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A guide to bed frames

Bed frames come in lots of looks and materials, from simple wood or metal to plush upholstered options. Some even have built-in storage. A bed that sets the style in your bedroom or one that blends in? Or something in between? The choice is yours. See below for tips about divan beds and wooden-base spring mattress beds.

A bedroom with a TUFJORD dark green upholstered bed frame, 2 white pendant lamp shades, white bedding and a grey bedspread.
A bedroom with a TUFJORD dark green upholstered bed frame, 2 white pendant lamp shades, white bedding and a grey bedspread.

Finding your size

IKEA bed frames have a good range of sizes to help you find what you want. A double bed frame, for example, can have two or three different size options. When you order online, there’s often a size menu on your bed frame’s product page where you can choose your size.

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A bedroom with grey walls containing a bed with a BJÖRKSNÄS bed frame in birch, a bedside table in birch and white bed linen.
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Beds with storage

Drawers underneath your bed are a great place to keep your bed linen and extra blankets or duvets, or even your night-time reading. They’re easy to reach and especially helpful if you don’t have a lot of space. You can also find headboards with storage and even beds with built-in storage units.

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A white NORDLI bed frame with storage underneath. Two of the drawers are open and contain books, a bedspread and various items.
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Upholstered means extra cosy

If you fancy bringing an extra cosy feel to your bedroom, then an upholstered bed could be for you. The headboard with soft padding can help make you nice and comfortable when you’re reading or relaxing in bed.

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A bedroom with a TUFJORD dark green upholstered bed frame and white bed linen with a dark throw folded across the end.
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Choosing your mattress

As well as a bed frame, you need a mattress. You can choose from lots of options in the IKEA range to get the comfort and support you need for a good night’s sleep.

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A bedroom with a blue TUFJORD upholstered bed frame, a bare white mattress and folded white duvets on top.
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Support for your mattress

Most IKEA bed frames come with bed slats, like these shown here. They directly support your mattress. You can often choose which bed slats you want, using a menu on your bed frame’s product page when you’re shopping online. With some bed frames, it’s also possible to use a bed base instead of bed slats.

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A bed with a black-brown frame and a white mattress at an angle on top to reveal a LURÖY slatted bed base.
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