Wood vs. Upholstered Bed Frame: Which One Is Right for You?

September 14th, 2021 Paul Dekker
Gray Modern Upholstered Bed with White Linens

When designing a bedroom for optimal sleep and maximum relaxation, choosing the right bed is essential. Along with a high-quality mattress suited to your sleeping needs, most experts recommend getting a functional bed frame to set your new bed at a proper height (and it may as well be stylish too!). While you don’t technically need one, a bed frame offers support for your mattress, storage solutions, and a complete, well-rounded look for your space.

As you begin shopping for the perfect bed frame, you’ll soon learn that there is a seemingly endless variety of choices. The first thing to consider to help narrow down your search is what material you want your bed frame to be made of—wood or upholstery, the two most prevalent options. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of each type, so you can better decide which one is right for your bed!

Advantages of a Wood Bed Frame

Timeless Beauty

One of the most obvious advantages of any piece of wood furniture is its natural beauty. Wood has an elegant and inviting look that is ideal for a bedroom environment. It is also a look that endures through different trends and time periods, so you can be sure your wood bed frame will be just as fitting for your bedroom in 20 years as it is now.

Wood bed frames are also available in a variety of different color, finish, and style options, allowing you to find one to fit seamlessly with any interior design or taste you may have over the years.


Wood is sturdy and strong, making it a great material for a bed frame that provides optimal support. A wood bed frame is durable enough to last you up to a decade, or possibly more, if you maintain it well. It will be able to stand up to wear and tear, stains, and damage. If you anticipate allowing kids or pets in your bed, a wood frame is probably the option that will hold up the best.

Easy Maintenance

Speaking of maintenance, it doesn’t take much to keep a wood bed frame in good shape. With occasional dusting, cleaning, and polishing, most wood furniture will retain its quality for years to come. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your frame holding on to any spills, hair, or allergens.

Advantages of an Upholstered Bed Frame


An upholstered bed frame will bring instant softness to a room. Your bed will have a cozier feel along with the same firm support of other types of frames. If you like to hang out in bed to read, watch TV, or unwind, an upholstered frame will help create the space you’re looking for.


Another advantage to choosing an upholstered bed frame is that you’ll have a wide variety of options for colors, patterns, materials, and styles. You’ll find a frame for any type of interior design and atmosphere you want to achieve, whether its calm and intimate, light and airy, or anywhere in between.

Easy Assembly

Assembling an upholstered bed frame can vary from simple to complex and is usually not a problem, even if you’re not an experienced DIYer. However, keep in mind that Conway Furniture’s pricing always includes delivery and setup in your home in case you want to avoid this process altogether!

At Conway Furniture, we carry a wide selection of bedroom furniture to suit all different style and sleeping preferences. From mattresses and bed frames to nightstands and mirrors, we have everything you need to complete your bedroom space. Shop for your new furniture in our Listowel showroom or order from our website and have your pieces delivered (for FREE in Southwestern Ontario) with the click of a button.

Find the top-quality home furniture you need at Conway today!

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