Best beds, frames & bases according to redditors

We found 658 Reddit comments discussing the best beds, frames & bases. We ranked the 288 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Beds, Frames & Bases:

u/Etrion · 54 pointsr/personalfinance

Everyone else covered all the other stuff well except a bed. the fuck is wrong with ya'll?

a futon? a futon mattress? air mattress??? fuck that shit

A good nights sleep is as important as eating, you don't need to spend all your money on it either.

Bed, blanket, sheets, and pillows: ~$350

metal bed frame: or

mattress: or

note: I've had this set for a year, great buy. fuck futons.

another note: if tying to decide between a twin, full, or queen size mattress. get a queen. even if you have a tiny room you'll have a big bed. never get a king (or cal king) size mattress unless you have a permanent home, those things are a hassle to move and/or get rid of.

'nother note2: buy the sheets the same size as the bed, but buy the blanket/comforter the next size up it'll make all the difference on an extra cold night or when someone else is in bed with you.

'nother note3: don't get a used bed. you only need to encounter bedbugs once for you to consider setting your entire apartment on fire. even if that doesn't deter you just imagine sleeping on a pile of someone else's shedded skin and dried sweat.

u/anekitty · 46 pointsr/minimalism

I get so tired of the whole "you don't need a bed or any other basic furniture" thing being repeated over and over. Yeah, they are inconvenient to move, but there are ways around that without sleeping on a fucking yoga mat.

A bedframe that folds up flat and comes in various sizes.

A mattress that folds up rather compactly, can be used as seating, and comes in various sizes. Can be padded with a mattress pad and blankets.

Still too much? Get a Japanese style futon.

A desk that can be folded down flat. As a single person, I often eat at my desk.

Or if you don't like to eat at your desk, a collapsible small personal table...just sit on your bed.

They also make collapsible chairs.

I understand the desire to not have much of anything because it's a pain to move, but there's a point where it gets ridiculous. There are ways around it. Yeah, having sex on the floor is better than no sex at all, but I won't be having any sex if I don't get a good night's sleep, and I certainly need at least a few inches of padding more than a yoga mat provides.

u/ThatNewNewNew33 · 38 pointsr/sex

Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed with Wooden Slats, Queen

This one has been awesome. Put a memory foam on top of it and it wont make a single noise. Ultimate stealth fucking..

u/drawinfinity · 32 pointsr/ynab

Ok I have moved about a dozen times in my life. Trust me I'm a pro at this. This will be long so I'm gonna divide into sections.


  • Don't buy most furniture until after you move. Why pay to move it when you can just have it shipped to your door, probably for free, or if you buy it locally have it delivered?
  • Don't buy more than the bare necessities at first. It is tempting to make your whole house pretty, but money won't go as far as you think, and its easy to buy things in the beginning that don't work as well as you think or end up being wrong for the space. Better to have what you really need and take time to consider what you actually want to make your life better in that particular space. For me the necessities are:

  • Craigslist, Amazon, Ikea are your friends. Online, read reviews critically. If people are saying it fell apart, don't buy it.

    • I have to give a particular shout out to Ikea stuff, I have some furniture I bought 10 years ago from them still in my home

  • Shop Homegoods for discounted decorations, housewares, kitchen stuff, etc when you are ready aka after the move.
  • If you need bedding Target often has cute bedding on sale.

    Moving itself

  • Don't hire a moving company. Hire a U-haul, then through the U-haul website hiring people to load/unload the truck. You can have them load/unload only heavy stuff and take the rest yourself to save cash.

    • I did this on my last move and they moved all furniture from our 3 br house as well as most of our boxes for like $200. I think we spent less than $500 total on truck and movers (including gas).
    • I actually highly recommended this over moving furniture yourself in a borrowed pickup, or even yourself with a U-haul. The cost is well worth the convenience. Moving is hard.

  • Don't pay for boxes. Boxes are easy to find for free. Typically I take 2 or 3 evenings late at night (around 10 pm) and just drive around behind strip malls until I find enough. (They don't put gross stuff in the dumpster, if there is I skip that one). Sometimes it only takes 1 night. Don't bother with grocery stores or large department stores, they crush their boxes. Check out liquor stores and the dumpsters behind strip malls.

    • Places I have found boxes in plenty:
      • Behind a Barnes and Noble
      • Behind a party store
      • Behind an Ulta
      • Behind clothing stores in strip malls (these are usually pretty larger, great for bigger and lighter items)
      • Liquor stores (they get so many they are usually happy to tell you what day they get their deliveries if you call. These are smaller boxes great for heavier items like books)

  • Don't box clothes. Take plastic trash bags, cut a hold in the bottom, put clothes hangers through the hole, close the tie part, now your clothes are still hanging up but contained and ready to move. When you get to the new house, hang up in the bag, then just rip the bag off. Way easier than unpacking.
  • Don't buy bubble wrap, find a place that stocks free local papers (every city usually has these around) and use paper to wrap your dishes and breakables. Save junk mail and store flyers as well for this.
  • The one thing you should buy is moving plastic wrap, the kind on a 14" roll. Use it to secure blankets around wooden furniture to protect from scratches. Use it wrap any fabric furniture to protect from tears. Use it to group some awkward small boxes into one entity. I only discovered this the last time I moved and will never move without doing this again. This is the only time I have ever moved nothing got damaged, and there is also this very satisfied and "mission accomplished" feeling when your couch is wrapped and ready to go.
  • Label everything with not only the contents but the room it goes in. Even in a small apartment this helps a ton when you unload. When you go to unpack everything will already be in the correct room. I recommend these inexpensive, color coded labels to make it even faster/more convenient:
  • Pack a box in each room of the things you will need your first night/week so you can easily find it in the unpacking chaos. So in your bathroom pack your shower stuff separate, in the bedroom your sheets, and in the kitchen keep your pots/pans and dishes clearly marked. This may not seem like a money tip but if you don't do this you will find yourself running to the store for paper plates or toothpaste you don't really need.

    Once you are in

    Don't forget you are going to have to buy things you forgot about or that just come up those first few weeks. Somehow you will move in and realize you don't have a mop, or a kitchen trashcan, or about 50 other things that just happened to be your roommates, or where the hell is the dish detergent and oh fuck I forgot that I need toilet paper and I ran out two days ago.

    I try to set aside about $100-$200 for these weird incidentals. If you are worried about running low buy stuff at the dollar store, you can get a better version next paycheck. Also if you are low on dishes this a great place to get some that are honestly perfectly fine. Big lots is also good for cheap dishes. Also not a bad idea to plan for the money to eat out a few days during the move when you normally wouldn't. For me its the one time I let myself have fast food.

    Once you are moved in, be careful about your grocery bill if previously you were splitting groceries and not just buying your own. Buying for one is very different than buying for two, easier for things to go bad in your fridge.


    There will be deposits and unexpected service fees. When you set up your accounts ask specifically what will be on the first bill other than normal recurring charges. Do not think the bills will somehow be half of what you used before. Use A/C or heat sparingly until you see a couple bills. Replace all your lightbulbs with LEDs. Shop around to make sure you buy the cheaper ones they work just as well and they will save you a fortune on electric.

    Buy a programmable thermostat if your unit doesn't already have one. They are easy to install yourself, will save you a lot of money buy avoiding running the heat/air while you aren't home, and are only about $40 on Amazon.

    You need internet, you do not need cable. You do not need the fancy internet plan the company wants to sell you. Start with the lowest tier internet plan and buy Hulu or Netflix or maybe both. If you have streaming issues upgrade the internet later. When you set up cable request that you not be on a contract (cancelation fees when you move and don't want it are a bitch).

u/zaatar · 24 pointsr/personalfinance

I have these two brand new, and they are excellent:

u/needathneed · 18 pointsr/happy

Going through the hard times makes the good times that much more sweet :) Good for you!! I recommend a bed frame like this
. I also have a memory foam and it does not need the boxspring.

u/upward_bound · 17 pointsr/Frugal

They don't even cost that much.

37 dollars new

Not to mention that you can find a used one for even less.

Really this is pretty safely on the /r/Cheap side of things

u/Capt_Cadence · 17 pointsr/INEEEEDIT
u/ImperfectlyInformed · 12 pointsr/slatestarcodex

Speaking as someone who lives in a small SF studio apt...

In addition to your excellent recommendation on varied sizes of containers, I have this 100 clear ziplock bags set as well as a variety of larger bags in varying sizes. So if I've got something with little accessories, I'll toss those accessories in tiny ziplock bags, then put them in a larger ziplock bag shared with the main item when I store it on a shelf or a container. For example, I do this with my medicine cabinet / toiletries. I organize stuff into ziplock bags by function ("sinus / cold", painkillers, GI, etc) and then toss them in the closet in a small box, to avoid clutter in my cramped bathroom and keep only things I use routinely close at hand.

I've got a couple little tupperware boxes like which I put labels on and stack in my closet. Plus I've got an old shoebox or two for knicknacks.

In my small pantry, I've got these little DecoBros Expandable Stackable Kitchen Cabinet and Counter Shelf Organizer to maximize vertical space.

I put my seasonal clothing into space saver "packing cube" compression bags.

Some of my cleaning and organizing is motivated by dust mite allergies - but ultimately I'm working on a long-term solution to that. So I'm getting immunotherapy to become resistant to allergens and also use a dehumidifier to kill the dust mites.

I also keep an inventory of the items that I really liked. If I bought it retail, I'll find it online. That way, I can sell or junk something with the peace of mind that I can buy it again when I need it.

I do the typical things to minimize possessions: I have a few merino wool items that I wear most often, have a single bankers box for files with almost nothing it it (scan), no desktop computer, store very few physical books, and so on.

For my sleeping area, I use this cheap Zinus frame and store a bunch of stuff under it. That gives me extra storage and it's also cheap and easy to replace I do a long move. For my bed itself, I use a Sleep Number bed - it's easy to pack it into the back of a sedan, and you can customize the firmness to get to the "medium-firm" which clinical trials have demonstrated to be the best.

My desk/dining table is public white 42" high dining table which allows me to stand if I want; these 29.5" Bar Stool fit and store nicely.

On the digital front, I have a very hefty dotfiles repo, use for tasks, and have finally transitioned pretty much all my finances to the double-entry beancount leveraging (after trying the earlier ledger/hledger tools).

u/four_toed_dragon · 12 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

i have one of these sitting in my car right now to deliver to my girl's place.

Heavy duty to support our fat asses, according to the reviews it's quiet, elevated (you don't use a box with it) so toy chests can roll under it. Also, with the way it's constructed, plenty of places to discreetly attach things.

/u/LowkeyMischief, if you're still shopping... take a look.

u/Anna_Mosity · 10 pointsr/Frugal

A few thoughts:

  • If you're buying your bedroom furniture from a store with pushy salespeople, you are probably going to be paying too much.

  • The mattress and boxspring won't just be stacked on the floor, right? Metal bedframes cost under $50 and last years. I inherited mine from my parents, and it's still in perfect condition after 30+ years.

  • You don't need a headboard or footboard to have a nice, classy bed. Mine looks kind of like this (when it's made).

  • If you still want to buy durable, real-wood furniture that will last you through several future moves, Craigslist is your friend. So are secondhand stores, the classifieds section of your local newspaper, and the community bulletin board at the grocery store. You can get heirloom-quality furniture for a fraction of the store prices. A lot of what's out there is outdated or will need to be refinished eventually, but there's plenty to pick from.

    Edit: Autocorrect "corrected" a word. Fixed now!
u/johnfoster8 · 10 pointsr/sex

I got this

It's pretty amazing for the price and there's only a few bolts to even squeak. The bed it replaced had like 50 bolts and screws and drove me insane.

u/Cellar______Door · 10 pointsr/simpleliving

I bought this mattress frame. Keeps the bed off the floor, no box spring required, and has storage underneath. Also really easy to set up.

u/sarautu · 10 pointsr/DIY

I have some first-hand experience sleeping on something similar.

I wanted a bed that looks/functions like OP's (held together by friction and gravity, easy to take apart and move), but lack the woodworking skills to make one like I wanted.


Saw an ad on craigslist where the guy was selling a dresser, but had a frame that looked like the one I wanted in his room. Sent him an e-mail asking where he got it. Said he made it. Woo Hoo! Asked if he would be willing to make another, and what my cost would be. He quoted me $150 in lumber, $150 in labor, would have to use screws. I said, "yup!"

Went to get it and it looked okay. Wish he'd picked a bit better lumber (couple-a-flaws), but okay. It has 2x6s as the side support beams, 4x4s as the legs, five 2x4 supports running along the inside as weight supports, and a couple pieces of plywood on top for the mattress to rest on. (I live in a dry/arid area: our mattresses don't get moldy on a flat surface.) All this stuff is just screwed together. King-sized bed.

He said: "You're not going to be doing circus acts on it, are you?" Well, duh. That's what beds are for, right? But anyway, it's all good. It was the aesthetic I was looking for, and I thought it'd be sturdy enough.

So I get it home and screw it together. Okay. I sleep on it. Okay. I ask some friends to try it out. Too wobbly, they say. Bad design. So I trotted over to home depot and got eight, 4" metal L brackets to screw each side support to each leg on each side. Much sturdier. Okay.

Slept on for about 3 years. Okay! Love the aesthetic. Had it specially made 18" clearance from floor. Love the height.

Getting off one morning, one of the side pieces snaps in half. There was a knot in that piece of wood that gave way.



So, in seeing where it broke, I can see a fix. First, use great lumber. But also: the five 2x4s that are the weight support are just screwed into the 2x6s. What would've worked hella better is to do that if needed, but also make a rail below for them to rest on that's attached to the 2x6. Exponentially increases the strength of the 2x6 and better distributes the weight along it.


It broke a few months ago. It's on my list of stuff to do: shore-up bed. But in the meanwhile, I got this metal frame off amazon... it was SUPER easy to unfold and slide under, and gives the poor, sagging frame the support to get by until I can fix it.

I hate the aesthetics of the new frame, but it was a great price and SO easy to set up, so light-weight to move. Glad I got it, as it will store well (if I ever get around to fixing my bedframe) and is super easy to move/drag out... great port-a-bed.

tldr: My experience with a similar-but-different bed design is that it's not really sturdy enough.

u/d396 · 9 pointsr/4Runner

After beginning to measure my 4th gen for a sleeping platform I realized I recognized the measurements... Because they were the size of a twin bed! On a wim I ordered this from amazon for $40 in twin size. It fits perfectly with plenty of storage space underneath! I did cut the last 3 inches or so off one side until the horizontal support bar so all the legs would fit on the seat backs. Super easy with a tiny hacksaw and even easier with a dremel. There is 14in of storage underneath currently, however I will also be cutting down the legs to allow for more headroom. This is a great option for someone lacking woodworking skills or time! I put an exped megamat duo on mine, but it will obviously fit a twin foam or air mattress.

u/arksarcanum · 8 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Highly recommend this. My husband and I are both big guys (over 600 lbs combined) and this thing doesnt budge.

u/partisan98 · 7 pointsr/malelivingspace

I got a version of this platform bed. I really like it.

Cheap its only about $80 for a queen size
No boxspring needed.
Dont need tools to put it together.
14 inches high so you can fit stuff under it (i keep my laundry basket under it) and can crawl under it when you inevitably drop your phone down the back.
2 pieces and it folds so you can easily carry it up stairs (18lbs each). Folded up it can fit in the back of a sedan if you are moving.
Pretty solid i dont hear any squeaks or anything from it.

High chance you will pinch your fingers while putting it together.
It looks like something you would find in a prison/barracks. I highly suggest a $10 bed skirt.
You can stub your toe on the center leg pretty easy. Throw some pipe insulation on it under the bed skirt to save your toes.

u/TheOldGuy54 · 7 pointsr/sex

Your becoming an adult ... Time to straight up just sit down with your roomy and say, I need to rub the muffin and we need to figure this out. as for the boys on the other side of the wall, they are probably jerking off. I did find this interesting thing on amazon ask for it for Christmas.

Privacy Pop Bed Tent (Twin) - BLACK


u/fukitol- · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/TheThunderbird · 6 pointsr/malelivingspace

Thanks! I'm an engineer, so my choices were also driven by practicality.

For example, that couch also rearranges into the exact size for a [queen sized mattress]( Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Mattress) to lay on top except for one missing corner, which is exactly the height of the coffee table. I can also fit a queen sized bed where the bar stools go. When my sister and her friend visited, they each got their own queen bed. One of those beds is stored in the closet.

u/sxooz · 6 pointsr/minimalism

I despise big bulky bed frames. When I was deciding if I was okay with floor sleeping I started sleeping on the floor to see if it was comfortable. I did this for a while and made my decision about getting rid of the bed. I found that I'm comfortable floor sleeping if there's carpet but not if it's hard flooring. You also want to take into account if you are comfortable having sex on the floor, possibly having company stay over, or relaxing on the floor as well. In the end I did keep my bed, and I went with a sturdy, but very practical bed frame. This frame doesn't require a box, and it folds for easy moving. I paired it with a foam hybrid mattress that's easy to move when i move. The frame is definitely not necessary if you live in a house, but I got it for my cargo van. I love that your entire wardrobe can slide under the bed in bins. Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Quiet Noise-Free / Maximum Under-bed Storage

u/Life_with_lemonz · 6 pointsr/IKEA

I had a similar bed, but not from ikea. Tbh I really didn’t want to go through buying and rebuilding so instead I took out all the slates. Leaving just the headboard and frame around it. Then I bought one of these

Metal bed frame

Take measurements of course, but mine fit perfectly inside the frame. They have taller ones as well.

u/Seanatronic · 6 pointsr/NeckbeardNests
u/cast40 · 6 pointsr/Military

Where are you going? Been to Afgan recently.
Dont bring all your gear from cif and rfi I brought all mine it sucks carrying. Try and just bring a bunch of thermals and then like your fleece and maybe your Wet weather gear. Also bring a nice fucking collapsing chair. All of the ones we had broke so we had some people buy some for tons of money or buy like 3 $25 chairs from bazar because they kept breaking. Also some carabiners or life savers so you can just hook gear and your m4 to shit and body armor. Also a plastic bed cover if you're like me and done wanna sleep in old ass beds without a layer between. Civ shorts and shirts for to and from toilet. Nice headlamp preferably rechargeable and a lightbulb for tents or rechargeable light for your personal area in the tent or bay. Personal mug cakes really helped something sweet from home if your in like Dalke. A soft gator neck mil spec on sucks. Strong allergy meds, a couple portable batterys 20000, a solid state external battery my traditional one broke from a small drop the SSD ones wont break easy. Paracord and duck tape, the rfi winter boots are good since the show soaks through your summer boots easy and you ur feet will be cold af. One of those big ass roller duffles helps and a tough box. Good set of eye pro its required some fobs.

Privacy Pop Bed Tent (Twin) - Black

20000mAh Quick Charge Power Bank, meiyi QC 3.0 Portable Battery Charger with 3 USB Output Ports, LED Display QC 2.0 Input External Battery Pack for iPhone iPad Samsung Android Phones - Black

u/throwmeawayjno · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

We do separate bedrooms too just so both of us get max sleep. We spend the evening together, hanging out, cuddling, sexing, then we each go sleep in separate spaces bc his hours are different from mine and he sleeps very loudly and steals blankets anyway 😂

We've been eyeing this one!

Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress - Medium-Firm Feel - Twin

u/poncho_dave · 5 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

Honestly, a full size bed would be perfectly adequate for two, if a bit cozy. It would also buy you a little extra room when every inch counts. I'd recommend a frame like this one that would allow storage underneath. It squeaks a bit and it's definitely barebones, but it's affordable and can fold up easy for moving. I own one in a queen size and have a very small room as well.

As for the rest of the room, get a tape measure and a notepad and measure the footprints of everything in the room so you can draw a plan view of the room and play around with configurations. If casual seating is a must, I would get rid of the couch and instead get a nicer futon frame in full size that can perform double-duty.

WIth a space this size, it's all about finding multi-functional pieces and things that can be broken down quickly and tucked out of the way.

u/boooooyouwhore · 5 pointsr/breakingmom

Yay! I love when things like this happen. It seems small but it's not, that's your space! Separate, adult space for you.

This sounds a lot like the first house my husband and I rented together. Not really a bungalow but it was built in 1903 and of course had tiny closets so all our clothes were in a weird tiny bedroom down the hall and our bedroom was basically a mattress on the floor (also couldn't fit the box spring upstairs).

An idea, we got this for the bed:

Cheaper than a real giant bed and it folds so once you do get one you can store it!

u/GinDeMint · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Amazon recommends purchasing this bed frame. It's what I have, and it fits the mattress perfectly.

u/AlexTakeTwo · 5 pointsr/declutter

Amazon, as always! :D I got the 14" Zinus bed frame based off a friend's recommendation (link is to king size) but I'm already kind of wishing I'd gotten the 16" high version after I got a closer look at the limitations of the 14" (only 13" high bins, and the braces on the ends mean you only get to put the tall bins in the middle.)

It was surprisingly inexpensive, and I'm very much looking forward to the lack of box springs. And the cat is looking forward to having enough clearance to actually stand upright when he crawls under the bed. LOL.

Speaking of which, I should get off the Internet and back to my project, I'm just 6 bolts away from being rid of the old bed!

u/duenotsoonenough · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

1,000 sq feet is a lot! Could you use the kitchen sink for baby baths? Or get a little infant tub, or even an oversized tupperware (or something from the container store). But really, you could use an infant tub and just fill it with water from the sink.

We had a 925 sq foot one-bedroom apartment when our son was born. When he was first born we just had a boppy lounger that he slept in on the floor next to our bed. We started with the Halo bassinet but he HATED it and would only sleep in the lounger. Literally. We tried everything. Only the f*cking boppy lounger. It made me so paranoid bc it said it wasn't safe for infant sleep but he loved it and did fine in it.

Anyways, when he got older (maybe at around 6 weeks) we moved him to a pack n play that had a raised mattress thing (not a bassinet, it's just a thing that clips on that lifts the mattress piece up). And then, we basically moved the pack n play depending on where we wanted to be in the moment. So, when we put him down to sleep, if we wanted to stay up in our bedroom and watch a movie, we'd set him up in the living room/main room. But if we wanted to be in the living room and cook a late dinner or something, we put him in our bedroom. That way, we weren't disturbing his sleep or naps.

We got this when he got a bit older and started collecting more toys We still have it now (2.5 years later) and it's great. Holds a ton of books and toys, and is easy for him to access.

We had a little play gym thing that was cute and collapsable, though it stayed out for the most part because it was the best place to put him down for entertainment for a while.

We got this as a gift (expensive AF) but I LOVE it because the drawers are super deep, and now that he's too big to be changed on top of it, we're just using it as a dresser and it fits a ton of clothes, diapers, wipes, blankets, etc.

Once he started moving around, our whole apartment became his room. We basically permanently shut the door to our bedroom and baby proofed the entire rest of the apartment so he could crawl around. At that point there really wasn't any point in trying to save space lol.

Honestly, it's going to be fine :) when they're first born you end up wanting them so close all of the time anyways. And, for the first 9+ months they don't really move a lot or take up a ton of space. It's just once they start moving around that it becomes slightly more challenging.

u/photo238 · 4 pointsr/Frugal

I bought a memory foam mattress/bed frame on Amazon for $400 and it is SOOO COMFY!

u/Xef · 4 pointsr/Portland

Check out Mattress Lot. They have some good deals, they're local, and will deliver on a bike. They'll even give you a discount if you ride a bike or take public transit there.

And I use this which does the job pretty well.

u/d_stilgar · 4 pointsr/DIY

We got it on Amazon

It weighs what you'd expect a $200 bed frame to weigh, but looks really nice, haha.

u/wide_open_skies · 4 pointsr/ScandinavianInterior

This isn't too terribly similar, but has some similar qualities:

I got this bed for our guest room and it looks really great imo. Maybe you can look for something similar but in the light ash? Good luck!

u/Kaze71 · 3 pointsr/minimalism

I use this fold-able bed frame:

really great for a portability as I swapped living spaces recently, lift-able for one person, one fold to fold it up.

And then I combo it with an affordable foam mattress from Amazon:

but you could find some roll-up mattress/futon like you said.

u/gwarwraith · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I read you already bought yours, but I want to put in my thoughts anyways in case anybody else is looking at these or you change your mind. I live with a buddy of mine for the time being and he bought one of those memory foam beds for his daughter (4). The bed is ok, obviously you can't expect the world from a <500 bed but its a good bed for what it is. I slept on it for about 3-5 months can't remember and I don't remember having any issues.

I decided I wanted my own bed, and so I went to Costco and looked around at their selection they had in the back aisles on the wall. There were about 15 beds they had in bags lying longways like you'd see clothes in a closet. Well, I found a gel top foam mattress for about $500 I think it was. It is by far the best bed I've ever slept on, and my friend has some kind of expensive foam mattress over $1000 and I like it better than his. The brand is Sleep Innovations, which I think is the same type of one as those beds.

Here is a link Gel Mattress

It's got the gel on top then the egg crate looking thing and THEN the regular bed. OMG, when I brought it home after buying some of those $80 Jennifer Adams sheet sets in queen size, and the AMAZING BLANKETS for $15 ( I bought) I was so giddy and squirreling around in my bed my friend thought there was something wrong with me. It was literally comfort overload.

The bed came in a box, all rolled up and you just flop it out of the box onto the ground and it sucks up air until it "inflates" I guess. It smells for a day or so then it's great. I love my bed. I bought a frame to go under it so I have extra storage and foam mattresses like to sweat which causes mildew under the bed (found that out the hard way with another foam mattress).

I also bought the foam pillows from costco as well, I think it was 2 pillows for $20 or $10 or something I can't remember. I LOVE COSTCO!!!!!!!!

u/A_BURLAP_THONG · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

A metal bed frame, something like this is just a couple collapsible pieces of metal that fold up really small and will elevate your bed a few inches off the ground. You will need a box spring, or some other platform for the mattress to rest on

u/smilebreathe · 3 pointsr/Adulting

These bed frames by Zinus are great. You just have to unfold it and put the corner braces in place. No tools. Took me less than 10 minutes to do it myself. I have the 18" one and keep large Rubbermade totes under it. There's more storage under my bed than in my closet.

14" height

18" height

u/iiitsbacon · 3 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

This is the one I use. Sets up in like 3 minutes and I've had 0 issues with them.

u/Wizecoder · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Does anyone have any recommendations for bed frames or box springs? I definitely need to get something, but in terms of appearance I'm not sure which would be better. In terms of keeping things (relatively) cheap and simple I'm thinking of getting this. [Edit: The twin size one of course]

u/Dark_Shroud · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Same here, I recommend them to people all the time.

Their Smart Base alone is worth it and save a good amount of money of the decades that they'll last. Just not having to purchase or deal with a box spring.

u/stubborn_introvert · 3 pointsr/femalelivingspace

So maybe the quality can vary or some people get duds, but we have this zinus frame and we have loved it. It’s been esp great since we are renters that move occasionally, often in older homes where the stairs can limit what goes up them. We’ve never had squeaking. Put a bed skirt on it and storage tubs for out of season clothes and extra bedding.

We were tight on funds then and still are. I imagine someday we will upgrade to something prettier, but maybe not until we have our permanent home. I’ve thought about finding a headboard I liked to add to it. For now it’s been pretty practical.

u/HighSorcerer · 3 pointsr/instant_regret

I bought this thing as a frame for my memory foam mattress, and it supports me(300lbs) and the mattress just fine, I totally recommend it as a frame for anyone who's looking. I can throw myself on it and it doesn't even budge.

u/PegasusCoffee · 3 pointsr/videos

Just wanna chime in here- Amazon sells wireframe boxspring/bedframe combos that significantly reduce the hiding spot for bedbugs.

Here's the link(sorry, on mobile):

I recommend these because when I used mattress covers for my boxspring, the abrasion between it and my bedframe caused rips and tears that rendered them useless. These puppies are a great (and cheap) alternative.

u/MoonbeamThunderbutt · 3 pointsr/bifl

I have one. I was extremely skeptical because I'm really picky about mattresses, but my partner had heard good things, and we needed one, so we got one. We've had it for about 2 months.

A large part of the reason I'm picky is that my body is very curvy (wide hips, big ass, small waist), so I need a mattress that is squishy enough to accommodate that and yet somehow also supportive. I am normally a stomach sleeper and/or roll around all night trying to get comfortable, but I find that I mostly fall asleep and wake up on my back now. That's pretty amazing in itself.

Overall, I would recommend it. They have a good return/refund policy. They offer a free squishy addon pad if after a month or so you still feel like it's not soft enough. I have also read that showroom perception of mattresses generally doesn't have any correlation with longterm satisfaction. Basically, I can vouch for the fact that the Casper probably won't hurt you, and it will last longer than a spring mattress at an equivalent price.

For me, it's not the kind of mattress that I associate with "luxury". I don't sink into it like I'm laying on a cloud. But that's not good for your back anyway. It's more that it's just consistently supportive. I don't wake up in pain. And, best of all, I didn't have to go to a showroom and lay on a bunch of mattresses and get hassled/hustled by a salesperson gunning for a commission. We ordered it online while we were moving and it was delivered directly to the new place. I lay on it and it doesn't hurt me. So it checks all the boxes for me.

[Edit] Btw, we have it on one of these basic wire bed frames. Many reviewers also have a Casper and they say it works fine. So I don't think it matters that much what you put it on.

u/Cville_Reader · 3 pointsr/Parenting

We have a bookshelf that has a shelf on top and storage bins on the bottom. I really like it! It's great for storing books on the shelf and dress up clothes in the bin. My only complaint is that our tallest picture books don't quite fit and we have to put them on their sides.

Even though it's pretty inexpensive, I feel like it's a pretty sturdy shelf and it was easy to put together.

Link to Amazon:

u/ThrowMeAwy1996 · 3 pointsr/BDSMAdvice

I have the same type and it's great link

I'm pretty big so we got the extra sturdy, can hold like +1000 lbs bed. It's great, no complaints. Hasn't broke and doesn't make a lot noise.

u/UHElle · 3 pointsr/My600lbLife

So, they look a little like this, which is actually the bed frame we have (coz we wanted something tall enough to slide Rubbermaid totes under), and I can tell you that occasionally one of the metal slats will slide out of the holders, but it’s fixable with a little effort. My parents have this one in their guest room (actually in 2 guest rooms in 2 different states, heh), which is all one piece, but looks slightly different than the ones I’ve noticed lately on the show. I had a wooden slatted futon when I was in college, and yeah, I totally get where you’re coming from. My college bf got a little, ahem, cray once and basically put his knee through a couple of the slats, so I couldn’t imagine them having standard wooden box springs for long. A former friend of mine (who I’ve mentioned in this thread before) was (is) v large (400+lbs) and married someone who is just as large or larger than she is and they had to build a special bed frame for themselves out of 2x4’s, because previous ones had failed them at, uh...inopportune moments, shall we say. She also told me about how they deal with excess skin flaps during sex and sometimes that memory crosses my mind and I wanna die.

u/Vasalgelnowplease · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Alright my man. Since you have such a low budget ($700) but don't want your apartment to look like crap, your best bet is going to be minimalism. You're in a great sub for minimalist inspiration. Take this recent post, for example. Not everyone was super impressed, but I'd say he did pretty good for a budget of $195. At the very least we can say with 100% certainty that it looks better than the average undergrad apartment.

I took the liberty of checking out the Halifax craigslist offerings and they are far and few between. However, I did find a potentially decent desk: see here. You might be able to haggle down the price a little with some luck. Otherwise, you might want to look at Amazon for desks (example 1 and example 2). For a desk chair, you could look at Amazon, but you might be better off going somewhere local (even if you go to Walmart) because you want to make sure a desk chair is going to be comfortable.

For a mattress, I'd again suggest Amazon. I'm just not sure you're going to find any better deals than what they have to offer. Mattress buying also involves a lot of personal preference, but "big box" mattress stores are incredibly overpriced. It seems that memory foam mattresses (such as this) are the most inexpensive, so I would look around Amazon to see what you think you'll like. I think I saw a mattress for as little as $99.^(though personally, I'm not sure I'd trust it...) Keep in mind that you will either need (a) a box spring and bed frame or (b) a platform bed in addition to the mattress. With your budget, a platform bed will probably be your best bet. You can even get one with a "headboard" for pretty cheap (the headboard will definitely up your apartment's style a little bit and keep it further away from "garbage apartment of undergrad" level): see here and here.

Alright, I'll break down what we've done so far. I'm in the US and don't know that much about Canadian dollars, so I'm doing this in USD - hopefully it's close:

  • $150 for desk
  • $50 for desk chair
  • $180 for mattress
  • $170 for bed frame

    That leaves you around $150 for other items. I assume you have basic human needs covered (bed sheets-do not sleep on a bare mattress!- and towels), so you could use this money for more furniture or for decor. I would probably try get some attractive and functional bedding (please do not get anything polyester!) in a minimalist pattern. Ikea is really unbeatable for this - see here and here. For a couch, I would either consider Amazon or start scouring Craigslist every day. I would probably forego a coffee table until you have other things that will improve your quality of life (dining chair/table, television, etc.); you really don't need one.

    Anyway, these are just a couple of suggestions. Hope this helps!

u/steenugg · 3 pointsr/vandwellers

Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and...

It’s cozy AF, more so than the mattress I have in my room. I got a twin size and it fits me and my dog.

u/krummbuns · 3 pointsr/DuggarsSnark


article about it

I’ve had no bug issues (since some of the first reviews that pop up warn of that), which is scary but I feel like there has to be other factors. The mattress has thousands and thousand of five Star reviews and fakespot says they’re legitimate reviews. Just check it outside before you cut the plastic off 🤷🏻‍♀️.

u/tenthtimesthecharm · 3 pointsr/ScandinavianInterior

Zinus Modern Studio 10 Inch Platforma Low Profile Bed Frame / Mattress Foundation / Boxspring Optional / Wood slat support, Queen

This is one I've been tempted to try.

u/ratbitefever · 3 pointsr/LosAngeles

I bought my bed+mattress on Amazon, but it can be hit or miss. I can vouch for this metal bed frame's quality. Quiet, sturdy, low key. I put it together in 30 min by myself. One issue was that they sent a wrong part so they offered exchange and I swapped out the necessary piece when the exchange arrived.

If you're willing to make the drive to Moorpark, I came across this modern furniture supplier on Craigslist. Here's a link to Edgemod's website. They have some clearance stuff in the warehouse at the $30-$300 range.

Salvation Army and Goodwill are worth a look!

I don't know if Marshall's/TJ Maxx/HomeGoods has sales but they have quirky furniture at a discount. Target has sales, and they also carry outdoor furniture.

u/Rushlite · 3 pointsr/minimalism

I've been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for the past year for the same reason you're considering.

I just finally ordered a bed frame and put it together, I have to admit it feels nice being higher up, and it's easier to make my bed now as well.

The frame I got was pretty easy to assemble, and it still looks nice too. :)

P.S. I've never slept with anyone, so that dynamic wasn't even considered.

u/ButtsAndFarts · 2 pointsr/happy

I got this one 2 years ago and it's still working wonderfully. They changed the shipping price on it though and $48 for shipping is shit. But it is a great little bed frame and folds up super nice in case you have to move.

Also certian... activities will not damage the floor with this one. ;p

u/soweallgrow · 2 pointsr/Mid_Century
u/ucla_posc · 2 pointsr/minimalism

Traditional beds have a mattress sitting on top of a box spring (a mattress sized wooden frame with springs in it) which in turn sits on top of a bedframe (typically made of wood or metal).

An alternative to this, is to get a bedframe that has wood or metal planks ("slats") going across the frame. They perform the role of the box-spring while contributing significantly less bulk. In North America, these are most popular at Ikea--it's a sort of European approach. Here's a low slatted frame on Amazon. Here's IKEA's slatted bed base category--in IKEA most of their frames can use a slatted base.

If you search the /r/minimalism for sleeping stuff you'll see that a lot of the more dedicated minimal people here use Japanese-style sleeping futons, relatively thin memory foam mattresses, and people here with actual bed-frames often forego a box spring or use a slatted base.

Good luck.

u/Lanulus · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

>Is there from type of frame I can ensemble in my room?

I had a bed that sat on something like this at one point in time. It was pretty nice, but then again, it also had a box spring. So, YMMV.

I also bought one of those memory foam mattress toppers recently and it's pretty much the best thing ever.

u/flamingskulltattoo · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Need to know your budget and size (twin, full, queen, king).

Do you really just want a frame, like this or actual furniture?

If you want furniture, style is an important factor.

u/geezer_ · 2 pointsr/minimalism

Hammock and Hammock Stand

Bed Frame and Mattress

Table and I stole a folding chair from my Uni to go along with the table.

u/WageSlaveEscapist · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

Yeah, mobile homes are friggin expensive. Sounds good, take care of that van like it's your life blood. Keep the tires inflated so they don't wear out quickly. Check/change the transmission fluid, rear diff fluid, and coolant if you don't know when it was done last. Most people skimp on this.
I'd recommend getting a pistol or a taser pulse and some FOX brand pepper spray just so you don't have to worry about anything. I tell this to everyone, male or female. Things that everyone should have close by in my opinion. I'd avoid making the van look girly on the inside (no pink or purple curtains) for security reasons)
For the van, if you plan on living with him in there, you're going to need a big sturdy bed. I would buy a metal frame so that you have storage space underneath. Like this
I wouldn't worry about much of a build because I would imagine there won't be much space left over after a bed, just keep it simple. All you really need is a bed, a sink, a bucket lined with trash bags, a cooler. To pee in, an apple juice container and this, then go out and fertilize those trees :D

u/bryantech · 2 pointsr/Mattress

Zinus Shawn 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Quiet Noise-Free / Maximum Under-bed Storage, Full


u/BagelSafetyOfficer · 2 pointsr/SanJose

I highly, highly recommend this mattress foundation. I move pretty frequently and have zero storage space and this is a great solution for both of those problems.

I used to have a really heavy and large wooden futon frame, which was pretty squeaky and unnecessarily difficult to set up but I ended up buying this model off Craigslist and I'm never going back. It's pretty easy to set up, very sturdy, and it makes no noise. And the best part is that the frame itself is pretty light and compact once you break it down so it makes moving it from place to place way easier.

u/femalenerdish · 2 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

I think you could rotate the bed. Put the head of the bed at the window and push it to one of the walls. Either 1. push it to the left wall and put the desk between the end of the bed and the dresser along the wall, or 2. push it to the right wall and put the desk at the foot of the bed, like this.

If you can, I would also get a taller bed frame so you can store more underneath it. I just got this one. The quality is great and there is SO MUCH storage underneath. There's also cheaper, but still well reviewed options, like this one.

u/scooberty · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Get a metal frame that sits up high. Put stuff you own under it, in a closet (clothes in a hanging dresser) or on an end table. Throw out everything else.

If you don't want a small room to feel cluttered you have to have less shit :D

u/freedom311 · 2 pointsr/Charlotte

I know I'm just adding on more money now. But you may or may not need a new bed frame. This is the one

It's high enough off the ground you can buy some bins from Walmart and stuff them full and toss them under the bed. And can fit all kinds of other stuff under the bed. It's nice.

u/Xeonneo · 2 pointsr/ploungeafterdark

Well, I've already picked one out. I don't know why I keep looking at it, though...

u/Asileel · 2 pointsr/Columbus

We just bought a queen sized memory foam mattress from Costco. Instead of a box spring/frame combo, we got this
platform Both were super easy to set up and have been incredibly comfortable.

u/woofdoggy · 2 pointsr/Mattress

Go to mattress firm and try out a Tulo Firm, it is pretty firm, comes in at 700 right now.

Target has a wide variety of sheets, you can get a king set for less than 55 typically (

If you are a Costco member or know someone I think they have some sheet sets that are less when on sale.

Mattress Protector: Luna:

Or Coop - home goods mattress protector:

Both are good choices, $50, luna is a cotton jersey feel, coop is a more smooth and ever so slightly thicker feel.

Foundation: , basic zinus metal frame, 67

Another zinus more traditional slatted option: 95

Comes out to around 875-900 before tax. Leaves enough for a comforter or blanket. I am sure there are cheaper options for everything I've posted, but those are all products I've tested and at least are familiar with them.

If you want to be adventurous and try a DIY mattress (not very difficult) I can recommend some parts that might work out within your budget too.

u/the_Octagon · 2 pointsr/baltimore

It is this one, but it is folded up in a corner of my house right now so no photo.

u/Kendallsan · 2 pointsr/lakeview

actually, i'd try amazon. we got a really amazing mattress, topper, and headboard/bed frame for about $1000 and they delivered right to our door.

if you are looking for something cheaper, this mattress is shockingly comfortable - we have it in our guest room and my VERY picky best friend loved it. you can get a great bed frame for cheap, too, there are a bunch on amazon.

i'm all for shopping local, but easy is also important.

u/ladyllana · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you weren't in a single I would recommend this because privacy is awesome. But since you are, definitely have stuff to cook with in your dorm room. Find out what is legal to have in your dorm, but you would be amazed at the stuff you can make with a coffee maker.

u/travelista · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Thanks! I bought it off Amazon. Here is the link:

u/Mitzy_r · 2 pointsr/Mattress

You should look at exactly what is supporting the bed right now. There should be at least a couple center supports holding up the middle of the bed. If those are missing or broken you just need to figure out how to prop it back up again.

Being there is no boxspring you probably have lots of slats under the mattress and as long as they are not broken or warped beyond repair, beefing up your center support should be sufficient to make thing stable again. Worst case scenario, beef up the center supports and get a couple pieces of 3/4" plywood to put across for support as well. Just make sure it is evenly supported on the sides and center. Or you could go with something like this: and just pull out your existing support system. I wouldn't mess with anything like you posted in your link.

Beyond that its tough to say without actually seeing what is going on under the bed. Your mattress may or may not be ruined, just really depends on how bad it was and how long it was like that. Get your foundation right and go from there.

u/gnapster · 2 pointsr/gifs

A 4 feels like a truck rumbling by if you are 20-30 miles away. You could have experienced quite a few and not known it. Up close to the epicenter, it can be a wavy feeling that can transform to giant rocking sensations, and you should seek cover.

We've been too lucky in Los Angeles. Too damn lucky. All of the little ones have been wavy and over with very quickly.

I specifically bought a bed frame and left part of it empty underneath with a gallon of water, food bars, stuff for my dog, some shoes, a set of clothes and a other things should I get trapped under there. Here it is if you're interested:

u/blackfuckingcat · 2 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

The bed frame is from Amazon. Not sure which one off the top of my head but was less than $200.

Edit: found it, even cheaper than I remembered

u/bagelchips · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Zinus sells beds on Amazon that are exactly the same structural shape but made of black metal. They are usually around $120 depending on size and are well reviewed.

u/juleswinnfield420 · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

I bought this a year and a half ago. Easy to set up and very sturdy. It’s not 100% wood but has a wooden headboard. $150

u/strictly_prawn · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace
  • A rug would be a good choice for the living room area, it would make it cosier in the room, and help separate the two areas
  • The couches are a neutral color, so focusing on color pairing for the wall are the bigger priority
  • As far as the prints go, that's 100% your taste. I like etsy for finding unique prints, as well as old advertising material. If you're a bourbon guy: I like this print but's that my personal taste. Any prints or art you get, unless it's a canvas should definitely be framed. Check out thrift stores for cheaper frames, as poster frames and the like for large frames will cost 10x as much as the print itself
  • Additional tiers of lighting will do a lot. One or two floor lamps, and some end tables with lamps will definitely help create a better mood
  • A headboard is definitely a good idea, I got mine off amazon and it has held up well. Sturdy and doesn't creak, but I've only had it about a week. Not sure if the natural pine color would be the best option considering how dark the stain is on the hardwoods, but it was a good budget offer.
u/wicz7 · 2 pointsr/hiphopheads
u/LiftingNurse · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Hey there so this is my room! My main goal currently is not for any frames/things to hang on the wall but focusing on the bed that is to be coming!

Currently have ordered this Zinus Bedframe Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard / Box Spring Optional / Wood Slat Support, Queen ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mf3pDb7AB4RSK
and Zinus boxspring for some height Zinus Armita 5 Inch Low Profile Smart Box Spring / Mattress Foundation / Strong Steel Structure / Easy Assembly Required, Queen

Still searching for mattresses, currently like a beauty rest from Macy’s and yes I know about tufts&needle and all those other brands. I have to lay on them myself, prefer spring over memory foam... I sleep firm and will continue to.

What I would like help is on bedding, I’m looking for good comfortable sheets and a thin/quilt for the top. I saw linen but due to paying out of pocket for school I can’t pay $300+ for sheets

I live in Southern California where’s it’s 100+ and gonna be hot for quite some time.

Thanks for the read and appreciate the help!

u/ufamizm · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard / Box Spring Optional / Wood Slat Support, Queen

u/la_renegade · 2 pointsr/HomeDecorating

Amazon! We've put together a lot of IKEA furniture in our years together, and this bed was a freaking breeze. It's super sturdy and has been such a great steal! *fwiw-- our mattress is from the same company and it's awesome too!

u/Texj931 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I’ve heard great things about this bed
And because it folds up, it’s incredibly portable. Perfect for a semi-nomadic lifestyle.

u/thpffbt · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I'm in a similar situation and was recently looking at this foldable bed frame:
The reviews on amazon seem to be pretty favorable.
Not sure how well it would support a foam mattress topper, but you might be able to slide a piece of wood underneath to help with the gaps.

u/pandahavoc · 1 pointr/funny

I bought one of these frame and put it on top of these. And it's an extra thick mattress, to boot.

u/rocketwidget · 1 pointr/Frugal is a fabulous resource for mattress buying. Spoiler alert: The mattress industry mostly wants to screw you. Buy independent/factory direct, almost never name brands.

Here's a specific guide to buying based on budget. A sub $500 budget probably means a "throwaway" mattress, which doesn't mean you can't find something comfortable and supportive, only that it's unlikely to last more than a few years.

Here's an excellent value mattress, but $600 for a queen.

Here's an inexpensive frame that would be good for a foam or latex mattress.

Edit: I forgot: I'd stay the hell away from used mattresses. One particular reason: Bed bugs are Satan in bug form, and there is no way to be sure a used mattress doesn't have them.

u/dmckimm · 1 pointr/college

Futons tend to be uncomfortable. I think your best bet is getting a basic bed frame with storage underneath. It has an optional attachment thing for a headboard. I really like my Casper mattress.

u/qxork · 1 pointr/GNV

I try to do local whenever possible, been happy with Wood You and the The Futon store on N 16th and Main St.

That being said... recently got this for a guest with an "extended stay." We ordered this mattress and this bed frame. Total cost for a queen size bed/mattress: $381.00 (including shipping).

Quality was awesome and it's better than the bed we're using ourselves at more than 3x the price.

u/I__AM__THE__DANGER · 1 pointr/AtlantaBarters

Added pics to the dropbox. More info on the platform here. Forgot to advertise the desk chair, but it's for sale as well. Send me a pm for my number if you're interested!

u/kilamumster · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

It depends on what type of break occurred. Was it straight down, through slats, or did the bed break at corners? Additional legs may help. I would have used 2x4s!

It may be unnecessary to buy a new bed, depending on the damage and your preferences. Is it possible to buy a standard bed frame and set it up inside the old bed? You may need to connect things with brackets or wood blocks to get it to fit together.

Alternatively, is it possible to fit a standard bed frame into either of the new beds? If one needs to be a platform bed, you could use 2 sheets of 1/2" or 3/4" ply cut to size (e.g., 2 30" x 80" pieces for a queen bed). I'd put a strip of rubber matting (like a door mat) between the two pieces to reduce squeaking; if that doesn't work, use a scrap piece of the ply to join them, using glue and screws on the underside.

Slats make the bed springier, and usually more comfortable. Reinforcing a few of the slats may help, or adding additional slats, either thicker slats or more, spaced closely.

u/BakeMeA · 1 pointr/Mattress

Do you think this would be good?

u/johniib · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

No opinion on the Ikea mattresses, and I'm not sure if this option will work for you, but I slept on this mattress for over two years and never had a bad nights sleep nor notice anything go bad. I prefer harder beds, but that one was still super comfortable (everyone loved it).
you WILL sink into this one, but still be very supported. I never felt like the mattress got overly warm, but I was in SF at the time so that probably limited how hot it could get. You don't need a foundation with that bed, so you could always get one of these.

After I moved I gave it to a friend and he thoroughly enjoys it.

u/PM_ME_ARMPIT_FUZZ · 1 pointr/Bedbugs this is the bed frame I own and it's amazing if you're looking to keep them a little further away. The full is even on sale for $55. I did break my toe on it by just walking but if you're less of an airhead than me you won't have an issue. It folds up and is so easy to move and assemble. Figured I'd throw it out there.

u/AdonisChrist · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

/r/interiordesign is not your personal shopping army. This is not an appropriate submission for this subreddit. I've removed it under rule 5.

Try /r/furniture, /r/furniture_design, /r/home, or maybe /r/designmyroom. Maybe /r/homeowners or /r/homeimprovement as well, for particular questions.

Best of luck.


That said, I personally recommend one that looks like this. Bed might slide around a bit but you can use it with a memory foam mattress (which you should get, they're very affordable) without a boxspring.

Vet different brands.

u/ChucklesManson · 1 pointr/phoenix

I have the mattress directly on the frame with a sheet over the frame to protect the underside of the mattress - I'm paranoid that way. I like lower to the ground - I've noticed the high mattresses are no longer fashionable. The trend is to scandahoovian-style very low mattresses.

With the 8" mattress and frame, you'll be about 30" above the floor. There is storage space under the frame too, large enough for boxes - these frames are higher than the standard mattress frame you use with a boxspring.

Weird, the price of these has doubled since I got mine a year ago. I wonder if anybody else is less expensive? To be certain, it's this one

u/griffeycom · 1 pointr/bloomington

Signature Sleep Contour 8 Inch Independently Encased Coil Mattress with Low VOC CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, 8 Inch Full Coil Mattress - Available in Multiple Sizes

This one.

Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Quiet Noise-Free / Maximum Under-bed Storage, Full

With this frame.

u/uses_for_mooses · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions has mattresses and box springs.

[I bought this mattress for my son (currently $190).] (
If I could do it again, [I would purchase this platform (currently $82).] ( Or make your own.

For less than $272, you'd have a pretty good setup for an apartment.

u/AbsolutelyPink · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

So, bed frames meant to attach a headboard, have 2 flat brackets to attach a headboard. Since you have baseboard heat, you want any flammable materials 8 inches away from the heating unit. This also allows proper airflow so it can actually heat the room.

You can get a frame and headboard separately. You just need a frame with the bracket to mount a headboard. Zinus Compack 9-Leg Support Bed Frame, for Box Spring & Mattress Set, Full

Many beds don't use box springs and their frames are platforms for the mattress Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Quiet Noise-Free / Maximum Under-bed Storage, Full

You can also buy a bed with platform frame, headboard and footboard.

I'd suggest you determine budget and style choice then look around.

u/Vaginite · 1 pointr/Mattress

Can I ask you a question about foundations and bed frames ? You seem very knowledgable about the subject. What are you supposed to put a 9" natural latex mattress on ? Do you need a metal bed frame + a foundation ? Is [this] ( type of frame good for a latex mattress ?

u/-my-troll-account- · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

i use this bed frame and this futon mattress.

u/CSD18 · 1 pointr/minimalism

I got one of these used for dirt cheap but I would have zero issue paying full price, it's been excellent. Great storage underneath and no squeaking or movement.

u/Jancy52 · 1 pointr/Frugal

Not everybody wants a wood frame. I use a metal platform under a standard mattress. It's lightweight and holds up to 700 pounds, and moves quickly and easily, it folds for shipping and arrived in one box weighing about 35 to 40 pounds. I got mine for under $100. I got rid of my box springs, and later will replace the mattress with memory foam mattress. What I like about this platform is there is 12" legs and this is more than enough storage area under the bed. I put it together with a screwdriver.

u/val319 · 1 pointr/Mattress

Assuming you want reasonable to put it on without box springs. Zinus Shawn 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Quiet Noise-Free / Maximum Under-bed Storage, Queen otherwise the floor.

u/dontsmileatnazis · 1 pointr/personalfinance

You could probably get a dresser super cheap or even free on craigslist. Used beds don't seem like the greatest idea to me, but you could get something like this setup for not too much money.

u/MsBluffy · 1 pointr/primedaydeals

This is the same one, for $89 and prime eligible.

u/PeanutTheKidnapper · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

How about a folding bed frame and a memory foam mattress.

Bed frame


u/Kevtavish · 1 pointr/Mattress

Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation/Platform Bed Frame/Box Spring Replacement/Quiet Noise-Free/Maximum Under-bed Storage, Queen

Would this be a good example? Sorry for pestering, I'm all so new to this and I don't want to get the wrong thing lol

u/Fubar904 · 1 pointr/personalfinance

I was worried about the heat. I'm a bigger guy and the thought of memory foam always made me think of trapped heat and sweat. No problems. I love this mattress. No box spring either so it opened up space under my bed for storage. I bought this frame for it. My entire bed was cheaper than some people pay for a box spring, let alone a frame and mattress. It's insane how expensive beds can be.

u/travelingdreams · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

It just means baby is growing right!? right... :( I am only 19 weeks but with my last pregnancy I recall the same situation, but in the bath and SCREAMING for my husband because I was sure I'd be stuck forever! I hate the roll side to side for momentum and the great heave to get up!

This frame from amazon is wonderful and doesn't require a box spring! Best wishes!

u/euphoricnoise · 1 pointr/Bedbugs

Yea there's no box spring or headboard anymore. I just got this metal frame

u/drive-through · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

When you want to spend a few dollars to fix this comprehensively, I highly recommend this

It's super solid, sets up and breaks down easily. Really great frame. Also lets you have more under bed storage and lets you get rid of your box spring

u/dbcooper4 · 1 pointr/Mattress

Check out something like this. The answers section says it’s 75” long.

Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation, Platform Bed Frame, Box Spring Replacement, Quiet Noise-Free, Maximum Under-bed Storage

u/twulferts · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I have the queen T&N and I like it just fine. It starts out very firm, but will soften up after a few months. I also have a latex topper that I got off Amazon that softens up the feel of the top.

I got this plain box for it for now because it was cheap. Eventually I'll probably upgrade to something made of wood so it looks a bit nicer.

P.S. The mattress also runs a bit hot, so keep that in mind.

u/EmergenL · 1 pointr/SeaList
u/DarthPotter1977 · 1 pointr/Bedbug

Thanks for the reply! I don’t even have a box spring. I only have a metal bed frame that looks like this

Are they just hiding in my mattress?

u/ChazEvansdale · 1 pointr/minimalism

> Zinus SmartBase off Amazon

Their video made me laugh. I love what they show you can store under it. :) Hehe

My newest ideas to build my own bed frame by creating a vinyl coated aircraft cable mesh. I can't find anyone else online who has tried it, so it makes me more excited to do it. If it works I'll have to post pictures to Pinterest.

My goal is a lightweight trundle bed frame on casters.

u/bc2zb · 1 pointr/DIY

My friends and I once hacked a queen box spring up, but never quite got around to splitting it properly. It worked for the few months we lived in the apartment and we picked up a new box spring when we moved out. My fiance and I recently ran into a similar issue and found these. Not a DIY solution, but a lot less of a headache and not exorbitantly expensive. In my experience, splitting a box spring is not worth it, but I am kind of bad at these things.

u/dgamr · 1 pointr/Mattress

You absolutely do not need the Casper foundation specifically for the Casper mattress, the foundations are all pretty similar. These look marked up a lot, even compared to traditional retail.

I don't recommend the Zinus mattresses, but their foundations / frames / storage frames are pretty good & inexpensive, and I've heard good nothing but things about them:

Check Casper's latest terms to see what restrictions (if any) they have on the mattress return policy (visible damage and not using a foundation typically invalidates the warranty / return policy of a few bed in a box offerings). They might specify slats or something like that.

The foundation you choose will affect the feel of the mattress to some extent, but not a lot. The main thing you can do with the foundation to make the whole experience a bit firmer (if you end up wanting that) is to build or buy a bunkie board (which is basically just a sheet of plywood between the mattress and the foundation).

And if it's not obvious, huge gaps in the slats are going to cause some wear and tear on the mattress. For example, a 4"-6" gap is fine (12" is not).

u/heeen · 1 pointr/minimalism
u/thedeathof_pablo · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

For the frame issue, you can look into this Zinus Queen frame. I have the same one - it ends up being two individual "half-queen" platforms held together with screws. Each one would definitely hold on its own, so it might solve your problem. No idea about the sheets issue though.

u/bryakmolevo · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I own this one: - no tools to disassemble, one person can carry it down stairs, the grid has some spring, and WD40 eliminates creaking. idk if they make your size.

Cool: depends on the style. If your room is minimalist, people will pay attention to the frame because they're bored... but, usually, people won't notice the frame unless everything else also failed. The bottom of your mattress is not a natural focal point.

u/TheSlyEmu · 1 pointr/baltimore

Metal bed frame.

Good condition and free. All you have to do is come pick it up. It's already dismantled and can fit in a small car.

Edit: claimed. Thanks!

u/ByronSA · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

My wife and I bought: it folds very easily and was so much easier than bringing up a huge bed frame up 4 flights of stairs. And it's very quiet.

u/SoriAryl · 1 pointr/DIY

Good afternoon,

I’m trying to build a king sized futon bed, using a metal frame (like this: Sleep Master Platform Metal Bed Frame/Foundation (King) - Perfect for Spring, Latex, and Memory Foam Mattresses ) I’m not sure how to attach the hinges to make it work right, along with how/where to attach the back bar to hold it the couch position.


u/DeeDee304 · 1 pointr/needadvice

I bought a $110 metal frame from Amazon for my new serta memory foam mattress. It hasn't arrived yet, but it has thousands of great reviews, so I figure it is a pretty good bet. No foundation is required with this type of frame. Link

u/sarlok · 1 pointr/Frugal

I got this mattress and this frame along with this mattress protector. I've been happy so far and I am sleeping better than before. I have lower back issues and need good support. This is a firm mattress and it takes a couple minutes for you to sink in, especially the first month. After the first month or so it does not take as long for the foam to shape to you.

u/sidescrollin · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Ill just give you links.
This one is firmer than the other one, and while it is noticeable, it isn't any less comfortable. I can fall asleep on my friends bed just like mine.

this is the one I have, which is squishier, but some of that is also our different frame.

One is cheaper than the other, and has a 10 year warranty instead of 25. They are both nice, I would just make the call based on preference of soft and firm. They come in a box, and you have to leave them out for at least a day so the foam can uncompress. Neither of us had any issue with it smelling. It has a smell because its new, but disappears in a day or two.

stay away from the handy living wood slat frame, the wood doesn't last, especially if you are um....persistent in the bedroom. My friend bought this one, and we both agree it is better.

both have good clearance, so you can store stuff under the bed. If you don't have the 100ish extra, you can always save and just sit the mattress on the ground until you can afford it.

u/H720 · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT

Name: "Privacy Pop Bed Tent"


Purchase Link:

u/lizzieisrad · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Girlsplaywow is a jerk but lizzieisrad should be lizzieisajerk for asking for something as expensive as this RADICALLY AWESOME BED TENT YO

Thank you for your contribution to RAoA and your amazing generosity!

u/AGirlHas-NoUsername · 1 pointr/intj

Check out these privacy pop tents on amazon, troops on deployment and kids at summer camp use them to get some privacy

I'm dealing with a similar situation atm and I fall back on meditation and self hypnosis, because for some reason people understand that a person doing those things is to be left in peace, and it doesn't seem to make anyone insecure. It gives me the sort of battery charge a far longer amount of time alone doing nothing in particular would. I'm not sure how you could live like that long term though, tbh.

u/beermethestrength · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

Thanks! It's a bookshelf/toy box that I got on Amazon: Sauder Pogo Bookcase/Footboard

u/Temmon · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

That looks like what I have. It's good quality for the cost, standing up to a toddler pretty well and was easy to assemble.

u/BlueberryFaerie · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We just bought this bin toy storage organizer it's working well so far! I like that you can rotate the bins so things are easier to access as needed and that I can pull a bin down to put toys in it then put it back up.

And this one but haven't put this one together yet.

Edit to add: those are the ones we have for the living room and family room. For her bedroom she has a 9 cube shelf with cloth bins and open shelves for books and a big toy box

u/misslion · 1 pointr/Mattress

If you'd be willing to spend a bit more on this one it's got a lot more support.

u/GrimwoodCT · 1 pointr/IKEA

As an additional aside to amend this:
Our IKEA mattress support after eight years of vigorous use (plus I’m a pretty big guy) developed a crack in one of the wooden mattress supports. We really loved the frame and didn’t know what to do. We ended up getting a ZINUS Mattress support that fit perfectly inside our IKEA outer bed frame. It is extremely sturdy, unbelievably easy to assemble, holds up to 1100 pounds and wasn’t terribly expensive. Obviously, every frame/mattress size has its own corresponding ZINUS product we simply adore the king-size one that we got. The link below will indicate what we bought. It does not require a Bunkie board or plywood to support our mattress.

Zinus 14 Inch Elite SmartBase Mattress Foundation / for Big & Tall / Extra Strong Support / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Sturdy / Quiet Noise Free / Non-Slip, Queen

u/ParliPro · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I've considered buying a Malm bed frame but supporting it with a SmartBase metal frame (apparently you can remove the internal hardware of the Malm).

Has anyone done similar?

u/ro4ers · 1 pointr/AirBnB

This doesn't look sturdy at all.

The thin slats and the hollow steel frame won't survive long, especially with heavier people. Also, while the slats are interchangeable, the frame can't be repaired if it bends.

The reviews are not very flattering either, mostly from people complaining that you can't have sex on it or it breaks.

Edit: The same brand has the Zinus 14 Inch Elite SmartBase Mattress Foundation, for Big & Tall, Extra Strong Support, Platform Bed Frame which looks to be pretty durable. Have to buy a mattress separately though.

u/mspoller · 1 pointr/Mattress

I'd get something with vertical and horizontal support. We have this with out Ultimate Hybrid:



When we purchased the bed we were told this was more than adequate for the foundation. We don't have anything in between the mattress and the frame.

u/vapeducator · 1 pointr/pics

Here's a similar 12" thick pillow top mattress and a steel frame, both with free prime shipping:

Extemely strong steel bedframe that eliminates a box spring and fits storage boxes underneath:

u/byproxxy · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Look into the Tuft & Needle mattresses. They're CRAZY comfortable and super affordable. My husband did a ton of research and used Consumer Reports and this is one of the highest rated mattresses they tested. We got ours right around when I got my BFP and I love it to pieces. The cool thing is they vacuum seal it in plastic and ship it to your house for free (in the US at least), so you don't have to worry about delivery or anything. And you don't need to use a box spring with it, so you can get a tall bed frame and have all this storage underneath. I seriously can't recommend this mattress enough.

u/genivae · 1 pointr/breakingmom

This is the one we finally bought to get out mattress off the floor. Our box spring broke a while ago, so this was the perfect option, plus extra storage! (You know, once we saved up the money)

u/bigbear10000 · 1 pointr/Columbus

In terms of affordability it really is hard to go wrong with online. There are several great options to purchase inexpensive, but super high quality mattresses online.

I just bought a mattress online myself, ended up going with the Leesa. But here are all of the choices I looked at:

Leesa - $890 for queen, neutral firmness, uses Avena foam (similar, but better than latex), has memory foam middle layer, cool design, great price (really cool company too, they give back lots of the community)

Casper - $840 for queen, supposed to be a bit softer then the Leesa, uses latex and memory foam

Tuft & Needle - $600 for queen, one of the cheapest options I found, but also seems to be firmer. If you like firmer could be a good fit.

Yogabed - $899 for queen, similar to the Leesa in may ways, has some cool extras, a few unknowns in terms of the foams they use though

Saatva - $899 for queen, the one online innerspring mattress I found, great option if you really want innerspring. Has a euro-style pillow top, not sure how that would feel though.

Nature's Sleep - ranging prices $800-$1300 for a queen, a more traditional retailer, but had some interesting stuff, especially if you're looking 100% memory foam

For your frame there are a few different options. My wife and I had a platform bed already, so that's what we are using. It was around $600.

IKEA is always an option for cheap with a pretty good number of options. Also, there is this metal box spring / frame option available on Amazon. Hard to beat the price on that.

u/VicBossZero · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Things I'm planning on next:

New sheets/bedset. What I would like to do is a burnt orange fitted sheet, gray topsheet, and gret/white duvet cover.

Bedframe: Link

Still havent picked up my desk chair just yet, picked up this desk last night, but my office chair is a nock off Herman Miller from amazon basics

Grey curtains

Orange accented floor rug near entrance to room

Of course, something for the walls. I have a grey/white clock I need to put up and would like to get some artwork sometime soon

u/sah0605 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

If you like memory foam, then this is your best bet:

This is a little bit steeper, but I think it looks great and is still cheap compared to a lot of bed frames:

u/skittleswho · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

ATM, metal joints that seem to be soldered together. I'm looking at this option. - but still seeing complaints about squeaking.

u/EveryPartyHasAPooper · 1 pointr/AskParents

I got this mattress for my daughter. It is amazing. Soooo comfortable! Not to firm or too soft. Dont forget a platform or bedsprings!

Check this out: Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress - Me...

u/lekerfluffles · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Depends on what kind of mattress you get and what you or your guest's preferences are. I bought this hybrid mattress and I like it. But, I know some people hate springs, some people hate foam, some people prefer firm, some people prefer soft.... So it's all relative.

u/durtduhdurr · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

Wrong. They do this with metal spring mattresses as well. I got this one last weekend.

u/Chickenfat67 · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

I bought this for my son a year ago, he loves it. He easily stores laundry baskets full of extra clothing underneath to be accessed from the sides. The wooden front panel might make front access impossible, but the Zinus brand has more models without the front panel. Assembly was quick and easy.

u/korissaleigh · 1 pointr/SmallHome

I agree, it does look somewhat bulky. Back when I had it, as a 23 y/o woman, I built it alone with a lil elbow grease.

I now have the Zinus Sonoma double bed with the same storage capacity, though it does require drawers or bins underneath.

A more minimal, inspired aesthetic. VERY easy to put together and really inexpensive.

u/michelleciao · 1 pointr/minimalism

I live in a 230sqft studio and I have my bed on a FOLDABLE metal platform ( , I also have it on risers so that I can put my storage bins underneath (ie extra blankets, winter gear, camping gear, etc) As for a mattress, I have a Nectar mattress. I also used to sleep on the floor lol I didn’t have any issues with it but it took up a lot of space that I didn’t have at my studio.

I have a couch that is also a futon for guests and it also came in a box so if I need to move again, I I could easily break it down to fit it in my hatchback. ( it looks expensive, a little on the firm side but still comfortable with the right pillows. I got it on prime day for $200 😅

I don’t have a closet but I have an ikea wardrobe. It’s small and has allowed me to downsize on my clothing.

I also have this coffee table that looks pretty good and the legs can fold down and I can put it away if I need more space. (

u/Bearowolf · 1 pointr/internetparents

Where did you buy them? I've been looking at the Zinus Ironline/Suzanne and the green tea mattress, and together they're about $600.

u/kaidomac · 0 pointsr/Mattress

I just got a queen Zinus "Green Tea" memory foam bed. Currently $289 shipped on Amazon:

It is pretty firm. I actually ordered a 3" gel topper because of the firmness (you sleep on top rather than sinking into it), but that proved to be too squishy (the topper leaves an imprint of your body when you roll). I have a 2" topper on another bed & imo that is the right level of squish vs. firmness: (the bed is firm to the point where my side wasn't sinking in & was kind of being compressed instead, like when you lay on thin carpet when watching TV or something)

Also, I picked up their awesome 18" tall frame:

TONS of storage space underneath, easy to setup (2 pieces that screw together & fold in half, lightweight & only requires one person to assemble...literally takes more time to unbox it than put it together), no noise in use, plus with the 12" Zinus bed, it's at a good height to walk up to & fall into bed. You will need a grip sheet underneath, otherwise the bed will slide off pretty easily:

I also recommend getting a waterproof sheet (goes underneath the regular sheets), as any spills will sink directly into the foam mattress & never, ever come out:

I got these Mellanni sheets - they are thin, but feel nice:

Slightly better than the Amazon Basics sheets I have on another bed. I have a plastic bin underneath the bed for storing a spare set of sheets & waterproof sheet (both are washer/dryer-safe). Total comes up to under $600 shipped for a 12" memory foam bed, 2" gel topper, 18" metal bed frame, a non-skid pad for the frame, two sets of sheets, and two waterproof mattress sheets. I was going to get a Casper or Leesa, but those were like $800 just for the bed...I got all that for $200 less, still a pretty hefty investment, but a decent deal. Other than that, you just need some pillows & a duvet or blanket on the top.

The mattress comes vacuum-sealed in a box, so you just undo it from the packaging & let it air out for a day or two to fully decompress. The frame comes in a large but thin box (two frames folded in half with some assembly hardware). I didn't have to mooch a truck off a friend or go to a mattress store or anything...ordered it all off Amazon Prime, showed up in a couple days, put it all together by myself in minutes. Easy peasy. Would definitely order another one!

u/Corrin95 · -1 pointsr/midcenturymodern

Zinus Lottie Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed / Mattress Foundation / Easy Assembly / Strong Wood Slat Support, Queen

Not exactly the same but we got this one last year and it looks and feels great. We’ve a hybrid firm mattress on top. Combined weight between us two about 350. Honestly cannot recommend it enough.