Best Bed Frames Awards

Updated

May 13, 2022

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While a comfortable mattress is essential for a good night’s sleep, the bed frame forms the foundation of the mattress.

Also, considering the improvement in the quality of mattresses nowadays, a sturdy bed frame is imperative for proper support. But with so many options out there, which bed frame is the ideal pick for you?

Fret not because we have scrutinised Australia’s best bed frames and shortlisted the top four options for our awards to help you sleep well and wake up refreshed!

4 Best Bed Frames

  1. Bes Design - Koala Timber Bed Base
  2. Best Low Bed Frame - Zinus Ironline Industrial
  3. Best Durable Design - Emma Signature Bed
  4. Best Adjustable Frame - Onebed Adjustable Bed Frame

1. Koala Timber Bed Base

With over 5,000 customer reviews on the official website, it is no surprise that the minimalist Koala bed base is our top pick for today’s list. The brand claims to combine beauty with brains to create this highly-functional, no-fuss bed frame. And with different sizing options to choose from, we are sure you’ll find a suitable bed base for your sleeping requirements.

Available in a shade of vanilla malt, the frame is made from oak veneer and solid poplar plywood, making it a sturdy and eco-friendly option. Assembling is also a breeze as you won’t require any additional tools. And if you end up with a stubborn stain or defect, the 5-year warranty has got your back. 

Drawback

Quality-wise it was impossible to pick a flaw, so the only bummer is the fact that Koala offers free shipping to limited areas.

Verdict

This high-quality bed frame is a versatile pick with its muted colourway and different sizes. However, the best part is the 120-night trial that allows you to sleep on it all you want before taking the plunge!

2. Zinus Ironline Industrial

Here’s an affordable bed frame for those who may find the previous option a bit out of budget. This Zinus bed frame base is available in different sizes, and you can choose to purchase it with or without the footboard. Boasting a stainless steel and solid wood construction, this all-in-one-box bed frame is built to last. But in case you’re doubtful, Zinus offers a 5-year warranty to back its product.

What makes this bed frame unique is the closely spaced wooden slats with velcro straps to ensure minimum noise. The middle support bar with no-noise foam tape further adds to the durability and functionality of the product. 

Drawback

The only minor drawback is the long headboard screws, and if you’re not cautious enough, they might pop through the wooden structure.

Verdict

Overall, this cherry-stained bed frame offers quite a bang for the buck with its sturdy build, easy assembly, and no-noise tape. And since it’s a low profile base, we recommend getting this for older people or anyone who is unable to climb on a high bed.

3. Emma Signature Bed

If you prefer an upholstered bed frame, look no further because the Emma Signature bed features a luscious upholstered headboard. With a mattress on, the bed will feel as cozy as a hotel bed! Emma didn’t compromise with durability, too, with the robust EmmaFlex bed frame and its metal construction. 

Moreover, the brand offers a 5-year warranty and a 100-night trial period. It also provides free, no-contact delivery and returns; hence, it’s a feasible option for many. Lastly, convenience is the core of this bed frame, as you need just 30 minutes to assemble it all by yourself. 

Drawback

If we had to nitpick, we’d say that some colour options for the upholstery/headboard would be great!

Verdict

Although the grey padding of the upholstered headboard may not be everyone’s cup of tea, this bed frame scores a perfect 10 in terms of practicality and comfort. It is strong, comfy, and quick to assemble- what else could one ask for?

4. Onebed Adjustable Bed Frame

Considering how 15.7% of Australians suffer from chronic back pain, we couldn’t have closed this list without mentioning this adjustable bed frame from Onebed. Interestingly, the split king-sized variant features the “Split” option to control each side individually. Plus, the various positions prevent snoring, induce better sleep, and promote your physical well-being.

The bed frame is equipped with adjustable legs, too, so you can change the height according to your preference. What's more, the brand offers a 5-year warranty and accepts payment in instalments. 

Drawback

This bed frame is quite steeply-priced, so if you’re on a budget and do not face any physical issues, it’s better to look at other options.

Verdict

Considering the price tag, it’s safe to say that this bed frame is a luxurious pick and works like a charm with the remote control. You can also choose from a myriad of sizes and add the Onebed mattress or pillow to the purchase at a discounted price. 

FAQs

1. Which material is the most durable in a bed frame?

Wrought iron bed frames are quite durable, even under heavy mattresses and sleepers. Plus, they are light enough to move- much lighter than wooden beds.

2. How long do bed frames last?

Bed frames last a bit over a decade, and hence, we recommend changing them every ten years to avoid discomfort. 

3. Do wood slats break easily?

Individually, a bed slat is quite brittle. But when multiple slats are placed together in close proximity, the weight gets distributed evenly. However, wooden slats may not form the best bed frame for overweight people.

Verdict

While determining the best bed frame is a subjective task, we tried our best to curate the cream of the crop. Hopefully, you’ll be able to choose the right bed frame from our picks. 

Before we sign off, here’s a pro tip- always measure the available size in your room and the mattress if you’ve already bought one. Pictures can be deceiving, and you definitely don’t want to end up with a bed frame that doesn’t even fit through your door!