There are so many options out there when it comes to restructuring your sleep space. When it comes to bed frames, you can easily go out and purchase something already made, but there are some really great ideas, too, when it comes to building your own.
Whether a bed frame or a platform bed is what you’re in the market for, we’ve compiled plenty of DIY frame ideas that are sure to suit your needs and make your bedroom feel brand new. Keep reading to see what we’re talking about!
1. Glowing Platform
This glowing platform bed frame is a super cool way to add some extra light into the space. Even better, this effect gives the setup an ethereal look, making it seem as if the model itself is suspended in air. This would be a fun concept for a child’s room or a guest bedroom.
2. Wooden Platform
The wooden platform setup comes complete with an equally cool floating nightstand. Beams that are more centrally located under the frame and nightstand also give it a floating effect. This cool technique can easily be done and will surely catch your attention.
3. Pipe Dream Frame
This super cool pipe frame is a neat way to refurbish some old pipes. This way, you’re making something completely new from something that probably would have rusted away. This simple DIY tutorial helps you get the systematic process in creating an interesting frame on the cheap.
4. Platform with Drawers
Talk about nifty. This platform doubles your drawer space since it has plenty of drawers conveniently located within the actual frame. This is a great storage saving space and perfect for a small apartment or a loft that doesn’t come equipped with plenty of closets or space for drawers.
5. DIY Platform
A relatively simple DIY tutorial helps get you started on your very own platform design that can easily contain either shelves or storage bins. This is a super cool and swanky concept that’s sure to save space without breaking the bank. Any time you build something on your own, you’re going to save money.
6. Boat Bed
This adorable boat design would be a cute way to incorporate a platform into a child’s room. Even better if that child happens to love boating or fishing. This boat bed isn’t only adorable, but it comes full of potential when it comes to storage space since it has compartments that are perfect for storing toys or clothes.
7. Plywood Perfection
This plywood design is an easy way to make a bed a platform, or even just using this as a basic construction guide for a frame. Wood is easier to work with since you don’t have to weld or solder anything. In this case, the plywood adds an accent into the room since this wrought iron frame is what’s more visible.
8. Modern Platform Design
This modern platform design looks super chic in style and will definitely save you money. This is a more minimalistic approach to a modern concept for a frame or platform. This platform design is held together by solid wood with anchored feet. This type of bed would be most impressive without hanging bed skirts so you can see the entire design.
9. Wooden Pallet Frame
Wooden pallets are great when it comes to using them as furniture because they’re virtually everywhere and are cheap to purchase. Most places also give these pallets away since they’re typically discarded after being used to transport materials from one place to another.
10. Pipe Frame
Another nifty way to reuse old pipes, this unique frame is essentially a bunch of tinier pipes holding the whole frame up. This is basically a frame held together by a bunch of smaller pedestal pipes, rather than one solid frame with four feet or posts holding up the structure. This will make for a firmer frame.
11. Wooden Frame
This wooden frame is a work of art. The thick, solid wood is ideal for not only building your own furniture, but for leaving the raw wood intact for aesthetic appeal. The deep browns and neutral tones found within this wood makes the frame much more than just a mechanism to suspend a bed.
12. Simple Box Frame
This simple box frame is essentially just a wooden frame with a mattress in it. This is an easy way to suspend a bed, but without anything too complicated or time consuming. It’s also a great way to save some money and reuse some old plywood you may have on hand.
13. Painted Pallets
Just like the pallet concept we mentioned above, this pallet bed features pallets that have been painted and will make for an easy makeover when it comes to reconstructing the bedroom. This is also a super cheap way to spruce things up without having to go out and buy a completely new frame or platform.
14. Large Platform Design
This larger and wider platform for your bed comes complete with plenty of storage space. Whether you need something higher for your sleep preference, or just need a space to store some extra clothes, this larger platform could be the next best thing compared to shelves that take up too much space.
15. Poster Pretty
This four-post design, also known as a poster bed, features some interesting colors within the wood. Instead of the standard deep brown, this model features hints of blue and aqua, making this more traditional frame feel a bit more modern and edgy. This would be a great concept for a teenager’s room.
16. Reclaimed Wood Frame
This gorgeous platform with mattress made from reclaimed wood is a work of art within itself. Just look at that impressive headboard. This relatively simple project definitely looks a lot harder than it is. If you’re able to follow the steps in creating this design, this setup will look as if it cost you a fortune.
17. Floating Flutter
Another take on that eye-catching floating and illuminated effect, this unique frame virtually looks like it’s floating in air. Since the platform is held tightly together within the center of the design, rather than the outer sides, this setup looks like it’s really hovering in the air.
18. Totally Toddler
This is the perfect setup for a toddler or even an older child. With this whole design, you’re getting the rustic wooden frame aesthetic, but with more character. This bed kind of looks like the old-fashioned kind you’d see in any classic children’s bedtime story, such as Peter Pan.
19. Sleeping Stairs
This is a cool stair bed that would be perfect for a child’s bedroom. It would also be a great option for a family that has pets (ones who are very spoiled and are allowed in and out of the bed).
20. Classic Children’s Design
These classic children’s bed features a crisp, clean while frame that’s timeless for a reason. You can’t go wrong with wooden décor painted white. In this case, although the bed is beautiful, it is also highly functional and looks beautiful.
21. Mellow Yellow
This beautiful yellow bed frame is the perfect decorative element to a funkier bedroom. It’s that clean, classic wooden frame, but the mellow coloring of this frame can really spruce up your bedroom. This would be perfect in a younger person’s bedroom.
22. Box Spring Platform
This classic platform frame has been made into a gorgeous bedroom centrepiece all due to the box spring. You can get inventive when it comes to creating your own platform bed, and this one is definitely more embellished than most. In addition, you’re also saving money!
23. Master Bedroom Glory
Here is another great example of a bed frame that has been turned into a beautiful platform bed. The bonus here is the pretty headboard in the back that makes the whole piece come together. This is definitely going to take a few extra steps in creating, but it will be totally worth it.
24. Frame and Headboard
This frame and headboard are connected what appears to be from the same cut of wood. The best part about this frame is the hollowed out headboard that has some lights strewn in to it. It’s a glamorous take on a more traditional look that’s sure to stand out in the bedroom.
25. Minimalist Frame
This minimalistic bed frame is the perfect element that can make your whole bedroom look country chic. This is another example of how crisp and clean a bedroom can look with very minimal furnishings and a vibrant color scheme.
26. Rustic Ready
This rustic bed frame is the perfect component to make this queen sized bed a slice of country heaven. This would be a great element to have within an old country bed and breakfast, or even for the family with a summer home in the mountains.
27. Simple Simplicity
This simple bed frame is minimalistic but really pretty. What would make this bed frame even better is if it were painted a sheer white color, or maybe even an eggshell or beige. If it were for a kid’s room, painting this a vibrant blue or green would definitely make the bed frame pop.
28. Mid-Century Frame
This mid-century bed frame has remained popular for a reason. The intricate design, shape and sturdiness has surpassed its design years and made this frame a more common frame than most. This would be a good project, as this frame doesn’t seem too difficult to make.
29. Upcycled Frame
This upcycled bed frame is made of recycled wooden palettes, which is great because you’re recycling old wood and making something completely new and functional out of it. This is also a kind of rustic look, since the pallets are bare and left in their natural state.
30. Shelf Fun
This shelf bed both looks great and is highly functional, too. This would make for an ideal concept for a college dorm room, or even for a smaller bedroom within a country home.
31. Wheeled Madness
This wheeled bed frame is an interesting concept on a child’s bed. The wheels attached to this frame actually make this children’s room more charming, as you rarely see a colorful wheel attached to a bed frame. It’s definitely a unique DIY design.
32. Small Frame idea
This smaller framed bed is also a four-poster bed that brings a fun, youthful look to any space. This would be a fun concept to try in a kid’s room, or even within a nursery that’s big enough to house a few of these beds. This design takes twin beds to the next level.
33. Panelled Platform Pretty
This panelled platform bed features that great dark wood paired with the interesting look of paneling. It has kind of like a bench or fence turned into a fantastic platform bed. This would be a great look in a boathouse or town house on the lake.
34. Platform with Shelf
This is a super cool raised platform bed that’s set on its own level. The shelves at the bottom makes this bed unique and offers additional storage.
There you have it! There are so many interesting bed frames to try out and maybe even build yourself. If you have any experience working with wood, most of these platform or framed designs would be relatively easy to execute on your own. But if you’re not comfortable with that, you can always find a woodworker to make you a custom design.
Do you have any experience creating your own bed frame or even incorporating a new frame into a room? What kind of effect did your particular frame or platform have on the room? We would love to hear from you! Let us know about your experiences in the comments below.