Find the best bed frame in 2017

With numerous bed frames available, one can have a hard time settling on one model. This guide is here to cover the ins and outs of various models, from storage to divan bends, I cover them all. According to different studies, a person spends roughly a third of his life sleeping, therefore it is important that you make the right decision. Wondering in how many hours that translates to?! From birth to his natural death, a person spends circa 200,000 hours in his bed. If you don’t want to feel exhausted every morning for the rest of your life, then you better choose the best possible bed! To begin with, one needs to decide on the type of bed frame would suit him the best.

01. Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed

Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform

Our top choice is a Zinus platform bed, bringing to your bedroom that classic style. It’s strong, reliable and comes with a wooden slat support for your spring, memory foam, latex, or hybrid mattress. The product is shipped in a smart way so that it can be easily handled and carried around. It comes in one carton, where every component is carefully placed, so it stays safe during shipping.

As a result of its price, you might be worried that the quality you are expecting might not be there. One is going to be surprised how well the frame is built, and I can assure you there are no creaking or cracking. Assembling the entire thing was a total delight! You won’t have troubles in finding all sorts of fiddly pieces, as everything comes beautifully packed inside the headboard. Assuming you are average when it comes to putting together things, it shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes to finish assembling everything. Get some help from family or friends, and you would be done in less than 30 minutes.

It does come with full instructions in case you need them, but to be honest, everything is straight to the point, and they are not needed. I know that ordering a bed online is not something ordinary. While reviewing this product, I had the tufted queen size bed frame. This platform allows for high underneath storage in case you need it. To be honest, that would take away all the beauty that comes with the bed. I don’t recommend doing that.

The manufacturer is confident enough to provide five years warranty on all the models. When this happens, you know the money are well spent. Depending on your needs, the bed comes in different sizes: full, queen or king. Unfortunately, there are not many colors to pick unless you spend a little more. The difference is not huge, but if you are really on a tight budget, then the standard grey color is perfectly fine. The bed will easily blend in while giving the room a stylish design.

As a short conclusion to our first review, let me say  that you won’t find a better alternative for the money right now. Apart from the lack of colors, there are not many downsides I can think of. The product is shipped safely, really easy to assemble and does the job fine. On the positive side of things, this frame can make your bedroom look a lot better. You can check out the rest of the models from the same producer if you are looking to get a faux leather platform.

02. Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation

Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation

Our second best mattress base is manufactured by Zinus as well, and compared to the first one, this one is better suited for those on a budget.It is a metallic frame, and it might not be the best out there, but it will surely do the job. This one has its advantages, as well as its downsides compared to our winner.

Between the floor and the bottom of the mattress, you are going to have approximately 14 inches which can make for a perfect place to store items. From this point of view, this one is better compared to the previous mattress base from Zinus. But will this look better? We are going to discuss more when we get to how good is looking. If one is concerned how durable this is going to be, then let me say that metal will last you long enough to start hating it. You are going to get to a point where you wish it would break so you can make a change in the bedroom.

As with the rest of Zinus frames, one is going to get a free five years warranty for peace of mind. You can use any mattress or bed linen you like, thanks to its versatility. I am amazed how many features you get with this smart base thinking how cheap it is compared to other alternatives. No wonder is a bestseller in its category on many websites.

However, if you want something that is going to bring style, then this is not the right choice, and one should be prepared to pay more. I know, we can’t have it all! At the end of the day highly depends on the needs. Want something practical and cheap? This should be the go-to product. Want something more stylish? Go for our number one recommendation or keep reading and you will surely find something to suit your tastes. There is no color selection, as they all come in black. However, is not the same when it comes to size selection.

There are six sizes to choose from, ranging from twin to California king. They all are made to endure any stress you might be put them to and the difference in prices is minimal. When it comes to assembling the product, there is the option to pay extra and have an expert assembling it. In my humble opinion, this is not needed as even my dog could do it if he knew how to read. You will be provided with the necessary tools to assemble the frame yourself. The entire assembly process should not take longer than 30 minutes and in case you find it difficult, the manufacturer threw in all the instructions needed.

Overall, this is a great mattress platform for those on a budget and when you decide is not needed anymore, you can pack it and store it away. It won’t need too much space. If you are short of space, one can even donate it as the initial price wasn’t that much.

03. Zinus Deluxe Faux Leather Upholstered Frame

Zinus Deluxe Faux Leather Upholstered Frame

Our third recommendation is for those who are looking for something clean and modern at the same, with strong mattress support. It might not fit everyone’s budget, but it is totally worth the investment if you have space and can afford it. Even if there is no metal in its structure, let me assure everyone that this is as sturdy as a metal platform.

Unfortunately, this one does not allow for the same storage space as our second review does, but there is still plenty of room to fit multiple storage boxes underneath. However, the ones higher than 7,5 inches won’t fit. On a positive note, this one is better at hiding stuff thanks to its lowered sides. Overall, it still does allow for easy access when needed.

Unlike the previous base, this one comes with a headboard which will totally change the design of the room. Furthermore, it is made of faux leather to give that luxurious look. There is no color selection, but the standard espresso tone is perfect! Compared to our first review, this one might be easier to maintain thanks to its texture. Upholstery can easily get dirty, and after repeated cleaning, it can lose its color and the fabric can get damaged. On the other hand, faux leather is a lot easier to maintain and clean when needed. However, you can use pillows to protect the headboard from getting worn.

One can choose from four different sizes, twin, full, queen or king. You are sure to find the right dimensions for your room. The product comes with a free warranty, which is pretty much standard with any purchase made. One is going to finish assembling the entire thing in no time if you have some experience. If not, there are clear instructions which you can follow, and you shouldn’t face any difficulties. Lastly, if you are awful at DIY things, or perhaps can’t find the time, there is the option to pay extra and get expert assembly. The company will send someone over and ensure your frame will be assembled correctly.

Shipping has been made simple and safe, so one doesn’t end up with a damaged product. As a closing thought, this is an excellent pick for those that want to have a more stylish bedroom and have a bigger budget.

04. Zinus Essential Upholstered Platform Bed Frame

Zinus Essential Upholstered Platform Bed Frame

This mattress platform is for those who are not that much into headboards, but at the same time would like something stylish and which can make their bedroom look better. I know how some people truly don’t like the metal frames, and this can compensate for an excellent alternative while keeping the price low. Is not something spectacular as faux leather for example, but it can transform the room into something more unique and make the sleeping environment more pleasant.

The materials used to build this bed platform are wood and upholstery, so there is no risk of corrosion. One does not need to worry about the strength of the base, as the manufacturer assures it is sturdy. If you have any problems, there is a free five-year warranty which can be activated anytime. You can pick from different sizes, queen, full or king, depending on how much available space there is. Not many colors to choose from, but the gray shade of the product doesn’t look that bad to me.

This frame is a low profile model, as seen from the picture. I know you will not be able to store too many things underneath, but I like the look of it more over a higher base. The product is carefully packed and shipped using FedEx, so you have accurate tracking information permanently. The box it comes in is relatively small, and one can find all the bits and bobs carefully packed. Assembling should not take very long as there is clear guidance from the manufacturer. An average person should finish in roughly half an hour. For extra money, one can choose to have an expert putting it together, but in all honesty, this is not worth it.

Being made of upholstery, you won’t be hitting your legs all the time thanks to the soft material. Regarding storage, there is adequate space underneath to store some boxes. In my opinion, this will affect the look of the room and take away the elegance. A cool feature of this mattress base is that it has sticking tape that comes off and when placing the mattress, it is going to keep it in place.

The outer texture looks beautiful and being padded, is safer for babies. Overall, it can be a great addition to the room, and for this price, there are not many alternatives ticking all the boxes.

05. GreenForest Twin Size Metal Bed Frame

GreenForest Twin Size Metal Bed Frame

Last recommendation is for those who like to sleep at height. This bed base offers a headboard, as well as footboard which is something new in our guide. It’s made entirely of steel, and it is sure to last for many years to come. Comes in just two sizes, twin, and full size. The lack of variety in sizes is what dragged it down to the fifth place. The metal carves situated on headboard and footboard is what gives this bed a distinct look, making the room appear more classy.

The entire structure has been powder coated, ensuring you won’t face any corrosion problems in the future. Just like other alternatives, this base comes packed in a box, and you would have to assemble it manually. There is no option for expert assembly, which is another downside of this model. Some people do not have the time to put it together by themselves or perhaps are not very good at DIY projects. Luckily, there is clear guidance from the producer to aid in putting all the pieces together.

Compared to similar metal models, this can take a bit longer to assembly. Once you receive and open the packaging, you might be surprised seeing how many pieces you need to put together. But you would be surprised that it is going to take less time than you thought. As you might guess, within this price range there are not many colors to choose from. This model comes in black, which can be an impediment for many. Out of the five bed frame reviews, this offers the most storage space underneath.

As with any metal bed base, you need to be careful when walking past so you don’t hit your legs. Our previous review is a lot safer from this perspective. If you have a baby, I strongly suggest not getting this one as he can easily get hurt. If one can live with the color and size, then this can make for a sturdy choice against a wooden alternative for example. And to be honest, you can’t ask for a lot more considering its price range.

Wooden frames

If you are looking for a natural and more rustic type of bedroom, a wooden frame is what appears to tick all the boxes. The room will look warmer, than if you decide to go for a metal frame. Using a wooden bed frame is what is going to add charm and elegance to your bedroom, totally changing its appearance. If one is concerned about the environment, frames made from wood are easily recyclable when he decides to dispose of it. The old frame could easily be used to generate mulch that has so many uses. A metal frame on the other hand, will take a lot longer to discompose itself. Consequently, if you like to have a positive impact on the environment, then you know what material to choose.

Want to have a unique bed? Thanks to differences in wood grain, these types of frames will be different from each other. It doesn’t matter if the producer uses the same methods to manufacture its entire product line. Furthermore, the knots and other unique characteristics will ensure your product will not look the same as hundreds of other frames. Through sanding or painting, you can give the bed a totally new look. And when you finally decide you need a new bed, you can save a lot of money by keeping the same frame and purchasing just a new mattress.

Metal frames

A metal frame is for those who want a more sophisticated bedroom. It can help add style and make the room look more modern. As your bed is considerably bigger than most other objects in the room, this will impact how the entire room will look like. Therefore, you want a bed frame that is going to express your style and help you create that atmosphere one is seeking. There are various reasons for one to get this type over the aforementioned type.

If you want the product to last, then there is nothing that is going to last longer than metal. There are no questions asked when it comes to how solid and sturdy they are. Cracks or splinters are nothing you should worry about when buying a metal bed frame, so as the years pass, it won’t break or get weaker. No matter for how long you are going to keep it, the bed will look like new for many years to come.

An excellent investment is an investment that will last! And frames made of metal are surely going to last forever. No need to worry about bugs or other factors that can damage the wood. Compared to wood, metal is a lot easier to work with, allowing the manufacturers to obtain products a lot more stylish compared to wooden products. Apart from different styles, from classic to modern, one can get a wide array of colors to suit your room. If you like strong colors, then a metal bed frame will surely suit you better than a wooden one.

Leather frames

I, for one, like the leather frames the most out of the three types. They are beautiful and made to last for a longer period of time. They are available in any size, from double to super king size. The range of colors to pick from is very diverse too. You can pick from bi-cast leather and faux leather, depending on budget and taste. The former is a combination of natural leather and polyurethane coating. This is what makes the material look nice and resistant to liquids. This type of leather has been initially used in manufacturing shoes, but due to high demand, it was adopted by furniture industry as well. By cast leather is one of the strongest types of texture, allowing for easy maintenance and cleaning.

Faux leather does look like real leather, but it is a lot cheaper while giving the same look. The material is produced from synthetic leathers, and the colors obtained are simply astonishing. You can get that crazy red design if you want something more eccentric. It has been recently introduced as a more affordable alternative to real leather, and if you care about animals, this is what you want the bed frame to be made of. It feels the same way when touched and if you seek a good manufacturer, there will be no differences when compared to real leather.

Depending on taste and needs, there are various types of beds from which one can pick. However, each one comes with its pros and cons. Before jumping into it, let’s see why you would be better by choosing a bed frame over divan beds.

  • The frame will get to you in a flat package, so you can assemble it yourself. This might look like a downside, but considering many houses do not offer a lot of space to maneuver a divan base, you will be better off choosing a frame.
  • Allows for easier maintenance and cleaning underneath the bed, and you are able to vacuum underneath every time without the need to move the bed.
  • If you are older, then you might have troubles getting in or out of the bed. Divans are usually higher, making the process more difficult.
  • You get more space with a bed frame than a divan, even if it comes with drawers. Some bigger items won’t fin in the drawers. Better storage space overall.
  • When it comes to look, you can’t compare one to the other.
  • You get to choose from a bigger list of mattresses. A frame would also allow for better airflow, allowing the mattress to breath.

Divan beds

These are probably the most popular choice mainly due to their simplicity. You can pick from countless colors, add a mattress and then a headboard and done. Depending on the price one is ready to pay, one can get a divan that has springs in the base, making the overall experience a lot more comfortable. If you are on a budget, you can get a cheaper alternative with a hard top which will not offer that extra level of softness. However, remember that in the end the mattress is what matters the most. Let’s have a quick look at the pros and cons of this type of bed frame before moving to the next one.

+ Considerably cheaper than other models available.
+ Come in different sizes and shapes to suit your needs.
+ Can offer storage options, depending on the model.

– Not as stylish as some might look for.
– Few models offer storage space.
– Can’t store anything under the bed due to their solid base.


If you are more of a decorative type of person, the previous option will definitely not suit your taste. However, bedsteads are something you might want considering. They are usually a slate made of wood or metal, placed on four legs. As opposed to divan beds, you don’t need to pay extra for a headboard. They can definitely provide you with that luxury look you are searching for. Lastly, more and more people are going for upholstered bedsteads, made using leather or faux-leather. Depending on the material you are going for, these ones can get pricey.

+ A plethora of styles available to choose from.
+ Comes with free headboard, so don’t need to spend extra money.
+ Can choose from various slat types, depending on the feel one is looking for: flexible or hard.

– Spending extra money for the look will definitely not allow to store items underneath. It is going to look messy.
– You are going to have to assemble the bed frame yourself.
– Can get really pricey compared to divan beds.

Storage beds

They are used to store things, and if you are living in a crowded place, these are definitely worth looking into. I know how room space can easily become a problem over the years, and a storage bed frame is what most people pick. I know some divan beds can offer this option too, but they do not look as stylish as a ottoman-style one that completely lifts up so you can store items there.

+ Incredible amount of space to use.
+ Ideal for smaller bedrooms.

– After filling it up with all kind of belongings, you are not going to be able to move it.

Now that you have settled on a bed frame type, it is time to see what you should look for to ensure you don’t end up with an unsuitable product. You should always consider these factors when purchasing a bed frame.

Buying a bed frame might look simple at the beginning, but it surely isn’t. There are multiple factors to take into consideration if you want to end up the right product. For even more models you can check out, one of the bigger producers in the industry. They offer a wide array of products, including mattresses, pillows and toppers.

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