10 Platform Beds That’ll Save You Money When Mattress Shopping

updated Jul 17, 2020
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Platform beds are popping up everywhere these days, and for good reason! They’re an excellent alternative to bulkier, traditional beds—aka, those that require a box spring. As many people become more minimalist with their decor, platform beds are a welcome (and generally more affordable) alternative. We rounded up 10 of our favorite platform beds below, including a brand new, discounted West Elm piece that’s available on our own marketplace, Bazaar. If you’re drawn to modern styles and mid-century features, you’re especially likely to love these picks. Happy shopping!

Note: All prices listed are for size Queen.

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1. Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed

If you like the industrial look, this bed from Amazon is a popular option. It’s available in sizes Twin through King, so no matter the type and size of bedroom you’re decorating, this style will work. For finishing touches, fluffy decor like a sheepskin throw or soft faux fur pillows will add some coziness to this sleek piece.

Buy: Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed, $273.78 from Amazon

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2. Hanley Platform Bed

There’s nothing wrong with opting for something nice and simple! This black bed is bound to blend in with a number of decor styles and rings up at under $200. Grab one for your master bedroom then order another for the guest room, all while spending under $400 total!

Buy: Hanley Platform Bed, $201.25 $172 from AllModern

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3. Modern Bed

Simply titled the “Modern Bed,” this West Elm piece is a dream come true if you love both mid-century and Scandi design. The padded headboard adds comfort to the traditional walnut base, while the sophisticated angled legs add elegance and charm. Even better? It’s on sale right now!

Buy: Modern Bed, starts at $1,299 $1,039.20 from West Elm

4. Canoga Rattan Bed

A boho bed like this one from Urban Outfitters is bound to liven up any bedroom in an instant! It’s available in both Twin and Queen sizes and would look lovely paired with other wicker or rattan accents. It’s gotten excellent reviews from buyers, too.

Buy: Canoga Rattan Bed, $999 from Urban Outfitters

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5. Gianni Bed

Get comfy! You might associate platform beds with metal or wood bases, so you’ll be happy to know that we found this gorgeous plush alternative if you prefer an upholstered piece instead. This Castlery bed looks like a cloud, and it’s very clever, too—the headboard folds up so you have more space for your head when sleeping.

Buy: Gianni Bed, $769 from Castlery

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6. Beale Upholstered Platform Bed

Sophisticated blue upholstery and mid-century legs make this Joss & Main bed a stunner. The foam-filled headboard makes this an ideal option for those who love to stay up late reading in bed, and buyers say it’s easy to put together and is nice and sturdy to boot!

Buy: Beale Upholstered Platform Bed, $364.99 $343 from Joss & Main

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7. West Elm White Lacquer Simple Platform Bed

Shopping Apartment Therapy’s Bazaar means that you never know what deals you may find! We’re pretty thrilled to have spotted this West Elm platform bed (which is brand new in the box) for just $200! The white color ensures this piece will blend into any bedroom, and it’s available for pickup in Los Angeles.

Buy: West Elm White Lacquer Simple Platform Bed, $200 from Bazaar

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8. The Floyd Platform Bed

Get low! The iconic Floyd bed is super modern and close to the ground, and you can opt to either order the frame with a headboard or keep things minimal without one. Alternatively, you could push the bed up against the wall and pair it with a headboard you already own—the possibilities are endless!

Buy: The Floyd Platform Bed, $995 from Floyd

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9. Novogratz Her Majesty Upholstered Linen Bed

Think pink! (Or blue, green, you name it). This Novogratz bed found on Amazon is the perfect cheerful piece to add to your bedroom, no matter which color you choose. The tufted headboard is classic and glam at the same time, and despite the low price it’s actually quite sturdy. Our Commerce Editor Nicole Lund has this bed, and can confirm it’s a keeper!

Buy: Novogratz Her Majesty Upholstered Linen Bed, $332.62 $307.90 from Amazon

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10. Santa Barbara Platform Bed Natural

Bring rustic vibes home with this splurge-worthy bed from Apt2B. The tall headboard is sure to be a showstopper and means that you don’t have to worry about how to best fill pesky wall space. Plus, like all products at Apt2B, you get free standard shipping and a 100-day return policy.

Buy: Santa Barbara Platform Bed, $1,298 from Apt2B