A Luna bed frame from SoftFrame Designs adorned with a cozy blanket

SoftFrame® Bed Frame vs. Cloud Bed: Which Is Right For You?

With so many designs to choose from, finding the perfect bed frame can be a tough and tedious process. But once you’ve narrowed in on a soft bed frame style, there are two clear contenders: The Cloud Bed and the Ultra Set by SoftFrame® Designs.

Learn more about the pros and cons of each design to help you choose the perfect new bed frame for your space.

What Is a Cloud Bed?

Restoration Hardware’s iconic Cloud collection gets its name from its light and simple aesthetic—and the signature Cloud bed frame is no different. It is stylish and imposing with 9" side rails and a headboard that adds 18 inches in width and 18 inches in length to the overall size of your bed, offering an inviting and dramatic flare to your bedroom.

What Are the Pros Of a Cloud Bed?

The Cloud bed is popular for a reason. Explore some of the upsides of this beloved style.

Customizable Upholstery

The Cloud bed is available in over 100 different fabrics and hues, from linen to wool to leather and from white to black to blue. This variety allows you to customize the look and feel to find the perfect fit for your preferred interior aesthetic.


The base of the Cloud bed frame is constructed from solid wood, ensuring that it’s built to last. Restoration Hardware is known for carefully selecting high-quality fabrics and making products built to last, so you can feel good about investing in a product made to provide years of restful sleep.

Removable Slipcovers

With a removable headboard slipcover, you can more easily ensure your Cloud bed stays clean. Though professional upholstery cleaning is recommended, you can zip off the slipcover and take it to the cleaner as needed to avoid stains or unwanted wear over time.

What Are the Cons Of a Cloud Bed?

While there are many perks to a Cloud bed, there are also a few downsides.

Very Expensive

The Cloud bed comes with a sky-high price tag. The base model starts at $3,495, and that price is for the smallest available size and the lowest tier fabric. Fabric upgrades, like leather or performance materials, add to the price and make it an even more expensive purchase. Shipping is also an additional cost, making the total investment in the Cloud bed much higher than the original price.

Heavy & Hard to Move

Because the Cloud bed has a solid wooden base, it is incredibly large and heavy—especially in larger sizes like California King. This makes it difficult to move and is especially challenging to get upstairs to second or third-floor bedrooms. You will absolutely need to hire professional movers in order to get the job done.

Takes Up Space

While visibly striking, Restoration Hardware’s expansive Cloud Bed is better suited for substantially sized spaces than modest urban apartments. The king-sized proportions cater more to palatial estates than practical city dwellers with limited square footage. This means that unless you have an exceptionally large master suite, this bed may prove difficult to accommodate amidst cozier spaces.

Long Lead Times

Many elements of the Cloud bed can be customized, which allows you to build your dream bed—but it also leads to long manufacturing wait times. Many styles can take up to six months to build and ship, requiring a lot of patience from eager customers.

What Is a Soft Bed Frame?

SoftFrame® Designs offers the world's first and only all-cushioned bed frame. Our innovative bed frames instantly transform your mattress and box spring into an elegant, upholstered bed frame for a stub-toe-free zone. More than stunning works of art for your bedroom, our thoughtfully designed bed frames are made with only plush cushioning and luxurious fabric for a stylish and functional upgrade to your bedroom. Despite the Ultra Set’s high-end appeal, the price point is significantly more accessible than the cost of the RH Cloud Bed.

While both bed frames are finished in plush, beautiful upholstery, the Ultra bed frame is free of hard, heavy materials like wood offering only soft surfaces around your bed. Our bed frames also allow you to upcycle your existing box spring by placing our elegant bed frames on top. The twice-patented design has no hard edges or corners, ensuring you won’t have to suffer from stubbed toes or bruised shins ever again.

We have completely redefined the look and functionality of the traditional bed frame. Our innovative SoftFrame® Designs are game-changing and easy to use—the perfect blend of beauty and purpose. Find your perfect SoftFrame® bed frame with one of our three distinct styles: The Classic, the Ultra, and the Luna. Exclusively available on our website only.

What Are the Pros Of a SoftFrame® Bed Frame?

In addition to the sleek, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic, a soft bed frame from SoftFrame Designs offers many perks.

A Pillowy and Protective Place To Rest

Each soft bed frame is crafted with CertiPUR-US® foam to ensure it is as soft and safe as possible. The high-density foam design makes our bed frames lightweight and easy to move while also indulgently plush. They create a soft and cozy bed frame that makes your bedroom feel like a serene escape. Plus, they provide an all-around cushion that keeps toes and all body parts safe, making them perfect for kids of all ages, pets, and adults.

Easy To Set Up

Our bed frame is so easy to set up - anyone could do it! There’s no need for movers, tools, or complex instructions to set up your bed frame and enjoy the comfort.

Hassle-free and lightweight, they’re great for urban spaces and small living areas. The headboard and bedframe combined weigh less than 55 pounds, making it the perfect option for any room in your home—even upstairs bedrooms. The lightweight yet sturdy materials make carrying and setup easy for an individual, with no heavy lifting or back strain.


While the CertiPUR-US® foam that makes up SoftFrame® Designs bed frames is lightweight, it’s also a more eco-conscious choice. The foam is also free of hazardous chemicals found in other types of foam, and it is also made without heavy metals or ozone depleters and has low emissions for higher indoor air quality. This eco-conscious manufacturing is not only better for the environment, but also it’s a practical and safer option for you and your family.

Additionally, because we use lightweight yet durable materials, we’re able to lower our carbon footprint from shipping. Simply take your existing box spring and turn it into something beautiful and functional with a SoftFrame® bed frame. Our innovative design allows you to upgrade your bedroom while being mindful of environmental impact.


SoftFrame® bed frames are priced affordably to make them accessible for most budgets. The bed frames start at $409 for a twin size and go up to $649 for a King with several price points in between.

If you’re on a budget, start with our best-selling bed frame and when the time is right add the headboard or bolster pillow to complete the look. Having this kind of flexibility makes it possible to curate a sleek, modern bedroom without overspending.

What Are the Cons Of a Soft Bed Frame?

A SoftFrame® Designs bed frame can beautifully transform your bedroom—but be sure to understand any downsides before deciding.

Requires a Box Spring

Because of SoftFrame® Designs bed frame construction, box springs are a must to provide added support for your mattress. If you don’t already have a box spring, they are relatively affordable and easy to install before adding your new soft bed frame—but it may require an extra step. Not to worry, our helpful customer care team is here to assist you in finding the perfect box spring for your new SoftFrame bed frame. We want to make the purchase and setup process as smooth as possible. (And who knows, we may even start selling them ourselves!) Contact us anytime for recommendations and advice on choosing the ideal box spring for your bedroom.

More Limited Fabric Range

While SoftFrame® Designs does offer multiple fabric choices for their bed frames, they don’t have quite the breadth of options available for the Cloud bed. Each soft bed frame can be customized in a range of colors and fabrics, from White to Onyx. With seven different fabrics to choose from for adult styles and four fabrics for children’s soft bed frames, you can find a SoftFrame® Designs fabric that works well in your space.

Choosing Between a SoftFrame® Bed and a Cloud Bed

Both the Cloud bed and soft bed frames from SoftFrame® Designs have pros and cons. If you are looking to style your room with all the beauty of a cloud bed aesthetic while gaining a protective and functional piece at a fraction of the price, SoftFrame® Designs bed frames are the solution for your dream bedroom. These beautiful, well-constructed, stylish bed frames will instantly elevate your entire bedroom and offer a cozy and comfortable place to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.

Explore the full SoftFrame® Designs collection today and find the perfect bed frame for your space.

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