Alternative Beds


A bed does not necessarily have to be a mattress, a box spring and two pillows. There are multiple types of beds that may suit your tastes. Some are hung from the ceiling while others can be stored away in a closet when not in use. It does not matter what size your room is, there is sure to be a custom type of bed to fit your needs.


  • Search around your area for hammocks. Hammocks can either be suspended between two posts such as trees or pillars or even from a ceiling. There is an option of having a self-supported hammock that uses a steel frame that goes underneath the hammock. Hammocks have either a net makeup or cloth. Hammocks can also be made to fit more than one person.

Concealed Beds

  • Explore the possibility of a concealed bed. These beds are usually built into already existing furniture such as book cases, closets or even into the wall itself. The bed is designed into a steel frame that folds up or slides into the existing furniture. Think of a fold-out couch, but when you fold it back in, the whole thing just disappears. These are built primarily for those with little space in a room.

Inflatable Furniture

  • Try out an inflatable bed. Inflatable beds are made out of plastic and can be blown up either by mouth or with a vacuum. Once the mattress is deflated the the bed can be stored and packaged in a small box. These beds are usually quite inexpensive compared to traditional mattresses and bedding. They can also be used for travel on outings such as camping trips.

Memory Foam

  • Think about using a memory-foam mattress. These mattresses will conform to every curve of your body thanks to their design. Your body makes an imprint that will support your weight and give support to the body sections that need it. The first form of this material was developed by NASA and over the years it was altered to help those with sleeping problems.

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