The Best Wooden Bed Frames for a Stylish Sleep-in
Make a statement while you sleep with one of these must-have wooden bed frames.
Your bed is not only the most important spot for rest and relaxation, but it is also the centrepiece of any bedroom. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so it’s integral to your health and wellbeing to get your bed set-up right. And getting it right can include a stylish wooden bed frame. To create a restful sleep sanctuary, the less visual clutter, the better, and a timber bed frame can give your bedroom big style points in one shapely furniture piece. Whatever your style taste – a solid slab option, a mid-century modern-inspired model, or a four-poster, a wooden bed frame offers more designer bang for your decorating buck.
The dark, rich grain of American walnut veneer takes centre stage in this piece that wouldn’t look out of place in a mid-century-modern scheme. An ever-so-slightly curved headboard gives the sustainably sourced MDF wooden bed frame presence and also adds further dimension to the grain of the walnut veneer. The narrow legs under the slatted platform enhance the sense of your bed appearing to float in the bedroom for a clean and understated look. This bed frame pairs perfectly with Noa Home’s premium hybrid mattresses.
Handcrafted from sustainable solid oak into a contemporary furniture piece, this bed frame features subtle elements that make it both a practical yet sophisticated option for your bedroom. The gentle curves and hand-turned legs play off the beautiful grain of the ethically sourced oak, while the wooden bed frame’s slotted ply slat system offers a high degree of support, comfort and airflow while you sleep.$1985/queen, Totem Road
Keeping it simple is seemingly the mantra behind the design of this wooden bed frame, crafted from quality responsibly sourced European oak. The grain and texture of the oak make it a versatile material, the mix of light and slightly darker tones ideal as a backdrop for decorating with a variety of patterns and bed linen textures. This wooden bed frame is your one-way ticket to pared-back look, suitable for a contemporary or coastal interior scheme.$1999/queen, RJ Living
It’s hard to go past solid timber for a long-lasting investment piece. The structural components of the Bruno bed are crafted from solid walnut timber with the headboard squares a contrasting mix of solid pine and walnut veneer. This more-traditional wooden bed frame is a sturdy, polished piece with real presence, housing your mattress in bordered feature timber elements that showcase the material’s natural beauty.$2999/queen, Icon By Design
Rattan is having its moment in the world of interior styling – the panelled headboard of this timber bed frame highlights how beautifully woven rattan detailing works as a feature element. Rattan brings a nostalgic touch and contrasts with the rounded, solid oak frame for a bed that wouldn’t look out of place in a coastal-look bedroom. The simple form also belies the play on proportions with the height of the headboard offset by the low bar at the end of the wooden bed frame.
Local craftsmanship is perfectly encapsulated in the joint corner details of this solid recycled Oregon timber produced by Melbourne-based furniture maker Mark Tuckey. The jigsaw-slotted corner details are key to the simple structure of this wooden bed frame, which allows the beautiful natural knots and sinews of the solid timber to shine. The slight angle of the slimline headboard contrasts with the frame’s sturdy base.
Koala has revolutionised the mattress buying game with its offer of a 120-night-trial mattress , plus free delivery straight to your door. Complete the Koala sleeping experience in style, with this tried-and-tested bed base. This wooden bed frame took two years of development to guarantee style, durability and affordability. Precision-cut for airflow and easy assembly in four minutes, the base is crafted from cottonwood plywood and offers simple modern lines giving your mattress the illusion that it’s floating.$800/queen, Koala
A traditional favourite, the timeless four-poster bed lends a sense of wow factor despite its unadorned form. Manufactured with sustainably grown eco pine, this minimalist take on the wooden bed frame wins in the style stakes with the different colour finishes available to suit a variety of decorating schemes and contexts. The Sophia Four-Poster works just as well in an elegant Nordic-inspired parents’ retreat as it does in a playful bedroom for your child. Meaning this wooden bed frame is a flexible option.
Another artisanal company, the husband-wife team behind Mr and Mrs White (given names Nathan and Sasha) craft beautifully simple, clean-lined furniture pieces and the Beam Bed is no different. A two-plank headboard grounds the solid timber box frame that keeps your mattress in place with style. The Sydney-based company can also produce this wooden bed frame in your choice of American oak, American ash, maple and walnut in different specialist finishes.From $2730, Mr and Mrs White
Looking for a bed that’s stylish, comfortable, easy-to-build and eco-friendly? Look no further. Koala has just released the Paddington Bed Base. Boasting an chic upholstered headboard, cushioned side rails, storage options and easy-assembly, this new bed frame ticks all the boxes. The timber frame is made from environmentally-sourced American ash wood and it’s upholstery is made of 33% REPREVE yarn which is made with recycled bottles. Koala’s comfiest bed yet, the padded headboard is designed with lumbar support in mind and is tilted at a 4° angle so you can comfortably sit-up in bed for breakfast or binging the next great series. There’s ample storage space behind the headboard which you can use to store your mountain of throw pillows or for charging your devices (there’s even cable management holes built in!). Like with all Koala products, you can try the bed base for free with an 120 night trial and five-year warranty.
$800 - $1200, Koala
Treat your bedroom – and bed – to a feature that’s all about durability, versatility and timeless appeal, the wooden bed frame. From contemporary sophistication to coastal cool, a wooden bed frame can complete your bedroom look and enhance the sense of relaxation, warmth and calm, that every inviting sleep sanctuary should have. Looking for more styling tips for your home? Check out our pick of winter style essentials to up the cosy factor.
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