Shopping edit – best beds, from captivating four posters to smart storage designs

Ensure sweet dreams with the perfect bed to suit your home

The central focus to any bedroom is almost always the bed, so finding the best beds to suit our needs is a wise investment.

With so many smart and stylish designs on the market, choosing the right bed can be a tough decision. But we're here to offer a helping hand with this big investment piece. Consider firstly which room you need a new bed for, and how you use the space.

Full package: Best mattress – the top choices for a perfect night’s sleep, updated for 2022 

In a master bedroom, a show-stopping four poster bed can really make a statement. For a teenager's bedroom you might want a double bed so they can stretch out their growing frame, but one that still incorporates a storage element to keep it practical.

For guest bedrooms, consider a smart storage bed where you can hide away all manner of extra bedding, towels and more. It's out of sight, out of mind.

Wooden storage bed with denim duvet and mustard throw on polished floor with natural colour carpet

(Image credit: Habitat)

Experts reveal a tidy bedroom helps to create a more beneficial sleep environment, meaning a clever storage solution is a winning choice for any bedroom.

There are so many different materials to consider, too. From timeless oiled wooden frames and luxe velvet upholstery to vintage inspired metal designs.  Think about how timeless you want your bed to be.

Just as important: Best mattress – the top choices for a perfect night’s sleep, now updated for 2022

Will you still love the on-trend mustard velvet bed frame two or three years from now? If the answer is yes, then of course be bold and choose the design that really speaks to you.

There are no hard and fast rules for buying a bed that best suits you. Other than the design making you feel happy and comfortable, obviously! Be inspired by our edit of the best beds on the market right now...

Wooden 4 poster storage bed with white bedding and 2 white pillows

(Image credit: Habitat)

1. Derwent Four Poster Bed, Habitat

Specifications

Dimensions : H200 x W146.8 x L201cm
Material: Oiled oak and oak veneer
Sizes: Also available in King size
Other info: Home assembly required

Make a style statement in the bedroom with the Derwent oak four poster bed frame, new for 2020 designed by the in-house design studio. The modern country design comes complete with four generous under-bed storage drawers, super handy for storing extra bedding and blankets.

Crafted from oiled oak and oak veneer the new Derwent bed is a simple, clean lined design that emphasises the rich grains of the natural wood. It’s stylish yet timeless, meaning it’s an invest buy to see your home through the new decade of trends.

Derwent Oak Double 4 Poster Bed Frame, £1,200, Habitat

Grey upholstered storage bed with no mattress or bedding

(Image credit: Made.com)

2. Lansdowne Bed, Made.com

Specifications

Dimensions: H93 x W213 x D150cm
Material: Solid and engineered wood plus walnut veneer
Also available in: King size

This chic design is a true definition of smart storage. The upholstered and walnut design is super sleek in its presentation, but highly practical with its sizeable under-bed storage drawers on castors. Practical meets flawless contemporary design, win win.

This robust furniture piece is crafted from solid and engineered wood plus walnut veneer. Finished perfectly with a foam headboard in soft, durable grey fabric.
Ideal in a master bedroom to suit all tastes, or as a sophisticated choice for a teen's bedroom.

Lansdowne Double Bed with Storage, £799, Made.com

Blush fabric upholstery with three button headboard and white mattress

(Image credit: Marks & Spencer)

3. Mila Bed, Marks & Spencer

Specifications

Dimensions: H111 x W150 x L204cm
Material: Fabric upholstery
Sizes: Standard single size, 4ft Small Double or King size

Sleeping beauty! The Mila bed is dreamy on so many levels.

First note of appreciation is for the appearance. Stunning in the dreamy Blush linen-feel fabric upholstery. This shade of pink is very on-trend, and easy to live with as an accent colour for bedrooms. Contemporary gentle curves and a smart three button headboard give the Mila design a sophisticated modern feel.

The second shout out goes to the price point, a very modest amount we feel for a quality M&S in-house design.

Also worth noting this lush design comes in a standard single size and 4ft Small Double, ideal for teenagers wanting to upgrade their kid beds. And of course it comes as a King Size.

Mila Double Bed, £299, Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab)

Black metal bed with dainty frame with white mattress and 2 white pillows

(Image credit: The White Company)

4. Beaumont Four Poster Bed, The White Company

Specifications

Dimensions: H227 x W144.5 x L197.5cm
Material: Black or White powder coated metal
Sizes: Double or King sizes
Other info: Home assembly required

We had to pick the four poster bed made famous by Instagram. This elegant metal bed makes a fashionable statement. The dainty frame stops the design feeling too overwhelming – a potential danger when choosing a four-poster bed.

The contemporary framework joins in the middle to create a stunning centrepiece.

The statement bed is available in a black powder and classic white coated metal finish – to offer a style for all decors. 

Beaumont Four Poster Double Bed, £795, The White Company (opens in new tab)

Rustic wooden storage bed with 2 drawers with metal handles and sprung slatted base

(Image credit: Benson For Beds)

5. Wild Coast Wooden Bed, Benson For Beds

Specifications

Dimensions: H120 x W149 x L206cm
Material: Brushed pine with sprung slatted base
Sizes: Double and King sizes

You don’t need to live in the country to embrace a rustic farmhouse look for your home – simply choose the right furniture pieces. Such as this hearty wooden bed.

The rustic wooden design features two handy under-bed storage drawers, with country classic cupped metal handles. The drawers feel like that of a charming country dresser, decoratively different to most under-bed storage solutions.

Despite the drawers the high-quality brushed pine bed frame is still raised off the floor, providing enough space underneath for even more storage.

The homely design features a sprung slatted base for enhanced comfort, so its just about how it looks.

Wild Coast Wooden Double Bed Frame, £359.99, Bensons for Beds (opens in new tab)

Rattan Bed with off-white bedding and grey throw lying on bed

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

6. Rattan Bed Frame, John Lewis & Partners

Specifications

Dimensions: H102 x W151.5 x D209.5cm
Material: Solid American white oak with a touch of robust MDF
Available in: Oak and Black

The natural beauty of rattan is being celebrated in interiors in a big way for 2020. This stylish offering from John Lewis & partners is the ideal centrepiece for a traditional, farmhouse-inspired bedroom. The stunningly distinctive design oozes vintage appeal, while retaining a contemporary edge.

Made predominantly from solid American white oak with a touch of robust MDF, its airy, curved cane headboard offers a contrast against the solid, smooth lines of the frame.

Available in Oak and Black. The paired-back Oak version is finished in a matt lacquer for durability, while the Black design has a striking painted finish.

Rattan Double Bed Frame, £599, John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab)

Beige divan bed with uncovered mattress and 2 pillows and button headboard

(Image credit: Furniture Village)

7. Hadley Ottoman Bed, Furniture Village

Specifications

Dimensions: H130 x L210 x W139cm
Material: Upholstered buttoned headboard
Other info: Lift mechanism to cater for storage space beneath the mattress

Divan beds are no longer thought of as outdated, not when they have smart modern technology incorporated to make our lives easier. This practical divan design features an easy–open piston assisted lift mechanism, making it easy to access the generous storage space beneath the mattress.

An ideal choice for guest bedrooms, to keep everything stored out of sight.

The smart Hadley ottoman bedstead looks effortlessly beautiful. The design is stylish and contemporary, thanks to a tall buttoned headboard, luxurious upholstery and contemporary tapered legs.

Hadley Ottoman Double Bed Frame, £699, Furniture Village (opens in new tab)

Yellow plush upholstered bed with Chesterfield-style buttoned headboard with mattress

(Image credit: Joules at DFS)

8. Windsor Bed Frame, Joules at DFS

Specifications

Dimensions: H110 x W158 x D236cm
Material: Plush upholstery and Chesterfield-style buttoned headboard
Other colours available: Pink, Purple, Mushroom, Charcoal and Navy

Understated, no. Impressive, yes. With its plush upholstery and Chesterfield-style buttoned headboard, this beautiful bed creates a wow factor for any bedroom.

This joyous bed design is upholstery in a vibrant shade of sunshine yellow – sure to brighten up even the dullest of bedrooms.

Fear not if yellow is too much, the sumptuous velvet upholstery is also on offer in Pink; Purple; Mushroom; Charcoal and Navy meaning there’s a shade to suit all tastes.

Windsor Double Bed, £999, Joules at DFS (opens in new tab)

Black coated steel bed with softly curved headboard and white mattress and 2 white pillows

(Image credit: Feather & Black)

9. Oliver Bed, Feather & Black

Specifications

Dimensions: H129 x W144 x L203cm
Material: Powder coated steel
Also available in: King and Super King sizes
Other info: No centre leg to allow more space

The best-selling Oliver Bed oozes an ever-so-charming vintage vibe. The signature design has had an update for 2020, it’s now available with no foot end in bronze.
The new design makes this classic design all the more practical for smaller rooms.

Maintaining the traditional dorm styling, the powder coated steel headboard features softly curved lines and intricate mouldings. The new bronze coating offers a contemporary chalky finish. Add bonus, the design doesn’t feature a centre leg – allowing for optimum under-bed storage space.

Oliver No End Double Bed, £400, Feather & Black (opens in new tab)

White wooden bed with headboard and solid footboard with white mattress on it

(Image credit: IKEA)

10. Hemnes Bed Frame, IKEA

Specifications

Dimensions: H120 x W149 x L201cm
Material: Solid pine
Other info: Adjustable bed sides

Sometimes you just want a simple, classic and timeless white wooden bed frame that doesn't cost the earth. And that is when you head to IKEA who do effortless and easy design at affordable prices.

This sturdy solid pine frame is a best-selling design at IKEA.

Nice to know also that the Hemnes bed frame is made from sustainably-sourced solid wood.

Adjustable bed sides allow you to use mattresses of different thicknesses, to accommodate all needs.

Hemnes Double Bed, £179, IKEA (opens in new tab)

Scandi style solid wood sturdy bed with white mattress

(Image credit: Dunelm)

11. Scandi Mid Century Wooden Bed, Dunelm

Specifications

Dimensions: H100 x W142 x D204cm
Material: Solid rubberwood
Also available in : Single and King sizes

Because Scandi style is not going away anytime soon, thank goodness. The bedroom is the idea place to opt for this relaxed and comforting decor style. This simple yet stylish offer provides comfort and style in equal measure.

Crafted from solid rubberwood, the sturdy bed frame features solid wood slats and two centre feet for added strength and durability. the middle feet you can still have under-bed storage, but just take these into consideration when choosing your storage.

Finished in a clear lacquer this bedstead will make a classic, timeless addition to any bedroom.

Scandi Mid Century Wooden Double Bed, £199, Dunelm (opens in new tab)

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.