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10 Gorgeous “Rustic Wood” Bed Frames Our Designers LOVE
We have curated a list of the most beautiful and well made rustic platform beds on the market. When it comes to buying furniture online you want to be careful, there are many retailers importing low quality products from Asia that arrive damaged or break down quickly. In this list we have found products that not only give you a classic rustic look but also are made well and will last for years to come. Some of these products are handmade to order and are quite expensive while others are machine made and are more affordable. We have tried to curate a list that has something for everyone.
10 Beautiful Rustic Wood Platform Beds
1. The Platform Bed by Birchboards
What we love:
- Great bang for your buck – competitive price point
- Variety of rustic finishes
- Very sturdy design
- Minimalist appeal
- Platform bed that does not require a box spring
What our testers are saying:
The platform bed by Birchboards is a high quality platform bed that comes at a great price point. The frame is available in a variety of different stain options to meet your specific style and taste. This bed is is also very sturdy and and holds up to 900 lbs.
Our favorite rustic color options from Birchboards:
2. The Natural Wood Platform Bed Frame by Avocado
What we love:
- Solid natural wood construction
- Platform bed does not require box spring
- Optional headboard
- Made in Los Angeles
PRICE: From $2,175
What our testers are saying:
Avocado was originally known for their natural latex mattresses but quickly expanded their line into a variety of bedroom products. Their natural wood platform bed frames are some of the most popular and highest quality on the market. Each bed is handmade and features one of a kind wood patterns and grain. This bed is extremely durable and will hold up for years to come.
3. The Brock Metal and Wood Platform Bed by Zinus
What Customers love: A rustic look at a great price
Zinus is known for making affordable sleep products that look great and are of good quality. While their bed frames aren’t as high quality as some of the other beds in this list, their low entry level price point makes them appealing for someone who wants a rustic look without the handcrafted rustic price tag.
- 100% Solid Acacia Wood and Durable Steel
- Modern-industrial design features 100% solid acacia wood with striking natural woodgrain and a slatted headboard with metal and brass-finished accents
- LOW PROFILE PLATFORM – Angular design features a 7-inch platform that supports your mattress without a box spring wood molding around all four sides creates a streamlined look that eliminates clearance space and keeps dust-bunnies at bay
- STURDY DESIGN – Solid wood and steel framework are durably designed and built to last a lifetime
- EASY ASSEMBLY – All tools parts and instructions are expertly packed into one box for simple assembly in under an hour
- Included Components: Headboard, Frame, Wooden Slats
4. The Bed by Floyd
What Customers love: Minimalist simple. Simple snap together design.
PRICE: From $795
The Floyd bed is one of the most simple bed frames on the market. It easily snaps together with no hardware. Floyd also offers matching bedroom furniture to go with their bed frame. The bed is offered in two different wood finishes (light and dark) to match the design of your room.
What Customers love: Natural wood and sturdy design.
PRICE: From $1799
This solid acacia wood bed frame is sure to turn heads. Its rustic wood finish and uniquely designed headboard make it perfect for a modern or rustic bedroom feel. This bed frame sells out fast so if it is in stock be sure to buy it quick.
6. Rustic Headboard and Platform Bed Frame by AmoLife
What Customers love: Affordably priced and simple rustic design.
This bed by Amolife is the most affordable option on the list. It may not look like the most luxurious bed frame but it gives you the rustic appeal with a very reasonable price point. The metal bed slats also are very sturdy and provide good support for your mattress.
What Customers love: Affordable and unique rustic design.
This rustic style platform bed is sturdy and elegant. It provides a clean minimal look while also bringing in rustic elements. This bed is a great price for the quality and is one of the most popular low profile beds on this list.
8. The City Bed by Avocado
What Customers love: Classic natural wood bed frame. Affordable and easy snap together assembly.
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: Well made and sturdy
The Eco Wood Platform bed is simple yet stylish and is one of the most sturdy well made beds on this list. The solid wood construction with the. thick wood slats make this bed a great option for all sleepers.
10. “The Atwood” Platform Bed by Crate & Barrel
What Customers love: Unique rustic design. Sturdy.
Crate and Barrel makes quality products and the Atwood is no exception. This bed utilizes reclaimed wood and steel to bring nature and industrial aspects into your bedroom. This is the most expensive bed on the list but for good reason.
What materials make a bed frame rustic?
A rustic bed frame often brings the materials of nature and the world into the bedroom. This can include things such as natural or minimally finished woods or reclaimed woods as well as industrials metals. The combination of raw metals and rustic wood will certainly make a statement in any bedroom and is sure to become a centerpiece.
What kinds of wood are considered rustic?
Generally reclaimed woods or natural wood are considered to be more rustic and will provide a more rustic aesthetic to your bedroom. For the most part of you are looking for a rustic bed you will want to avoid over manufactured or painted wood. Wood with a solid grain pattern and “character” will give more of a rustic appearance.
Will a rustic wood bed still be sturdy?
Rustic wooden beds are actually some of the sturdiest bed frames on the market. The combination of solid wood and metals offer durable support that will hold up for years to come.
What are the cons of a rustic style bed?
The downside of purchasing a rustic bed is that that can be more unfinished and natural than their modern counterparts. Depending on the manufacturer you may find yourself getting splinters or have the wood wear overtime.
What is considered a “platform bed”?
A platform bed is simply a bed that uses slats as a platform to hold your mattress. This means that you do not need to purchase a box spring. A platform bed provides the same support as a box spring and will not change the feel or effectiveness of your mattress. It is important to make sure your platform bed has slats that are no more than 3″ apart to ensure that your mattress does not sag. Any frame that you buy on this list will follow those guidelines.
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 platform bed
A platform bed frame not only looks aesthetically pleasing it also provides many benefits within your bedroom and sleeping environment.
- More affordable – A platform bed replaces a box spring which saves you the money from having to buy one.
- 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.
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 rustic platform beds 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 reputation in the industry.