If the average person sleeps eight hours a night, that same person spends roughly 120 days in bed each year. Night-time Netflix binges and Sunday snuggle-fests not included.
Sleep is, undeniably, the thing which makes or breaks our every day and so are the beds in which we do so.
Of course, finding the best bed frame is like finding a needle in a very subjective haystack. There are sizes, styles, storage and more to consider – all in a seemingly endless pool of price points and retailers.
To make the task simpler, we’ve created a simple buying guide for you in addition to a list of our favourite bed frames – for everyone – currently on the market.
How to pick the best bed frame
- Think about your mattress’ requirements. The most obvious requirement for your bed frame is its size requirement (single, double, king or super king are the most common) but the weight and quality of your mattress is also important. For example, sprung slats may be preferable to solid slats to those without a firm mattress. Their curved shape simply offers more bounce and comfort for foam-mattress sleepers and tends to extend the life of modern mattress styles.
- Design your bedroom. You may not care about snoozing ‘in style’, but you will care if the item you spent hundreds of pounds on doesn’t fit the aesthetic of the rest of your room. Take an image of the bed into your bedroom – even if its just held up on your phone – and see if you feel it looks right before committing.
- Measure up. Every website has the specific dimensions of each bed listed – some even offer to customise dimensions – so use them. You might find a headboard hits a light switch or a winged end doesn’t fit a ‘double’ frame into your existing ‘double’ space. Better to be safe than sorry.
- Consider additional perks. Beds with great storage can be a godsend for people who struggle with wardrobe space and built-in sideboards can offer the simplest book-holding for a buyer who doesn’t have the space for a full shelving unit. Look through all of our recommendations and weigh your bedtime priorities against the frames’ individual perks.
1. Chit Chat Bed Frame