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The Best Platform Beds on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered the best bunk beds, loft beds, futons, headboards, affordable bed frames, and online mattresses, here we’re zeroing in on the best platform beds, as reviewed on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

The best wooden platform beds

KD Frames Nomad 2 Platform Bed — Queen
$200 at Amazon

“LOOOOVEE this! It’s real wood and sturdy. I painted it to match the other furniture in my room and it looks amazing. I love it and it was so worth every single penny. I spent a lot of time looking for a simple bed frame. I didn’t want something with a headboard and I didn’t want to settle. I spent hours at Ikea and didn’t find anything I loved. I always pictured this bed frame when I thought about what I wanted in my bedroom. The price beat anything Ikea had to offer. We have three large dogs who love to lay in our bed, plus ourselves, and it holds all of us with no problem. I’ve even crawled under the bed just to see how roomy it was and there is a lot of room under the bed too. I love this bed frame.”

Zinus 12-Inch Deluxe Wood Platform Bed with Headboard — Queen
$230 at Amazon

“This bed is absolutely amazing. The quality is fantastic. It is made of very solid wood and the finish on it is very good as well. I simply could not be happier with the product, the packaging, and ease of assembly. Get this bed!”

Zinus 12-Inch Deluxe Wood Platform Bed — King
$223 at Amazon

“This product is impressive and not a throwaway item, unlike its cheaper brethren in the market place. The packaging was impressive. This item was thoughtfully conceived and constructed. The wood was nicely cut and milled and all the parts were well fitted to one another. Nice engineering. The plans were big and clear and easy to understand. The bolts were muscular and fitted their purpose with firm assurance. Again, someone or a team thoughtfully constructed this bed and packaging with focus, care, and QUALITY. I was writing a rave review even before I was finished putting the bed together with the one tool needed (provided).”

The best upholstered platform beds

Zinus Upholstered Button Tufted Premium Platform Bed — Queen
$260 at Amazon

“I was skeptical to buy a BED off of Amazon. I’ve slept in this bed the last four nights and I CAN’T BELIEVE I lived my adult life WITHOUT THIS BED. Seriously, I’ve had Ikea beds for nearly eight years and they have all fallen apart or became wobbly/unstable and creaky in less than a year … I didn’t want to make another Ikea trip so I ordered this bed because of the Prime delivery and reviews. This Zinus bed does not creak, does not shake, and it’s so stable and took me about 40 minutes to build. It is DRASTICALLY EASIER to build than ANY Ikea bed. If you can build Ikea, this bed is like child’s Legos. Plus, the headboard is absolutely gorgeous. IF YOU ARE ON THE EDGE ABOUT BUYING A ZINUS BED ON AMAZON — DO IT. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.”

LIFE Home Premiere Classics Cloth Light Grey Silver Linen — Queen
$222 at Amazon

“Absolutely LOVE this bed. Easy to assemble, super sturdy, and such beautiful detail! I looked at a lot of beds. I love the way the base and upholstery wraps all the way around the bed. The wood feet look really nice and make it look expensive. The nail head strip also goes all the way to the floor and the headboard goes down to meet the base without leaving a cheap-looking gap. I cant believe the price on this bed. I would definitely buy it again!”

Baxton Studio Hirst Platform Bed — Queen
$397 at Amazon

“This was REALLY good quality! I was so surprised. I’ve moved a lot in the last few years and have learned through this process to be a smarter shopper and not fork out the big bucks for furniture. The last bed I purchased was from Target and it fell apart in the first week. This bed is awesome. The color looks a bit green-gray in certain lights, but in direct sunlight it is the gray that made me buy it. I love it! It’s also very smartly designed, in a way that makes it easy for one person to put together. Took about 30 minutes to put the whole thing together. HIGHLY recommend.”

Zinus Upholstered Diamond Stitched Platform Bed in Dark Gray — Queen
$197 at Amazon

“Wow! This is a gorgeous headboard and base for a queen bed! It looks much more expensive than it is. We were so impressed with the quality of the material and how easy it was to put together! It comes so efficiently packaged and designed that it is virtually fool-proof. It is extremely sturdy; no wiggling or shaking of the frame or movement of the mattress at all. We are going to be buying another one for ourselves, as this was for our teenage son, who also found it impressive.”

DHP Maven Platform Bed with Upholstered Faux Leather — Queen
$123 at Amazon

“Exactly what I was looking for! This purchase was completely worth it. Awesome frame for a great price. Sturdy. Beautiful. Well made. I was skeptical about the beams, but they’re very sturdy. It was easy to put together (I did it all by myself) no extra tools needed, it’s provided. If a simple platform bed frame is what you’re looking for, look no further!”

The best metal platform bed frames

AmazonBasics Platform Bed Frame — Queen
$90 at Amazon

“Although this bed frame might not win any points for aesthetics, it does score well in my book for being very solid: I haven’t had any trouble with squeaking or sagging, as well as not having any sharp edges. When I first showed up at my new apartment all I had was the bed frame and an air mattress. I was originally planning to put the air mattress on the floor, but I determined that it was safe to use on this frame, which made it a little nicer. Long story short, if you want a solid bed frame which gets the job done, this is a good choice.”

In Style Furnishings Stella Modern Metal Platform Bed Frame - Queen
$184 at Amazon

“This was, hands down, the best bed frame anyone could ever wish for. I was in love even before I completely finished setting it up. The steel frame pieces are just well built overall, sturdy and solid. Real steel! Even the design, its simplicity and straightforward clean appearance. There are only two types of screws and bolts, compared to other frames that come with a plethora of sizes and things to insert that confuse you. This one is just strong and simple. The slat boards are firm and well designed. Setup was only 30 minutes from cutting the box open to ready for mattress. The time would have been less if we weren’t drooling so much. Love the Champagne color as well. There is nothing that I would change about this item.”

Best Price Mattress Bed Frame — Queen
$130 at Amazon

“What an amazing bed frame. Whoever designed this thing is a straight-up genius. The labels, the instructions, even the packaging on the screws: everything was designed so that you are never missing pieces, and there is never any doubt as to which piece is which or how they go together. Even when you are tightening screws, it was clearly designed so that you almost never run into a situation where the Allen wrench doesn’t have much room to move. Add on top of that the fact that this is a solid and quiet frame, and you have darn near the perfect bed frame.”

Novogratz Bushwick Metal Bed — Queen
$146 at Amazon

“This bed is absolutely beautiful! I got it at an unbeatable price and it looks really expensive! The quality is great, it’s lightweight, and it has so much character! I originally wanted a bed frame from the Anthropologie brand that looked similar, but it was a LOT more expensive. My sister and I put the bed together quite easily in one hour (the instructions say it can take two hours). The instructions are easy to read. Overall, I’m SO HAPPY with my purchase! It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for!”

Zinus Ironline Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard and Footboard - Queen
$245 at Amazon

“This bed frame surpassed all of my expectations. The quality seems top-notch, from the solid steel frame, the Velcro to hold the wooden slats in place, to the soft foam on the center rail to avoid any squeaking or rubbing on the steel. The setup was also incredibly painless. There is a clearly labeled instruction manual that shows a picture of each section in order. The picture has a little zoom out so you know what corner of the bed you are actually looking at up close, and the bed frame itself is labeled with numbers that all match up. So easy to set up, looks great, build is sturdy, price is exceptional.”

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The Best Platform Beds on Amazon, According to Reviewers