I'm a sleep writer – these are the best bed frames

Whether you’re shopping for a sumptuous four-poster or a classic iron bedstead, I’ve found the frame for you

Showing off the best bedframe: a bedroom with grey walls, teal blue curtains and grey rugs on a wooden floor, colourful red and blue bedding and brown chest of drawers.
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The right bed frame is the bedrock of a good night’s sleep. In its simplest form, a bed frame is designed to hold your mattress in place, supporting you while you sleep. Since they’re the focal point of any bedroom, the best bed frame will also help you sleep in style.

There are dozens of bed frame types to choose from. A soaring four-poster frame makes a fantastic feature in larger bedrooms. Adjustable bed frames mold to every curve and contour of your body to minimize aches and pains. For convenience, there’s nothing like a trundle bed to maximize space in kids’ bedrooms. 

I’m a sleep writer. I know all the best places to buy bed frames. I’ve spent hours scouring the sites of the top home furniture retailers, as well as specialist sleep stores, to bring you the best bed frames. 

Full disclosure: I haven’t tested them yet, but I’ve looked through thousands of frames and read countless customer reviews. I’ve narrowed it down to my top nine bed frames to suit every space and support every sleeper. 

Best bed frames 2024

Best bed frame FAQs

Is it bad to put your mattress on the floor?

In short, yes. While it might be easier to place your mattress straight on the floor, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria. Your mattress needs elevation because it needs air to wick away moisture and release body heat. To stay cool, dry, and clean, it’s best to invest in a bed frame. 

Which bed frame should I buy?

According to customer reviews, each of the frames on this list is both supportive and stylish. Which bed frame is best is a matter of personal preference. It all depends on your individual sleep needs. An adjustable bed frame will help to relieve aches and pains, for example, while a trundle frame creates a convenient second bed for kids’ bedrooms. 

Does a bed frame need a box spring?

Not all bed frames need a separate box spring, but some do. It’s always best to check with your retailer in store or online.  

Final thoughts

Once you’ve bought one of the best bed frames, it might be time to invest in the best mattress for your sleep needs. If you tend to sleep hot, it’s worth covering your mattress with one of the best cooling mattress protectors

Emilia Hitching
Sleep Editor

Emilia is our resident sleep writer. She spends her days tracking down the lowest prices on the best bedding and spends her nights testing it out from the comfort of her own home – it's a dream job. Her quest to learn how to sleep better has taken her all around the world, from mattress factories in Arizona to sleep retreats in Scandinavia. Before she joined Homes & Gardens, Emilia studied English at the University of Oxford. She also worked on the other side of the aisle, writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky.