Minimalist bed frames put simplicity at the forefront, featuring pared-back designs that often feature clean lines and airy silhouettes. According to Kathy Kuo, “A minimalist bed frame typically falls under the modern classic or mid-century modern style. Look for clean lines, neutral colors, and high-quality materials.”
You also won’t find the ornmanention on minimalist bed frames that you’d find in more ornate styles, like traditional bed frames. Instead, “A minimalist bed frame has a clean, straightforward design,” says Karen Rohr. “They’re typically wood or metal, and may or may not have a headboard. They also usually feature a low-profile design that’s either low to the ground or has long legs, giving them an airy feel.”
Why Choose a Minimalist Bed Frame
One reason minimalist bed frames are so popular is that they can elevate all sorts of looks, not just minimal bedrooms. “We like to do a minimalist bed frame in a room where we have a lot of other things going on, like patterned wallpaper or window treatments,” says Jennifer Walter. “A nice, simple bed can calm you as you go to sleep and settle down for the night.”
“A nice, simple bed can calm you as you go to sleep and settle down for the night.”
In addition to balancing out busier rooms, minimalist bed frames can also make a zen-like space feel even more peaceful. You can then dress it up with fun throw pillows and blankets. “I love a minimalist bed frame because it sets the tone for your bedroom design to be very serene and calm,” says Kathy Kuo. “It keeps your look from getting too cluttered or overwhelming, and then you’re free to adorn your bed with plenty of cozy extras, like luxe throw blankets and decorative pillows.”
Minimalist bed frames are also lifesavers for anyone in a small space as it won’t literally or visually crowd your design, helping you make the most of your space. “A minimalist bed frame can help to maximize space in a small bedroom,” says Karen Rohr. “By avoiding bulky headboards and footboards, you can create the illusion of more space and make your bedroom feel more open and airy.” You can also opt for bed frames with under bed storage to maximize your space even more.
Made from birch veneer and birch plywood, this minimalist wooden bed frame from Floyd features heavy-duty steel supports and nylon ratchet straps that ensure it’s supportive and built to last.
Not to mention, it’s incredibly good looking, with a pared-back, airy design that can adapt to your needs. You can purchase the bed frame as is, or add on a sleek matching headboard, built-in underbed storage, and/or a built-in nightstand. You can even purchase an expansion set that will let you expand the bed frame if you need a larger size. You can read more about this versatile bed in our dedicated review. Here's what we liked about the Floyd Bed:
Modular design allows for you to add on or subtract from the bed as needed.
The bed’s lightweight panels and simple assembly process allow for it to be built and taken apart by one person.
The bed’s aesthetic, minimal design can be adapted to most (dare I say, all!) personal styles.
Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King, Daybed
This stunning wood platform bed frame from Thuma is made from solid wood and features Japanese joinery that makes for particularly easy assembly—no tools or teams required.
The low-profile bed offers nine inches of potential underbed storage, and the thoughtful slat system was designed to minimize noise and provide optimal support. You can also choose from a solid wood headboard or an upholstered pillowboard that comes in three colors.
You can read more about The Bed in our review here. "This beauty is stunning and one of the best-made pieces of furniture in our house," writes Kelly Weimert. Here's what Kelly liked about The Bed:
Made of solid wood and has a lifetime warranty
Easy to assemble thanks to durable Japanese joinery
Low-profile design with ample underbed storage space
Featuring an inspired mid-century modern design, this platform bed is constructed from walnut veneer and stainless steel. It’s finished in a rich dark brown hue supported by polished brass legs that punctuate it with a touch of glamour.
The bed frame’s wood slats provide plenty of support, while a tall, elegant headboard paired with long tapered legs create clean lines that will elevate a wide variety of aesthetics.
Speaking of clean lines, this wood platform bed frame executes them perfectly with its chic, minimalist design. You can choose from two wood finishes, as well as a wood or upholstered headboard to find the perfect fit for your aesthetic.
But regardless of the style you choose, you’ll be investing in a high-quality platform bed thanks to its sturdy solid hardwood rails and heavy-duty slats that ensure the bed stays solid and still wherever it lives. The simple Japanese joinery also makes for easy assembly, so you can waste no time getting the beauty rest you deserve. Check out our full review of this stunner here. Here's what we liked about the Burrow Chorus bed frame:
The modular design allows you to add or remove a headboard anytime you choose
Numerous sizes, wood, and fabric options allow for ultimate customization
Matching end tables and dressers are available to provide a cohesive feel to the room
Assembly is fast, easy, straightforward, and requires no tools
The bed’s minimalist design and aesthetic could be adapted to most personal styles
If you’re in the market for a high-quality upholstered bed frame, look no further than this beauty from Lulu & Georgia. The low-profile design will add grounding tranquility to any bedroom, while a the four-slat system will support you all night long.
You can also choose from two colors—Gray or Ivory. “The Clayton Bed from Lulu & Georgia is chunky and modern and feels like a statement without overpowering you with its design,” raves Jennifer Walter.
If you like the look and feel of the Clayton Bed from Lulu & Georgia but you’re not so keen on the price tag, consider this piece from Castlery, which offers a similar look for a fraction of the price.
The upholstered bed frame features a polyster-linen blend with foam and fiber filling, while the frame itself comprises a mixture of solid wood and plywood for affordable durability.
If affordability and great style are at the top of your minimalist bed frame priority list, then you’ll love this option from Article. Starting at less than $400, this bed frame looks much more expensive than it is.
It features an engineered wood slat base and solid wood legs for optimal support, and it comes in two different stains—Walnut and Oak—so you can fit it into your bedroom design regardless of whether your color palette leans more dark or light.
Made from solid wood and pine veneers, this gorgeous platform bed frame combines a rustic finish with an ultra-modern silhouette.
The low-profile design extends a welcome invitation to jump into dreamy bliss night after night. And the bed frame is part of a larger Lenox collection, which includes a dresser, nightstand, chest, and canopy bed, so you can update all of your bedroom furniture and beyond with a chic matching set.
Brand: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Price: $6,514+
Sizes: Queen, King
With its sumptuous organic curves, complete with a winged headboard, this high-end upholstered bed frame is an instant statement-maker. It’s also highly customizable, allowing you to choose from many different upholstery fabrics and colors, including performance velvet, sherpa, and textured chenille.
Given its uniquely stunning design, it’s no surprise that the platform bed is a designer favorite: “The Adler bed from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has a bit of heft which allows it to stand out in a room. I love the tilted back, giving it a really cozy feeling,” says Jennifer Walter.
Made of kiln-dried solid wood and engineered wood, the low-profile design of this platform bed frame is perfect for small spaces or anyone who loves a minimalist look.
The bed features clean lines and defined edges that give it a cool, contemporary feel, while its walnut finish will ground any bedroom design with welcoming warmth. And just like the rest of the platform bed frames on this list, you don’t need a box spring for this beauty either.
This wood platform bed frame from Urban Outfitters is made from solid wood, including the wooden slat base that can effortlessly support long nights of rest. And thanks to its solid mango wood construction, each piece is one of a kind, with the natural wood’s knots and grains infusing it with texture and character.
Karen Rohr especially likes this bed for its minimalist-meets-durable design: “The Minimalist Platform Bed is a perfect platform bed frame for those looking for a more sturdy-looking piece that is still minimal.”
Designed by Caleb Zipperer, this upholstered bed frame is encased in poly-linen performance fabric that’s easy to clean, as well as water- and stain-resistant, so you can enjoy those late-night snacks worry free (no judgement!). It also features plywood and birch wood construction supported by solid wood legs that help ensure long-lasting comfort.
Jennifer Walter loves the bed for its versatility and ability to elevate a room: “The Antoni Bed from CB2 is one of my favorite beds right now. It mixes glam and chic with an austere feeling all at once. It could fit in several surroundings from minimalist styles to maximalist. The classic black-and-white combination with velvet and leather trim is luxe without feeling too precious.”
Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King, Custom
Want to customize your own minimalist platform bed frame? This company lets you do it with ease. Each of these frames is made from 100% solid wood, with the option to choose from nearly endless finishes, including Cherry, Beech, Ash, Walnut, and Black.
But the finishes are far from the only way you can customize this piece. You can also choose from 17 different sizes, as well as several leg styles. Plus, there’s an option to add underbed storage space and/or a floating shelf, so you can truly create the platform bed frame of your dreams, for your dreams.
Chic and minimal, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a space (or decade) that this solid wood platform bed frame wouldn’t look great in.
The long, tapered legs coupled with a smooth panel headboard give it a mid-century modern flair, while wood slats ensure you’ll be well supported all night long. You can also choose from three different finishes—White, Castanho, and Scandinavian Oak—however, the Scandinavian Oak finish isn’t available in King size.
With its smooth, plush upholstery and organic curves, this minimalist bed frame rocks an infinitely modern design. The upholstered headboard is made of pine wood, and the entire frame is wrapped in triple layer, multi-density foam cushioning.
Meanwhile, a European flexible slat system will offer durable support throughout the night, and your choice of 15 different colors ensures that this bed frame can slide into your aesthetic with ease.
This gorgeous bed frame defies anyone who says minimalist styles can’t make a statement. Made from acacia wood veneer, the piece features built-in side tables, with two cantilevered shelves on each side for all of your nightly essentials.
“The Andes Acacia Queen Bed is the perfect all-in-one option,” says Karen Rohr. “I love that it includes minimal nightstands, making it a convenient and quick solution for anyone looking to get that simple and clean aesthetic.”
Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and interior design expert with 10 years of experience writing about design and home decor. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
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