Give your bedroom a makeover with these stylish bed frames

Invest in restful, plentiful sleep with some of the best new bed frames on the market Photography by Louise Roche

How important is it to choose the right bed frame for your room? Very. 

With so many options on the market, we’re here to help you choose a new bed frame that matches your needs. 

First, consider your desired size, style and budget. Does the bedframe need to double as a storage solution? Do you also need to upgrade your mattress? If you’re furnishing your spare room, would a sofa bed be a suitable alternative? 

It’s also important to know if you’re after a traditional bed frame, a structure that includes a headboard and bed base, or just one or the other. 

Lastly, finding a bed frame style that suits your current furniture set-up and interior aesthetic is just as crucial for a beautiful bedroom design

Below, we’ve rounded up New Zealand’s best bed frames to invest in with style, quality and affordability in mind. Read on if you’re ready to turn your main or guest bedroom into a sanctuary-like haven.

2024’s top 3 bed frames:

  1. Drift Bed Frame, $993.75 (usually $1,325), Queen size, from Ecosa
  2. Emma Wooden Bed, $2,640, Queen size, from Emma Sleep
  3. Alina Wing Bed with 2 Drawer, $2,049, Queen size at Freedom

The best bed frames 2024

1. Drift Bed Frame

Best for: Those desiring a modern, boucle style bed frame in a dreamy colour

$993.75 (usually $1,325), Queen size, from Ecosa

Fashion-forward individuals will fall in love with the curves of this chic and refined bed base and bedhead.

The plush, on-trend boucle upholstery is available in a dusky pink, soft grey, or alabaster white, perfectly complementing your neutral or monochrome duvet and sheets.

Notably, the Drift Bed Frame firmly holds the mattress in place with its sturdy, squeak-free slats, ensuring a noise-free slumber.

Key features:

  • Queen-size bed frame dimensions: 162cm width x 212cm depth x 33cm height (base), 98.5cm height (bedhead)
  • Sizes: Double, Queen and King
  • Colours: Dusky Rose, Pebble Beach and Alabaster
  • 10-minute assembly and easy disassembly with custom connectors for easy clip-in, clip-out function
  • Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified fabric — produced with no chemicals or harmful substances
  • Free next-day delivery to metro areas
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty

2. Emma Wooden Bed

Best for: The environmentally conscious searching for a classic bed frame that’ll last a lifetime

$2,640, Queen size, from Emma Sleep

A wooden bed frame is a classic for a reason — you can’t go wrong with a timeless, well-built style that’ll endure time.

The Emma Wooden Bed is made from sustainably sourced pine and a metal slatted frame, ensuring a creak-free sleep.

The bed base is raised 15 centimetres off the ground, providing ample storage for your belongings and adequate circulation to increase the lifespan and performance of your mattress.

If you’re moving house, you be relieved to know that the assembly and disassembly of this bed frame doesn’t require any tools, and will only take five minutes of your time.

Whether your interior style is modern, rustic or industrial, the pine wood frame is a seamless fit, and its golden tones will add warmth to your interiors, particularly if your bedroom has white walls.

Key features:

  • Queen-size bed frame dimensions: 163cm width x 215cm depth x 100cm height (including bedhead)
  • Sizes: Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King, Super King
  • FSC-Certified pine wood
  • Fast and free delivery
  • 120-night trial, 5-year warranty

3. Alina Wing Bed with 2 Drawers

Best for: Lovers of timeless design requiring additional bedroom storage

$2,049, Queen size, at Freedom

The Alina Wing Bed is a marriage of style and functionality, available as a double, queen or NZ super king-sized bed. 

Crafted from wood and upholstered in durable fabric, the headboard provides comfortable support when enjoying your morning coffee in bed. 

Two drawers are tucked under the bed base, perfect for storing blankets and sheet sets. 

The statement, winged fabric headboard is a standout feature of the bed base, and its natural colour goes beautifully with Hamptons-style interiors. 

If you’ve fallen in love with this style, Freedom’s Alina collection allows you to style your home cohesively. Our favourites include the Alina Storage Ottoman, the storage-savvy Alina Gas Lift Bed Base, the Alina Ensemble Standard Bed Base or the standalone Alina Wing Headboard, an affordable alternative to the Alina Wing Bed. 

Key features:

  • Queen bed frame dimensions: 179.5cm width x 126cm height x 225.5cm depth
  • Sizes: Double, Queen, NZ Super King
  • Colour: Alpha Natural
  • Space saving with under-bed drawer storage
  • Upholstered in high-quality materials for durability
  • Home delivery available

4. Nova Storage Bed Frame

Best for: Those who appreciate environmentally-friendly and functional design

$1,388 (usually $1,595), Queen size, from Jory Henley

After a slice of classic New Zealand craftsmanship and design? This bed frame is made from certified MDF and overlaid with resilient, eco-friendly laminate.

The storage-savvy bedhead features a recessed shelf to display everything from books to a nightlight in style.

For extra under-bed storage, we recommend adding to cart the matching Nova Storage Drawers — the perfect solution for hiding your out-of-season bedding and other paraphernalia. 

Key features:

  • Queen-size bed frame dimensions: 145cm width x 195cm depth x 112cm height (including bedhead)
  • Sizes: King Single, Double, Long Double, Queen, NZ King
  • Space saving with the option to add-on under-bed drawer storage
  • Constructed from certified MDF
  • 10-year guarantee
  • Free Auckland metro delivery for orders over $1,500

5. Klara Bed Frame

Best for: Those who love the rattan furniture trend

$2,199, Queen size, from Freedom

The rattan style of the Klara Bed Frame complements a variety of interiors, including Scandinavian, coastal, boho-style and shabby chic

It’s constructed with quality Australian timber, timber veneer and natural rattan, meaning it’s sturdy and easy to maintain. 

Those who appreciate beautiful design will be drawn to the natural rattan-panelled headboard, rounded feet, and clean lines. 

Simple yet rich in detail, this bed frame is a unique Antipodean take on traditional Scandi-inspired design

Key features:

  • Sizes: Queen, NZ Super King
  • Queen bed frame dimensions: 161.5m width x 217cm depth x 120cm height
  • Made from Australian FSC-certified Messmate solid timber and timber veneer
  • Colour: Natural
  • Furniture delivery available

How much should I spend on a good bed frame?

The cost of a decent bed frame depends on the size. Our recommended Queen bed frames cost between $1,000 and $2,500.

And yes, investing in a durable bed frame is worth it. We spend an average of a third of our lives asleep, so consider a quality bed frame an investment in your health and wellbeing.

How do I choose a new bed? 

There are several factors to consider when shopping around for a new bed frame. 

For support and sturdiness, consider a bed frame crafted from wood and metal — often upholstered in materials like linen or boucle for added style. 

Also, consider the height of your bed frame plus the additional mattress. Can you get in and out of the bed comfortably? 

Regarding aesthetics, lower bed frames appear more inviting, whereas higher bed frames are designed to make a statement.  

You should also consider if you need additional under-bed or bedhead storage space. 

Thankfully, brands like Ecosa and Emma Sleep offer sleep trials, so you can be 100% sure your new bed frame is the best option for you and your bedroom! 

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