Whether your bedroom needs a complete design overhaul or you are simply in the market for a new bed frame, you should really take the opportunity to add some style to your sleeping quarters with a modern bed design. However, for something that is truly contemporary and blessed with a space saving functionality, you should forego traditional beds in favor of a modern platform bed.
Because of the particular sense of style and warmth that the bed frame exudes, a modern platform bed can fit in seamlessly with almost any design scheme imaginable. Generally speaking, the most popular designs make use of solid wood frames, but Asian designs are steadily increasing in popularity, especially Japanese platform beds.
Why is it that of all the designs it is those of Japanese platform beds that are becoming the most popular? Well, there is a stately elegance and simplicity to Japanese furniture that commands the attraction of many interior designers and to that extent, Japanese furniture aesthetics are becoming a major influence on contemporary furniture design trends, including most modern beds.
Another great thing about contemporary platform beds is that they elevate your sleeping surface, which means that in homes where space is at a premium, such a modern bed design will allow you to store objects underneath. Assuming you’re not one to carelessly hide your bedroom clutter under the bed, this can be a great boon.
Furthermore, a modern bed with a platform design obviates the need for a bulky box spring, which is necessary for support for most beds. Unfortunately most traditional beds use only thin metal cross supports that are inadequate for comfortable sleeping. However, because a platform design means using a slat support or solid panel foundation, one has the liberty of placing their mattress directly on the frame. The result is a minimalist look that is very sophisticated, chic and easy to maintain.
Another thing about a platform design bed frame is that it can save you money. Between the headboard, box spring unit and the foundation, you could easily end up spending nearly half a grand on a regular bed. However, a platform bed frame already has a built in foundation that obviates the need for the three components of a traditional bed design. As such, a platform design is a great investment.