Where to buy a bed – the best places to buy a stylish and affordable bed frame for a dreamy bedroom

These bed brands will offer you style AND substance

A bedroom with a bed with floral bedding
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No bedroom would be complete without a bed. The clue is in the name, after all. But while everyone knows that having a bed in the bedroom is hugely important, knowing where to buy a bed is something that can be tricky to navigate.

If you’ve already done your homework and found the best mattress on the market, you’ll know that a high-quality mattress is the foundation of a good night’s sleep. But the foundation of a mattress is a high-quality bed frame that will help keep your mattress in good condition and keep any creaking or slipping at bay. It is also a key piece of furniture for bringing your bedroom ideas to life. so they need to work hard. 

The right bed frame can add both style and substance to your bedroom, whether that is a split ottoman double bed, or platform frame. We’ve taken the hassle out of buying the best bed by rounding up our favourite bed brands that we return to time and again. This way, you can feel confident knowing that the bed you buy will suit your budget and style. 

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With more and more people tightening their purse strings, we’re always on the lookout for the most affordable furniture on the market. But we’d be lying if we said that beds were cheap. As they’re arguably the biggest part of your bedroom, beds will always be more expensive than your average blackout curtains and even the best pillows.

You don’t have to sell your soul to buy a new bed, though. Below are beds that will not only suit all kinds of bedrooms but also all kinds of budgets. That way, you can choose what works for you, your style, and your wallet. 

1. Marks & Spencer

These aren’t just any beds… they’re M&S beds. And while Marks & Spencer isn’t specifically a bed brand, that hasn’t stopped them from venturing into the world of comfort and offering some of the most affordable beds on the market. From simple wooden frames to plush velvet beds, M&S has quickly become one of our favourite places to buy a bed in recent years. 

2. John Lewis

John Lewis is one of our favourite bedding brands, so it should come as no surprise to learn that it’s also one of the best places to buy a bed. And while many people associate this brand with high prices, you’ll be happily surprised to learn that its beds are extremely affordable. 

From simple modern frames to raised upholstered beds, John Lewis is perfect for those who want a no-nonsense addition to their bedroom. 

3. The White Company

At Ideal Home, we’re huge fans of The White Company. And while The White Company beds aren’t as cheap as some of the other bed brands on this list, this company prides itself on being a luxury brand with premium products. So, you know that your hard-earned money will be going towards something that will last a long time while also making a statement in your bedroom.

4. DUSK

If you want to live a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget, DUSK has got you covered. Offering luxury bed frames that are all available in double, king size, and super king size, this brand is perfect for those who want to kit out their master bedroom or jazz up their guest bedroom. And while they look expensive, these beds definitely won’t break the bank.

5. Simba

Known as one of the best bed brands in the business, Simba has quickly become one of our top places to buy everything from mattresses to pillows and duvets. The impeccable quality from this brand is unmatched, which is why it’s also become one of our favourite places to buy a bed.

While these beds are a little more expensive than some of the others on this list, we’re always keeping track of the best Simba discount codes so you can get more bang for your buck.

6. Habitat at Argos

Offering on-trend furniture at an affordable price, we’d circle everything in the Habitat at Argos catalogue if they had one. 

But the thing we love most about this brand is that it offers something for everyone, no matter whether you’re after a TV bed frame or you’re looking for a frame without a headboard so you can bring to life your own DIY headboard idea. If you can think it, Habitat probably has it. 

7. Dreams

This brand has long been telling us to sleep on a bed of dreams, and we’re very happy to oblige. The bed frames at Dreams are so well made it would be a shame not to try them out for yourself - especially as they have sizes to suit every home. Yes, this brand prides itself on offering eight different sizes, from toddler beds to super kings. Because of this, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs. 

8. Darlings of Chelsea

Although Darlings of Chelsea has made a name for itself as one of the best brands for sofas and sofa beds, it also thrives in the bed department. Offering luxury designer beds and frames, all of its beds are made using the highest quality hardwood frames and luxury fabrics. Of course, that does mean that the price is bumped up a little bit, but the products are definitely worth the extra pennies.