Contemporary Platform Beds

Via My Best Furniture


For an ultra modern bedroom, try looking at an old Asian aesthetic; the platform bed has been around for a very long time, but amazingly the clean lines and unpretentious style fit in perfectly with all things contemporary.

Platform beds today are usually flanked with swanky low-level bedside units, composed of a single storage drawer or a floating shelf. In these contemporary sets we regularly see an extended headboard that spans all three pieces, sometimes incorporating space age lighting strips, which are often less about lighting your bedtime page-turner and more about looking just plain cool.

 

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For those not in the know, the Japanese platform bed typically doesn’t require a box spring, your mattress simply sits on top of slats or a solid base. True to tradition examples are seen without footboards or headboards and are sometimes situated in the centre of the room, if you have the floor space, and don’t mind losing your pillows once an hour if you are a wriggly sleeper. As the size of the bed is extended slightly by a border, anyone in the market for a new bunk may shy away from this design if their room is of small proportions, but the low height and simple profile of these pieces create a feeling of space around them, so don’t be too quick to write off the idea of a chic Zen sleeping place.

With the bordering edge standing proud of the sleep zone, these beds appear grand yet retain a simplicity; pleasing on the eye, though not always great against the shins in the scramble from light switch to duvet!

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  • babyJ

    such beautiful designs

  • Areej

    I want buy the bed in last picture how can

    • I wish I knew! I had a difficult job sourcing a platform bed for my own bedroom here in the UK, most designs seem to be from the USA – though in the end my bed came from a French company.

  • I wish I knew! I had a difficult job sourcing a platform bed for my own bedroom here in the UK, most designs seem to be from the USA – though in the end my bed came from a French company.

  • anna

    Dear MyHomeRocks
    Did you find a platform bed in UK?
    As I have identical problem.
    Can not find anything in UK.
    All amazing and beautiful platform beds are on USA websites.
    If you might send me a link or hint, I will appreciate a lot.
    Thank you
    Anna

    • Hi Anna,

      So sorry for the late reply, but if you are still seeking your dream bed I can tell you that I eventually sourced a beautiful platform bed from TrendyProducts.co.uk. The delivery took a while as the manufacturer of the bed was actually in France, but it is a UK company. I rang them for more details before I made the online transaction and it was a British call handler. Hope that helps!

      Emma x