The Essential Guide to Wooden Beds

Wooden beds are durable, high-quality, and sturdy. Made from oak, pine, or hardwood, they provide exceptional support throughout the night. Wood is the perfect material for a good night’s sleep. Beds made from wood also offer a range of design aesthetics – from classic to modern with plenty in between. And due to their simplicity, they are versatile and ready to match nearly all bedroom interiors.

In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about wooden beds. We will explore things to consider when shopping for a new bed, including sizes, styles, and more.

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6 Things to Consider When Buying a Wooden Bed

When buying a wooden bed frame for your bedroom, there are six key things to consider:

  • Size
  • Style
  • Comfort
  • Cost
  • Ease of assembly
  • Maintenance

Let’s explore them in more detail…

How to Choose the Perfect Size Wooden Bed

When choosing a new bed frame, one of the most crucial factors to consider is the size that will best fit your bedroom. Most spacious master bedrooms have wooden king size bed frames or double beds which provide adequate space for two adults to sleep peacefully.

However, when space is limited in homes, you may want to consider a wooden small double bed. Two adults can still comfortably sleep but it will create more floor space for you to move around.

Our wooden bed range offers a variety of different sizes including single for smaller spaces and super king for those with plenty of space. Make sure to measure your bedroom and refer to our product pages for individual bed measurements as certain frames are larger than their mattresses.

If you're not quite sure what size wooden bed you need, refer to our mattress size guide for sizing help. But remember, wooden bed frames are often slightly larger than their mattress. And if you plan on adding a headboard, the length of your wooden bed can slightly increase.

How to Pair a Wooden Bed with Your Bedroom Décor

As there are so many different styles of wooden beds, it can be a little difficult to find one that perfectly matches your bedroom décor. To help you find what you're looking for, we offer advice on how to pair your wooden bed with popular design trends.

Modern & Contemporary Interiors

A white wooden bed frame is the ultimate choice to create a clean and modern bedroom aesthetic. A white bed can make a space feel open, spacious, and quiet, helping to create a calming sleeping environment – a place where you can completely switch off. If your bedroom is limited in space, our Ronney White Wooden Bedframe will make it feel roomier and give it the desired modern look.

Classic & Traditional Interiors

For a timeless classic, choose a natural oak coloured frame. Our Miles Oak Wooden Bedframe will bring a sophisticated elegance to your room. The traditional shape and colour will never go out of fashion. Nothing compares to the warm and natural beauty of natural wood bedroom furniture.

Do Wooden Beds Provide Good Back Support?

Yes, wooden beds provide exceptional back support. This is because our wooden beds are made with solid slats which are known for providing extra back support.

If you enjoy sleeping on a firm surface, a slatted wooden bed frame will help keep your mattress firmly in place. They're ideal for side and back sleepers too. The slatted frames are ergonomically engineered to actively support the lower back maintaining your correct spine alignment throughout the night, ensuring you sleep well.

If you do require extra back support, it is also important to find the right mattress. For more help, read our guide to the best type of mattress based on your sleeping position.

How to Choose a Wooden Bed on a Budget

Cost is a key thing to consider when choosing a new wooden bed. Especially if you’re a first-time buyer moving into your first home or a landlord looking to increase your monthly profits. Wooden beds are the ideal bed for those on a budget as they are super durable and make for a good investment.

Our wooden bed collection is designed to be affordable, so you have more options to choose from without worrying about the cost. Before choosing a bed, make sure you know what your budget is, so you don’t fall into the trap of overspending on a sale. And if cost is a key driver to your bedroom update, check out our budget friendly bedroom capsule which explores how to redecorate an entire bedroom without going beyond your means.

Are Wooden Beds Easy to Assemble?

Wooden beds are simple and stress-free to assemble if you follow the self-assembly instructions correctly.

Before ordering a new bed, you can find a link to download assembly instructions in PDF format on each product page. If you’re apprehensive about putting the bed together yourself, give the instructions a quick read before finalising a purchase to find out what the process entails. This way you can save any worry and make an informed decision on whether you can do it or need to acquire an extra pair of hands.

If you would like to ask us any questions about the self-assembly instructions, get in touch with us here.

Wooden Bed Care & Maintenance

After investing in a stylishly sleek wooden bed frame, you must learn how to correctly care for it to maintain its natural beauty. Here are a few tips to help keep your wooden bed in fantastic condition:

  • Regularly hoover your wooden bed frame and surrounding area to get rid of any hidden dust or dirt that could aggravate asthma or allergies.
  • Don’t use any harsh chemicals and sprays on the wood as you could damage its finish.
  • When choosing cleaning products, always read the label to make sure it is suitable for wood.
  • Use soft cloths to avoid surface damage.
  • Be careful with liquids around the bed. You don’t want to drench the wood as liquids can also cause damage.
  • And finally, keep up a weekly cleaning routine including hoovering and polishing to maintain its beauty.


Looking for a new wooden bed frame? We have a wide range of affordable wooden beds for you to choose from. Browse our online collection, or if you would prefer to talk to one of our friendly team members to help you decide, get in touch with us today. We are always happy to help.