As you’ve asked me a lot about bedroom furniture and I didn’t really give you a certain recommendation, in this post I decided to review a really nice platform bed that I’ve had for a couple of years in one of my home’s bedrooms.
I’m talking about the Zinus Deluxe Faux Leather Platform Bed With Wooden Slats, King.
You may not have heard about this bed before, at least I don’t think I ever mentioned it in my previous posts. But I didn’t know anything about it either before buying it, and it still rapidly convinced me I didn’t spend my money in vain.
Anyway, for the beginning, here are some things you should know about this platform bed.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Price: $242.42 (At the time I published this article)
Cheapest place to buy: AMAZON
My rating: 9.50 /10
Worth buying?: I say it is
1. Shipping – The Best Packing I’ve Ever Seen!
Have you ever seen how most companies ship beds or any other massive furniture pieces? If you have, forget about all these methods and check out how Zinus ships this bed. You’ll be very impressed, believe me!
So to start with the beginning, I ordered this bed about 7-8 months ago, and I chose Amazon because they had the best price at that time (it’s the same now). I remembered they informed me the bed may be shipped in a few weeks, which kind of got me mad because initially it was written that it ships in 3-5 days.
However, in less than a week they called me from delivery and brought me the package. Now let me ask you…Have you ever ordered a bed online? Because I have. And I thought I knew how beds were delivered, in huge boxes that contain 2-3 pieces each, so you get 4 or 5 heavy boxes in total. That’s how all were delivered before.
So I definitely did not expect to receive this Zinus bed packaged like a LED TV…
Because that’s exactly how it was – in a long and thin box, just like the ones they use for LED TVs. I could never ever imagine that a bed would fit in there, no matter who told me this.
My biggest luck was that I wasn’t home when the delivery boys arrived. I told my neighbor to wait for them, and he had no idea what I had ordered so he wasn’t surprised seeing the package. If I was home, I would have probably told them they came to the wrong house. Or with the wrong package.
So all in all, I was extremely impressed with how they shipped the bed. All the pieces were perfectly placed inside, so there was absolutely no risk of damage. Besides, each piece was also wrapped so that it doesn’t even get easily scratched.
From all the furniture pieces I ever bought, this bed had the best shipping package – the pieces were so compressed that it was impossible that they got damaged.
So for all furniture companies, take a look at this Zinus bed and try to follow the example every time you ship something. In this way, no one will ever complain that you ship them damaged products. And no one will return their stuff. Sounds good, doesn’t it? 😉
2. Assembly – No Big Deal
When it comes to putting this bed together, I must confess it was easier than I had expected. And honestly, I’m not the most skilled person in the world from this point of view…I guess you know what I mean. 😛
So if I say the assembly was pretty easy, it is probably much easier than that in reality.
The bed arrived with a small book of instructions, which I still have I think…well, it must be somewhere around. 😀
Even though it had very little text, there were a lot of pictures which indicated where to place each small piece. So it was really easy, even for someone like me. 😛 This bed is one of those pieces that you can put together by yourself, so no need to worry if you don’t have anyone around.
If you do have, even better, you’ll finish in half an hour probably. I finished in about an hour alone, so you can see that it’s not hard at all. 😉
3. Design – Pretty Good For This Price
Now it’s time to get to some more serious stuff and talk a bit about the structure of this platform bed. Yes, it’s called “platform bed” which means that it should be a bit taller, right? Well, it depends of what you compare it with, but I can say it’s a few inches taller than some other beds.
Regarding the frame, I pretty much liked it at the beginning because it looked much more solid than I would have expected in a $200 bed. However, there’s one thing I still don’t like about it, and I noticed it about one or 2 months.
The wood slats are not as sturdy as they should be. I mean, when you put the mattress and lay above you don’t feel anything, it doesn’t wobble or anything. But after a month when I took off the mattress to clean it up, I noticed 2 of the wood slats weren’t as sturdy as one month ago.
If I tried to pull them gently, they would wobble a bit…Not enough to get broken or anything like this, but I don’t think it’s okay that they don’t stay that sturdy after so little time.
As there was nothing I could do, I just let them like this and checked them and the other slats regularly. To my surprise, they remained the same, I mean they didn’t get broken completely (or even partially), they didn’t even wobble more than before, they simply remained like that.
The other slats were totally fine, and even yesterday when I checked them (specially for this review 😀 ) there didn’t seem to be any problem with them.
So that’s the only possible downside I found in the structure of this platform bed. And I don’t even know if I can properly call it a downside because I noticed it by mistake, so I can’t say it bothers me at all.
Besides this, I absolutely loved the design of this Zinus bed, it really feels sturdy and much more solid than I would have normally expected in a $200 bed. That’s a good explanation why I kept it in my bedroom, and I don’t plan to buy something else too soon. So in this case, a piece doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive in order to be good. 😉
4. Price – Affordable For Any Budget, I Believe
I told you in one of my previous posts that I don’t necessarily spend thousands of dollars on luxurious furniture pieces, simply because I’ve found a lot of high quality items that have decent prices. And that’s one of the main reasons why I created this blog, to share with you all things and help you save some money when buying furniture.
And this Zinus bed is one of the pieces I could recommend to any person, no matter what budget he/she has. That’s because I don’t think you expect to find any bed under $150 or something like this, so if you’re looking for a decent bed frame, you’re probably aware that you have to pay a bit more.
So you were probably surprised when I reviewed this really cheap platform bed…And even more surprised when you saw I said a lot of good things about it. Right? 😀
Well, to be honest, I have a very good opinion about it and would buy it again too. Especially because of the price! And that’s where I wanted to get. 😉
Surprisingly or not, this platform bed from Zinus is one of the cheapest quality beds I’ve found on the market. $240 is really little for a platform bed, you probably agree with me here. And surprisingly, its quality is not bad at all. On the contrary…
Besides, the shipping is also offered for free so it’s not like you’re investing (and risking 😛 ) all your fortune in one furniture piece.
To me it seems that the price is really good and I personally would buy this bed again.
My Final Verdict – Is It As Cheap As It Costs?
If you want my honest opinion, then no, it’s definitely not as cheap as it costs. I would actually estimate its real value as somewhere around $650-$700. It’s not a $1000 bed, that’s for sure, but it’s definitely not a $240 one either.
So the price represents a really big advantage, in my opinion.
I told you before, if I had the chance to buy this platform bed again, I would. I’m really satisfied with how it lasted in these 7 months since I’ve had it, so I can recommend it to you. You won’t make a bad investment, believe me. It’s practically impossible.
But I don’t want to influence you to make any decision, so I will only tell you that I would buy this platform bed again. The rest is up to you. 🙂
Now tell me your opinion!
What do you think about this Zinus platform bed? Will you buy it?
Let me know your answer in a comment. Anne 😀