Types of beds in your bedroom stand for more than just aesthetics. Types of bed frames and their usability also has a huge impact on your sleep routines and body positioning. Wooden bed frames today are available in so many more designs than they had been in past centuries.
Wooden beds and metallic beds are available today with custom frame designs for every requirement. Provided you know what you need and where to find it, there will always be some types of beds for your needs. From white bed frame to those rustic ones, everyone has their own unique appeal.
According to many, bed is the single most important piece of furniture in any home. A regular person spends 7-9 hours sleeping on their bed. Different types of beds will also impact your bone structure differently. A lot of thought must go in to find the most suitable wooden bed frames for your needs.
Here we have collected more than 40 types of beds, out of which, one might be perfect match for you:
1: Platform Bed – Modern Types of Beds
One of the more modern types of beds is the platform bed. It gets its name from its slightly raised platform (usually with same one-piece of wood). This type of wooden bed has like a platform on which the mattress rests. Better platform beds are absolute treats on the eye and to sleep on.
These wooden beds perform very well for many people too. While there are no raised sides, it is easy to get on and off these from any directly. Back of these wooden frames can be sized to preference. High tall backs and lowered minimal backsides are both available possibilities for homeowners.
Check out this beautiful Platform Bed at Ashley Homestore.
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2: Panel Types of Bed Frames
Another very popular type of bed frame is the panel bed. These typically have flat wooden boards making their headboards and footboards. All wooden bed frames like these are typically very aesthetically pleasing. Bedrooms with lots of woodwork, suit these types of bed frames.
Two different or same designed panels constitute headboards and footboards for these. Middle joining frames are typically from the same type of wood. Different wood types can be used for this beautiful furniture. Match it with your wood pieces in the room to get the best aesthetics.
3: Modern Folding Types of Beds
Rooms that are short on floor space can use folding beds very efficiently. This unique wooden bed frame can be folded away when not being used as a bed. What’s good is the fact that these types of bed frames can be converted into sofas. Furniture within furniture! Great idea right!
A wheeled base is pretty common with these folding beds. Also, some units can also be folded back making storage enclosures such as drawer cases or chests. No universal design for these folding beds is the one right solution. Whatever your guest room needs, will be the perfect option.
4: Versatile Murphy Wall Bed Frames
Murphy beds are also commonly known as wall beds as well. These are essentially attached to the walls as well and are sort of convertibles in their own right. Their hinged frames enable these to be lifted vertically making a storage cabinet out of them and releasing so much space.
Guest rooms can have these in full sleeping bed shapes during the night. For the day, the beds can be tucked away hidden from view revealing your lovely floor. Room décor simply opens up so much with these brilliant types of bed frames when tucked away from view. Do check out this beautiful Murphy Bed by Overstock.
5: Beautiful Sleigh Bed Frame
Vintage charm combined with modern craftsmanship is what a sleigh bed frame brings. These types of beds specialize as statement symbols for luxury expensive homes. Highest grade of woodwork goes into these with their customary shape. Different types of beds in terms of colors and finishes are available.
This wooden bed masterpiece typically resembles a sled or a sleigh in its shape. Heavy wood is often used in these unique furniture pieces. Some also argue that the design came about by American and French carpenters working together with quality woods. A true design masterclass nevertheless. Check out this amazing Lois Philippe Sleigh Bed available at Walmart.
6: Comfy Adjustable Types of Beds
Now, adjustable beds go into many directions. From frames that can be adjusted in sizes to some aforementioned convertibles, everything falls in the adjustable category. However, there are some special wooden bed frames that can be perfect for bedroom TV watchers.
These adjustable types of bed frames can be risen up in their head side. Up to 30 degrees angular adjustment can be made on quality adjustable beds. This rises your head in a position that is more comfortable for watching tele. These personalized wooden beds have specialized mechanisms in them.
7: Trundle Types of Beds for Functionality
Take two beds, put a pair of wheels on one and slide it under the other. You have trundle wooden bed frames ready. Easier said than done. Yet, the trundle bed frame has quite a unique appeal. This is basically a pair of beds in the space of one. Another quite brilliant space management bed idea.
The second slightly smaller bed slides under the bigger one with the front and back pieces. This design is ideal for hotels, bed and breakfasts and other small rooms. A brother and sister duo in their tender ages can easily fit on these different types of beds. A great example of space savers too.
8: Special Santiago Bed Frames
Santiago types of beds are also considered to be luxury design statements. Very best American wood types are used for these expensive beds. Traditional design aesthetic combined with ornamental crowns for their headboards make them look exceptional. These wooden beds are truly timeless.
Quite long hours of craftsmanship and carpentry go into making a single Santiago bed. You simply cannot expect them to be super cheap. Rustic colors or darker tones work really well for these exquisite furniture items for the most vivid of interiors. Bedrooms look great with one of these inside them. This beautiful Santiago Bed at Bed Bath and Beyond.
9: Poster Style of Beds
With four vertical columns, the poster bed is one of the very elite ones. Their mainframes have tall columns extending out from each corner making them suitable for large tall rooms. Some versions might also have upper panels attached for aesthetic beauty. Mirrored ceilings for some are options as well.
Carved oak is the perfect choice for conventional poster types of beds. Their exquisite aesthetic appeal prices them in the upper range as well. Cool finishes with many beautiful attachment options are available today with these luxury bed styles. Darker wooden beds usually suit best with such styles.
10: Daybeds for Everywhere
Are you a day napper? Do it in beautiful daybeds that work as well for sofas too. Luxury wooden daybeds have been popular in some of the most elite houses in the past. Today, these are available with a range of materials making their prices more accessible.
You can even put a daybed in your garden and pass some quality time on it. Perfect for summer times, this daybed furniture piece can easily go in your living room as well. Balcony placement or terrace daybeds have worked pretty well for people with certain preferences too.
11: Bunk Beds for Hostels
Bed and breakfasts, student hostels or even large families use wooden bunk beds efficiently. These maximize the available space providing more beds in smaller rooms. Wooden bunk beds are available with ladders for upper tier access. Two levels or even multiple levels wooden bunk beds are common.
These are also some of the most budget friendly basic wooden beds as well. Not much artistry is provided making them budget friendly. Any polished wood types are suitable for these types of beds as well. Various color finishes are available for preferences as well.
12: Canopy Wooden Beds
Just like their name suggests, canopy wooden beds have a canopy type arrangement. Aesthetically pleasing for the newlyweds, these are some of the most romantic types of beds too. Hotels, expensive homes and many other settings, use these for people who can afford them.
Optional fabric coverings with nets and other draperies are available for the canopy when preferred. These are perfect for airy, fresh bedrooms where one side opens into lawns of greenery. Close the fabric curtains on these beds and no bugs will bother you in your sleep too.
13: Beautiful Futon Beds
Making their way into compact spaces, futon beds combine sitting furniture with sleeping beds. These have regular bed sizes and can house large king size mattresses on them. There is no raised side and hence these are very easy to get on and off. There is no back with most of their versions.
Ones that have a raised back, have it in shape of sofas or chairs. Their overall length is usually that of a regular sized bed. Quite large widths make them perfect for sleeping and sitting any time of the day. Leather coverings or fabrics, are both available as preferred. This is a beautiful Futon Bed available at Gala Futons and Furniture.
14: Pull Out Style Sofa Beds
Ever wish you can have a sofa and a bed in one for your living room or the guest room? This is exactly what you get with beautiful pull out style sofa types of beds. These wooden bed frames have sliding capabilities. Extending part of these bed frames slides out of the bottom shaping them like beds.
When not needed for sleeping on, these can be formed for very comfy sofas. Their typical wide and deep seating is comfortable for the tallest ones of us. Have these in your living rooms and crash down just when you need a day nap of sorts. Perfect for the guest room as well.
15: Ottoman Style Convertible Beds
Let’s face it, homes are getting smaller. Prices of land everywhere are skyrocketing. For such smaller bedrooms or even guest rooms, ottoman style convertible beds are perfect. These have the full bed frame coming out of the sofa when needed. Metallic bed frames save a lot of space.
However, the metallic types of beds frames are not as sturdy and durable as some others. You will need to be careful with folding these out or in. Mattress can go in the sofa as well or you can replace it with some higher quality one depending on your preferences.
16: Well-Known Convertible Sofa Types of beds
Simple convertible sofa beds are very popular around the world. These are conventional large sofas that have one side of them falling back on its angle. Perfect for living rooms, these make for great day nappers as well. Every furniture store has some convertible sofas.
You can have these types of bed frames in any leather coverings. Thick fabric coverings are vey popular for convertible sofa beds. Different sizes of these sofa cum beds are available for different room dimensions as well. Home stores also provide matching tables and other accessories with these.
17: Specialized Drawer Beds
Storage beds have always been very popular in many parts of the world. Homeowners that emphasize on storage, have a liking for large beds with large drawers on the sides and front. Many home stores sell side storage drawer types of beds for varying prices.
There are also variants that have drawers on their front and sides as well. These are typically higher than regular beds. Wooden bed frames using quality wood types usually make these styles of beds. These are perfect for any large bedroom in luxury homes offering sizable storage drawers. This beautiful Storage Bed is available at Bargains and Buyouts.
18: Vintage Types of Bed Frames with Old School Craftsmanship
They say craftsmen of the middle ages were the finest to walk the earth. Some old surviving bed frames are testimony of that. For bedrooms themed vintage, matching types of beds will work best. Vintage style wooden bed frames are more expansive and quite artistic as well.
Some restored old school wooden bed frames from the middle ages are usually very expensive as well. These wooden bed pieces are quite unique in their form and finish. Modern counterparts just cannot match such level of detailed artistry on them.
19: Modern Two-Tone Wooden Bed Frames
Minimalistic eye-pleasing wooden bed frames make the whole room feel great. Two-tone modern wooden types of bed frames are quite the aesthetic champs in their own right. Also, these are not the most expensive wooden beds as fabrics usually cover up their wood panels.
Highest most expensive types of woods may not be used making these magnificent looking bed frames affordable. Fabric all around with two-tone finish opens up your bedroom décor quite efficiently. Also, very minimal ones with no side panels raised are easy to access for people of every age.
20: Little Cottage Style Beds
Cottages usually have affordable budget friendly furniture. If you are decorating or furnishing your own cottage, go for the typical cottage style of wooden bed frames. These are usually in rustic wooden colors and are for two but in quite small slender sizes.
No one designs cottages to be luxurious and comfortable in the fullest way. These traveling destinations are usually to the bare minimum. Also, if you want to make your bedroom give that cottage vibe, this can be the perfect solution. Carving patterns or fancy add-ons define cottage furniture including beds.
21: Mission Bed Types
Flat panels, horizontal and vertical lines and lightweight beautiful beds. This is what mission types of beds are all about. Mission wooden bed frames are lightweight with flat worked panels that have horizontal and vertical lines. When you get the right one, it can make your home look great.
Expert woodwork (that is yet missing carvings and patterns) is visible with mission wooden bed styles. These are not the easiest to make and hence not the cheapest to buy. However, when moving them around, these can be the lightest wooden bed frames too. Check out this Mission Bed at Amish Outlet Store.
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22: Country Bed Styling
Country music and country home designs are both unique in their own way. Lot of big city homes and interiors are often missing country styling. Country themed beds are some of our favorites surely. Extensive fabric work and drapery covered beautiful beds are perfect country styles.
Country wooden bed frames are all about consistency with the rest of your bedroom décor. We personally like the one in this picture below very much. This one uses the four-pillar style wooden bed layout with drapery hanging down from the ceiling.
23: No Fuss No Muss Industrial Beds
If wooden bed frames wanted to go minimal, industrial styling is the perfect match. There is simply nothing to write home about here. And this is where these types of beds come forward really. Its all about practical simplicity as highlighted by their name industrial beds.
Wooden frames are only limited to the base of these types of beds. Top side that is visible is mostly fabrics and your mattress coverings. There are no headboards or footboards at all. These are also some of the most durable longest lasting ones as there are no breakable parts or panels attached.
24: Coastal Wooden Bed Frames
Big, large, high and handsome. Coastal style beds are quality wooden beds as well. These coastal types of bed frames have a very characteristic shape with broad sides and quite large headboards. Often used in coastal areas where outside view is great, these make use of their height perfectly.
The idea is when you sit up on these beds in the morning, you catch the view out of the window. This is the reason why you would often find height increasing pieces on their feet. However, these may also be some of the heavier beds. Set them down where you exactly need them. Moving around is tough.
25: Rustic Wooden Bed Frames
There are many different wooden frame finishes for beds in modern homes. Traditional rustic styling and finish beats most in our opinion. Large beds with rustic finish provide a great charm for any bedroom. These are usually available with quite tall headboards as well.
Quality home stores sell rustic finish beds with matching furniture accessories like side tables as well. together, these boost the aesthetic appeal of any bedroom. King size rusting finish beds are perfect with comfy mattresses for people of all ages.
26: Mid Century Bed Frame Styling
Introduced in the 50s and 60s, the mid-century bed frames have a unique design scheme of their own. Tapered wooden legs with streamlined (often angled) headboards make them a sight to behold. Thing sharp designs make them stand out in any bedroom despite what else is around them.
These typically have no footboards or raised sides as well. These features make them lightweight and use not too much wood and hence budget friendly too. However, available in different woods and color finishes, these are truly a great option for all bedrooms.
27: Scandinavian Formal Wooden Bed Frames
IKEA is Scandinavian. IKEA sells beds that we are referring too as well. These beautiful, sharp and minimally designed beds are yet quite good looking in their own right. Rustic Scandinavian bed types are quite naturally designed for any bedroom with beautiful finish and styles.
You will not find many panels around them or fancy artistic attached pieces. Simple polished pieces of woods joined together and cut in sharp designs look eye-pleasing and very attractive indeed. Lightweight and well-designed, these are also some of the more budget friendly modern beds.
28: Fancy Medieval Style Wooden Bed Frame
Medieval times introduced some of the best artistry and wood carving carpentry. And for good reason as well. Some of the surviving medieval wooden beds are quite possibly among the very best of all time. These proper artistic wooden bed frames have quite a lot going in terms of designs.
Many different colors are available with high-quality woods. And yes, such beautiful beds are manufactured in today’s modern world as well. Same handcrafted artistry might be missing with modern machine made pieces however. Yet, these different types of beds are quite unique in their aesthetics.
29: Royal Bed Styles for the Elite
Wish to live a royal life? Of course, you’d have to spend for it as well. This towering style of royal wooden bed frame is quite unique and not found easily. The top and bottom parts are designed completely separately and then joined together to form this royal bed style.
For the color, you can have any that suits your rich taste and style preference. As far as that royal feeling goes, nothing beats this tall and so much wide feel. Make sure your bedroom is somewhat of matching dimensions as shown in the picture below.
30: Royal Daybed Makeover
For the very elite, having a fully royal themed home is essential. Even the daybed needs to play the part nicely. Golden and green colors work great for our highlighted royal daybed. These types of beds don’t work with cost cutting interiors at all. You have to go all out to get these.
Essentially at their core, these are your regular daybeds. What is on them and how they are finished is what makes them unique. Metallic bed frames or wooden bed frames can both be used. Make sure to get as close to this one that we found to get the best aesthetic for your royal home.
31: Gothic Wooden Beds
This one will not be for everyone indeed. With that being said, the enormous size of these gothic types of beds only suit spacious rooms with high ceilings. Quite substantial gothic beds make any bedroom look unique and quite possibly very different as well. Brilliant craftsmanship goes into these too.
These will also be some of the heaviest beds available in the market. Make your bedroom stand out with all the rest of aesthetics matching the bed. You might have to spend quite a bit in order to achieve what is shown here as well. Dark rustic tones are the order of the day here.
32: Large Elegant White Bed Frame
If there is anything about the color white, it is that its elegant and sophisticated. All be it, hard to keep clean and maintain. A large white wooden bed goes a long way into making your bedroom likable. Give it a large tall headboard and show off that white you chose for it.
Pearl white often works great with this majestic large headboard style of bed. These different types of beds typically are places in lighter tone bedrooms as well. White bedsheets with accents is the way to go. Use cushions and pillows to contrast the brilliant white on display.
33: Sleek Metallic Bed Frames
When you are going for a rather minimal sleek looking bed frame, metal is the material to go with. Metal doesn’t have to be hefty for it to last long and be durable. No matter how you use your metallic beds, thin and sleek aluminum bed frames can work very well indeed.
These can have matching head sides and foot sides as long as they are sleek. Fine metal working is required for these. Also, these can be very lightweight and also budget friendly when you buy from the right home store. Mix sleep wall designs and bedroom décor with these to complete the look and feel.
34: Foot Side Cabinet Bed Style
Bedrooms are often required to have exceptional storage spaces as well. Foot side cabinet style of bed can be the perfect answer if you didn’t get those drawer beds mentioned earlier. These different types of beds essentially have a regular wooden frame with attached or non-attached cabinet on the foot side.
Same wood panels must be used for the wooden bed frames and the cabinet to have aesthetic continuity. With the cabinet fulfilling its storage requirements, its top surface can be the perfect coffee table as well. You can eat your food in the bedroom or have your coffee while on the bed using this.
35: Outdoor Hanging Wooden Bed Frames
Want a hanging wooden bed frame in your large backyard garden with quite a view that also swings a bit? This outdoor hanging style wooden bed idea can be just what you need. Although, you will need quite some wood for this. A fixed ceiling is also needed to attach the bed hanging apparatus too.
When done rightly, your backyard will become the perfect resting place as well. This will almost always be used and done by the elite only. The overall cost and expenditure are expected to be great with this. However, if you can afford it, this is quite the charm for any home or private mansion.
36: Extended Dual Side Table Attached Bed Frame
This wooden bed frames idea is quite unique. You might also not find this in your local home store too. Expert carpenters might have to make this for you at your home as shifting the entire thing can be problematic. This is also suited for large wide rooms that have ample space availability.
See below how one side extends out quite wide providing two storage side tables. The top part can be used as a night table side as well. This will quite possibly be one of the biggest wooden beds you will ever think of. Having it in all white is always elegant and realistic for any type of bedroom.
37: Traditional English Types of Beds
English people had quite a unique sense of design and aesthetic in the past. Some of the traditions that have passed along include traditional types of beds. These wooden bed frames quintessentially make for great bedroom aesthetics. You would probably buy them with matching chests and mirror tables too.
The whole room needs to look the part for these wooden beds to work. Dark polished woods are usually the choice with these English styles of beds. These offer great functionality and are usually made from top quality woods as well. Aesthetics aside, these provide room for great quality mattresses as well.
38: Unique Rattan Bed Styles
If wooden beds or metallic beds are not your thing, try these rattan bedding materials. Crafted to perfection, these are quite long-lasting types of beds as well. Aesthetically pleasing and functionally great, these are the perfect option for a uniquely designed bedroom anywhere in the world.
These might have originated from India during past centuries. The overall look and feel are simply great. Rattan as a material for these unique types of beds is quite brilliant. From the weaving technique of rattan to the overall finish, everything just looks perfect in true sense of the world.
39: Quilted Wooden Bed Frame
Not everyone appreciates the hard-wooden headboards or metallic pieces on normal beds. For such people, there is always the option for the quilted wooden bed frames. These plain wood frames are covered on all sides with soft fabrics that are often foamed as well.
Soft headboards and sides make them the perfect choice for an easy on the eye aesthetic. You won’t be hurting your knee or the elbow with these types of beds as well. wood quality and finish doesn’t matter for much with these special wooden bed styles as well. Durability however, will be a factor.
40: Unique Mongolian Types of Bed Frames
For people looking for a truly unique bedroom layout, this Mongolian type of wooden bed frame might work. Although this won’t entirely be everyone’s cup of tea as well. Yet the uniqueness factor is off the charts here. You can look everywhere and still not find this style of bed frame anywhere.
Mongolians loved bright colors. This bright red Mongolian bed works best for people with out of the box aesthetic sense. These types of beds are typically some of the higher ones as well. you can use modern mattresses with them to make these easy on your back too.
41: Turkish Style Large Wooden Bed
Turkish craftsmanship is one of the best around the world. Their furniture carvings and designing have been quite the lookers for centuries. Turkish wooden bed frames are also quite expensive wherever they are available. These are simply some of the hardest to craft as well.
Turkish types of beds are unique in every way, shape and form. Typically, these will have tall large headboards and smaller footboards. Their sides are usually very low allowing your mattress to adjust perfectly. Matching side tables make the whole scene look quite dramatic as well.
42: Lighted Headboard Wooden Bed Frames
Another unique wooden bed idea is to have its headboard lighted up. Fixed lightbulbs can also be placed inside carved squares in the headboard. And they look great. With these types of beds and headboards, you will not need a separate nightstand for night lamps.
You will need quite large tall headboards of this. Get wooden bed frames that have plain extended platforms for the mattress for the best feel. These look great in minimal rooms with sleek aesthetics. Natural light during the day and headboard light bulbs during the night look great.
43: Drawer and Bookcase Headboard Bed
If the drawer storage bed wasn’t enough for your preference, maybe you are one to go with a bookcase headboard bed. These types of wooden bed frames are quite unique and offer as much storage as anyone can need. Drawers on the sides and front and bookcase on the back, what more can you need.
However, like many large beds, these will be quite bulky and heavy as well. Naturally, you’d only want to place them in large bedrooms. Rustic wood works well for the bookcase aspect as well. Have this done your way with your bookcase dimensions to be fully functional at all times.
Home Essentials for a Good-Looking Bed
Wooden bed frames or metallic beds on their own will almost never look great. You need to have much more on top of them in order to complete the look. A mattress only on any bed will also not complete its look in any way, shape or form.
- Fitted Mattress Sheets – Fitted sheets are always very maintenance friendly. With elastic edges, these fit on your mattress and don’t move much.
- Blanket or Duvet – Make the blanket or duvet on your bed play the part as well. Fold it nicely and have it to the feet side elegantly. Make its color complement the setting in a good way.
- Pillows and Cushions – No bed is complete without pillows and cushions. Get nicely accenting ones in terms of color and patterns for your bed. These make a great accent in the bedroom.
- Shams – Shams are essentially pillowcases that also have decorative borders. Euro Shams are square and are pretty much unlike any other regular pillow covers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Beds and Bed Frames
Q: Do Folding Beds Last Just as Long?
Yes, and no. All folding or convertible beds with moving parts in them are bound to damage quicker. Also, when you get the right materials, your folding beds can last really long times as well.
Q: Which Beds Squeak the Most?
Usually, metallic beds squeak the most after some years of usage. Wooden bed frames also squeak sometimes but tightening their bolts can fix the problem easily. Better the bed wood and crafting quality, lesser it is likely to squeak at all.
Q: Which Bed Frames Suit My Bed Room Best?
This will almost entirely be a personal preference thing. Some educated suggestions are that for bedrooms with drapery and fabrics in them, fabric topped wooden bed frames will suit best. Exposed wood types of beds and bed frames with suit bedrooms with more wooden finishes in them. Sharp bedroom designs will almost always suit sleek metallic frames more.
Q: Which Types of Bed Frames Last the Longest?
This is subjective to maintenance and quality of materials. Right wooden bed frames can last decades. Metallic bed frames can last several years as well. However, a general rule of thumb is that hard quality wooden beds last the longest.
Q: Should I repair My Old Bed Frame or Get a New One?
Types of beds and bed frames can contribute a lot in their reparability. Metallic frames are generally not very repairable as they require welding and painting on top, which are two separate long processes. Wooden frames are more easily repairable. If your bed frame can be repaired cheaply, go for the repair option instead of new purchase.
Q: Should I Recycle My Bed Frame?
Definitely. Whether you have a wooden bed frame or any other types of bed frames, always try to recycle them instead of throwing away. Recycling for everything is a good option indeed for a cleaner environment.
Types of beds and bed frames are possibly countless. Everyday something new comes up in the market. Type of wooden bed frames you need in your bedroom depends on your bedroom itself. Not every design that looks great in the home store will look great in your bedroom.
Choosing the best types of bed frames is quintessential for bedroom décor. Choose wisely and spend the time needed to make the right decision. You will spend a good chunk of your time on your bed. It better look best and take great care of your body and back at all times.