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Ultimate Platform Bed Style Guide

Ultimate Platform Bed Style Guide

Buying a platform bed can be a stressful experience if you go out shopping without knowing what you’re looking for. If you don’t have at least an idea about the kind of product you want, you may easily be swayed by advertisements. You could end up with furniture that may not match your home design or an item that you can’t really afford to buy at the moment.

To make your shopping experience easier and more pleasant, we’ve come up with a few guidelines that can help you pick the right modern platform bed and improve your skills as a furniture shopper. Read on to learn tips and reminders that will lead you to a great buy.


To start, decide on the style you want for your bedroom. Do you want a modern space with a metal platform bed or you’d rather have a comfy and warm wood platform bed? If you think a modern bedroom is all about furniture that inspires a cold and impersonal atmosphere, you should see what a modern wood platform bed could do for your room. Wood furniture has a warm glow and a deep character that gives a welcoming atmosphere without sacrificing its modern design. A metal contemporary platform bed provides a piece that would be a perfect focal point for a sleek contemporary bedroom. Those with minimalistic designs in mind might prefer a Japanese inspired platform bed that puts the term low profile to shame. 

For those who want to add sophistication to their room, a leather-upholstered modern platform bed would be an enchanting addition. Some models feature the tufted design for a classic appeal while others go for a smooth leather upholstery design that complements an elegant bedroom look.

Modern Platform Bed

Modern styled platform beds contrast with traditional styled bed in the way that modern style is a clean, streamlined furniture. Words such as sleek and smooth are words that are usually used to describe surfaces in a modern interior. Nowadays, most platform beds that are available in the market are modern styled beds. Rarely you would see people would a prefer a traditional styled platform bed. You can look for various modern platform bed in our platform bed category.

Modern platform beds feature simple and smooth lines that complement the minimalist theme that is becoming a rage in today’s chaotic and busy world. With so many things going on outside the home, more and more people want to come home to an uncluttered space, which is the appeal of the minimalist design. The modern platform bed is the perfect minimalist bed for someone looking for functional, stylish, and up-to-date bedroom furniture.


Contemporary Platform Beds

Contemporary usually features with clean lines, neutral elements and bold color characterize. The contemporary style is known for its underlying simplicity of line, shape, form, and attention to practical functions in contrast to the dramatic and lavish appearances of traditional bedroom furniture styles.

Among the more commonly found characteristics of contemporary platform beds are sleek, straight lines; gently swooping curves; solid, easily discernible finishes and colors; simple, tasteful flourishes and other artistic flairs; the use of high-tech foam as a mattress material; and other characteristics.

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Japanese Platform Bed

Japanese platform bed are known for its gently swooping lines, it usually strongly reminds you of the architectural phenomena of pagodas, or the curved armor applications in traditional Samurai warrior garb. The gentle curves, along with the straight, Zen-like lines, are said to promote well-being, healing, and just general good fortune. Another feature that makes japanese platform bed stands out is the use of "tatami mats". The mats are usually made of straw and for keeping people and objects separated from the bed frame.

A japanese platform bed will least cost you about a few hundred dollars. Some fancy one may be even thousand dollars. If you think it is worthwhile, then go ahead and get your desired japanese platform bed.

Durability and Versatility of Design

Check the craftsmanship of the bed and make sure that it will be able to withstand years of use. If the piece is durable, then the design should be able to keep up with changing of color themes and room design. If a bed is durable but by the next year, the design looks out-of-date, you’d be looking for a new bed before two years is up. Make sure that the bed, by its craftsmanship and design, will hold up to daily wear and tear and the changing design themes for many years.


Budget is always an important consideration. Be on the lookout for stores that offer the most value for your purchase. Find stylish and durable designs that are offered at discount prices. Do not go for the cheapest item you find. Do a little research and take note of stores that offer sales and promos. Then check to see which one offers the best deal.


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