42 best bed frames to buy now

The best double and king size bed frames to buy now, whether you're looking for a wooden four poster or a divan-style bed with storage.

Why we love it: If you're after something with a lot of impact, Soho Home's Rivas bed is a great choice. It would pair well with plain white walls, or really sing in front of a contrasting paint colour. Handmade in the UK, the bed frame is available in 16 different upholstery options and comes with the headboard, frame and slats. Keep the rest of the bed drama free with a plump down duvet and some crisp white bedding.

Canoga Double Rattan Bed, £552 from Urban Outfitters.
Canoga Double Rattan Bed
  • Sizes: Double
  • Delivery time: 2-3 weeks
  • Delivery cost: £10-35 depending on distance and item size
  • Type: Slatted

Why we love it: Urban Outfitters might be best known as a clothing retailer, but their furniture is rather stylish too. It's part of the same brand group as Anthropologie, so that bohemian luxury thread runs through both furniture lines. Their Canoga Bed is rather affordable at £552, so it won't break the bank. There is some assembly required, so if that's not in your wheelhouse, this item might be best avoided. However, if you're looking for cost saving measures, it's a good way to go.

Lyndhurst Double Bed, £2,190 from Darlings of Chelsea.
Lyndhurst Double Bed, brushed cotton cream
  • Sizes: Single, double, king size, super king, emperor
  • Delivery time: 6-8 weeks
  • Delivery cost: £75
  • Type: Hard wood construction, pinned, screwed and glued
  • Guarantee: 10 years for the frame

Why we love it: Those looking to invest in a seriously fabulous night's sleep, should look no further than Darlings of Chelsea. The family run retailer take real care over the production of their items (their sofa beds are a particular highlight), and, whilst the frame is guaranteed for a decade, this purchase is a lifetime one. The Lyndhurst bed is one of the most plush and comfortable we've seen and comes in a range of divine colours, so there's one to suit every interior.

Marlow 4-Poster King-Size Bed Walnut
  • Sizes: Kingsize
  • Delivery time: 1-3 weeks
  • Delivery cost: Assembled in situ by a team, £69
  • Return period: 14 days

Why we love it: Heal's do a number of things well, but we have to admit the Marlow four poster might be their peak. Designed by Tim Rundle, an industrial designer whose passion for excellent craftsmanship is evident in the bed's mitre and mortise joints, this bed is at once elegant and contemporary. The solid walnut frame is a perfect vehicle for beautiful textiles, fabrics and bedding.

Luna Grey Velvet Beds, king size, £1,495 from Graham & Green.
Luna Grey Velvet Beds
  • Sizes: Kingsize, super king
  • Delivery time: 2 weeks
  • Delivery cost: £48, assembly can be done by a white glove team for an extra charge
  • Type: Ash wood frame

Why we love it: A rather elegant bed, Graham & Green's Luna bed is a pared-back pick. There is only one upholstery option, a deep grey, but it's a colour that is easy to complement with other hues and shades. The material reflects light in a really beautiful way too, which will make sunny mornings even more pleasurable.

Thurloe Linen Bed, natural linen, £1,550 from The White Company.
  • Sizes: Double, king, super king, emperor
  • Delivery time: 8 weeks
  • Delivery cost: Free
  • Type: Solid hardwood frame, divan

Why we love it: With a gently scrolled back headboard and soft curved frame, this bed already looks at ease. It's quintessential White Company, with a good quality frame and understated style. The Thurloe Bed isn't one to scream and shout–in fact it'll draw quite little attention at all, which is ideal if you lean towards slightly more dramatic bedding. We'd put colourful bedside tables, or contemporary feeling table lamps either side of it and let the bedding do the talking.

Hampton Bed, £1,660 from Cornish Beds Co.
Hampton Double Bed
  • Sizes: Nine sizes from small single to emperor
  • Delivery time: Made to order in 6-8 weeks
  • Delivery cost: Variable from free to £95 depending on location
  • Type: Slatted frame or beech frame available

Why we love it: For those of a more traditional slant, a metal bed frame is absolutely the way to go. There's something almost magical about the slightly nostalgic feel: it's Bed Knobs and Broomsticks and Mary Poppins all wrapped up into one cocooning bed. There are 13 colour options available for the Hampton Bed, but if you're not satisfied with any of those, The Cornish Bed Co will make a bespoke one for you for an extra £100. They also offer a whole range of customisations and you can order this bed as a bedstead, bed surround, with a headboard, with no headboard, as a four poster and so on. This is craftsmanship at its finest and you're guaranteed to love your bed for your whole life long.

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Raphia Double Bed Frame, acacia and natural rattan, £899 from Swoon Editions.
Raphia Double Bed
  • Sizes: Double
  • Delivery time: 8 weeks
  • Delivery cost: Variable from free to £95 depending on location
  • Type: Slatted

Why we love it: Swoon Editions can sometimes fall off the radar when looking for furniture, but it really shouldn't. Their larger pieces are often pretty affordable and quite charming at that. This 70s inspired rattan number would suit just about any bedding style, so you could opt for either crisp white bed sheets or colourful linen.

Chiltern Spindle Double Bed Frame, oak, £400 from Habitat.
Habitat Chiltern Spindle Double Wooden Bed Frame
  • Sizes: Double
  • Delivery time: Around 4 weeks
  • Delivery cost: Delivery from £8.95
  • Type: Wooden slats

Why we love it: For a simple and affordable bed frame, you needn't look further than Habitat's Chiltern Spindle Bed. As with the Urban Outfitters bed, there is some self-assembly required, but again, this is an effective cost saving measure, so if you have one eye on the purse strings it could be a good way to go.

Christo Walnut Four-Poster Bed, £10,150 from Pinch.
Christo Four-Poster Bed

Those looking for a bed to last a lifetime should look no further than Pimlico Road stalwart, Pinch. Handcrafted and perfected down to every last detail, Pinch's bed frames are a cut above the rest. The Christo Four-Poster Bed is our absolute favourite, and those lucky enough to have high ceilings should be making the most of them with a dramatic four poster like this one.

French Sleigh Bed, double, starting at £1,357 from Scumble Goosie.
French Sleigh Bed, double

Narrow or small bedrooms can present a challenge when it comes to decorating. However, the right design choices can take a space from cramped and unusable to a welcoming cocoon-like environment. One of the best ways to do that is to choose an attractive bed that will become the room's focal point without being overwhelming. This Scumble Goosie sleigh bed is such a beast.

Chamberlayne Bed, £22,350 from Max Rollitt.
Chamberlayne Bed

Much like Pinch, Max Rollitt's pieces have an attention to detail you simply won't find on the high street. Their offering includes antique and contemporary, made to order items, making each furnishing unique. The Chamberlayne Bed has a particularly regal air about it. Dress it in swathes of beautiful fabric for maximum impact.

Buisseau Double Bed, oak/cane, £850 from La Redoute.
Buisseau Oak Cane Bed

Sometimes simple is best, and that's never more proven than with French furniture company La Redoute's offering. Their Buisseau Bed is a pared-back, stylish piece made from oak and cane. It's a brilliant bed frame for a guest bedroom, or first home thanks to its accessible price point.

Ardmore Bed, £9,000 from Ensemblier London.
Sugar Puff Bed, double, thatch house fabric, £1,195 from Loaf.
Sugar Puff Bed
Rattan Cherry Wood Bed Frame, £729 from John Lewis.
Rattan Cherry Wood Bed Frame

What is a divan bed?

A divan bed is usually made up of the divan base and a matching mattress, although some models come with a built in headboard, too. The divan base can be hollow, providing extra storage, or have drawers on three sides for convenience. (If you're after one of these, check out our shopping guide to the best ottoman beds.) Traditionally, the base is constructed from wood and then upholstered to your specifications. If you require flexibility and manoeuvrability, ensure your divan base has castors or wheels so it can accommodate that need.

Where is the best place to buy a bed?

We've compiled an edit of our favourite places to buy beds below. Our list ranges from online furniture stores like Darlings of Chelsea, Made.com, Soho Home, John Lewis and La Redoute to bespoke places like Pinch and Max Rollitt.

From midcentury modern styles to four posters, there's a plethora of options to choose from, so we've rounded up some of the best double and king size bed frames to buy now. All you need now is bedding!

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