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)

Napper bed in Bumblebee clever velvet by Loaf
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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).

Check out our round up of the best storage beds

Wooden bed frame from John Lewis

(Image credit: John Lewis)

1. John Lewis Shalstone Bed Frame

A contemporary choice for the modern home

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 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. Find the best mattresses in our buyer's guide.

brass bed frame from made

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2. Made.com Brass Starke Bed

A timeless brass frame

Best for: A vintage touch 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.

tilia bed frame from made

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3. Made.com Tilia Bed

A classically quilted option for a sophisticated bedroom

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.

(Image credit: John Lewis)

4. John Lewis & Partners Albany Bed Frame

A great bed frame at a great budget

Best for: A bargain bed frame
Dimensions: W161cm x D212cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: White
Reasons to buy
+Bargain price+Simple stylish design 
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

If you are doing up a bedroom on a budget, we think at just £350 this king size bed frame 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. 

(Image credit: Marks & Spencer)

5. Marks & Spencer Baltimore Bed

Simple, industrial style

Best for: Rustic, industrial style
Dimensions: W164cm x D200cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: Wood
Reasons to buy
+On trend industrial style+Matching furniture available 
Reasons to avoid
-Reviews say that the structure could be sturdier 

Still obsessed with the industrial trend? Yep us too, and this bed frame is ticking all the right boxes, from the rustic unfinished wood to the black metal frame. This frame also comes in single and double so if you aren't looking for a king size bed but love this style, M&S have you covered. 

There is a whole Baltimore range available too if you want to kit out your whole bedroom. 

(Image credit: La Redoute)

6. La Redoute Noya Vintage Bed

Bring a vintage boho vibe to your bedroom

Best for: Boho vibes
Dimensions: W144cm x D197cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: Rattan and walnut
Reasons to buy
+Statement headboard +On trend mid-century style 
Reasons to avoid
-Delivered unassembled 

If you after a king size bed that makes a bit of a statement, this one 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 deals on the La Redoute website because they always have amazing sales going on. 

(Image credit: Cotswold & co.)

7. Cotswold Company Chantilly white bed

A classic style to outlast trends

Best for: Traditional style
Dimensions: W167cm x D213cm
Headboard: Yes
Colour: Chantilly white
Reasons to buy
+High headboard ideal for reading (or breakfast in bed)+Matching furniture available
Reasons to avoid
-Bright white might not be the most practical colour

Like the look of a traditional bedroom? This classic style bed frame is perfect if you are after something slightly more period-esque that won't date quickly. It comes part-assembled but putting the rest together is relatively easy. If you want to complete the look there is whole range of Chantilly White furniture, including lots of storage solutions, wardrobes and dressing tables. 

Eve mattress

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8. The Eve bed frame

A contemporary design with sleep quality in mind

Best for: A good night's sleep
Dimensions: W150cm x D200cm
Headboard: Optional
Colour: Gray, Navy, Oat or Charcoal
Reasons to buy
+Built with sleep quality in mind+Optional headboard
Reasons to avoid
-Self-assembly required 

Known for their innovative mattresses, eve has recently entered the realm of bed frames. This contemporary looking, simple design has been built with a good night's in mine. Its frame has a solid construction and sprung beech slats that are slightly arched to give a little extra spring, plus this allows your mattress to breath easier, making it last longer. 

The headboard is optional for anyone who wants to make more of a statement, and just be aware this frame is self-assembly but it's pretty simple and only requires a spanner, which is included. 

Want a mattress to match your new king size bed frame? Check out our Eve mattress review

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Hebe Hatton
Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer after working as a social media co-ordinator for a luxury boat title. As a renter, she is always looking for creative ways to make her flat feel like home. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration.