Choosing a bed frame that is right for you and one which you really love is an important investment of both your time and money, as you will get plenty of use out of it for years to come.
Whether you are looking for a bed with integrated storage, a space saver in your bedroom or a real style statement, we have the perfect bed frame to suit you and your needs.
When choosing a bed frame, it can seem like there are endless options, from wood and metal bed frames, cosy upholstered styles and bed frames with storage. And of course, each style of bed frame comes with its own features and benefits. So which one will work best for you?
Why is a good quality bed frame important?
A good quality bed frame will not only support your mattress, it will help you get the restful sleep you need and set the styling tone for your bedroom furniture and décor.
And choosing a durable bed frame will mean that your bed will last you for years to come.
The right bed frame can also provide handy storage space for your bedroom, where you can squirrel away all that additional bedding and towels, freeing up space in your drawers and wardrobe.
What to consider when choosing a bed frame
To help you decide which bed frame is best for you, let’s start by considering the basics.
Of course, comfort is probably the most important factor, after all you will be sleeping on it every night. But style is also a consideration when making your purchase.
You also need to think about the amount of space that you have available for your bed frame. Ask yourself how much space you have in your bedroom for your new bed and exactly how much floor space you are willing to give up.
It can really help to mark out the space that your new bed frame will occupy, in order to check that your other furniture fits around it.
Do you have lots of other furniture in your bedroom that you need to leave space for or do you have a large bedroom which needs a centrepiece?
Also think about the style of your existing furniture. Do you want your new bed to match and be made from the same material, or would you prefer a contrast?
The best bed frame for you will also depend on your preferred style so thinking about these questions first will help you to choose the best type of bed frame for you and your bedroom.
Which size bed frame is right for me?
The size of bed frame you choose will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your bedroom and how much space you like to have when you sleep.
It will also depend on whether you share your bed with a partner or generally sleep alone.
If you have a smaller sized bedroom and you sleep alone, then you may wish to choose a single bed frame to maximise floor space. A small double bed could also work well for cosier spaces.
But if you share a bed with a partner, then you will want to opt for a small double bed as a minimum. A regular double bed will give you both space to sleep comfortably whereas a king size bed or a super king size will offer even more room for you both to stretch out while you sleep.
A super king size bed frame (https://www.bensonsforbeds.co.uk/beds/super-king-beds/) can also make a strong style statement in a large bedroom. Not only is it the largest size bed we sell, a super king size also offers a spacious and luxurious feeling sleep experience.
For children and teenager’s bedrooms, a single bed could work well. If they are growing up and need a little more space, than a small double bed frame could be a good step up and help future proof any need to change beds again in the next few years.
If your children love bringing friends over for impromptu sleepovers, then a trundle bed with a hidden mattress underneath is a brilliant choice, as it takes up no more floor space when not in use.
If you already have a mattress and you have decided that you do not need to buy a new one, then you will need to check that you select the same size bed frame, so that they fit together well. Measure up your mattress before browsing our collection of bed frames to make sure it will be a perfect fit.
Which bed frame should I choose?
Not sure which bed frame to select? We have gathered together the following advice to help show you the pros of each type of bed frame and give you our recommendations for the best bed frames available at Bensons for Beds.
Divan bed frames are a great choice if space is at a premium in your house or flat.
They offer additional under-bed storage with a configuration of drawers. These drawers can be easily pulled out so that you can access your belongings without having to lift up the mattress.
Divan beds also come with a mattress so if you are thinking of replacing yours then this could be a cost-effective option.
Best divan bed:
The Rialto Ortho Comfort Divan Bed Set ensures a restful night’s sleep. It is upholstered in the finest Belgian damask fabric and offers excellent durability and longevity.
Rialto Ortho Comfort Divan Bed Set
If you are short on bedroom storage, then ottoman bed frames (https://www.bensonsforbeds.co.uk/beds/ottoman-beds/) can help you to make the most of the space under your bed. The frame lifts up from the base, giving you access to the lined storage area underneath.
This is perfect for stowing extra bedding, towels, seasonal clothing or even shoes.
Best ottoman bed:
The Orianna Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame offers a real style statement for your bedroom with its tall headboard with winged sides.
Upholstered with a premium velvet fabric, this bed is subtly welcoming and will complete your bedroom look.
Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame
Metal bed frames
Metal bed (https://www.bensonsforbeds.co.uk/beds/metal-frame-beds/) are one of the most versatile choices when it comes to sturdy bed frames to suit most weights.
Whether you are looking for contemporary or classic, simple or elegant, metal bed frames can work with most colour schemes and bedroom styles.
There are so many different style of metal bed frames to choose from that there will be one to suit any bedroom.
If you are looking for a bed frame that will go the distance, then a metal bed frame is one of the most robust types available. Generally speaking, metal bed frames can be cheaper than wooden ones, leaving you with more money to put towards a good quality mattress.
Another benefit is that metal frames can’t be damaged by insects, mould or accidentally spilt cups of tea, so they will stay looking fresh and new for years to come.
Best metal bed frame:
The Harvard Metal Bed Frame is a classic Victorian style metal bed frame which adds warmth and character to your bedroom.
Harvard Metal Bed Frame
Wooden bed frames
Wooden bed frames have a natural, rustic appearance which instantly adds warmth to a bedroom.
Because of the differences in the wood used to make them, each wooden bed frame is unique, even if the manufacturer uses identical methods to produce their beds.
When it comes to durability, solid wood bed frames are sturdy and unlikely to give under pressure or force. This makes wooden bed frames a great choice if you invite the kids or your pets into your bed with you on the weekends. Alongside metal, wooden beds are one of the sturdiest bed frame types available.
Bed frames made from oak are often a popular choice as they are resistant to fungal attacks and moisture. Walnut frames are dense, tight-grained and will not shrink or warp.
If you are looking for a wooden bed frame that will stand the test of time and suit your bedroom décor both now and in the future, then pine is a timeless choice of material.
Pine has a neutral tone which easily blends in with its surroundings and is one of the sturdiest bed frames. It is also very fast growing so it is more cost effective than other woods.
And if you get bored of your wooden bed frame, you can always sand, stain or paint your wooden bed frame to give it an entirely new look. This saves you buying a new bed every time your tastes or fashions change!
Best wooden bed frame:
The Genoa Wooden Bed Frame has a robust headboard and a solid panel base. It provides all over support for a great night’s sleep. It is a sturdy bed offering strength and durability.
Genoa Wooden Bed Frame
Fabric bed frames
Fabric or upholstered bed frames come in a variety of styles, colours and materials, to add a sense of style and comfort to your bedroom.
Add a touch of luxury with a leather or faux leather bed frame. While real leather is a great style statement, it will need some TLC to make sure it lasts as long as a metal or wooden bed frame. Faux leather can give you the same look but is easier to clean and maintain.
Upholstered bed frames are great for creating a cosy bedroom environment which is perfect if you like to curl up in bed with a good book or watch movies in bed.
Underneath the fabric, the beds usually have a wooden frame for added durability so they are very sturdy beds.
Best fabric bed frame:
The Simply Bensons Nevada Memory Support Divan Bed Set offers both sustainability and comfort at an affordable price. The set includes a divan base and mattress and is available in a variety of colours to compliment your bedroom décor.
Simply Bensons Nevada Memory Support Divan Bed Set
TV bed frames
If you enjoy an early night or a lie in with a Netflix binge then you might want to look into the many benefits of a TV bed frame.
TV beds are fabric style bed frames with a flat screen television subtly hidden in the footboard of the bed. They also feature comfortable headboards, to let you cuddle up and catch your favourite programme.
Some TV beds also include hidden speakers which help to create a cinematic experience from the comfort of your own bed. They can make a style statement in your bedroom as well as offering a comfortable spot to relax and unwind.
Best TV bed frame:
The Ariella Upholstered TV Media Bed Frame includes a 32” HD ready Smart LED TV and a classic buttoned design headboard in a beautiful plush fabric.
The Ariella Upholstered TV Media Bed Frame