A bedroom is a haven. It’s a place to unwind after a long day, free from the stresses of life. Of all the rooms in your home, it should be the most peaceful and uncluttered: a sanctuary where you can truly relax.
Creating the perfect bedroom should be easy if you keep your décor simple. A bed, some storage, and a small bedside cabinet or table is all that is necessary. Choose minimalist furniture pieces which blend in together and you will begin to create your own peaceful paradise.
To help you get started, here are fourteen of the best minimalist bed frames on the market.
14 Minimalist Bed Frames
1. Zinus Tuscan Metal & Wood Platform Bed
This stunning bed frame is made with black steel and light wood. The elements blend to create a modern, minimalist look which fits equally well with modern city living or country themed décor. The light colored wooden headboard softens the appearance of the bed, making it suitable for a calm and relaxing environment.
The frame is sturdy steel and fitted with padded tape to ensure that the bed is noise free. Simple to assemble, this bed can be put together by just one person and makes very quick work for two. The slats are wood, with a non-slip surface to prevent any mattress movement. An open space underneath the bed can be used for storage or left clear to achieve a truly minimalist feel.
2. Zinus White Canopy Four Poster Bed
You can sleep like fairytale royalty in this unfussy canopy bed. Made with a very plain and simple white metal frame, it will fit effortlessly into most rooms and complement any décor. Nine sturdy legs give it strength and steel slats support the mattress and prevent sagging.
The height of this bed is 73” (183 cm) so there is plenty of clearance for getting in and out. Curtains or drapes can hang from the top and you can change or adjust them to match the color of the room. When you want to change the color scheme you simply buy new drapes. It’s also a great option for a bedsit or room share; the hanging drapes can act as a small barrier to keep the bed as a private area. 13” (33 cm) of clearance under the slats also allows adequate space for under bed storage: another great advantage for those with limited space.
This bed can be as minimalist or decorative as you like. Add simple curtains or decorate with drapes and ruffles; you can adapt the look to suit your own personal style.
3. In Style Furnishings Modern Minimalist Low Profile Lunar Platform Bed
A low bed with a modern feel, this minimalist frame from In Style Furnishings makes a great bedroom centerpiece.
There are just four corner legs along the edges, and two support legs underneath. This gives the bed a very simple appearance; it will blend nicely into a room where the other furniture is the focus or stand alone in a more uncluttered space. The curved edges are forgiving and give the bed a soft, luxurious appearance. They are also a practical feature which takes away the worry of small children injuring themselves (or the chance of stubbed toes in the night).
Despite its simplicity, this bed has a very modern air. Available in cool grey, clean white or basic black, it will sit well with pastel, neutral or bright colors. It’s easy to assemble, with wide sturdy slats, and best of all it comes with a guarantee of quality from the manufacturers.
4. Platform Bed Frame
This frame is as simple as they come. There is no headboard; this is just a very sturdy bed base. Available in a choice of six sizes (Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King), this is a very basic bed frame, with legs at the corners edges and a simple slat mattress support. Plain black in color, it is quick and easy to assemble and fits any standard mattress of the appropriate size. The side of the frame sits slightly above the lower edge of the mattress to stop it sliding or moving about.
If you need a bed which really will fit into any room then this is a good option. The very basic style has no headboard, drawers, or bedposts. It really is very minimalist and unobtrusive and ideal for small rooms where it will to emphasize the space around the furniture.
5. In Style Furnishings Contemporary Lunar Low Profile Platform Bed
Another incredibly simple bed, this Lunar beds design in a smart black twin sized bed – perfect for smaller spaces or child’s rooms. The curved edges were designed for safety and preventing injury to boisterous children. The sturdy slats hold the mattress firmly in place and help to prevent sagging as it ages. The bed is easy to assemble and everything you need to build it comes in the box.
This minimalist bed frame is ideal for children or teens who want a stylish looking bed. It will match their changing tastes in bedroom decoration. Just over 9” (23cm) clearance under the bed provides adequate space for storage so boxes of toys and clothes can be tidied away out of sight. Small rooms will also benefit from the space saving construction. The lack of a headboard or bedposts gives the illusion of space around the bed, making it look even smaller than it is.
6. Zinus Compack 9-Leg Support Bed Frame
This bed frame is made to support a box spring and mattress. It has nine legs to ensure that it remains stable and sturdy and keeps the mattress supported in all the right places. It is extremely simple to construct and requires no tools; everything you need to put it together comes in the box. The clever ‘quick lock’ system means that it is assembled in just four steps: it really is very easy! There are also convenient holes to attach a headboard if you need one.
The Zinus Compack frame sits quite low to the ground in order to take a box spring and mattress. This means that there is not a lot of space for storage underneath it so it might not be the best choice for small rooms; if you need to make the most of every inch of space and prefer to store boxes underneath then you might prefer a higher bed. It is also not the most attractive piece of furniture, though this won’t matter once the bed is made up on top of it. And what it lacks in looks it more than makes up for in functionality. The Compack frame might be minimal but the comfort you will get from it is definitely not.
7. Sleeplace Heavy Duty Steel Slat Support
At 18” (46 cm) tall, this frame leaves plenty of room for storage underneath so it a great option where space is tight. It is quite plain: just six legs along the sides and a sturdy slatted base to support the mattress. A reinforced steel structure and slats can support more weight than usual. Super deluxe mattresses will sit well on this frame; it can hold up to 1200lb.
The main disadvantage of this frame is that the slats are quite widely spaced so older or cheap mattresses might start to sag between them. It is also quite tall: great for storing items underneath but perhaps not suitable for small children.
As a minimalist bed frame, this one is a winner. The very simple high design helps to create the illusion of extra space around it and the lack of a head or footboard means that it has a very smooth and uncluttered look. It also boasts a ‘noise free’ construction. This makes it a great choice for homes or flats where the walls are thin, and even the smallest sound travels through them.
8. VECELO Reinforced Metal Bed Frame
An all metal frame makes the Vecelo bed a solid and sturdy choice for minimalist fans. It has a simple but sleek design which will look equally nice in a modern home or rustic, traditional style bedroom.
Simple to assemble, the bed frame comes in a complete package with all the tools you need to put it together. Eight metal legs provide plenty of support. A steel frame holds the mattress securely in place. Two simple bars run along the bottom of the bed and three bars, framed by bedposts, act as a headboard and pillow support at the top. 11” (28 cm) of clearance underneath means that there is space to store small boxes or bags and there is plenty of room between and around the legs.
This is one of the nicest looking frames on this list, it’s simple but elegant and will look equally nice in the main bedroom or guest room.
9. Olee Sleep Non-slip Support Bed Frame
Constructed entirely of metal, this solid bed frame is strong and supportive. It is also extremely minimalist. With just a lower frame and no headboard, the entire thing sits under the mattress, enhancing the space around it. The frame has slightly raised edges to hold the mattress in position; it should not move about or slip as you get into and out of bed. There is over 13” (33 cm) of storage space underneath, interrupted only by the nine legs which give the bed its stability. It is easy to assemble and take apart if you need to move it.
This bed is very plain, it almost disappears under a mattress and bedding so it is ideal if you want something which won’t clash with your décor. However, there are holes to attach an optional headboard if you’d like to add one. Overall, the Olee bed frame is a great minimalist choice for a master bedroom or guest room.
10. GreenForest Twin Metal Bed Frame
If you are looking for a smaller minimalist bed with added style then this is a great option. Six sturdy legs support a very simple frame, with metal slats to hold up the mattress. Everything required to assemble the bed frame comes in the box with it and putting it together is a simple job. If you need a little extra help then the manufacturer offers picture and video instructions to show you how to assemble it correctly.
The GreenForest bed frame is designed to be used without a box spring; just pop your mattress on top of the slats and you’re ready to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Simple lines give this black metal bed a sleek and modern look. Suitable for a child or teen’s bedroom, it is plain enough to appeal to everyone and will fit nicely into any modern room. A headboard and footboard add a little interest and serve to keep the mattress in place.
11. Zinus Modern Studio Metal Bed Frame
With a single leg at each corner and another to support the center, this simple black bed frame from Zinus really is a minimalist choice. It has a nice, modern look, with three bars forming a simple headboard and pillow rest. This bed is not difficult to put together but the instructions which accompany it must be followed correctly. Components are numbered and marked with arrows to make assembly easier.
This is a classic and stylish bed which will look great in any bedroom. It does have some minor flaws: it can squeak if screws are not tightened correctly. It’s an inexpensive option; good value for the price but perhaps not as sturdy as some more expensive options. Good for a guest bedroom but it might not be solid enough for regular use. However, a five-year manufacturer warranty should give you peace of mind.
12. Zinus Sonoma Metal & Wood Platform Bed
The Zinus Sonoma bed combines a metal and wood to create a strong and stable bed frame with an expensive looking finish. The frame is made of steel and has seven legs (one at each corner and three along the middle) to give it added stability. Padded tape is added to prevent any noise from the frame when the bed is in use. The slats are wood, with a non-slip finish to prevent mattress movement.
A solid pine headboard completes this bed, adding a rustic country charm to an otherwise plain frame. The overall look is minimalist but solid; this bed is equally well suited to a master or guest bedroom. Like all Zinus beds, the Sonoma is easy to put together and it comes with full assembly instructions. It also comes with a five-year warranty for your peace of mind.
13. Fashion Bed Group Murray Complete Wood Platform Bed
Perhaps the most minimalist bed frame in this list, the Murray platform bed is a simple low standing bed frame. It comes with no headboard and it not intended to be used with one. The frame is all wood: black painted around the edges for a classic looking finish. Four supporting legs run along the center of the bed, and four wider legs sit at the corners to make a really solid frame for your mattress.
This is a very low bed; there is less than 6” (15cm) clearance under the frame so it is not suitable for under-bed storage boxes. This makes it a great choice for an uncluttered look as the low sitting mattress will emphasize the space around and above it.
The real wood frame gives this bed a warmer and more solid appearance than a metal frame. It is easy to assemble and comes with everything you need, including full instructions, in the box. Add a mattress (no box spring is required) and settle down to enjoy a really comfortable night’s sleep.
14. Zinus Heavy Duty Low Profile Platform Bed Frame
The most minimalist bed frames are those which fit unobtrusively under a mattress. This frame from Zinus is a great example of this – it’s a simple foundation for a mattress which sits low to the ground. There is no headboard and no footboard so it blends well into any room. Simple to assemble out of the box, it includes non-slip wooden slats which prevent mattress movement and it can be used with or without a box spring.
Made with steel in a soft matte black, this bed will look great almost anywhere and with any décor. The legs are joined by a crossbar which runs along the bottom and top edges of the bed, adding extra support and giving the bed a very solid appearance. Sturdy, supportive, and very comfortable to sleep on once you have the mattress in place, this minimalist bed is a really nice option for anyone who values a simple, uncluttered sleeping area.
Bed frame Buying Guide | Factors to Consider Before Buying a Bed Frame
Choosing a beautiful bed frame is easy but before you make your final selection there are a few things to think about. You need to make sure that your bed fits into your space and fits the overall theme of your décor. Once you’ve chosen your ideal bed then you’ll want to hang on to it for as long as possible to make sure it’s well built and sturdy enough to last.
Types of Bed Frame
Many modern bed frames and mattresses are supportive enough to work without the addition of box spring. All of the beds in this list are suitable for use with just a mattress, though some of the lower frames allow for the addition of a box spring if you prefer it.
Size & Height
This will depend largely on who the bed is meant for and the space you have available. A large Queen or King sized bed is perfect for families with children. Couples with less space can make do with a full sized double; this is also a great choice for a guest room if you have space. Twin or single beds are ideal for children’s rooms and smaller guest rooms, or student accommodation.
Height is another important factor, especially if your rooms are small. Under bed storage is a great advantage if space is limited; toys, games, seasonal clothing and spare bedding can all be boxed up tucked out of sight. Storage boxes can be purchased in most sizes and you should be able to find some that fit. However, if you plan to store large suitcases or already own taller boxes, double check the height of your new frame before ordering it.
A simple, minimalist bed frame serves its purpose without drawing attention to itself. It fits neatly into your bedroom and will still look great even when you completely change your color scheme. Most minimalist bed frames have a very simple design with sturdy legs and plain edges, in grey, black or white. If they have a headboard it is a simple one; two or three bars or a solid wood pillow support. When you choose a minimalist bed, it will blend into your décor and help you create an uncluttered bedroom atmosphere.
Most beds are made from wood, metal, or a combination of both. Metal frames are often elegant in shape and fit well into a modern room. Wooden frames look warmer and more solid and suit a rustic, country style.
The simplest beds on our list come with no headboard or footboard at all. These are well suited to rooms where space is limited; their very simple design creates the illusion of more space around them. Many have the option to add a headboard if you want to, giving you the best of both worlds and the option to change your mind in the future.
If you are certain that you want a headboard, consider the type. Some minimalist beds offer a solid, supportive board to prop your pillows against. Others have a few simple bars, added more to enhance the appearance of the bed than for any practical use.
A good bed frame is a solid investment which should last for many years. Take the time to consider your present and future needs before making the purchase and you’ll be a lot more confident in your choice. The right bedframe will enhance both the appearance of your room and the quality of your sleep so it’s definitely worth getting right first time!