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The Best Bed Frames of 2022

Whether you plan to DIY your own or buy one, getting the right bed frame is essential for having a cozy spot to sleep.

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Porch and Den McAlpin Metal Platform BedFamily Handyman

Porch and Den McAlpin Metal Platform Bed

A bed frame is more than just a set of metal rails to plop a mattress onto. It’s the defining feature of the entire bedroom, a place where you’ll spend a good seven or eight hours a night. So when you pick out a bed frame, choose one that not only fits the look you’re going for, but is sturdy enough to serve as the foundation of your sleeping spot.

There are plenty of options available, from industrial-looking iron frames to sleek, low-profile platforms. Here are a few of our top picks.

The champagne silver platform bed frame from Porch and Den McAlpin perfectly complements the modern look of the Family Handyman Getaway retreat.

The durable steel frame and slats eliminate the need for box springs; all you need is a good mattress. Better yet, there’s no creaking bed frame, so you can fall asleep to the sounds of a summer night outside. It’s available in twin, full, queen and king.

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Storage BedFamily Handyman

DIY Storage Bed

If you’re looking to make the most of your space, don’t let all that real estate under the bed go to waste. This platform bed features almost 25 cu. ft. of storage space between the drawers and storage bench. And you can make it yourself in a few days. If this design isn’t what you’re looking for, there are numerous other options for a DIY bed frame.

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Primus Metal Bed

The handmade iron frame is a timeless classic that traces its roots to early 20th century industrial design. Pottery Barn’s Primus bed embodies the spirit of that design with a slender cast iron frame that’s eye-catching without overwhelming the room. The slat system means you don’t need a box spring, and the sturdy frame holds up to 800 pounds.

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Tara Low Profile Platform Bed

The Tara’s acacia wood frame adds a natural detail to your bedroom, while the low profile matches the slick modern design so popular today. A sturdy frame and slat system supports your preferred mattress — no box spring required.

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Ikea Songesand

Don’t be fooled by the Songesand’s simple wooden details and modest price; the stout frame will last a long time. A galvanized center beam and layered wood veneer slats provide support, and the design fits nicely in any bedroom. It’s perfect for a guest room.

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Farmhouse Canopy Bed

Canopy beds were created to offer sleepers additional warmth and privacy. That’s less of a concern nowadays where so many have their own bedrooms, but the classic look is still popular as the focal point for design. This farmhouse style bed from Pottery Barn looks like an heirloom. Thanks to the fine handmade craftsmanship, it can be.

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Ryan Van Bibber
Ryan Van Bibber is a deputy editor at Family Handyman. He's been DIY'ing since he was a kid. A resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is especially proud of his aptitude with a swamp cooler, repairing stucco and engineering makeshift shade. As a career journalist, Ryan covered the NFL for more than a decade, worked as a senior editor at Outside as well as writing and editing buying guides and product reviews for several national publications. When he’s not working, you can find him on the trails with his family and two very good dogs.