Looking for a supportive bed frame for your mattress sans box spring? A solid bed can help you maximize your sleep sessions and live a more stress-free life. But, how can you know how solid a platform is when you’re purchasing it online? We’ve brought you Wayfair’s top ten foundationless bed frames, to help you set you on the right track to streamline support.

What to Look for in a Bed

Are you unsure what to look for in a new bed? We’ve got helpful pointers to set you in the right direction. Wayfair offers a wide range of stylish foundation-free bed frames that are well-suited for every member of the family. Read along to learn more about what to consider before making a purchase.


Most foundationless beds feature a frame that holds a number of wooden or metal slats. This type of platform creates a solid surface for a mattress to rest on without the need for a box spring. It’s important to note that platform beds often feel firmer than traditional foundations. Of course, they also allow for more ample air circulation while taking up less space.

With that said, it is particularly important that you check a platform’s bed weight capacity. Keep in mind that it should be able to hold your mattress as well as one or more occupants. A bed’s weight capacity should not be taken too literally, as it is probably only referring to even weight distribution. With that said, uneven weight distribution could cause a weak slat or leg to snap under excess r poorly distributed pressure.


These days, slatted platform beds come in a wide range of designs. Whether you are looking for a simple frame or an elaborate headboard, Wayfair has everything from farmhouse chic to urban cool covered by their long list of models. In fact, wood, metal, rattan, and even fabric headboards made our cut.

While many platform beds place an emphasis on the headboard design, be sure look at a variety of foot and sideboards before settling on your final choice. Lowered sideboards make it easy for you to access your mattress, but they provide little additional support. Subtle design variations help make a look more personal or better suited for a particular space.


Some platform beds feature an adjustable height. This enables users to raise or lower their bed a few inches to optimize their under-the-bed storage space or mattress access. While most platform beds have a minimal below-the-bed clearance, an adjustable height feature can make it help fill the void where a box spring would be.

Mattress Compatibility

As we mentioned before, it’s important to consider a prospective bed’s weight capacity when pairing it with a mattress. On top of that, you’ll need to think about the mattress’s consistency and how it ill cope with staggered slat supports. Few mattresses are off-limits when it comes to platform, or foundationless, beds. However, latex core and memory foam options are a few of our favorite pairings. That’s because these forgiving surfaces compliment the firm support of a platform perfectly, making for a satisfying night of sleep. With that said, we recommend you stay away from traditional innerspring mattresses, which are designed to be paired with box springs.

Things to Look Out For

Like any household product, platform beds have some common reoccurring issues. Of course, superior brands have managed to do away with these common problems. Avoid platforms that are known to sag easily under pressure. If a platform’s slats can hold up over time, the bed could cause you to have back pain and/or discomfort. What’s more, stay away from beds that are overly complicated to put together. There’s no need to take a day off from work just to assemble your new bedroom set! Finally, look for products with eco-friendly and/or non-toxic materials. This is especially poignant if you’re buying a bed for a small child, but should be considered important regardless of a prospective occupant’s age.

Best Beds on Wayfair

1. Newport Simple Panel Bed by Ebern Designs

Easily the best bed on Wayfair, Ebern Designs’ upholstered Newport panel has garnered countless five-star customer reviews. The Newport has a captivating contemporary look, with very little details, low upholstered foot and sideboards, and tapered wooden feet. It’s even made of eco-friendly rubberwood material, helping to give you that green halo you so desired. Not to mention, it can be paired with a number of attractive headboards to give you everything from a chic Brooklyn apartment look to a bohemian farmhouse aesthetic. On top of that, the mid-range price tag makes this a bed that can actually be purchased on a reasonable budget.


  • Rubberwood frame and legs
  • No box spring required
  • Includes wooden slats
  • Upholstered in faux white leather
  • Can be paired with a number of unique headboards


  • Does not come in twin

2. Matheney Platform Bed by Andover Mills

Looking for a minimalist bed frame with an old-fashioned twist. The 1950s-inspired Matheney platform bed features a raised black metal headboard with a matching lowered footboard both with rounded finials and narrow rod accents. With durable metal slats for support, there’s no need to invest in a box spring with the Matheney at your disposal. This incredibly durable bed looks great in both children’s and adults’ bedrooms. What’s more, there’s no need to fret over bedspread choices, as it would look great with nearly any color, pattern, or print bed linens.


  • Vintage-inspired headboard and footboard included
  • No box spring required
  • Metal Slats included
  • Additional center support legs
  • Smooth spindly accents


  • Metal bends over time

3. Avey Platform Bed by Mercury Row

Looking for an angular contemporary piece? The Avey platform bed is a stark black foundationless bed frame that sits low to the ground. It features a durable painted steel frame and weight-resistant wooden slats. With no footboard and a stripped-down horizontal bar headboard, this frame’s versatile design will blend effortlessly into most interiors. Did we mention that it’s also one of Wayfair’s most affordable options?


  • Simple contemporary design
  • Painted steel frame
  • Comes with wooden slats
  • Features a 12-inch clearance
  • Can be used with a memory foam mattress


  • Squeaks with age

4. Bushwick Platform Bed by Novogratz

Novogratz’s Bushwick platform features a bold contemporary design with plenty of spicy details. The headboard and footboard feature black metal bars with dainty round finials. Both also feature a pointed angled center point with subtly tapered sides. Wayfair calls this a “trendy design,” and we couldn’t agree more. This bed would look great with literally any bedspread. With a price tag well under $200, you may even be able to invest in those Egyptian cotton sheets or that latex mattress topper you’ve always wanted. Named for one of Brooklyn’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, this metal platform bed is an absolute show-stopper!


  • Comes in full, queen, and king
  • Super trendy black metal bed frame
  • Round finials
  • Pointed head and footboards
  • Secured metal slats
  • One-year warranty
  • Adjustable base


  • Slats are difficult to assemble

5. Holstein Platform Bed by Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse

It’s a myth that you can’t have a farmhouse bed without a box spring. In fact, Laurel Foundry’s modern farmhouse platform bed features a high solid wood headboard with slatted boards and molded accents. Its matte black finish gives it a versatile look that works with almost any interior design. Not to mention, its roll-out slats make assembly a breeze. Available in twin, full, and queen, this bed is well-suited for every member of the family. With all that said, we love the look of the white colorway paired with crisp blue and white nautically inspired linens. In fact, there’s no better set up for a New England beach-inspired guest room.


  • High painted wood farmhouse-style headboard
  • Low side and footboards
  • Velcro-lined roll-out wooden slats
  • Available in twin, full, and queen
  • Versatile design


  • May be smaller than expected

6. Leonard Upholstered Platform Bed by Zipcode Design

Upholstered headboards are in, and there are few more luxurious options on Wayfair than Zipcode Design’s Leonard platform. The creamy button-tufted headboard will instantly transform your bedroom into a chamber fit for a queen or king. Meanwhile, the bed’s dark exposed legs will help pull the look together, making it easier to pair with dark and/or patterned linens. You can set this bed high or low depending on your preferred access point and need for hidden storage. No matter your preference, at the end of the day, its solid base will offer the steady support that your exhausted body craves.


  • Taupe fabric
  • Upholstered head, foot, and sideboards
  • Exposed spindle feet
  • Adjustable height
  • Ships in a single carton
  • Easy to wash polyester blend fabric


  • Legs are made from plastic

7. Burh Platform Bed by George Oliver

George Oliver’s Buhr platform bed is a decadent wooden masterpiece. With a durable wood/pine frame and legs, this box spring-exempt bed can support nearly any type of mattress, including heavy latex and memory foam options. What’s more, its smooth headboard boasts a sleek modern look that would work well with both antique and contemporary accent pieces. With directions so easy a kid could put it together, this marvelous piece gets two thumbs up from us.


  • Solid manufactured wood headboard
  • Incredibly easy to assemble
  • Painted gold feet with metal tips
  • Sleek contemporary design
  • Works well with a wide range of mattress types


  • Pricey

8. Thibaut Upholstered Platform Bed by Willa Arlo Interiors

Sick of simply contemporary beds? Looking for an extravagant statement piece that will wow your guests? Willa Arlo Interiors’ Thibaut platform is a lavish blue upholstered masterpiece. It features button-tufted velvet upholstery with nail head trim along the bottom of the foot and sideboards. The headboard stretches nearly 56 inches from the floor and curves around at the edges to create a desirable blind. Below the surface, kiln-dried birch wood provides the perfect support for this gem of a bed. Wondering what to pair with this over-the-top piece? Willa Arlo has an extensive line of posh accent pieces to choose from!


  • Button-tufted blue velvet upholstery
  • High headboard
  • Silver nail head trim along side and footboard bases


9. Wrington Storage Platform Bed by Red Barrel Studio

While we like to think this next bed works best for little ones, it’s actually a versatile model that’s available in sizes twin to queen. The Wrington storage platform bed features a stylish painted wood frame with trimmed paneling that is available in a WIDE variety of colors. It’s hard to tell, but the sideboards make way to two generously sized under-the-bed storage drawers. If you’re someone who’s short on closet space or just want to keep a few spare blankets within arms reach, the Wrington is an adorable space-saving masterpiece.


  • Two under-the-bed storage drawers
  • No box spring needed
  • Made from solid, sustainable rubberwood
  • Comes in variety of colors and sizes
  • Non-toxic finish makes it suitable for small children and pets
  • Easy-to-install slats included


  • Small gap on side of twin mattress

10. Montwood Platform Bed by Isle Home

Looking for a beachy staple for your master bedroom? The Montwood Platform Bed by Isle Home is easily the most expensive bed on our list. With that said, it also features a luxurious woven rattan frame and headboard that makes for a serene and spa-like setting. The bowed headboard pairs well with more angular painted, metal, and even natural wood furniture, making it a versatile centerpiece for nearly any interior design. What’s more, its durable wooden slats serve as a built-in box spring. While you will need a few hours to get this properly assembled, the end result blow you away!


  • Luxurious natural woven materials
  • Raised headboard with matching sideboards
  • Natural nautical-inspired design
  • Color of driftwood
  • Super sturdy


  • Pricey

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a renting a small space or just don’t want yet another bulky item in your room, foundationless beds save you an untold amount of money and hassle. With ten stylish and supportive platform beds from Wayfair to get you started, we’ve provided you with a wide range of sleeping surfaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and stable enough to support you and your mattress the whole night through. Sweet dreams!