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16 Beautifully Designed “Low Profile” Platform Bed Frames 2024

A low profile bed frame is as simple as it sounds, it is “low to the ground”. Many customers choose a low bed frame due to the aesthetic appeal and minimal design that it gives to the bedroom. Low bed frames are on the rise in popularity as the minimalistic design trend continues to grow. In this article we will list all of our favorite low profile bed frames and give some benefits and insight on each. 

What is considered a “low bed frame”?

A low bed frame is anything that allows your mattress to sits below the average height bed frames on the market. Keep in mind a platform bed does not utilize a box spring so your mattress will naturally sit and look lower than a metal bed frame with a box spring. A standard metal bed frame sits 7.5″ off the ground and has a 9″ box spring that sits on top of that. All of the options in this post are considered low profile bed frames and will sit low to the ground. 

Standard bed frame vs platform bed

Not all bed frames are considered the same. The 2 major options are standard bed sets with a box spring or a platform bed. 

OPTION 1 (Standard Bed): You can have standard metal bed frame that sits 7.5″ off the ground and is utilized with a box spring or (foundations). The mattress then sits on top of the box spring. A standard box spring is 9″ tall but can also be ordered in thinner profiles or you can choose to purchase separate bed slats. If you are looking for a low sitting bed your best option for this route would be to purchase a standard bed frame and put bed slats on top. Although, this does not provide the beauty of a designer bed set. 

OPTION 2 (Platform Bed): Platform beds have become very popular over recent years. They utilize bed slats that are build into the bed frame so that you can simply put your mattress on top without a box spring. This makes your mattress sit lower and gives a modern and designer friendly appeal. If you are looking to achieve a low profile bed setup then a platform bed is likely your best option. 

Benefits of a low profile bed

A lower sitting bed frame not only looks aesthetically pleasing it also provides many benefits within your bedroom and sleeping environment. 

  • Sleeps cooler – Hot air rises, so thte lower your bed sits the cooler air you will be sleeping in. 
  • Fits rooms with lower ceilings and actually gives the illusion that they are larger
  • Easy for shorter individuals to sit on the edge of the bed
  • Expands the utilization of your floor space. When your bed is closer to the ground you will find yourself utilizing your floor space to your advantage. For example, you can get away without purchasing a bedside table and can let the floor act as a minimalist side table. 

16 Beautiful Low Profile Bed Frames

1. The Platform Bed by Floyd


Bed Height: 6″ above ground

What our testers are saying:

The Floyd platform bed is one of the most popular bed frames on the market. It sits only 6″ off the ground and gives the appearance of floating . This bed is available in 2 finishes and is one of our favorite low bed frames available. It also is a platform style bed which means you do not need to purchase a box spring, saving you 8″ of height that a box spring adds.

Floyd offers an entire lineup of easy assembly bedroom furniture and is quickly becoming one of the most popular online furniture companies in the industry. This bed is sturdy and solid and is meant to hold up for years to come. While the bed is low to the ground, this does not mean it lacks storage space. Floyd offers under bed drawers that you can add on to your bed frame purchase for storing clothes or misc items.

What Customers love: Simple minimalist design. Easy snap together assembly, zero tools required.

2. The Malibu Platform Bed by Avocado


Bed Height: 5″ above ground

What our testers are saying:

The Malibu platform bed by Avocado is one of the lowest sitting bed frames on this list. Sitting less than 6″ above the ground, this bed is sleek and space saving for any style of room. The natural wood look can also be paired with any of Avocado’s bedroom accessories like side tables and dressers. The Malibu bed also comes with an optional headboard in 2 different sizes. This bed is the ultimate low sitting bed frame and is sure to provide a minimalist look. If you prefer a slightly taller clearance above the ground Avocado also offers legs that are up to 4″ taller. Avocado is well known in the industry for quality products that, while slightly more expensive, are handmade to last for years to come.

What Customers love: Low sitting, minimalist modern design. Solid wood frame.

3. The “Noise Free” Platform Bed by Puffy


What our testers are saying:

Puffy has won a variety of awards for their sleep products. Their bed frame is a solidly constructed platform bed that cradles your mattress a few inches down to prevents any movement, rocking or noise as well as makes it sit lower to the ground than a standard bed frame. The bed frame is also a platform bed that uses bed slats, which means it does not require a box spring, taking away the standard 8 inches of height that a box spring adds. This bed frame comes highly reviewed from customers and the price point is very competitive for the level of quality. If you are looking for a great all around sturdy platform bed that will give a luxury appearance to your bedroom then this bed is a perfect pick. 

What Customers love: Lowered platform. No box spring require. Designed to be quiet and squeak-free. Inset platform cradles the mattress to prevent movement.

4. The Platform Bed by Birchboards (multiple finishes)

Bed Height: 6.5″ above ground

What our testers are saying:

This platform bed by Birchboards may be the best value frame on this list. This bed is extremely well built, with sturdy center supports and a built in slat system that is easy to assemble. The bed sits only 6.5″ off the ground and the slat system takes the place of a box spring, meaning your bed will sit much lower than it would on a standard bed frame and box spring set up. Available in a variety of different stains/finishes this bed is made to match any decor and will hold up for years. Birchboards did not skimp on quality when making this bed. If you are looking for a minimalist bed frame that is sturdy and a great price, then we highly recommend this bed.

What Customers love: Built in slat system to replace box spring. 6 1/2″ clearance. Amazing value. Very sturdy support and a variety of finishes.

5. The Platform Bed by Helix (white or natural)


What our testers are saying:

The platform bed by Helix is a great minimalist, low profile platform bed frame that will provide heavy duty support at a great price point. The frame easily snaps together without the need for any tools and it utilizes heavy duty bed slats, which means you do not need to purchase a box spring (you can put your mattress directly on the frame). This bed is available in a white or natural wood finish and sits low to the ground for a minimalist, modern appearance.

What Customers love: Solid wood construction. Modern minimalist design. Low to the ground. Easy, zero tool assembly.

6. The Platform Bed by Dreamcloud


Bed Height: 10″ above ground

What our testers are saying:

This Platform Bed is simple yet sophisticated and can work in any home décor style. Its unique 10-inch legs are slightly angled to give that modern retro vibe while the classic wood slats and platform bed is solid enough to support your mattress without the need for a box spring. No tools are required for assembly, making setup a quick and pain-free process. The bed is also offered in 3 different colors to match a variety of styles.

What Customers love: Simple, minimalist modern look. Affordably priced.

7. The 6″ Suzanne Platform Bed by Zinus


Bed Height: 6″ above ground

What our testers are saying:

The Zinus Suzanne platform bed brings affordability to the low profile bed market. This bed frame allows you to get the low bed style while not having to spend very much. This bed won’t last as long as some of the more expensive options but is a great buy to utilize for a few years. 

What Customers love: Beautiful simple design and affordable

8. The LAX Platform Bed by MASH Studios


What our testers are saying:

Take a deep breath. Visualize yourself simplifying everything about your life. You’re reducing clutter, bringing your home into alignment, and feeling good about life. You dream of wide open spaces and plenty of breathing space. In that visualization, do you see really heavy, old-fashioned furniture with a million superfluous carvings and accents? Of course you don’t. You see furniture that brings zen to your home–simple furniture made out of strong materials and subdued colors. You’re thinking of the LAX bed by MASH Studios. Available in a variety of options including an optional headboard and optional under storage. 

What Customers love: Unique low profile design. Optional headboard and under bed storage

9. The Minimo by Keetsa


What our testers are saying:

The Minimo is exactly as its name suggests. A low sitting minimal bed frame. This bed frame will fit into any space and is elegant looking without being flashy. The Minimo is also one of the most affordable beds on this list. 

What Customers love: Elegant minimal design. Low platform setting. Multiple finishes.

10. The 14″ Justina Platform Bed by Zinus


What our testers are saying:

The Zinus Justina offers an all in one classic bed design. The legs coupled with the box spring style platform will give your mattress a minimalist look, almost as if they are floating above the ground. This bed is affordable and ships quickly. It may not hold up as long as the high end beds on this list but it is a great option for an entry level budget friendly bed. 

What Customers love: Great price for the quality

11. The 4″ Low Profile Bed Frame by Bedtek


What our testers are saying:

This low profile bed frame sits 4″ off the ground, which is 3.5″ shorter than a standard bed frame. A lower profile bed frame can makes it easier to get in and out of bed if your mattress is too high for your liking. The frame is made out of solid steel and snaps together with minimal assembly required. It also has headboard brackets so you can attach any standard headboard directly to the frame

What Customers love: 3.5″ inches lower than a standard bed frame. Solid steel contsruction. Snaps together .

12. The Platforma 6″ Low Profile Platform Bed


What our testers are saying:

The Platforma low bed frame is simple yet makes a statement. The metal coupled with the simple design brings in an industrial feel while also keeping with the minimalist modern trend. This bed frame is extremely affordable compared to competitors. 

What Customers love: Fits my California King mattress perfectly.

13. The Tufty Time Bed


What our testers are saying:

The Tufty Time bed is sure to turn heads. This low sitting soft bed is unlike anything in the industry. Its tufted headboard is cozy and warm and the perfect place for snuggling up and reading a book or watching a show. 

What Customers love: Low modern look. Soft cozy feel. Available in a variety of high end fabrics.

14. The City Bed by Avocado


What our testers are saying:

Avocado produces quality mattresses and bed frames and the City Bed is no exception.  This bed frame sits low to the ground and easily snaps together without the need for hardware or tools. The City Bed is Avocado’s most affordable and simple bed that they offer. 

What Customers love: Classic natural wood bed frame. Affordable and easy snap together assembly.

15. The Nein Bed by Medley


What our testers are saying:

The Nein Bed has a sleek, clean look with the pinched seams and single layer slipcover. No bulky slipcovers with this modern bed. The padded headboard is comfortable to lean against while reading. The modern bed is designed with a classic look that is an attractive addition to any bedroom, whether for your master bedroom or for a guest room. Medley offers multiple options in size, filling, fabric, and the legs.

What Customers love: Soft padded border in a variety of fabrics

16. The Sturdy Steel Foundation “Squeak Free” by Bedtek


What our testers are saying:

This Sturdy platform foundation comes from the trusted Bedtek brand. The foundation has metal slats and does NOT require a box spring, meaning you can put your mattress directly on it. Not only does it hold over 1,000lbs, it also has 15″ of storage room underneath and comes with headboard brackets to attach any standard headboard. Assembly is a breeze, not tools are required and it can be setup in only a minute or two.

What Customers love: Affordably priced. Ultra sturdy. No squeaking or movement. Storage room underneath. No tools required.

Getting rid of your old bed set

If you are purchasing a new bed frame, chances are you will need to get rid of your old one. Most online companies will now take away your old items when your bed set is delivered. Luckily, we provide mattress and bes set removal and recycling services. A Bedder World has recycled over 500K mattresses to date. Simply book a pick up online, put your items outside by 8am and POOF we will come by and take them away. 

Overall, there are a lot of low profile bed frames available on the market today. You will want to look at the price range and how long you need your bed to last. As with anything you get what you pay for. Many of the more expensive bed sets are going to last for years and years while some of the cheaper sets are probably best for a few years. All the recommendations on this page are through companies we personally trust and that have a long standing reputatyion in the industry.