Colby Upholstered Platform Bed by Zipcode Design Review


The Colby platform bed by Zipcode Design is a stunning item that will transform your bedroom, regardless of the bed size you choose. Because it ships in one carton and comes complete with its frame, legs, and wooden slats conveniently located in a zippered compartment in the back of the headboard, it features easy assembly even for the most novice of customers. It is a very contemporary upholstered platform bed that comes in four different sizes (size information is given below), and it features a square stitched headboard that goes along with a low profile footboard style frame. Wooden slats and exposed feet for support add to the functional aspects of the product. Also, it comes upholstered in dark gray that looks luxurious, and it simply makes this platform bed an excellent addition to any bedroom.

Zipcode Design strives to provide customers with furniture items that boast contemporary designs suited to today’s modern shopper. Everyone is always on the move, and Zipcode Design wants to help you turn a simple place that you call “here” into a personal place that you can call “home” with just a few easy clicks. Their value-priced apartment essentials capture the bright pops of color, geometric patterns, and contemporary silhouettes that encapsulate the urban aesthetic—and are designed to fit in homes of all shapes and sizes.

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This is a platform bed that comes with black, wooden legs, and the bed is compatible with bed risers. The bed itself is dark gray in color. It has a center support leg made of metal, and this is a bed that is box spring compatible. The frame of the bed is also made of wood (pressed wood), and slats are included as well, giving support for a good night’s sleep. Keep in mind that a box spring is not actually required for use. On the other hand, slats are, in fact, required, as is assembly.

The product comes with a 5-year warranty as well, and comes complete with a headboard that is made in panel design. The 14 slats that are required for assembly are included, and the recommended mattress height is 14″. A footboard is included, as well as center support legs. A total of five center support legs come with each product. The head of the bed is adjustable.

The back is made in finished back design, complete with polyester and polyester blend upholstery, all made in China. The bed’s mattress is not included, but slats are, as mentioned above. This product is smartly shipped directly to your door, and its classic styling and strong support for your mattress give you style as well as function.

Before making a purchase, check the measurements of the platform bed as given below against the size of the living space in which you plan to use this product. You should make sure the bed will fit in your intended area of use before making a purchase – and you might want to add a few inches across all measurements just to be safe:

Twin Size

  • The overall dimensions are 40” H x 40.5” W x 79.5” D
  • The distance from the bottom of the side rail to the floor is 6.3”
  • The overall product weight is 66lbs
  • From the top of the headboard to the bedframe measures 36.8”
  • The headboard itself measures 40” H x 40.5” W x 79.5” D
  • The weight capacity of the twin size bed is 300lbs

Full Size

  • The overall dimensions are 44.5” H x 58.5” W x 82” D
  • The distance from the bottom of the side rail to the floor is 8”
  • The overall product weight is 78.92lbs
  • From the top of the headboard to the bedframe measures 36.8”
  • Weight capacity of the full-size bed is 400lbs

Queen Size

  • The overall dimensions are 44.5” H x 65” W x 87.5” D
  • The distance from the bottom of the side rail to the floor is 8 ”
  • The overall product weight is 85.54lbs
  • From the top of the headboard to the bedframe measures 36.8”
  • Weight capacity of the Queen size bed is 500lbs

King Size

  • The overall dimensions are 40.5” H x 80.3” W x 87.5” D
  • The distance from the bottom of the side rail to the floor is 8”
  • The overall product weight is 90.39lbs
  • From the top of the headboard to the bedframe measures 40.5”
  • Weight capacity of the King size bed is 600lbs

Other Dimensions

The distance between the bed rail to floor, including legs, is 14″

Available Select Upholstery

  • This bed comes in dark gray, with black legs made of pressed wood.


All the prices are only for reference, Exact price will be based on the latest quotation.

The Colby upholstered platform bed is currently on sale for $132.99. At this price, you will save 40% off the official listed price of $219.90. However, because there are often seasonal promotions and other marketing deals on offer, make sure you check the latest price before finalizing your purchase so that you can catch any ongoing sales or lock in any deals at the exact time that you are ready to buy. This item also comes with monthly payments as low as $12 per month, as well as free shipping on qualifying orders.

If you are interested in buying protection for this item, you can purchase a pretty comprehensive protection plan for $12.99 that covers accidental stains, incidental damage, unintentional stains, rips, tears, burns, punctures, chips, dents, and water rings. Customers who purchase a protection plan are covered for the above-mentioned damages as soon as their sofa is delivered. However, all customers should keep in mind that damage caused by neglect, improper care, intentional abuse, a failure to comply with the manufacturer’s warranty, or as a result of using the sofa or sectional for purposes other than its intended purpose of sitting on are not covered.


Most customers were very impressed with the quality of this bed. If you pay a few hundred dollars for an upholstered bed frame, you can’t really expect much, but this item is actually very sturdy and very appealing. Many reviews validate this claim, although there are a few differences in opinion across various customer segments as to what they expected versus what they got once the product was delivered.

Some customers said the upholstered headboard does not have enough cushion, but it has enough filling to be thick enough to be a bit of a cushion, but is also pretty firm and taught as well, which makes for a more polished look. Also, its parts are stored in the headboard during shipping, which is absolutely brilliant. Some customers said the material on the back of the headboard was disappointing and thin like paper, however, this is not the case, and it is only light if you want to store something heavy in it. The designers probably did not intend customers to utilize that compartment after shipping, but since the space is there, you can if you want to.

A few customers complained that they backing was ripped or dirty inside, but this is not a big issue even if it is true (which isn’t always the case) because the backing is not something that is visible all the time. You may also be worried about how low everything would be to the ground once your mattress is in place, but even with tall users, the ones whom you wouldn’t want to feel like they have to crawl off the floor every morning, this bed is a great height, and high enough from the ground to store some things under (nothing as big as suitcases, but thin drawers or containers fit easily).

Installation is simple and straightforward, and comes with no words, only pictures, but still, assembly is a breeze, and you should be able to put it together without any issues in about an hour. Everything fits like a glove, and overall, this bed is worth the price. It’s a great deal, as the bed does not shake, squeak, wiggle, creak, or wobble.


One major shortcoming is plastic legs that come with the product. However, they are pretty sturdy and don’t deter from the overall sleekness of the bed. Also, another potential issue you may face has to do with the slats. Not the quality, though, but the quantity. You may have noticed that most buyers, and even the seller’s description, state that 14 slats are required for setup, so most everyone receives 14 slats with their shipment, but on occasion, you may receive fewer. This was one problem, as well as the fact that the spaces between each slat are actually closer to 4″, not the 3″ stated in the assembly instructions and product description. Some beds require 3″ spacing in between slats for warranty terms, not to mention that your mattress may wear down more quickly with fewer or more widely spaced slats, but these problems notwithstanding, the slats are attached with a strip of Velcro and are very easy to manage.


You can’t beat the price of this platform bed, and it is definitely better quality than you might expect given the price. It comes with super easy and swift shipping, and has everything you need for assembly stored in the headboard. Easy instructions, better than IKEA, are included as well, and the bed can be assembled in about an hour. All in all, a nice looking, sleek, and budget-friendly item perfect for the home or apartment bedroom.

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In closing, we do not accept money, gifts or samples from furniture companies in exchange for special consideration in the preparation of our reviews.

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