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24 Cheap Bed Frames That Only Look Expensive

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1. A vintage metal frame that'll complement any room.

Promising Review: "I purchased this Twin bed for a guest room that is decorated in cabin décor. It arrived in a large flat box with easy to follow instructions for assembly. The only tool needed is an allen wrench or 'Hex Key,' which is included. The assembly took less than an hour for one person. I used the 'higher' option for the height and used a 12 inch memory foam mattress that I also bought at Wayfair. (No box spring needed) Even with the 12 inch mattress, it's a perfect height for the average adult or child. This bed is very sturdy and you will love the charming appearance." —LeslieShipping: Free!Get it from Wayfair for $139.99 (available in two sizes and colors).
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Promising Review: "I purchased this Twin bed for a guest room that is decorated in cabin décor. It arrived in a large flat box with easy to follow instructions for assembly. The only tool needed is an allen wrench or 'Hex Key,' which is included. The assembly took less than an hour for one person. I used the 'higher' option for the height and used a 12 inch memory foam mattress that I also bought at Wayfair. (No box spring needed) Even with the 12 inch mattress, it's a perfect height for the average adult or child. This bed is very sturdy and you will love the charming appearance." —Leslie

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Get it from Wayfair for $139.99 (available in two sizes and colors).

2. An untreated pine frame that you won't have to worry about damaging.

Promising Review: "I got this bed nearly three years ago and it's held up perfectly! Wood hasn't splintered at all nor has it changed color. It's low to the ground (which I like) but not so low that you can't fit storage boxes underneath it. Really a perfect bed frame." —nicknackieShipping: Large item delivery starts at $99 to your home, $59 to your local store.Get it from Ikea for $149+ (available in two sizes).
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Promising Review: "I got this bed nearly three years ago and it's held up perfectly! Wood hasn't splintered at all nor has it changed color. It's low to the ground (which I like) but not so low that you can't fit storage boxes underneath it. Really a perfect bed frame." —nicknackie

Shipping: Large item delivery starts at $99 to your home, $59 to your local store.

Get it from Ikea for $149+ (available in two sizes).

3. A walnut platform frame that looks like it's floating—appropriate, because you'll be on cloud nine after purchasing it.

Promising Review: "Very well packaged, easy to assembly. Excellent quality and affordable price" —Wesley S.Shipping: Free from Amazon and Home Depot!Get it from Amazon for $226.39+ or Home Depot for $247.61+ (available in two sizes).
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Promising Review: "Very well packaged, easy to assembly. Excellent quality and affordable price" —Wesley S.

Shipping: Free from Amazon and Home Depot!

Get it from Amazon for $226.39+ or Home Depot for $247.61+ (available in two sizes).

4. A raised steel frame that'll open up storage space in your room you didn't know you had.

Promising Review: "This bed frame was so simple to put together. It is expertly made and offers heavy duty support. It added modern style to my bedroom." —CherylShipping: Free!Get it from Wayfair for $139.99+ (available in two sizes).
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Promising Review: "This bed frame was so simple to put together. It is expertly made and offers heavy duty support. It added modern style to my bedroom." —Cheryl

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Get it from Wayfair for $139.99+ (available in two sizes).

5. An incredibly sturdy metal frame with triple-bar accents.

Promising Review: "I was hesitant to purchase a bed online but I'm very satisfied with my purchase! This bed has a gorgeous finish that doesn't show up in the pictures. It is a very subtle "marble like" look that really enhances the the look of the bed. The bed is very sturdy and easy to put assemble. I really love it!" —JaniceShipping: Free from Wayfair and Birch Lane!Get it from Wayfair for $294.99+ or Birch Lane for $329.99 (available in three sizes).
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Promising Review: "I was hesitant to purchase a bed online but I'm very satisfied with my purchase! This bed has a gorgeous finish that doesn't show up in the pictures. It is a very subtle "marble like" look that really enhances the the look of the bed. The bed is very sturdy and easy to put assemble. I really love it!" —Janice

Shipping: Free from Wayfair and Birch Lane!

Get it from Wayfair for $294.99+ or Birch Lane for $329.99 (available in three sizes).

6. An untreated birch frame that you can hang plants or clothing from.

Promising Review: "My husband and I had been considering the GJORA for several months but we were hesitant because we really believed it wouldn't be structurally sound. However, after going to our local IKEA and actually seeing it in person, we were pleasantly surprised to find that it is very sound and much neater in person. We took it home and promptly set it up and I conditioned it with Trewax and the wood grain came through beautifully and made the bed look so much more luxurious. Several months later and we still LOVE this bed and it is still as sturdy as the day we set it up. Needless to say, we are very happy with our purchase." —Eilis83Shipping: Large item delivery starts at $99 to your home, $59 to your local store.Get it from Ikea for $329 (available in two sizes).
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Promising Review: "My husband and I had been considering the GJORA for several months but we were hesitant because we really believed it wouldn't be structurally sound. However, after going to our local IKEA and actually seeing it in person, we were pleasantly surprised to find that it is very sound and much neater in person. We took it home and promptly set it up and I conditioned it with Trewax and the wood grain came through beautifully and made the bed look so much more luxurious. Several months later and we still LOVE this bed and it is still as sturdy as the day we set it up. Needless to say, we are very happy with our purchase." —Eilis83

Shipping: Large item delivery starts at $99 to your home, $59 to your local store.

Get it from Ikea for $329 (available in two sizes).

7. A durable metal frame with some X-cellent design work.

Promising Review: "I bought this frame for a spare bedroom. I didn't want to spend too much but also wanted to make the room comfortable. The frame is wondeful. It was very easy to put together (I did by myself) and is very sturdy. Looks just as pictured. You just can't beat the price." —Nicole WhelanShipping: Free!Get it from Houzz for $155.79 (available in queen size).
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Promising Review: "I bought this frame for a spare bedroom. I didn't want to spend too much but also wanted to make the room comfortable. The frame is wondeful. It was very easy to put together (I did by myself) and is very sturdy. Looks just as pictured. You just can't beat the price." —Nicole Whelan

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Get it from Houzz for $155.79 (available in queen size).

8. A curvy carbon steel frame that looks like a million bucks (but, lucky for you, is only $200).

Promising Review: "We loved this bed based on the picture and really hoped it lived up to the picture. It definitely did! It's beautiful and sturdy. The color is beautiful gunmetal sort of color. Definitely recommend this bed if you are looking for something affordable." —ElizabethShipping: Free!Get it from Birch Lane for $219.99+ (available in four sizes).
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Promising Review: "We loved this bed based on the picture and really hoped it lived up to the picture. It definitely did! It's beautiful and sturdy. The color is beautiful gunmetal sort of color. Definitely recommend this bed if you are looking for something affordable." —Elizabeth

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Get it from Birch Lane for $219.99+ (available in four sizes).

9. A wooden platform storage frame with three spacious drawers you can move your clothing and accessories into.

Promising Review: "The bed with storage is great for my son's room. We were able to get rid of his dresser and give him more space in his room since this bed has three spacious drawers. I put this together easily, the instructions were easy to follow." —Cindy Roberts Shipping: Free from Amazon and Jet!Get it from Amazon for $237.24 or Jet for $237.24 (available in twin size).
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Promising Review: "The bed with storage is great for my son's room. We were able to get rid of his dresser and give him more space in his room since this bed has three spacious drawers. I put this together easily, the instructions were easy to follow." —Cindy Roberts

Shipping: Free from Amazon and Jet!

Get it from Amazon for $237.24 or Jet for $237.24 (available in twin size).

10. A metal frame that's somewhere in between modern and vintage—and soon to be, your shopping cart.

Promising Review: "I really love this bed. It's looks a little vintage and the black matte finish is just what I was looking for. Mine arrived well packaged and it was very easy to assemble." —JillShipping: Free! Get it from Birch Lane for $253.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).
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Promising Review: "I really love this bed. It's looks a little vintage and the black matte finish is just what I was looking for. Mine arrived well packaged and it was very easy to assemble." —Jill

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Get it from Birch Lane for $253.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

11. A stylish cherry-wood frame that you'll feel confident assembling solo.

Promising Review: "Putting the frame together was uncommonly easy due to the numbered parts; it took me about half an hour, and several minutes of that was opening the packaging. The boards and legs are labelled with corresponding numbers to show which sides of which parts are meant to connect, and the only tool required to assemble is the Allen wrench that comes with it. The boards that hold the mattress up come in two rolls where the boards are connected by a strap, so they're spaced evenly, and they attach to the frame with velcro so they're held in one place without needing hardware to attach."—Kristin YoungShipping: Free from Amazon and Walmart!Get it from Amazon for $131.83+ or Walmart for $131.83+ (available in four sizes).
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Promising Review: "Putting the frame together was uncommonly easy due to the numbered parts; it took me about half an hour, and several minutes of that was opening the packaging. The boards and legs are labelled with corresponding numbers to show which sides of which parts are meant to connect, and the only tool required to assemble is the Allen wrench that comes with it. The boards that hold the mattress up come in two rolls where the boards are connected by a strap, so they're spaced evenly, and they attach to the frame with velcro so they're held in one place without needing hardware to attach."—Kristin Young

Shipping: Free from Amazon and Walmart!

Get it from Amazon for $131.83+ or Walmart for $131.83+ (available in four sizes).

12. A steel bed frame with a net-patterned headboard to complete your minimalist look.

Promising Review: "I've moved with this bed twice, and it has been very easy to assemble (even just by myself) and not only is it really sturdy and stable, it looks really nice, minimalist and modern, classy. What a great find! I also bought the more expensive slats and glad I did, offers great support for my Casper mattress." —BluebirdieShipping: Large item delivery starts at $99 to your home, $59 to your local store.Get it from Ikea for $189.00+ (available in three sizes).
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Promising Review: "I've moved with this bed twice, and it has been very easy to assemble (even just by myself) and not only is it really sturdy and stable, it looks really nice, minimalist and modern, classy. What a great find! I also bought the more expensive slats and glad I did, offers great support for my Casper mattress." —Bluebirdie

Shipping: Large item delivery starts at $99 to your home, $59 to your local store.

Get it from Ikea for $189.00+ (available in three sizes).

13. A Victorian-inspired metal and steel frame that'll make you feel like royalty (even if you opted out of King or Queen size).

Promising Review: "Seriously, this was one of the best frames I have ever had. Excellent quality! I was afraid it would arrive with dents and scratches and be lightweight, however the opposite was the case. Solid design, not one piece was out of place. The support beams had 6 total legs to support the box spring and mattress. We are beyond satisfied and highly recommend this frame!" —Scott P. Shipping: Free!Get it from Overstock for $199.99+ (available in four sizes and two colors).
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Promising Review: "Seriously, this was one of the best frames I have ever had. Excellent quality! I was afraid it would arrive with dents and scratches and be lightweight, however the opposite was the case. Solid design, not one piece was out of place. The support beams had 6 total legs to support the box spring and mattress. We are beyond satisfied and highly recommend this frame!" —Scott P.

Shipping: Free!

Get it from Overstock for $199.99+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

14. A modern metal frame that looks stunning in all four available shades.

Promising Review: "I loved it so much I even purchased an additional one for my guest bedroom. Well made, sturdy and now comes in multiple colors! Could also be great for a kids room in the white frame." —Kristi Shipping: Free! Get from Wayfair for $384.16+ or Birch Lane for $360.82+ (available in four sizes and four colors).
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Promising Review: "I loved it so much I even purchased an additional one for my guest bedroom. Well made, sturdy and now comes in multiple colors! Could also be great for a kids room in the white frame." —Kristi

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Get from Wayfair for $384.16+ or Birch Lane for $360.82+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

15. An upholstered bed with a hardwood and plywood frame you won't want to get up from.

Promising Review: "I was shocked when I opened the box. The quality was much better than I had expected. The color is spot on from the picture. We put it together in about 30 mins." —Brenda Shipping: Free!Get it from Wayfair for $361.66+ (available in two sizes and four colors).
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Promising Review: "I was shocked when I opened the box. The quality was much better than I had expected. The color is spot on from the picture. We put it together in about 30 mins." —Brenda

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Get it from Wayfair for $361.66+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

16. A steel and wood frame that's 100% squeak-free.

Promising Review: "My memory foam mattress has been on the floor for 2 years. I just couldn't find the right platform for me. Until now!! This is a high quality bed. The wood is sleek and beautiful, the slats are wide and super supportive, and it was incredibly easy to assemble." —Lea CalentiShipping: Free from Amazon and Home Depot!Get it from Amazon for $122.78+, Home Depot for $122.78+, or Walmart for $122.78+ (available in four sizes).
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Promising Review: "My memory foam mattress has been on the floor for 2 years. I just couldn't find the right platform for me. Until now!! This is a high quality bed. The wood is sleek and beautiful, the slats are wide and super supportive, and it was incredibly easy to assemble." —Lea Calenti

Shipping: Free from Amazon and Home Depot!

Get it from Amazon for $122.78+, Home Depot for $122.78+, or Walmart for $122.78+ (available in four sizes).

17. A metal canopy frame with a golden finish that'll remind you that you've struck gold with this deal.

Promising Review: "I just put this bed together last night! It is absolutely beautiful, and the pictured bed does the actual NO JUSTICE. The gold tone is perfect. Brought a very modern, elegant, clean feel to the room. This bed was for my 9 year old daughter, and there are so many things we can do with this choice. If you are indecisive, I say go for it. I am not disappointed." —LaminaShipping: Free from Joss and Main and Wayfair!Get it from Joss and Main for $154.99+ or Wayfair for $178.99+ (available in three sizes).
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Promising Review: "I just put this bed together last night! It is absolutely beautiful, and the pictured bed does the actual NO JUSTICE. The gold tone is perfect. Brought a very modern, elegant, clean feel to the room. This bed was for my 9 year old daughter, and there are so many things we can do with this choice. If you are indecisive, I say go for it. I am not disappointed." —Lamina

Shipping: Free from Joss and Main and Wayfair!

Get it from Joss and Main for $154.99+ or Wayfair for $178.99+ (available in three sizes).

18. An industrial carbon steel frame with a brushed gunmetal finish to give your room a lil sophistication.

Promising Review: "This was the first time I've ordered from Hayneedle, and ordered a bed online. I was nervous about what condition it would arrive in, how difficult it would be to assemble, and most of all, if it would be sturdy. What a great experience I had! I asked customer service a question about the bed (does the headboard flop around when someone turns over), they contacted the manufacturer for me and answered my question within 12 hours! The bed arrived, my 13 year old daughter and I put it together, it is sturdy and in fantastic condition! I only had a little extra money to purchase a new bed, and was in badly in need of a good supportive frame, and was able to get this one which looks fabulous in my room. The other reviewers that mentioned how the low profile of the bed makes the room look larger, and that is true. I'm now getting ready to order some new rugs from this site to complement the bed. Thanks much Hayneedle for a fantastic, affordable experience!" —Ali's MomShipping: Free from Hayneedle, Jet, and Walmart! Get it from Hayneedle for $262.99+, Jet for $279.99+, or Walmart for $289.99+ (available in three sizes).
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Promising Review: "This was the first time I've ordered from Hayneedle, and ordered a bed online. I was nervous about what condition it would arrive in, how difficult it would be to assemble, and most of all, if it would be sturdy. What a great experience I had! I asked customer service a question about the bed (does the headboard flop around when someone turns over), they contacted the manufacturer for me and answered my question within 12 hours! The bed arrived, my 13 year old daughter and I put it together, it is sturdy and in fantastic condition! I only had a little extra money to purchase a new bed, and was in badly in need of a good supportive frame, and was able to get this one which looks fabulous in my room. The other reviewers that mentioned how the low profile of the bed makes the room look larger, and that is true. I'm now getting ready to order some new rugs from this site to complement the bed. Thanks much Hayneedle for a fantastic, affordable experience!" —Ali's Mom

Shipping: Free from Hayneedle, Jet, and Walmart!

Get it from Hayneedle for $262.99+, Jet for $279.99+, or Walmart for $289.99+ (available in three sizes).

19. A charmingly simple pine frame that West Elm has aptly named "Simple Bed Frame."

Shipping: Flat rate fee starting at $129. Get it from West Elm for $249+ (available in four sizes).
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Shipping: Flat rate fee starting at $129.

Get it from West Elm for $249+ (available in four sizes).

20. An upholstered frame you'll look forward to collapsing on after a long day.

Shipping: Free! Get it from West Elm for $349.99 (available in twin size).
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Get it from West Elm for $349.99 (available in twin size).

21. A clean metal frame with room for storage underneath.

Promising Review: "First the finishing in the design and material (matte black) looks awesome! doesn’t get scratched easily, if at all. Next, the bed frame is strong enough to hold up the full size mattress with enough space to carry a queen sized one. I’ve had no problems with squeaks/noises, it’s very quiet." —OstkUser1501957Shipping: Free! Get it from Overstock for $107.99 (available in full size).
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Promising Review: "First the finishing in the design and material (matte black) looks awesome! doesn’t get scratched easily, if at all. Next, the bed frame is strong enough to hold up the full size mattress with enough space to carry a queen sized one. I’ve had no problems with squeaks/noises, it’s very quiet." —OstkUser1501957

Shipping: Free!

Get it from Overstock for $107.99 (available in full size).

22. A mid-century walnut frame that won't go out of style.

Promising Review: "It was exactly what we'd been looking for at a really great price. It took approximately an 45min -1 hour to assemble but so worth it. The walnut color is a standout. Quality of the bed is excellent and very solid. It fits best with just a mattress and stands high enough allowing for storage under the bed. I'm so happy I ordered it." —C Pete Shipping: Free!Get it from Houzz for $344.99 (available in king size). ADD
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Promising Review: "It was exactly what we'd been looking for at a really great price. It took approximately an 45min -1 hour to assemble but so worth it. The walnut color is a standout. Quality of the bed is excellent and very solid. It fits best with just a mattress and stands high enough allowing for storage under the bed. I'm so happy I ordered it." —C Pete

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23. An understated steel frame that you don't need any tools to assemble.

Promising Review: "We have had both memory foam and coil spring mattresses on this frame. It's been about 5 months and this thing is still super solid. It's almost unimaginable when you consider the ease of assembly. We sleep on it every night, jump around on it when we play with our little dogs, and all the ...ahem... *other* stuff that you do in bed (mostly eat ice cream and watch Netflix). Not so much as a wobble or squeak, ever." —Les McGowanShipping: Free!Get it from Amazon for $88+ (available in four sizes).
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Promising Review: "We have had both memory foam and coil spring mattresses on this frame. It's been about 5 months and this thing is still super solid. It's almost unimaginable when you consider the ease of assembly. We sleep on it every night, jump around on it when we play with our little dogs, and all the ...ahem... *other* stuff that you do in bed (mostly eat ice cream and watch Netflix). Not so much as a wobble or squeak, ever." —Les McGowan

Shipping: Free!

Get it from Amazon for $88+ (available in four sizes).

24. A gothic-inspired metal frame to give your room some character.

Promising Review: "I love this bed! It is exactly as advertised. Good quality, sturdy, good looking, and best of all, I was able to assemble it all by myself using the tool that came with it. All of the parts were there, and all of the holes lined up perfectly so assembly was a breeze. Even the delivery was on time. Couldn't be more pleased." —Linda Shipping: Free! Get it from Birch Lane for $128.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).
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Promising Review: "I love this bed! It is exactly as advertised. Good quality, sturdy, good looking, and best of all, I was able to assemble it all by myself using the tool that came with it. All of the parts were there, and all of the holes lined up perfectly so assembly was a breeze. Even the delivery was on time. Couldn't be more pleased." —Linda

Shipping: Free!

Get it from Birch Lane for $128.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

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