Platform Bed Ideas

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Platform beds are a European trend that has become popular in the U.S. These raised beds are very popular in European countries, where bedrooms tend to be smaller. The platform bed is designed to be a space saver, with drawers typically hidden beneath the bed. Whatever your needs, platform beds are both practical and stylish. Keep the basic guidelines and ideas in mind, however, when selecting the perfect bed for your room.

Keep It Simple

  • Platform beds are ideal for those who appreciate the clean lines of a simple style. They don’t come with clunky headboards or ornate bedposts. This also allows you to use pretty much whatever additional decor you have available. You aren’t tied to a cherry armoire or maple dressers; you don’t have to get a whole new bedroom set when you switch to a platform bed.

Contemporary

  • A contemporary style platform bed offers a headboard option. Many new style beds offer a leather or microfiber padded headboard. While not only stylish, it also adds a functional aspect to the bed, serving as a backrest while watching television or reading in bed. This look coordinates well with many furniture options, especially all black furniture.

For Kids

  • Platform beds, despite their name, actually sit close to the ground, which makes it easy to get in and out of them. There is no typical under-the-bed space where kids like to "store" toys. The smaller twin size is becoming more available. The simple design also allows for a smooth transition when you change the theme of your child's room.

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