A well-constructed, aesthetically pleasing bed (don’t forget the mattress!) can elevate not only your sleep but the entire atmosphere of your bedroom, arguably the most sacred of spots in your home.
And because it’s one of the largest pieces of furniture in your entire abode, choosing the right one from the myriad options available on the market can be a daunting—and not to mention, expensive—task.
To help you with your quest, we’ve sleuthed a handful of the best king- and queen-sized beds out there in a variety of styles and designs, ranging from simple platforms and tufted headboards, to steel-framed and sturdy all-wood options. Everything costs under $1,000 and starts as low as $153. Whether you’re a midcentury minimalist or a stalwart traditionalist, we’ve got you covered—or, bedded, if you will.
Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Platform Queen Bed
Wayfair | $299.99
This bed is more traditional with its molding and paneled headboard, but its bluish-gray finish adds just the right amount of pep—and prep—to a cozy room.
Sadie Platform Queen Bed
Urban Outfitters | $399
Simple does it with this minimalist platform bed made of tropical mahogany and sengon tekik wood. The frame is chunky but elevated, offering some flexibility for storage underneath if necessary.
Stanley Canopy Queen Bed
Wayfair | $228.99
What’s more extra than a canopy bed? The preferred style of royalty (at least in the movies), the four-poster combines a type of “roof”—or canopy, as it were—to give the illusion of protection from the outside world. Throw on a few curtains and you’ve got a veritable private island.
Midcentury Acorn Queen Bed
West Elm | $750
Its acorn finish, tall headboard, and rounded, subtly tapered legs put this bed (made from solid eucalyptus wood) squarely in the realm of timeless, midcentury modern design. Perfecto for those who fancy themselves refined and elegant.
Belham Living Harper King Bed
Hayneedle | $159.99
This carbon steel-framed bed is industrial grit handled with a light touch. Retro in just the right ways, Belham Living’s Harper Bed feels fresh, too. It’s also available in queen.
Weston Home Yarmouth Wingback Upholstered King Bed
Hayneedle | $889.99
A tufted headboard makes a serious statement—and a cozy backdrop against which to get lost in a book or nuzzle up with a loved one. Plus the sumptuous beige linen upholstery hints at hotel luxury.
August Grove Lyster Platform Queen Bed
Wayfair | $153.25
This classic metal frame platform bed has just enough of that country-cottage vibe to keep it interesting, while the simple silhouette and white finish make it a blank slate for all manner of bedding and bedrooms—for children and adults alike.
Grain Wood Furniture Shaker Platform Queen Bed
Wayfair | $362.21
Made of 100 percent solid pine wood, this sturdy Craftsman-inspired bed from family-run business Grain Wood Furniture in Virginia is rustic in the best way.
Fashion Bed Group Avery Queen Bed
Hayneedle | $639.99
Vibin’ a little Frank-Lloyd-Wright is this Arts and Crafts-style bed made from a solid rubberwood construction and finished in a rich oak. It’s traditional without being stuffy.
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