11 Minimalist Bed Frames to Introduce Serenity Into Your Space

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For those who are all about a "less is more" aesthetic, minimalist decor and furniture can be a great way of introducing serenity and simplicity into your home — and what better place than the bedroom? By being selective with your bed — it must be functional and not excessive — and opting for headboards and frames with clean lines, low-slung silhouettes, natural changes in the grain of the wood, and pared-down designs, you can create a space that's comfortable to retire to each night and wake up in each morning.

Ahead, 11 minimalist beds that offer a soothing escape.

1. Mercury Row Queen Avey Heavy Duty Bed Frame, $119.99

Keep it simple with this budget-friendly, steel bed frame, which boasts clean lines and a slat system to support your mattress without the need for a box spring—for a more minimalist aesthetic.

2. Eton Upholstered Platform Bed (Queen), $236

This chic minimalist bed features a frame and headboard made of wood wrapped in faux (yet expensive-looking) leather and is designed to prop up your mattress without the help of a box spring. Nail the unmade bed look with a crinkled linen comforter.

3. Zinus Wen Wood Platform Bed Frame (Queen), $117

Choose a low-slung bed like this to create the impression of high ceilings. With over 1,000 five-star Amazon reviews, this beautiful rubberwood frame has foam padded and non-slip tape to minimize noise and to prevent your mattress from annoyingly moving around. And you can't beat the affordable price point.

4. Urban Outfitters Riley Platform Bed (Queen), $499

The pinewood legs, slatted base, and upholstered headboard and frame on this bed introduce cozy vibes into your space while maintaining simplicity. Top it with a neutral duvet for a monochromatic look.

5. Anthropologie Prana Live-Edge Bed, $1,998

Made of sturdy, solid oak, this sleek, live-edge bed (read: the natural edge of the wood is incorporated into the design of the piece) marries minimalism and nature. Pick from three finishes to complement your color palette: black, sand, and brown.

6. Blu Dot Hunker Queen Bed, $2,299

This streamlined bed has built-in, space-saving walnut nightstands integrated into the upholstered headboard, as well as a slot to organize and hide cords below each nightstand to keep clutter to a minimum. Choose from three neutral shades, including grey, ink, and beige. (Also, the Hunker product name has no relation to us, unfortunately, but it certainly sweetens the deal.)

7. West Elm The Floyd Platform Bed (Queen), $650

Designed with minimalists in mind, this super low-lying wood platform frame doesn't need a box spring, accommodates all mattresses, and is a cinch to put together since it requires no tools. A bed side table might overwhelm this bed—instead, fashion a stack of design books beside it as a makeshift nightstand.

8. Apt 2B Tatum Upholstered Bed (Queen), $1,598

Modern fans will love this minimalist bed with its clean lines, gorgeous upholstery, and wood accents. Not only is it made of easy-to-clean and breathable hypoallergenic fabric, but you can pick from 48 fabric options (and request free fabric swatches), so you are guaranteed to find your perfect shade.

9. Ethnicraft Oak Nordic II Queen Platform Bed, $2,869

This stunning platform bed is made of ethically sourced wood and features subtle changes in the grain, staying true to its minimal, nature-inspired design. Keep your color palette muted and add a fluffy white duvet for an inviting escape, whether you're headed to bed or reading a book in the afternoon.

10. Baxton Studio Valencia Mid-Century Modern Fabric Platform Bed (Queen), $422.99

While ornately carved headboards are not considered minimalist, tufted ones are. This upholstered bed features a classic, tufted headboard and solid rubberwood legs for a look that is timeless — and for a bed that can mature with you and feels at home in any space (whether it's a city-dwelling apartment or spacious master bedroom of a house).

11. Design Within Reach Pilar Bed (Queen), from $4,495

The designer of this bed combined sculptural elements with his ability to really pare down the design. The high bedposts float in your space in a serene way without overwhelming the room. Both the plain wood headboard and upholstered headboard deliver on style and comfort.


Susan Brickell is a New York-based writer and editor obsessed with cozy jungalow spaces, chic athleisure, and the newest skincare trends.

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