How Much Does a Bed Frame Cost?

July 15, 2022 | Casper Editorial Team

Bed frames are the literal foundations of fantastic sleep. Like the beams and joists of a house, they provide the essential structure needed to turn a mattress into a palace of dreams and peaceful sleep. But when choosing a bedframe, you may first need to consider how much a bed frame costs. 

In truth, it varies widely depending on the bed frame size, the materials it’s made of, and the overall quality. 

By discussing the average bed frame cost with these factors in mind, we’ll help answer this question. With a solid knowledge of modern bed frame pricing, you’ll have the information you need to select the strongest foundation for the mansion that is your mattress. 

Average Bed Frame Cost by Material

Just as some houses are made of brick while others are made of stone and stucco, bed frames can be constructed from many different materials. The most popular bed frame materials include:

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Upholstery

Let’s dive into the average cost of bed frames made from each of these materials.


Wooden bed frames have been around a long time. So long, in fact, that had you been slumbering peacefully in ancient Egypt, chances are you’d be counting sheep on a wooden bed frame.1

But classic is classic for a reason, and wooden bed frames have stood the test of time. Over 5,000 years later, they still provide the following benefits:

  • Durability – Wood bed frames tend to last longer than their metal and leather counterparts.
  • Optionality – Wood bed frames come in a wide range of shapes and styles.
  • Aesthetics – Some wood bed frames are artworks in their own right. That’s because they can be made from beautiful wood including mahogany, oak, and cedar. You can even make your wooden bed frame more illustrious by adding a luxurious mattress like the Nova Hybrid Mattress from Casper. Talk about high art.

Given these attributes, solid wood tends to be the most expensive bed frame material. You can expect to pay around $200 for a quality wooden frame.2 That said, some soilid wood frames can cost as much as $1,000.3


When compared to timeless wooden frames, metal bed frames seem like the newcomers of the bed frame world. Still, metal bed frames are just as popular as their wood counterparts and offer several advantages. 

These benefits include:

  • Weight – Metal frames tend to weigh significantly less than wood frames. This means you can more easily reposition them in your bedroom.
  • Ease – Compared to wood bed frames, a metal frame is generally easier to clean. Additionally, metal remains impervious to rot and termites, unlike a wooden frame.
  • Adjustability – Some of the most innovative metal frames, like the Casper Adjustable Base Pro, are adjustable. These frames provide you with all the head tilt and foot tilt action you need to catch Zs regardless of your sleeping position.

Finally, affordability is a major benefit. While you can spend upwards of $1,000 for wood frames, metal frames typically cost between $100 and $400.3


Ready for a bed frame that breaks material boundaries? Upholstered bed frames combine materials, typically consisting of wood constructions covered in soft fabric. Popular fabrics for upholstered bed frames include:

  • Cotton
  • Polyester
  • Suede
  • Faux leather
  • Velvet

In addition to looking luxurious, upholstered bed frames provide the following benefits:

  • Comfort – An upholstered bed’s covered headboard allows you to comfortably rest your head while sitting up in bed. What’s more, the frame’s soft padding provides an extra layer of coziness.
  • Optionality – Upholstered bed frames come in a wide range of fabrics, textures, and colors, allowing you to perfectly match your bed frame to your bedroom.

Upholstered bed frames tend to cost as much as wood frames. You can expect to pay between $200 and $1,000 for a quality upholstered headboard.

That said, if you’re buying an exceptional upholstered bed frame like the Upholstered Bed Frame from Casper, the price may be well worth it. 

Our Upholstered Bed Frame features premium textiles such as woven fabric upholstery and foam. The frame’s easy construction also means you’ll be kicking back in your plush bed faster than you can say sweet dreams.

Average Bed Frame Cost by Size

The average cost of a bed frame also depends on the frame’s size. In general, the larger the bed frame, the higher the cost—although this still depends on the material. A twin-size wood frame, for instance, can cost more than a full-size metal frame.

That said, when estimating frame costs based solely on size, you can expect to pay the following:3

  • Twin – As the smallest bed frames, the cost of twin-size frames typically starts between $70 and $150.
  • Queen – Perfect for all-around lounging, queen-size bed frames typically start between $120–$200 and up.
  • King – King-size bed frames are the largest standard bed frame, and costs can start anywhere between $150 and $300. The most expensive king-size frames can even cost as much as $1,200.

Although the standard bed frame price is partially determined by mattress size, sometimes you just can’t put a price on the quality of sleep a larger bed frame provides.

For instance, the Casper Haven Bed Frame also comes as a California king, making it capable of supporting a truly manor-sized mattress. 

Average Bed Frame Cost by Quality

Last but not least, a bed frame’s cost is partially dictated by the quality of the materials used in the frame’s construction. Here’s a rundown of how the price might vary:3

  • Low-quality – Low-quality bed frames are usually the least expensive. For a low-quality frame, you can expect to pay anywhere between $50 and $300. While this affordability can be attractive, keep in mind that these bed frames may not last as long as others.
  • Medium-quality – When it comes to medium-quality frames, not all materials are created equal. For example, a medium-quality steel bed frame may not be priced the same as a medium-quality velvet upholstered bed. That said, you can expect to pay between $500 and $1,000 for a medium-quality frame.
  • High-quality – High-quality materials usually fetch the highest average bed frame prices. For a high-quality wood bed frame made from gorgeous cherry, for instance, you can expect to pay upwards of $1,000. However, by prioritizing quality, you’re likely to benefit from a frame that sees you through many years of blissful sleep.

Casper: The Foundation of Superior Sleep

If mattresses are like the interiors of our homes, bed frames are their sturdy foundations, providing structure, support, and comfort. Why invest in a good mattress and settle for an insufficient foundation?

For bed frames as superior as the mattresses they support, you need Casper. 

Whether you’re in the market for a sleek adjustable bed frame, a timeless solid oak frame, or a cloud-cozy upholstered frame, we have the frames to support the good night’s sleep you deserve.


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  2. Mattress Guide. How Much Does A Bed Frame Cost?
  3. Best Reviews. Metal bed frame vs. wooden bed frame vs. upholstered bed frame.
  4. Costopedia. How Much Does a Bed Frame Cost?