With such a wide range of bed types to choose from, it is almost impossible to decide which bed to choose, without doing your research. The most popular bed types are wooden beds, metal beds, and upholstered beds. We have already done a comparison of wooden beds vs metal beds, but how do metal beds compare to upholstered beds?

Pros of Metal Beds

Metal bed frames do have some advantages, metal beds look particularly elegant for four poster canopy beds. They also come in an array of different styles, meaning that you will always be able to find one that matches the interior of your bedroom. Metal beds also tend to prove more cost-effective than upholstered beds.

Pros of Upholstered Beds

Upholstered beds are renowned for looking prestigious, depending which material the upholstery is made from. This results in upholstered bed frames feeling more comfortable and soft to the touch. This means that the pain of stubbing your toe against your bed is greatly reduced as the underlying material will be protected by the upholstery.

Cons of Metal Beds

The main downside to metal beds is that they liable for becoming squeaky, therefore this can prove frustrating. Metal beds can also prove to be quite painful, especially if you are renowned for bashing your toes on the legs of your bed.

Cons of Upholstered Beds

Upholstered beds can actually feel quite tacky, it all depends on which material the upholstery is made from. If the material is cheap, it can also be vulnerable to getting ripped. Therefore, it is important that you read all the details about the bed, as well as reading reviews from previous customers.


We would personally recommend that you go with an upholstered bed frame, you should, of course, do your research before committing to the first bed that you see. Upholstered bed frames are essential for those looking to bring a modern yet elegant bed frame to their bedroom.


24 and living in London. Production manager within the bed industry. I have a strong passion for beds and football. In my spare time I love going on long car journeys around Europe with my lovely wife, Cara.

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