold as just a base, for an additional cost you can add a matching headboard in white, slate, or oak premium wood finish, and even a nightstand, available in both white and slate. Oh yeah, and it is super easy to assemble, so you won't need a nap once your bed is finished.
Looking for a statement-making bed frame to build a whole room around? Article’s Nera Bed—an aesthetic blast from the past—looks like something you would find in Don Draper’s Manhattan penthouse. Constructed out of a stunning veneered American walnut, this 2-in-1 piece combines your bed and your nightstands into one seamless design.
Other thoughtful touches include a wire nook where you can thread your phone charger through and undermounted, soft-close nightstand drawers. If you are as obsessed with this collection as we are, you can complete the look with other bedroom pieces—including a gorgeous dresser or media unit.
You'll never feel the need to upgrade from this high-end bed frame, courtesy of Rove Concepts. The Chloe’s upholstered frame and headrest (with a cool, wooden "halo") have a classic look that's available in a range of textures and colors, from black velvet to off-white felt.
The headrest is gently tufted and the base itself is generously padded to give your bed a soft, cozy vibe (and prevent you from stubbing your toe or banging your shin in the middle of the night). The platform sits inside of the cushioned base, which helps keep your mattress from sliding around when you get into or out of bed.
A fully upholstered leather bed? Yes, please. This truly unique piece of furniture courtesy of Castlery will make a sophisticated statement in your sleeping space. It's made of top grain cow leather, treated and dyed a timeless saddle brown that we can’t stop crushing over.
The bed sits almost flush to the floor, and overall has a rustic feel to it. It's also super comfortable, featuring a curved backrest and padded headboard that make late night reading to TV watching more enjoyable. If leather isn’t your thing, this style frame is also available in a light grey fabric at a lower price point.