We Reviewed The Best Bed Frames On The Market: Floyd, Thuma, Pottery Barn, and West Elm

We Reviewed The Best Bed Frames On The Market: Floyd, Thuma, Pottery Barn, and West Elm

Our bed serves as the sanctuary for much-needed rest; it’s where we recharge both body and mind.

There are a few names in the furniture space that keep popping up everywhere, especially when it comes to bed frames. We investigated whether the hype around Floyd, Thuma, Pottery Barn, and West Elm is deserved.

We compared them all according to the same criteria, and one brand stands out as a clear winner (no spoilers!). With that being said… here’s our review:

Value For The Price: Thuma

Let's start by tackling the obvious question: What's the price tag attached to these brands?

The cost varies for each product, depending on the size. For this comparison, we looked into Queen-sized bed frames.

West Elm is for sure the most expensive at $1699. Followed by Pottery Barn for $1599.

On the more affordable side is Thuma at $1095 while Floyd came out as the least expensive option at $956.

However, The Bed Frame, By Floyd is made of wood veneer instead of solid wood — you get what you pay for. So considering the best value price, Thuma’s classic design, crafted from real, upcycled wood is our clear winner.

Materials And Design: Thuma

Pottery Barn’s The Farmhouse Bed is crafted from kiln-dried solid pine wood, poplar wood, engineered hardwood/pine veneers, and MDF. It features a streamlined silhouette with decorative molding — hence the hefty price tag.

West Elm’s The Anton Solid Wood Bed is crafted from kiln-dried, sustainably sourced solid mango wood with pine wood slats — a modern take on rustic farmhouse style.

Floyd’s The Bed Frame is made from wood veneer and finished steel, with clean geometric lines that lift it up to create its unique look.

Our top choice here is Thuma’s The Bed. It’s crafted from genuine, upcycled wood — with no veneers or medium-density fiberboard (MDF) — The Bed has a simple, sleek design that’s both timeless and minimalist. It’s designed to last a lifetime. 5 stars from us!

Sustainability: Thuma

The Farmhouse Bed by Pottery Barn and The Bed by Thuma are both GREENGUARD Gold Certified. Both meet some of the world’s most intensive chemical emissions standards after rigorous testing.

West Elm makes their beds in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory, which empowers workers and manufacturers to meet the demands of residential use.

Floyd is partnering with Climate Neutral, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a trusted consumer standard for climate neutrality.

All brands have stated a commitment to sustainability. Thuma, however, shows the most effort towards a sustainable future. Not only is their bed frame made of repurposed solid wood, but it also arrives packaged in recycled, styrofoam-free boxes. Thuma also plants a tree for every bed sold, aiding reforestation.

Assembly: Thuma

One of the biggest aspects of buying furniture is putting it together — if only our cars and doors were big enough to fit an assembled bed through it.

Pottery Barn, West Elm and Floyd’s bed frames require you to have a lot of space to assemble by following step-by-step instructions. This can be a complicated and time-consuming process that involves using tools and needing an extra set of hands.

But Thuma’s The Bed is incredibly easy to assemble — in as little as 10 minutes. The Japanese joinery fits together effortlessly. Super simple, no screws or lengthy manuals. You can also disassemble it easily, so moving is no problem at all! That’s why Thuma gets our vote here.

And the (bed frame) Oscar Goes To… Thuma

It wasn’t an easy decision. But after a thorough evaluation of all brands — considering factors such as price, materials, quality, assembly, and sustainability — our top pick is Thuma’s The Bed.

What sets it apart:

  • Backed by a lifetime warranty.
  • Crafted from 100% real, upcycled wood.
  • GREENGUARD Gold certified for low chemical emissions.
  • Simple assembly with no need for tools.
  • Available in four signature finishes catering to various aesthetics.
  • Offers two upgrade options: The PillowBoard and The Headboard.

With four finishes available in six sizes, The Bed, by Thuma, earns our editor's choice for a bed frame that is beautiful, easy to assemble and of exceptional quality.

If you want to upgrade your bedroom, Thuma is your best pick, hands down.