Detroit Upholstered Sleigh Bed Frame Reviews – 3 Years Later!

Detroit Upholstered Sleigh Bed Frame Reviews – 3 Years Later!

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The Detroit Bed Frame is a stylish and beautifully designed sleigh style frame, that features all of the elements you would expect from a contemporary bed. 

For over four years, it continues to be one of the top selling sleigh beds from Dreams, out of a total of 12 sleigh beds offered by the retailer.

Detroit Sleigh Bed Frame Overview:

  • Elegant scroll design, creating a true centerpiece in any bedroom.
  • Large storage drawer located at the foot-end of the bed.
  • Available in faux leather or woven fabric.
  • Comes with 1 year guarantee.

In this detailed review, we’ll take a closer look at the Detroit Bed from Dreams. We’ll also list all the pros and cons customers have talked about in their reviews. 

1. Detroit Upholstered Sleigh Bed Frame

Detroit Upholstered Sleigh Bed Frame grey fabric
Detroit Sleigh Bed in brown faux leather

You can choose between a brown leather finish or woven fabric in grey, navy or smoke. Meaning you can select the style that will best match the interior of your home. The headboard is 119cm high, and is comfortable to lean back against and watch TV or read a book.

At the foot-end of the bed there is a hidden storage drawer (22cm deep), which is reinforced for support and enables you to store various items that you don’t need access to every day. That being said, it is easy to access, making it the ideal space for towels and bedsheets.

The frame comprises solid wooden slats that provide exceptional support for any mattress you choose and enables airflow throughout the bed. 

Rating: 4.8/5 stars from 1,220 customers
Size: small double, double, king, super king
Price: from £699

2. Detroit Sleepmotion 200i Adjustable Upholstered Bed Frame

Detroit Sleepmotion Adjustable Sleigh Bed Frame

You can upgrade the Detroit bed frame from a solid base to a high-tech adjustable base.

This will allow you to control the head and leg areas of the mattress, and create a zero-gravity feeling.

You can customise the perfect position for watching TV or reading a book for example. Sleeping on an adjustable bed helps improve circulation and relieve painful pressure points, providing you with a comfortable night sleep. You can control the positions of the base either with a standard remove (which comes already included) or by using your phone via the Dreams mobile app.

The total weight limit of the 200i Sleepmotion base is 355kg or 55 stone, which includes the weight of the mattress. If you’re looking for a new mattress, the Therapur and Flaxby mattress collections at Dreams are compatible with the Sleepmotion base

Rating: 4.8/5 stars from 1,220 customers
Size: double, king, super king
Price: from £1,298

Storage Drawer:

foot-end bed storage drawer

At the foot end of the Detroit bed, there is a large storage drawer which you can easily pull out and access.

The depth of the storage drawer is 22cm, while the length and width of drawer itself depends on the size of the bed.

Below are shown the dimensions of the storage drawer, depending on what bed size you’re looking to purchase:

  • Small Double: 105cm long x 60cm wide
  • Double: 105cm long x 60cm wide
  • King: 120cm long x 60cm wide
  • Super King: 120cm long x 60cm wide

If you wish, you can pair the Detroit frame with a matching brown bonded leather bedside chest, offering additional storage and acting as an ideal accompaniment to the frame.

Please note that the Detroit Sleepmotion Base Bed Frame does not come with a storage drawer. If you’re looking for a sleigh bed with a similar design, but which has a much larger storage area, then consider the Wilson Upholstered Ottoman Bed Frame

Another alternative would be the Lucia Upholstered Bed Frame, which has two storage drawers located on the left and right side of the bed.

Delivery and Assembly Information:

When you order the Detroit from Dreams, you benefit from a 1-year guarantee as standard and free delivery. You should note that the frame doesn’t come with a mattress, so you can couple you purchase with one of several excellent mattresses from Dreams, which can be delivered simultaneously as the new bed frame.

The assembly is fairly straightforward, and should take about 45 minutes if you have two people working together. You also have the option to purchase expert assembly, for a fee of £70.

Detroit Upholstered Sleigh Bed Frame dreams double size
Detroit Upholstered Sleigh Bed Frame dreams king size

Above you can see two customer photos, of the Detroit Sleigh Bed upholstered in grey fabric. The bed looks beautiful in both large and small bedrooms, plus the storage drawer is a big plus for many.

Detroit Upholstered Bed Frame Reviews

When looking at a snapshot of the Detroit Bed Frame customer reviews, it scores 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 1,220 reviews. Generally, it is considered a sturdy, beautiful and well made bed, and is very popular with customers.


  • Understandably given the specifications, customers are delighted with the frame’s elegant design and are particularly pleased with the under-bed storage drawer.
  • What’s more, it’s been mentioned that it’s relatively straightforward to put together, which is an important consideration when choosing your preferred frame.
  • Many have said that it’s comfortable and those that purchased the Sleepmotion base have said that it improves sleep quality
  • Overall customers have said that the bed is good quality and they feel it represents excellent value for the money.


  • When looking at the negative reviews, a couple of people have been disappointed with the quality. One reviewer suggested that the leather ripped far too easily, and another found it too difficult to assemble and discovered that it began creaking after a few weeks due to the poor quality of the screws and frame.
  • However, it’s important to note that there are very few negative reviews, and out of 1,220, only 19 people give the Detroit bed less than 3 stars.

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