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Average Cost of a Bed Frame

A bed frame is one of the most important purchases of whenever you are moving to a new place or trying to refresh the look of your bedroom. The problem with bed frames however is that they can range from the incredibly cheap to the insanely expensive. They can be simple metal poles to elegant wooden beams. How much should you reasonably expect to pay for one? In this guide we run through the average cost of a bed frame.

Average Cost of a Bed Frame: $216.90

Our bot found that the average price point for a bed was about $217 on Amazon. Some beds were as cheap as $90 while others as expensive as $350. Some brands however will have bed frames that range from $800 to over $1,500. For the most part however the majority of beds you encounter will be around this $217 price point.

The range in price really comes down to the material of the bed, the quality of those materials and the design. Basic metal frames are going to be the cheapest options, often costing less than $100. Wooden frames are going to cost more with special types of woods being the most expensive. For example, a West Elm Mid-Century bed frame made of eucalyptus wood costs $899.

Cost of a Bed by Brand

As we’ve alluded to, different brands can wildly differ in price. The main difference in price is going to come down to the craftsmanship of the frame.  Does more expensive mean a better bed? Is it even necessary to invest in an expensive bed? That will really be up to you to decide. A high quality bed frame can help support your mattress and ensure a better night sleep. While we can definitively say a bed frame is necessary and important, we cannot say definitively whether you should or should not go with a cheaper brand. Here is how different brands compare for the price of their bed frames.

Bed Frame BrandAverage Price For Full Bed
Zinus$192
Casper$200
Ikea$352
West Elm$1,386

Zinus frames are the most popular on Amazon and are pretty minimalist bed frames. They are metal frames covered in upholstery. With a headboard you can get a Zinus bed frame for less than $300. Casper, more famous for its mattresses, also offers a cheap, simple metal bed frame. Casper also offers a frame made of aluminum that comes with a headboard that costs $895 for a full bed or a box spring with wooden slats for about $200. Ikea is the most popular place to get bed frames and is only slightly more expensive than the average price we’ve found.

Price of a Bed Frame by Size

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the size of the bed frame is going to influence its price. What does come as a surprise however is that the difference in price really isn’t too steep. At Ikea, full and queen sized beds are priced the same while king sized beds are on average 30% to 35% more expensive. To get an idea of how much you more you may have to pay, we compare a Zinus bed and Ikea bed based on different sizes.

Sample Beds
ZinusIkea
$199$349
$219$349
$270$449

Knowing how much extra a larger bed costs however can be very useful to know if you are planning on upgrading the size of your current bed.

Cost of a Bed Frame by Material Type

Generally you have two options for bed frames: wood or metal. Within those materials you have further options such as aluminum, iron, maple, oak, etc. Wooden bed frames are less prone to squeaking and are more durable thus are more expensive than metal frames which are dramatically cheaper.

The standard metal frame you can find for under $100 will ultimately get the job done. However you most likely will get squeaks eventually. We recommend if you can afford it, to invest in at least the cheapest wooden frame you can find.

Average Cost of Adjustable Bed Frames: $550 to $1,300

A type of bed frame we haven’t spoke about thus far are adjustable bed frames. As the name implies, these are beds where you can electronically control the angle of the bed. This can be a great option for those who enjoy reading from bed or have a medical condition which requires them to sleep with raised legs or head. As you might expect however, the cost of a adjustable bed frame is going to cost more than your normal, non-adjustable frame. Some brands that offer adjustable frames are Lucid, Casper, Beautyrest, Tempur-Pedic, Nectar Sleep and Amerisleep. Adjustable bed frames are going to cost you at least $500 for a full mattress and can be as expensive as $1,300.

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