8 best king-size beds for a royally good sleep

Sleep soundly in a spacious yet stylish bed that’s fit for a king (and queen)

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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?

Choosing the best bed should be a well thought out decision, after-all, it's the place you'll rest your head for years to come. While having the right mattress is an important aspect of this, choosing the right bed frame is also worth due consideration. In addition to having a significant impact on your quality of sleep, it will also impact the overall design of your bedroom.

What to consider when choosing a king-size bed?

Divan beds, which are best suited to those looking to maximise under-bed storage, and more classic bedsteads are found in equal proportions, as well as in an array of designs to suit every style. Our handy guide has rounded up the best king-size beds on offer, whatever your interiors style (and budget).

etienne sleigh bed from john lewis and partners

(Image: © John Lewis & Partners)

1. John Lewis & Partners Etienne Sleigh Bed Frame

A classic and sophisticated bedstead with period charm

Specifications
Best for: Sophisticated style
Dimensions: H117.6cm x W163.8cm x D231.1cm
Headboard: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Classic style+ Light wood brightens a space
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Inspired by the elegance of Gustavian styling, this gorgeous Etienne sleigh-style bedstead from John Lewis & Partners is hand-distressed to create an intentionally antique feeling finish.

Crafted with a combination of solid oak and oak veneers, then covered with a natural cotton and linen material, its finish is classic, sophisticated and stylish.

rattan finish bed from anthropologie

(Image: © Anthropologie)

2. Looping Rattan Bed

A stylish design for lovers of boho-inspired interiors

Specifications
Best for: Elegance
Dimensions: H181cm x W173cm x D220cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: Ratan
Reasons to buy
+ Gorgeous, boho inspired finish+ Handcrafted
Reasons to avoid
- Expensive 

The perfect pick for those with a love for boho-inspired interiors, this hand-crafted natural rattan bed is guaranteed to make a design statement in the bedroom. We love the idea of pairing this standout piece with simple white bedding and plenty of house plants.

wooden bed frame from john lewis and partners

(Image: © John Lewis & Partners)

3. Shalstone Bed Frame

A contemporary choice for the modern home

Specifications
Best for: Contemporary feel
Dimensions: H107cm x W166cm x D223.5cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: Oak
Reasons to buy
+Contemporary design+ Sturdy finish
Reasons to avoid
-Quite heavy

Beautifully crafter from solid oak, veneers and poplar wood, the gorgeous Shalstone Bed Fram 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. 

West Elm Andes plush grey upholstered headboard and frame with individual feet

4. West Elm Andes Deco Upholstered Bed Frame

A plush upholstered bed frame ideal for minimalists

Specifications
Best for: Modern style
Dimensions: H117cm x W165cm x D224cm
Headboard: Metal & polyester
Colour: Grey
Reasons to buy
+ Velvet upholstery + Bronze finished legs 
Reasons to avoid
-A bit low to the ground

This upholstered bed frame is minimal but could add a touch of luxury to your bedroom with its soft velvet headboard and bronze finished legs. Again, this bed is quite low down but is said to feel solid and sturdy once your mattress is placed on top. If you prefer a minimalist décor then this plush king-sized bed would make for a nice focal point in your bedroom and the grey colour is said to complement a variety of paint colours and carpet styles. 

Evert storage bed frame with button detail dark grey upholstered headboard, open to show storage space

5. Evert Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame

A stylish bed with optimum storage

Specifications
Best for: Storage space
Dimensions: H130cm x W138cm x D209cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: Slate grey/oatmeal
Reasons to buy
+ Ottoman storage + Quilted headboard 
Reasons to avoid
- Fabric handle not very strong 

You can really make the most of your space with this ottoman bed frame which has a lift up base for storage. The bed features a fabric headboard and base, with a handle that lifts the bed frame up to reveal a surprisingly spacious area for storage. Customers found this bed simple enough to put together, but have noted that the fabric handle to lift the bed can get worn easily with the weight of the mattress. This king-sized bed comes in two neutral colours of slate grey or oatmeal which complement a wide range of decors. See all the storage beds in our buyer's guide.

brass bed frame from made

(Image: © Made)

6. Brass Starke Bed

A timeless brass frame

Specifications
Best for: A vintage touche to a contemporary space
Dimensions: H110cm x W169cm x D210cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: Brass or Copper
Reasons to buy
+ Vintage appeal+ Simplistic frame and sturdy design
Reasons to avoid
- Requires professional cleaning 

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 light and bright scheme as it does with dark and atmospheric interiors.

Wooden storage bed with solid to-the-floor design and slatted headboard

7. House Ollie Storage Bed

A good-looking bed with practical storage solutions

Specifications
Best for: Practical
Dimensions: H84.5cm x W158.4cm x D207cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: Oak
Reasons to buy
+ Easy to assemble + Lots of storage 
Reasons to avoid
- A little creaky 

If storage is the main feature you’re looking for when buying a bed, then this storage bed with drawers is a great purchase. Customers love that these drawers can hold up to 15kg each, and that they neatly store away for a neat and tidy look. This frame is a classic oak colour which those with traditional homes favour, and feel that it adds warmth to the room that a metal frame doesn’t. Those who have tried and tested this bed said it was very simple to assemble, but have noted that it can get a little squeaky over time, so just make sure all the nuts and bolts are tightened well.  

tilia bed frame from made

(Image: © Made)

8. Tilia Bed

A classically quilted option for a sophisticated bedroom

Specifications
Best for: Sophistictaed headboard
Dimensions: H105cm x W173cm x D211cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: Grey
Reasons to buy
+Available in more than one colour+ Soft, high headboard 
Reasons to avoid
-Limited space for under-bed storage 

With a stylish headboard that wraps around one end of its spacious frame, the Tilia Bed from Made has a pared-back, yet distinctly sophisticated Nordic aesthetic. We love the combination of grey wool with light wood feet.

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