Looking for the best king-size bed to transform your sleep – and bedroom? King-size beds are a popular choice (especially for those who share a bed with a partner) as they naturally provide the most room which results in a more comfortable night's sleep. But which one is right for you?
A king-size bed will be designed and shaped to your preference. Some of us prefer solid wood bed frames, while others are fans of upholstered beds – perhaps it's a velvet option that you are after? Either way, this should be a well thought out decision: it is the place you'll rest your head for years to come.
Choosing the right bed frame to suit your interior is very important. In addition to having a significant impact on your quality of sleep, it will also impact the overall design of your bedroom. Whether you're in search of a minimalist bed frame, a statement-worthy option or something understated with heaps of storage, our handy guide has rounded up the best king-size beds on offer, whatever your interiors style (and budget). Start scrolling...
The best king size beds you can buy
1. Habitat Clanfield Kingsize Bed Frame
Habitat Clanfield Kingsize Bed Frame | £400 for a king size at Habitat
This understated bed frame is versatile in the way that it blends in with all interior styles, from contemporary to mid-century modern and even minimalist. It boasts a statement-worthy wooden headboard that's also angled, plus it has a sturdy walnut wood frame. It features plenty of space underneath for everything from your shoe collection to your out of season clothing to live. To add some warmth to an otherwise natural or white-washed bedroom, or if you are on a budget, this bed frame is a brilliant choice.
2. ercol for John Lewis Shalstone Bed Frame
ercol for John Lewis Shalstone Bed Frame | £1,299 for king size at John Lewis & Partners
Beautifully crafted from solid oak, veneers and poplar wood, the gorgeous Shalstone bed frame from John Lewis has a distinctly Mid-century feel to it and makes a striking addition to a contemporary bedroom. While its stylish headboard is an obvious stand out feature, this beautiful bed also comes equipped with sprung birch wood slats for extra comfort and support when teamed with a quality mattress.
3. Made.com Brass Starke Bed
Made.com Brass Starke Bed | £549 for king size at Made
Adding a vintage touch to your bedroom doesn't come easier than investing in this gorgeous and sturdy Starke bedstead from Made. On-trend and surprisingly versatile, this brass (or copper) finish frame works just as well with a light and bright scheme as it does with dark and atmospheric interiors.
4. La Redoute Waska Rattan Bed
La Redoute Waska Rattan Bed | £699 for a king size at La Redoute
If you are after a king size bed that makes a bit of a statement, this one from La Redoute could be for you. The rattan, wrap around headboard is sure it add a ton of interest to your bedroom and the tapered legs definitely have something mid-century about them if you like that style.
FYI, if this bed frame has taken your fancy keep an eye for offers on the La Redoute website because they always have amazing sales going on.
5. John Lewis & Partners Albany Bed Frame
John Lewis & Partners Albany Bed Frame | £399 for a king size at John Lewis
If you are doing up a bedroom on a budget, we think at just £399 this king size bed frame from John Lewis' ANYDAY range is a bit of a bargain. Sure it's simple, but the style is lovely with clean lines and stylish tapered legs, plus details like the subtly slatted headboard makes it look way more expensive than it actually is. Paired with some high-quality bedding it'll look the part.
6. Habitat Kanso Kingsize Metal Bed Frame
Habitat Kanso Kingsize Metal Bed Frame | £150 for a king size at Habitat
Simple yet stylish, this minimalist bed frame works well in almost any scheme thanks to its striking headboard and sturdy black metal frame. It boasts a relaxed, laid back vibe with rounded corners and an angled headboard, although rest assured it will stand the test of time in your bedroom. It's a bargain for its size, too, while you can dress this bed frame up or leave it as it is and keep it simple. The choice is yours...
7. Made Roscoe King Size Bed
Made Roscoe King Size Bed | £549 at Made.com
We're slightly obsessed with Made's Roscoe bed, and we think it will look elegant inside any master bedroom. Its rounded, curvy headboard plays its part to cocoon you in your slumber, while it sits on solid wooden feet that boast a Nordic charm. It's wrapped in a soft fabric that comes in various colourways, too. Did we mention that its headboard is padded for your comfort? You can also buy matching storage in the form of drawers, to sit underneath the bed and carry your clutter, otherwise, there's plenty of space to push clothes bags and more underneath there.
8. Habitat Blissford Four Poster Kingsize Bed Frame
Habitat Blissford Four Poster Kingsize Bed Frame | £450 for a king size at Habitat
This four poster bed ought to give the illusion that your ceilings are higher – and that your bank balance is larger. It's elegant and not to mention sturdy, plus there's also the fact it has plenty of under bed clearance for hiding your clutter. Practical and pretty, you say? It also gives off all of those Bridgerton vibes, plus it comes in more than just white but black and pine, too. Style it in your bedroom as it is with some high-quality bedding, or wrap fairy lights or faux foliage around its frame to spruce it up. What a bargain!
9. Dunelm Isla Velvet Bed Frame
Isla Velvet Bed Frame | £349 at Dunelm
Should it be a velvet king size bed frame that you are after, then meet your match! Dunelm's Isla frame ticks all our boxes with a thick, buttoned headboard that looks as sophisticated as they come. It also boasts sturdy solid wood feet, a sprung-slatted base and the best part? It sits at a very reasonable price tag. Add this charcoal-coloured bed to an otherwise light bedroom or to a contemporary home. Whether as your main bed or as a guest bed, it'll be sure to do its part.
10. Furniture123 Piccadilly King Size Ottoman Bed in Grey Velvet
Piccadilly King Size Ottoman Bed in Grey Velvet | £449.97 at Furniture123
In search of a stylish – yet affordable – storage bed frame? This one from Furniture123 is perfect as it features heaps of space underneath, plus it's hand-upholstered and it will definitely look the part in your bedroom. It comes in a velvet finish and has a tall, tubular headboard that's plush and comfortable for when sitting upright in bed. Not only that, this king size bed, as we've already mentioned, lifts up so that you can store anything from shoes to spare bedding and more, underneath where you sleep and out of sight.
- Check out our round up of the best storage beds for more space-savvy suggestions
What to consider when choosing a king size bed?
Sitting slap-bang in between a double bed and a super king bed, this size is ideal for couples or those who love their space while they snooze. This is one of the most popular bed sizes out there, though obviously the bigger the bed the more expensive it is. So beware. You'll want to make sure that you have enough space in your bedroom for a king-size bed, or you might want to go for a double, and don't forget to measure your bedside tables on either side, too.
In terms of size, a king-size bed measures 5 feet wide (150cm) and 6 feet 6 inches (200cm) long. They are 6 inches wider than a double, although the same size in length.
King size bed frames come in various different shapes, with footed and unfooted bases, solid, slatted and upholstered headboards being the most common stylistic variations.
Those who want their bed to be a dramatic centrepiece may want to opt for something with a striking headboard – perhaps something that's velvet or a uniquely shaped headboard? If you want to create the illusion of more space, go for a bed that has no footboard, and for something with space underneath as they allow for natural light flow.
Several king-size beds benefit from storage underneath them, whether hidden or open. If you will need some under bed storage, then be sure to check the clearance height between the bed and floor, or opt for an ottoman bed or something with drawers underneath.
- Also see our best single beds edit for kids and teeny spaces
- Don't miss our best double beds roundup – for a smaller solution
- Searching for something with space for your clutter? See our best storage beds guide
Where to buy a king size bed?
Keep browsing king size beds below. Click through to shop each retailer's huge range of king size bed frames.