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