The IDLE Smart Base features cutting edge design while providing the strength and integrity of superior construction. With the IDLE Smart Base, you will be free from traditional, cumbersome box springs. Our minimalist base ships in a compact box and is easy to assemble, no tools required.
It features two L-shaped hinged pieces which fold flat for shipping, one center crossbar, and tri-decking for supporting your sleep surface.
STRONG AND STURDY
Engineered with solid wood, the foundation has been
rigorously tested for durability and proven
to stand up to years of sleep.
It can be easily assembled and disassembled in a matter of minutes — and you don’t need to use any tools.
Our slats are 4 inches apart, making them supportive for the entire mattress. Older box spring slats were further apart causing sag.
Idle Foundation Reviews
Good bed, top of the line and at a good price.
Peter A. - Wellseley, MA
“Review by Jean Maroney”
I decided to save up and invest in my home early in my adulthood, and a bed was the first thing I thought of saving up for ever since I got an apartment of my own. I was looking around and a good friend of mine suggested that I check the Idle sleep website for beds frames and mattresses, and I came across this bed foundation. I am drawn to it and how it suits the minimalist and Japanese aesthetic, so I immediately added it to cart and set it up for a purchase. It had a few additional expenses for the bed legs and the delivery, but I have given a discount for it so it pays off. When it arrived, I was incredibly happy and satisfied.
It was actually strong and sturdy, which guarantees that it will work for me for a long time. It has enough slats for aeration and offers stable support for the mattress. The high-quality material looks chic and it’s surprisingly easy to assemble, without the need to use tools! I was so excited when I got it and it made me look forward to furnishing my home for optimum comfort and homeliness. This is such a great purchase. Thank you Idle Sleep!
Jean M. - Hamilton, OH
“Review by Elizabeth Schwartz”
There is quite a selection of beds in the website, and I wasn’t sure whether this bed foundation was what I truly needed in my bedroom. Thankfully, the Idle Sleep customer support assistance team was truly helpful to give me the data I need to ensure that this product was suited in my home. They facilitated the entire process, and I was well-informed with the specifications of the product. It was also made known that it comes disassembled, so as to allow for easy transport from one place to another without having to deal with the hassle of carrying a bed frame in its entirety. It’s so convenient!
The smart foundation was also designed for intuitive assembly, which works well for me because I’m not good at putting things together. The design is also simple and sleek, so it can go well with any bedroom interior fit-out. It is as well made with superior material that is built to last. Good thing I also matched it up with a mattress also from Idle Sleep, and I just got a great deal from the set. I’m looking forward to this investment paying off with some restful nights. This presents such a great opportunity to refresh my sleep cycle. Thank you!
Elizabeth S. - Chicago, IL
“Review by Jon Shepard”
I got this foundation from Idle Sleep because it looked so smart, with a simple assembly method and its sturdy built, I was hooked. It was almost a wonderful deal, until I had to recheck the payment and I saw how much I actually owed. What really grinds my gears is how there are so many additional expenses, even when the product itself already costs so much. Truly this is not a budget friendly product, and this is probably because of the high quality product they bring to the market. The product in and of itself is fine. It is strong enough to support the mattress and the weight of the users, and it’s even suitable to for minimalist homes that prefer to make use of every square inch of their home. This can even be the type of framing that you can lean diagonally on the wall to make more room in the house for hosting events. Good thing with the company is that they offer payment methods that allow you to pay throughout 6 or 12 months, so I availed of this offer. I’ve been using this foundation with a standard sized mattress, and it seems to work fine. This just might turn out to be a good deal after all.
Jon S. - Jersey, NJ
“Review by Elise Howard”
The delivery took too long and the company doesn’t give constant updates whether the courier is on his way, if they’ve already prepared the product, etc. That part, and the exclusion of the bed legs is also a cause of frustration for me. Even so, this foundation proved steady and stable since I use my bed when working on my freelance stints. It holds the mattress firm and is made with durable material. It boasts of a guarantee of being able to retain its quality and strength for years on end, and it’s beneficial on the buyer’s part that they give this kind of reassurance, with a 5-year warranty to back it up.
Another thing I appreciate about the design is how simple the parts are to assemble and it needs to tools or equipment to secure them together. If I decide to move this bed to another room or disassemble it to provide more space, I can easily transport them by placing the pieces back in its box. It also comes in a standard size, so if you have a fully functional mattress at the moment, it can fit into it just fine. Somehow, it saves time and energy, instead of having the traditional bed and carrying it through the doors and up or down the stairs. I can even do it alone, so that’s very convenient on my part. Thank you so much, Idle Sleep.
Elise H. - Pittsburgh, PA
“Review by Christopher Mercer”
Straying from the traditional and typical bed frame design was a bit of a risk for me because the Idle Sleep foundation is a bit different and stylishly unique in its own way. It classifies as minimalist furniture that places the bed – mattress, beddings, pillows and all – closer to the floor. However, I took a chance and I learned to assemble the parts as soon as I received the delivered package, and I have no regrets with the purchase. In fact, I consider this a great investment that suits my lifestyle very well.
I realized that much of my home space, especially the vertical space, remains unutilized, and this allowed me to redesign my bedroom – tiny house style. This bed foundation even comes in a standard dimensioning, so it wasn’t difficult for me to find a mattress that can fit into its size. Its design also features slats that keep the cushion supported and secured into place, while keep the mattress aerated. The longer that it’s in my home, the more that I appreciate making the purpose, and I might invest in more stuff from the high quality products of Idle Sleep. I can now say goodbye to the hassle of box springs. Thanks guys!
Christopher M. - Minneapolis, MN
My husband and I decided to check out this company because of the good things we hard about it. We decided to get one of their mattresses and because we decided to get it from Idle Sleep, we also chose to get their Smart Foundation base to go with it. While we loved the mattress, the foundation itself was only okay. It was easy enough to assemble and it seems durable enough to last but it doesn’t seem to be anything other than a base.
This is why it only gets 3 stars from me. It offers enough support and it’s sturdy enough to handle both me, my husband, and our 4-year old daughter who likes to sleep with us sometimes but I think even if we still used our old base, it’ll still work. I wish they added more features so it would be more than just a base.
Pauline S. - Memphis, TN
“Easy assembly and disassembly”
When I bought this base, I thought I would have a hard time putting it together but it was surprisingly easy, even when done alone. I was also surprised to find how easy it was to disassemble when I renovated my apartment last month.
It was surprising because it’s was extremely solid and sturdy during the months I was using it so I thought taking it apart would pose a challenge. Another thing I loved about this base is that it fits perfectly with the existing bed frame I had and the mattress I bought from them to go along with it.
The combination of the mattress and base has allowed me to sleep well at night which gives me enough energy during the day. I really love the level of support this base provides. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to overhaul their sleeping system.
Shawn d. - San Jose, CA
“Can stand even the abuse from a lively 3-year-old”
I have a really energetic 3-year-old son that loves to jump on our bed which is how our previous base broke. I looked around online and saw this base from Idle Sleep. The positive reviews convinced me to give it a try, hoping it was as durable as they say it is.
While it passed when it comes to supporting me and my husband, the true test lies with our 3-year old and I can honestly say that this base passed with flying colors. It held steady even when he vigorously jumped on it.
I have yet to see if it will last longer than our previous base because we’ve only had this for a couple of months but it has been great so far. It’s definitely worth buying. We highly recommend it for parents with energetic children like ours.
Kristina T. - Raleigh, NC
“Excellent back support”
I came across Idle Sleep while looking for a mattress because my old one just didn’t provide the back support I needed. I decided to buy their Smart Foundation base as well to go with my new mattress and it has been truly amazing.
The combination of their base and double-sided latex mattress has helped reduce my back pain, something I’ve been suffering from for years now. I love how stable and sturdy this base is. It has provided me the necessary support I needed to get proper sleep at night.
I also loved how easy it was to assemble when it arrived. I didn’t even need to ask for help to set it up. I was also pleasantly surprised to see how well it fit my frame. Even though I measured it beforehand, I didn’t think it would fit that well.
Overall, this has really been a great purchase for me and I will definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
Kevin S. - Boise, ID
“Perfect for those always moving”
I got this base right before I moved to another city and I thought it would be incredibly hard to take apart so I can bring it with me. I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy it was to disassemble it even though I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks. It made moving so much easier because it took up less space in the truck.As for the quality, I love how incredibly well-built it is and it provides ample support which makes sleeping at night extremely comfortable. It’s also durable enough that it can handle even someone who weighs as much as I do.
I use this base in combination with their double-sided hybrid mattress so I’m not really sure how well its support is when paired with other mattresses.
I only gave it 4 stars because the delivery was delayed by a couple of days. Other than that, it’s a well-built base and great for those who are always moving from one place to another.
Jolly M. - Chesapeake, VA
“Review by Amelia Torres”
I was a bit hesitant to buy this foundation because of its price. But, after receiving the product, I’m so glad I did. The Idle Smart Base perfectly fits with my old frame. It gives it an extra boost of integrity and durability. Furthermore, the overall make of the foundation is quite sturdy and tough, and the hinges connect perfectly with each other, giving more strength to the foundation.
The base gives a whole new strength to my almost scuffing mattress. Now, it looks like my mattress could withstand a year or two, thanks to this Idle Smart Foundation. I only gave it four stars because of its price, but all in all, this is a commendable product.
Amelia T. - Jackson, WY
“Review by Benjamin Elliot”
I only gave this foundation a 3-star rating because of a lot of reasons. First, it didn’t arrive on time. I don’t know whose fault it was, but I was just disappointed that it didn’t arrive as promised. When the packaged arrived, I saw that the box was a little bit crumpled and torn. It doesn’t give the right impression to me. The good part, though, was that it has all the complete parts and is not damaged. I did the whole installation process in just minutes. It would have been a 5 star if not for the delivery and the packaging, but overall, I was quite satisfied with the product itself.
. - Erie, PA
“Review by Victoria Matthews”
I was very happy with this Idle Smart foundation because it perfectly fits my older frame. It also perfectly houses my new Idle mattress, giving it a firmer boost. The hinges are secured well and perfect fit for each other. I don’t have to worry if my husband constantly tosses and turns because the smart foundation securely supports the mattress. I assembled this cutting-edge foundation all by myself maybe for about 15 minutes without requiring unnecessary tools. This foundation indeed is a good buy because it gives a whole new base for my new mattress. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Victoria M. - Lansing, MI
“Review by Henry White”
After convincing my wife that we need a new base for our bed, we did a lot of research on what’s new and what’s good. We’re so glad we got to stumble on the Idle Smart Base on the internet. Although only a few have been said of this product, looking at it on their website, we were quite amazed by how good and sturdy it looks. When the package arrived, we excitedly open it. Upon inspecting the product, I could say that it really looks and feels sturdy and durable. Installing it was a breeze, and I even did it within 10 minutes, no tools required. It perfectly fits my previous frame, giving it a whole new robust look. After putting the mattress and trying it, I could say that we really did make the right decision in buying this frame.
Henry W. - Lafayette, IN
“Review by Charlotte Wilson”
At first, I was quite skeptical about buying a foundation. My husband was the one to persuade me into buying this, as his friend told him it is very good. Well, I’m glad I succumbed to his urges. This foundation is superb. My husband had it installed within just a few minutes without needing any tools. Plus, the foundation looks durable and robust. It gives a whole new boost to our mattress. It is also not that hard to move in the future. Overall, I love this product and how it provides strength and improvement on our old mattress.