Modern Headboards & Platform Beds

It makes good sense to be picky about the details of your home, like a bed for your bedroom or a sofa for your living room. If you have particular wants and needs when it comes to your headboard and bed frame, west elm’s selection of modern headboards & platform beds may be the right option for you. By mixing and matching different headboards and bed frames, we make it possible for you to effectively design your own bed by focusing on what matters most to you. Whether you want a cushy headboard on a bed that’s fairly low to the ground or you want to match the upholstery on your headboard to the fabric on your bed frame, we have plenty of options for you to consider. From all-wood combinations to a blend of upholstery and wood or metal, our headboard and bed frame options make it possible for you to dial in exactly the right combination for a bed that’s both comfortable and beautifully decorative.


Our headboards provide the dual benefit of looking fantastic and giving you much-needed support while sitting up in bed. We offer a variety of different plush upholstered options, including dramatically tall upholstered headboards and shorter options with embellishments such as nailhead trim or tufting in diamond or grid patterns. We also offer simple unadorned upholstered headboards for the right balance between minimal style and cushy comfort. If you prefer a firmer headboard or simply place the look and feel of wood high on your priority list, our wooden headboards provide a similar range of decorative options for you to consider. From Moroccan-inspired geometrics to solid wood options with subtle detailing such as beveling around the trim, our wooden headboards allow you to connect to a pure midcentury modern style or simply add a unique type of embellishment to your bedroom. Whichever headboard you choose, it’s a good idea to start building your bed with the headboard before moving on to select the right frame to match.


Though the headboard does a lot of the hard work for integrating your bed into the general decor scheme of your bedroom, the bed frame is arguably the brains of the operation. This is the part of your bed that will support your mattress and provide stability for a comfortable, peaceful night’s sleep. Though your headboard can be thought of as the more decorative of the two pieces, our bed frames are plenty beautiful in their own right thanks to sleek modern styling and thoughtful details that, while subtle, pack a big design punch. These small details include elements such as slightly angled or tapered legs, which provide good support and add a special extra something that makes the bed look elegant and handsome. Available in a range of different finishes, including dark wood or light upholstery, our bed frames are available in different heights but all focus on a similar platform style silhouette for clean lines and minimal impact.


If you opt for an upholstered bed, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of fabric options so you can have the exact kind of finish you want for this all-important piece of furniture. From simple neutrals to bright colors and some stylish patterns, we give you plenty of style options to choose from to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your bedroom’s decor. We also have a variety of different types of fabric to consider, including sumptuously textured options such as faux suede and velvet. Other options include chenille tweed and boucle. Other customization options include the ability to select a storage bed frame or headboard to maximize storage space in your bedroom and put the vertical space underneath your bed to work.