When it comes to getting the best sleep, nothing affects your ability to feel relaxed as much as your mattress. As such, one of the more popular options these days is to buy a memory foam model. These beds conform to your body so that they can relieve pressure points and help you drift off to dreamland much smoother than traditional units.
However, given the softness and pliability of memory foam, it’s imperative that you find the right bed frame to support it. To help ensure that you don’t have to worry about this issue, we’ve compiled a list of the top bed frames for memory foam mattresses. Let’s see what we have in store.
Zinus Deluxe Faux Leather Upholstered Platform Bed with Wooden Slats, Full
Zinus 18 Inch Premium SmartBase Mattress Foundation
Olee Sleep 14 Inch T-3000 Heavy Duty Steel Slat / Non-slip Support Bed Frame
eLuxurySupply Platform Bed Frame
Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort Adjustable Bed Base
First and foremost, you want to get a frame that is sturdy enough to hold you and your mattress in place all night, every night. There are two primary materials you can find for bed frames: metal or wood. Here is what you can expect from each.
This is a classic option that will give your bed a sense of traditional class while also being a practical option. If you want to upgrade the style and aesthetic of your room, then we highly suggest going with a wooden frame. On the other hand, though, these are not quite as sturdy as metal.
If support is all you’re after and you want a more modern appearance for your bedroom, then a steel frame is the best way to go. These models are capable of holding much more weight, and they are usually a bit cheaper and lighter than wood. While you can’t find as many different styles, they are all highly supportive. The only downside is that sometimes they may squeak as you move.
Regardless of anything else, it’s critical that your bed frame has slats going across. If you don’t have these, then your mattress will sink in the middle, taking you with it. If your frame is high up off of the ground, this could pose a substantial problem.
While you could mitigate this issue with a standard box spring, we highly recommend slats anyway.
While the material for your bed frame will dictate the kind of appearance and aesthetic you will have, there are several varieties from which you can choose. Each one is designed for a particular purpose, so you have to decide if you want to follow form and function or if you want some embellishments as well.
This is the most common bed frame type, and some models come with a head and/or footboard. Platform frames are ideal because they don’t call much attention to themselves while also providing exceptional support.
If you are mostly concerned with comfort, then we highly suggest getting a frame that can move to suit your needs. Whether you suffer from a bad back or sleep apnea, an adjustable bed frame can do wonders for your quality of sleep. However, they are more expensive and require much more upkeep.
For those who want a bit of panache to their room, a canopy frame is an excellent way to go. This frame type allows you to add curtains surrounding your bed so that you can create your own personalized sleeping space. While canopy beds are not too common, that may be a selling point for you.
Finally, the size and height of the frame are going to have an impact on the versatility and practicality of your bed. If you are low on storage space in your room, then you will want a frame that sits higher on the floor.
This can also be beneficial because you will invariably sink somewhat into the memory foam, so having a taller frame enables you to get in and out much more easily.
Kicking off our list is this simple yet elegant frame from Zinus. This is a more traditional style frame, so if you’re looking for something old school with a modern flair, we highly recommend this for you.
It is a platform bed made out of wood, so it is quite durable and can support up to 1200 pounds. We like the faux leather covering on the outside as it both protects the wood from damage and adds some class to your bedroom.
There is limited storage space underneath, but 7.5 inches is just enough for plenty of items, including a shoe organizer or several thin boxes. This particular model comes with only a headboard, but you can add a footboard if you prefer. Finally, it comes with an incredible five-year worry free warranty.
Next, we have another high-quality bed frame from Zinus, but this one is designed to be practically invisible. Rather than adding presence to your bedroom, it will sit beneath your bed, hiding in plain sight.
What we like most about this frame is its height. It provides 17.5 inches of clearance, which is more than enough for most storage boxes. Also, because it is made of steel, it will support up to 2400 pounds and won’t buckle or bow over time. Best of all, as long as there are no loose screws, this frame is remarkably quiet.
Also, it comes with Zinus’ five-year worry free warranty.
If you like the idea of a minimalist steel bed frame, then you will love this model from Olee Sleep.
It uses thick feet and framing to ensure that you and your bed are not going anywhere. It is also designed to be “invisible,” but it does add over a foot of ground clearance, so you get plenty of storage space underneath.
The unique advantage that you get with this bed frame is the fact that the mattress (or box spring if you prefer) sits about half an inch inside the middle. This helps to prevent it from sliding off, which is a problem with memory foam mattresses.
Overall, we like the lightweight and cost-effective design, and the fact that it has a five-year warranty.
While metal is excellent for support, it does leave a lot to the imagination as far as aesthetics. If you prefer the look and feel of wood, but you also want something super convenient and easy to assemble, then we recommend this frame from eLuxury Supply.
What makes this model so desirable is the fact that you can assemble it in minutes without any tools. Everything slides together, meaning that if you ever have to move it will come apart really easily. In fact, it may start to pull apart over time, so be sure to check that everything is secure on a regular basis.
Finally, if you want the ultimate in comfort and luxury, then you have to get this adjustable frame from Classic Brands. For a fraction of the cost of an adjustable mattress, you can get the same benefits and features with this. Also, because you already have a memory foam mattress, it will conform to the shapes that you choose, unlike a traditional coil model.
This thing is fully loaded with all the amenities you could want, including a remote control, a USB charging station for your phone or tablets, and a head and foot massage built in. Overall, this is the frame to get if you are dying for a magnificent night’s sleep.
For our money, we highly recommend either the Classic Brands Adjustable Frame or the Zinus Smartbase.
If you’re on a budget and don’t care about appearances or extra comfort, then Zinus is the best way to go. It will provide ample support without any headaches regarding setup or maintenance.
However, if comfort and amenities are what you’re after, then nothing even comes close to the Classic Brands Frame. Although it does require more upkeep and maintenance, you will get so much more out of it than with anything else.