Best Bed Frames Thrifter 2020

Choosing the right bed frame can do wonders for your sleep each night. Whether you're hoping to find a bed frame with an attached headboard, a canopy top, or if you're looking for something a bit more traditional, Amazon is full of great options that might just leave you wondering where to begin. If so, you've come to the right place as this guide features six of the best bed frames the site has to offer.

Best overall: AmazonBasics Foldable Metal Platform Bed Frame

Staff Pick

Available in 14-inch and 18-inch styles and Twin to California King sizes, the AmazonBasics Foldable Metal Platform Bed Frame is easy to set up without tools and offers enough support for your mattress without needing a box spring in between them. Plus, its folding mechanism makes it easy to store in smaller spaces.

$167 at Amazon

Watch your head: Zinus Lottie Upholstered Platform Bed Frame

If you're looking for a bed frame with an attached headboard, the Zinus Lottie is a stellar pick available in blue or grey. Its headboard features a knitted polyester fabric and rises 43 inches high, while the frame includes 10 wood slats to support your bed.

$239 at Amazon

The natural look: Mellow Naturalista Solid Wood Bed Frame

Mellow's Naturalista Bed Frame looks a bit different than many others as it's made of solid wood. It comes in three different colors and four different sizes, and best of all, it can be assembled within just a few minutes.

$177 at Amazon

More space underneath: Zinus Joseph Metal Platform Bed Frame

The Zinus Joseph Metal Platform Bed Frame is a good fit for nearly any style mattress, from memory foam and spring mattresses to hybrid models. Planning on packing things away underneath your bed? There are a few different configurations of this frame, including a model with just 4 inches of clearance underneath and another with 16 inches.

$132 at Amazon

Needs a spring: AmazonBasics 9-Leg Support Metal Bed Frame

This AmazonBasics 9-Leg Support Metal Bed Frame is one of the only options on our list that needs to be used with a box spring. It is not intended to be used only with a mattress. Its simple lock-together system means you don't need any tools to get it set up, while its nine legs and center bar ensure strength at every point.

$74 at Amazon

Big ambition: DHP Canopy Metal Bed

Anyone looking for a canopy bed should consider this model by DHP first. It features a built-in headboard, footboard, and a 4-post canopy top. This metal bed frame is sturdy enough to support a mattress without needing a box spring added, though it only comes in Twin and Full sizes.

$200 at Amazon

Sleeping on it...

There are several notable styles of bed frames available at Amazon, including options which require a box spring and plenty more which don't need one. If you already own a box spring at home to use with your new frame, the AmazonBasics 9-Leg Support Metal Bed Frame is one of the most affordable bed frames around though that wouldn't necessarily be the case if you had to add the cost of a box spring onto the overall total.

AmazonBasics has another model which doesn't need a box spring, and though it's not quite as inexpensive as the 9-Leg Support version, the Foldable Metal Platform Bed Frame is still on the more affordable side of average bed frame prices. It can be assembled within minutes and doesn't require any tools for setup. Its sleek, black finish is suitable for just about any room in your home, though the only downside of this model is that its maximum weight limit is at 250 pounds whereas several other options in the guide above offer support for up to 500 pounds.

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