The 7 Best Beds to Buy in 2018

Invest in quality comfort with the most essential piece in your bedroom

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Considering most of us spend a whopping one-third of our lifetimes sleeping (or at least lying in bed), it goes without saying—a supportive and comfortable bed is a key investment in your home’s furnishings … and it certainly doesn’t hurt if it looks good, too. We’ve already told you about the best memory foam and pillow top mattresses, and mattress pads you can buy in 2017, but here, we’ve rounded up the best bed frames in a variety of styles and budgets.

Whether your home décor style is...MORE minimalist, traditional, modern or glam, these bed frames can transform your bedroom from home office/secondary kitchen/TV room/family room to a restful, relaxing oasis. The right bed frame can make a huge difference in your sleep quality, but you have to practice good sleep hygiene, too. Just remember: In order to get a good night’s sleep, you should only use your bed for sleep and sex (or non-smartphone, pre-bedtime activities, like reading or meditating.) That means no more binge watching, snacking or surfing social media in bed.

If you’re decorating your first apartment or revamping your home’s bedrooms, these bedframes can work with any style, space or budget. Check out our picks below.

  • Best Basic: Zinus Deluxe Wood Platform Bed

    If you’re looking for style and simplicity, this wood platform bed fits the bill—and it has a great price tag, too. This pick from Zinus can work with any budget, any sized space and any style of home décor.

    Built with a solid wood frame and wooden slats, this platform bed is designed for use with or without a box spring foundation. If you opt to ditch the box spring, the wooden slats will provide support to your latex, memory foam or traditional spring mattress. This bed is not designed for use...MORE with a headboard or footboard, however, so you may want to keep shopping if you prefer a more traditional look.

    At only 12-inches tall, this platform bed has a low, modern profile, but it’ll be tough to store gear underneath. Reviewers share that there’s only six inches between the bottom of the side rail and the floor.

    Our favorite feature? If you have any issues with the bedframe, Zinus offers a five year, worry-free warranty. 

  • Three Posts Upholstered

    Best Upholstered: Three Posts Woodside Upholstered Panel Bed

    Love those cushy, comfortable beds found in lux hotels? Give your bedroom the same luxurious vibe with this upholstered pick from Three Posts. Designed for use with a box spring or even an adjustable base, this upholstered bedframe will provide the comfort and support you need for a restful night’s sleep while looking super stylish, too.

    Because the headboard is so high, you don’t have to worry about a tall box spring covering up the traditional tufting and buttons. Its neutrally colored, linen...MORE upholstery pairs well with classic, traditional, glam and modern décor styles, and is super easy to spot clean with a damp cloth.

    Although this bedframe requires assembly, real-life customers share that the process is fairly simple and generally takes 30 minutes or less.

  • Best Minimalist: Zinus Modern Studio Metal Bed Frame

    If you’re on a tight budget or love minimalist style—or both!—check out this metal frame platform bed from Zinus. Starting at only $95 for a twin-sized frame, it defines super minimalist style with a simple design, clean lines and no frills. Even if you’re not into minimalism, this bedframe’s simplicity makes it incredibly versatile; pair it with crisp, cotton linens for a traditional look or colorful, textured linens for a bohemian or eclectic vibe.

    Although the frame is built from metal, the...MORE mattress is supported by 10 wooden slats, which prevent sagging and can help increase the mattress’s lifetime. And because it has slats, you don’t need to use a box spring.

    Real-life customers tout this bedframe’s sturdiness, ease of assembly and excellent value. Plus, it has about one foot of clearance between the bottom side rail and floor, so you can store out-of-season clothing, extra linens and more underneath. 

  • Best Modern: Zinus Sonoma Metal & Wood Platform Bed

    A simple, metal frame and a warm, wooden headboard make this platform bed from Zinus our top pick for modern style. Featuring a low profile, this platform bed is designed for use without a box spring; wooden slats provide support, prevent sagging and increase the longevity of your memory foam, hybrid, latex or traditional spring mattress.

    Customers cite this bedframe’s excellent quality, sturdiness, ease of assembly and low price tag. Plus, they love that the headboard is manufactured with...MORE authentic wood planks. We love its simple design, versatility (it can work with nearly every style of home décor!) and value. 

    Plus, if you experience any issues with this bedframe, Zinus offers a five year, worry-free warranty.

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  • Best Traditional: LIFE Home Sleigh Platform Bed

    Boost your bedroom’s elegance—without blowing your budget—with this traditional-style sleigh bed from LIFE Home. This sleigh bed looks far more expensive than it actually is.

    Its light beige, linen upholstery makes it easy to match with bed linens in any color, pattern or texture, and despite its size, helps the bedframe blend in with most styles of home décor. Because this bedframe is built with wooden slats, you don’t have to use a box spring to support your mattress.

    Because this bedframe has a...MORE large headboard and footboard, and doesn’t lie flush against the wall, it may not work so well in smaller spaces.

  • Zipcode Design Canopy

    Best Canopy: Zipcode Design Dolson Queen Canopy Bed

    Canopy beds can add drama, whimsy and romance to any space—and this canopy bed from Zipcode Design is no exception. Designed with sleek, clean lines and finished in dark gray metal, it has a timeless look that’s been modernized for 2017.

    Its sturdy, metal frame is supported by side rails, a center metal rail and two center legs and a whopping 22 metal slats for total support and durability. Need even more support? This bedframe can be paired with a traditional box spring.

    Leave the frame open for...MORE a more modern, airy feel or drape gauzy material from the canopy to give your entire space a soft, feminine and romantic vibe.

    Reviewers say this bed’s assembly can seem daunting at first due to its many heavy pieces. However, they say once you get started, assembly is super simple.

  • Darby Thousand Storage Panel

    Best Storage: Darby Home Co. Thousand Storage Panel

    Running out of storage space in your bedroom? This classically designed, upholstered bedframe from Darby Home Co. offers two massive storage drawers for clothing, extra bed linens, bathroom towels and more. The best part? At first glance, you can’t even tell this is a storage bed!

    Upholstered with your choice of linen or faux leather and adorned with traditional tufting and decorative nail heads, this bedframe defines classic style—but offers modern storage solutions. Its solid wood frame is...MORE padded with foam stuffing, so you’ll get the comfort and support you need to get your best night’s sleep.

    Although this bedframe has wooden slats, you’ll still need a traditional box spring. The manufacturer recommends a box spring that’s seven inches in height.

    Fair warning: some reviewers said assembling this bed was more difficult than putting other pieces of furniture together, so be prepared for a project.

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