If you're looking for a modern bed on a budget, a platform bed is a good bet. You won't have to buy box springs since platforms require a mattress only, and the simplicity of the design means that you can find well-made beds for under $1,000. Click below for our picks...
Top: This Campo Queen Bed is $899 - $999 at Room and Board (full size is $799 - $899). Available in maple, cherry, or walnut, this is a very solid bed.
The Low Platform Bed from West Elm is $469 - $649 and does not include the headboard (sold separately). This low-to-the-ground style would look great in an Asian-inspired bedroom.
The City Block Bed ($599) and Tatami Bamboo Bed ($649) are both from CB2. For reviews of the City Block, click here.
The Mandal Bedframe from IKEA ($299) includes under-the-bed storage. You can also get the slatted headboard for $149. IKEA frames aren't as sturdy as some of the other beds listed here, but the price is very affordable.
The Malm Bedframe from IKEA ($149) has appeared in many AT readers' homes.
The Min Full Bed Frame is on sale for $637.50 at Design Within Reach. Click here for more information and reviews.
The Portica Queen Bed at Room and Board ($999) is sleek and contemporary. The full size is $899.
This Bello Gloss White Queen Bed ($399.95) scored high customer marks on Overstock.com.
The Ellis Bed from Crate & Barrel ($499 - $649) is a simple piece that would fit it with both contemporary and traditional decors.
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