Ruskin Metal Bed Frame Rated 4/5 based on 53 customer reviews

Ruskin Metal Bed Frame

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4/5 - 53 reviews


What Makes It Great

Please really consider my review before ordering this bed. I’ve had the bed for nearly 6 months now and it’s been giving me problems already. I’ve decided to do this review now to save other people from the same problem! A couple of months ago I attempted to exchange this bed for a different style with Dreams but because it had been 4 months at that time since I ordered it there was nothing they could do. Basically the metal mesh panel at the head board began constantly creaking and popping in and out of shape every time I move even slightly in the night. To me it’s a design flaw - an impractical design that should’ve been considered before going into mass production. It was fine for the first couple of months but it just pops in and out of shape more and more easily and makes a racket when it does so. The worst part is I bought this bed from Dreams to replace a creaky old old one a I chose Dreams because of its big claim of a good night’s sleep! I feel like I’m stuck with this bed as whenever I try to get help from Dreams they say there’s nothing they can do. Please consider a different style over this one!

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Build time: 2 people | 45 minutes

High headboard

Dark brown powder coated metal frame

Mesh detailing

Questions and Answers

Is this bed easy to move  to clean  behind it on carpet 

Answer: , The Ruskin Bed Frame is a fairly light metal bed frame which means in comparison to our wooden or upholstered bed frames this would be easier to move. The ease of being able to move this frame will also depend on the weight of your mattress. Kind Regards, Dreams

Is there a supporting middle leg under the bed? 

Answer: Hi , That depends on what system you opt for. Solid slats will not have a central support leg, whereas the sprung slat option has three of them. Thank you.

Hi , when I was in the shop they said this bed will be available in silver/ grey soon. When will it be available to buy in this colour?

Answer: , We have recently launched our new ranges, but there are currently no additional colours planned for this frame. Kind Regards, Dreams

Hello, what is the overall weight of this King size bed? and what is the hight from floor of this bed?

Answer: , The weight of the Ruskin Bed Frame in King is 29kg. The height from the floor to underneath the slats is 28.2cm. Kind Regards, Dreams

Can this frame be painted?

Answer: Hi , This is a dark brown powder coated metal frame, we would advise that this coating probably wouldn't accept the paint. Thank you.

How come you can only choose a king size bed when the dimensions have the choice of a double?

Answer: Hi , The double is currently out of stock and will be available within 3 weeks. Thank you.

What colour is the metal?

Answer: , This bed is a dark brown powder coated metal bed frame. Kind Regards, Dreams

Is this bed available to view in any stores? I have been two the two near Leeds and not found it, but keen to see the colour in person.

Answer: , This bed frame is available exclusively online. Kind Regards, Dreams

How far apart are the slats?

Answer: , The slats are approximately 3cm apart. Kind Regards, Dreams

What is the weight capacity of this frame?

Answer: Hi , We do not have set weight limits on our bed frames. Thank you.

What is the height of the foot end please?

Answer: , The height of the foot end is 71.5cm. Kind Regards, Dreams

What is the height?

Answer: Good Evening, The height of this bed is 119cm. Kind Regards, Dreams

What is the diameter of the bed leg?

Answer: Good Evening, This measurement is 6.5cm. Kind Regards, Dreams

Hello! How many centimetres is the space under the bed (from floor to bed)? About 30 cm? Thanks for your help.

Answer: , This space measures 27cm. Kind Regards, Dreams

Customer Reviews

Based on 53 review

Hard to self-assemble, some bolts wont go in

The bed looks great, but here are my issues with it: 1) packaging is done in such a way that if you start cutting the tightly tied plasic wires holding the protective packaging and frame together you will end up scratching the paint off the frame; 2) it is very hard to assemble on your own, despite what customer service chat person might tell you - you ll need to balance very heavy frame parts in order to get the bolts in the right holes. It took me 2 hours if not longer to put everything together and still 3) one of the grooves where a bolt is supposed to go in was defective and the bolt only went half way and now has its threading dmagaed from all the effort applied to try and screw it in. Not sure therefore how securly built this bed will prove to be


Ruskin Bed Frame

I bought this a few months ago. I love the design and how easy it was to assemble. At first, I booked the service to assemble it. They were really nice and polite. I moved to a new flat and had to disassemble and then reassemble it on my own. With the stock I got, I noticed that the workmanship was not as smooth. There was a sharp edge and the headboard didn’t feel as sturdy as you’d hope especially when you lean pillows on it to read in bed. Overall I am still happy with my purchase and would recommend.


Sleeping soundly!

I bought a bedframe but there were issues so I cancelled my order. I then found our Dreams bedframe and we’re delighted with it! The sprung slats are so comfortable and the mesh styling really suits what is a multipurpose room as it’s less obvious than a solid wood frame. I read the reviews before purchase and the main complaint was that people would have preferred a black colour whereas this is a dark brown. This wasn’t an issue for me and I’m so glad it didn’t sway me at the time.


Great colour, great quality and easy to build!

Bought this bed when I moved into my room house, my partner and I looked for ages and she stumbled across this one. I must say it was a great choice - with some beds you get naff wooden planks that break after a few months, these slats are built to last! The frame is also sturdy and because of its material, it's really easy to move around the room when you feel like a change. Highly recommend this product! Thanks guys!


Love the style

Looks great and very easy to assemble. Goes great in my room with a couple of industrial style bedside lamps. Slats feel good quality so hopefully they'll last a while. Only thing that stopped me putting 5 stars is that I wish that the site had the precise measurements for the bottom end piece as it was a little taller than I'd hoped so I had to get a new tv stand so the bar didn't block at a chuck of my tv.


Great service with a fab product!

Fantastic initial contact with dreams, needing to change the delivery date, time and address. Very easy and really good service from team. The delivery was very informative, with a specific time and great tracking. Delivery men carried up to top floor of the flat and were lovely. The product was very quick and easy to assemble. Bed Is brilliant, robust and looks great. Comfy too??


Delivered with mesh wire snapped in few places

This bed was delivered on 28.02.2019. The mesh wire is snapped in places on head board and foot board. The mesh seems quite frail in places. The metal frame seems steady though. We did not unpack the rest as we asked for replacement instead. We have ordered a different bed as I don't believe the mesh wire would last long. It was bought for our son's bedroom.


Easy to assemble and comfy

I bought this bed about a month ago and decided not to pay for assembly. The bed was really easy to put together and looks so good. When I've had people over to view my new flat, I've had many compliments on the industrial style bed. As said in other reviews the colour is actually brown not black but it looks great. Can't fault it. Highly recommend!


Industrial chic

Absolutely love my new bed. Was really easy to assemble, looks fab... very on trend. Guys who did the delivery were very polite, called 10 minutes before they arrived. Asked which room I would the bed putting in and even took there shoes off before coming in to the house! Would highly recommend dreams to my friends and family


Amazing bed!

I bought this bed a month ago and we are more than happy with it. It's great as it is quite high and very stable. It doesn't make any noise and looks really nice - industrial style. Very good quality. Delivery was amazing, they were very punctual and delivered it straight to our bedroom. I definitely recommend this bed.


Absolutely in love with this frame

Would highly recommend this. I've had it for a month and have no complaints! Makes no noise whatsoever! I paid for assembly and the guys had it up in 15 minutes and can't complain! I opted for the sprung slats and so glad I did - comfortable is an understatement! The colour is dark brown/almost black and I love it!


stylish and solid

We have been sleeping on the bed for 5 weeks now. It assembled quite easily and the quality of material and finish is excellent. We purchased the option of the sprung base and I would recommend this. The difference from our old bed frame with wooden slats is quite noticeable and it's more comfortable.


Great looking bed

For the money, this is a fantastic bed for those looking for an industrial style frame. My only negative is that the images make the bed look more black, but it is most definitely a dark brown. I appreciate the description says “dark brown” but I was almost hoping it was darker than it actually is!


On trend industrial frame

Looks very good in an industrial modern themed room. It’s. A dark brown rather than black but looks good. We had a damaged headboard on delivery but was quickly replaced. Good deal on damage insurance which is reassuring, the mesh might not be the most stable but still looks good.



This product is exactly as advertised and what we wanted! It is very good quality and I can already tell this is a bed that is going to last for a while! It was delivered and placed in the room of my choice. It was very easy to build matches the bedroom perfectly! Thanks Dreams.


A beautiful sturdy bed

It’s a nice looking bed that really makes an impact in the appearance of the room. It is sturdy and doesn’t make the usual creaky sound you expect from a metal bed. Only reason to take out a star is how weak the headboard seems to be, I would lean on it.


Super modern but classic

We’ve had this bed for around a month, it’s been brilliant and it has transformed our bedroom into our favourite room in the house. It’s modern but gives all the classic touches we were after. Thanks Dreams, it’s great!


Looks fab

This bed frame looks just like it does in the picture. The dark brown colour is really nice, less harsh than black. It was straightforward to assemble, took about 1-1.5 hours. I love how it looks!


Great bed!

Brilliant bed, perfect for what I wanted and much cheaper than many other industrial styles. Easy to put together, very sturdy and a good size- not too bulky for a king. Highly recommended.


Great Bed

Amazing bed, metal frame industrial look which is perfect for my room. Its well made and then well built as i did put it together myself. It also makes no noise, even when activities occur


Great style and quality

Bought this bed online and it proved to be every bit as stylish as the images online. Great quality and simple to assemble. Used with the Morris traditional spring mattress. Super comfy!


Great solid frame

Purchased a month or so ago, great solid frame, no squeaks and doesn't wobble. Fairly easy to assemble. I thought it was black but it’s a very dark brown but it still fits in nicely.


Great bed set the room

Great bed, it set the room really well. I hope it will last 8 years like my last dreams bed. Only bad thing I would say, it was delivered hour and half early than scheduled.


Industrial Trend

This bed sits nicely with the industrial trend which is very popular at the moment. The mesh headboard and foot-board are a lovely feature and complete the look of the bed.


Great features

Brought this bed as it was the style I was looking for 100% happy with how it looks. The bed was really easy to assemble and I super sturdy absolutely love it


Exactly what you expect

Bought this after moving into my new home. Put it together easily on my own, super simple and very sturdy. Makes my industrial style bedroom look great!


Nice looking bed!

Recently bought this item for my sons room. Sceptical about the colour brown but it’s a lovely bed and a fits perfectly in the industrial style room.


Looks great & easy to assemble.

I ordered this bed for my daughter, it was really simple to assemble. Looks really good, nice & study & great price too, so no complaints from us.


Simple but very solid and well made

Really happy with my purchase. Very simple to put together and well made, very solid bed and adds a rustic look to any bedroom! Would recommend!


Great frame, nice colour good support

Have been using for a few weeks now, great quality product, good support and great look. Would definitely choose this again if given the chance



My son bought this as his first double bed, really easy for 17 year old to put together and looks fab! He really loves it! And great price!


Great bed!

Genuinely such a great bed and good value. The frame and sprung slats fit perfectly. Also very modern looking so no issues with decoration.


Great design

Bought this bed for my new house, love the look and style of it! Really fits with the theme of my room. Really sturdy and a great product!


Great bed frame

Easy to build and bed is great. Only problem was the slats were the wrong size but that was no problem as the team sorted it out.Thanks!


Pretty bed

This bed was exactly what I was looking for, love the industrial style and very stable. Would definitely recommend. 20% off was a bonus!


Excellent nights sleep

Bought this bed with the sprung slats. Easy to put together with plenty of support. Excellent nights sleep every night.


Nice bed

We wanted a king size bed, but didn't have the room for one with a large headboard/ toeboard. This fitted the bill nicely



Bought about 3 weeks ago, very stylish and not too big. Sturdy and comfortable. Would suit a variety of decors.


Love it!

I love this bed. It was so easy to put together and looks great. Very sturdy and comfortable.


Excellent Bed

Very satisfied. Looks great and the sprung slats are of good quality. Solid no squeaks.


Looks amazing

Great product, thought it was black, turns out its brown but actually goes nicely


Stylish and sturdy

Bought this bed a few weeks ago , easy to put together and a good solid bed ,


Great bed and quick delivery

This bed was easy to build and was delivered quickly. Really happy with it.


Great bed for the price

Cheap bed but was easy to make and seems comfortable enough for the price


Really good quality

Bought for my sons bedroom he’s so happy with it can’t get him out of it


Awesome bed

Really easy to put together and does not squeak. Extremely comfortable.


Nice rustic look bed.

Lovely rustic look bed, decent quality frame and easy to put together.



We bought this bed about a month ago. Easy to build and very sturdy.


So much room for activities!

Sturdy, solid structure that has a great industrial look. Recommend


Best bed ever

Lovely bed very easy to build and high quality highly recommended


Lovely looking bed

The bed is treating me well. Great design and sturdy base.



Stylish, matched picture, easy to assemble!