How Much Does a Bed Frame Cost?

A bed frame is the part of a bed that is used to position a mattress, serving as a foundation for the bed.  While most bed frames are elevated off the floor by legs, some sit directly on the floor.   While this frame won’t be necessary for a good night’s rest, people generally want to sleep off the ground, not as if they were on the floor.  The bed frames can also offer more than just support, according to this eBay guide; it can also create a design statement for the room

Slatted bed frame for guest room by brownpau, on Flickr
Slatted bed frame for guest room” (CC BY 2.0) by brownpau

How much is it?

RetailerAverage Price
Big Lots$40 to $200
Cost Plus World Market$250 to $550
Costco$45 to $220
Home Depot$50 to $170
IKEA$50 to $400
MatressFirm$39 to $129 (metal)
Sam's Club$35 to $120
Sears$60 to $210
Target$65 to $250
Walmart$35 to $170

What is going to be included?

Types of bed frames

  1. Adjustable:  As the name states, this frame will be adjustable to fit any mattress style. Commonly made from metal, these frames will have supports on caster wheels, allow you to move it with easy.  Once adjusted for your mattress, it will simply sit on top and will no longer be visible.
  2. Bunk Beds:  Since bunk beds stack on top of each other, this will consist of two frames that stack on top of each other as well.  Bunk beds can either have a twin on the top and twin on the bottom or twin on the top and a full on the bottom.
  3. Canopy:  A canopy bed will have longer posts on each corner and will be framed at the very top, allowing a canopy to surround the entire bed.  The canopy, once installed, will have curtains on the side of the bed that allows you to enter, similar to a tent.
  4. Captain:  A captain’s bed frame will have drawers underneath the mattress, taking advantage of the empty space.  These frames are recommended for those who either want to take full advantage of an area or want to have dressers under the bed instead of nothing at all.
  5. Four Post:  This classic frame will have four posts on each corner and will be made of either wood or metal.  These frames can be either a simple lackluster design or something extravagant that really makes the room pop.
  6. Mission:  Known for its simple and clean look, a mission bed frame will have vertical wooden slats.
  7. Platform:  This frame will be lower to the ground and will be designed so you don’t need to purchase a box spring.
  8. Sleigh:  A sleigh bed will have a carved headboard, creating the appearance of a”sleigh,” similar to Santa Clause.  Most will be made from a solid wood, but you can find some in metal as well.

What are the extra costs?

Highest rated bed frames on Amazon

Tips to know

Mattress TypeWidth (inches)Length (inches)
California Queen6084
California King7284

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