One of the most frequently asked questions, when someone plans on buying a new bed is whether they should purchase a wooden bed frame or a metal bed frame. There are both pros and cons to each type of bed, but we’re here to help you find the right one for you.

Wooden bed frames are sturdy, more secure and easier to move than metal bed frames. Metal beds are more vulnerable to being uncomfortable; becoming creaky and breaking. Wooden bed frames also tend to look extra decorous than metal bed frames, especially if the bed is made from oak or an oak coloured wood. Pinewood is another frequently used material for wooden bed frames, although not as luxurious as the popular oak wood, it still offers a much cheaper alternative. A lot of wooden bed frames tend to come with a long lasting money-back guarantee so if something was to go wrong then you can easily get a refund or a replacement. They also apply more of a natural, picturesque theme to your bedroom. You’ll be surprised at just how much a wooden bed can transform your room into a much more warm and cosy space.

The Advantages of Metal Bed Frames

Metal bed frames do have some advantages, they can be more made to last than traditional wooden beds. They also come in a wide range of different styles, meaning that you will always be able to find one that matches the surroundings of your bedroom. They also boast of having a large range of finishes available, making them suitable for practically any bedroom.

The Advantages of Wooden Bed Frames

One large benefit of wooden furniture is that it can be very easily customised through a use of different stains (Sandy, chocolate, oak etc.), wood types and designs available. This offers you a unique style over the more traditional wooden bed frames.  In terms of an environmental impact, wooden beds are very easy to recycle, and most are produced from a sustainable source. Metal bed frames are unfortunately more difficult to recycle, and so are least friendly to the environment.

Guidance From The Experts

In our opinion, wooden bed frames offer a much better sleeping experience than the metal bed frame, which are, typically more noisy and uncomfortable. The wooden bed frames are also more pleasing atmospherically from its traditional look whilst being able to be customised in terms of colour and type of wood used. So overall, we would recommend investing in a wooden bed frame for your 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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