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10 Platform Beds – a modern and flexible solution in the bedroom

Platform beds are also known as cabin beds. They are a more modern version of the traditional bed and features several key elements. One of them is the structure of the bed itself. It consists of a solid horizontal frame, usually of a rectangular shape, often with a section that features flexible wooden slats that are designed to support the mattress. This provides a flexible support for the mattress as well as ventilation, eliminating the need of any other supportive structure.

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This is a platform bed with a solid, rectangular wooden base featuring a very nice patina

Platform beds can be made from a variety of materials but, most often, they are made of wood or metal, with variations made of bamboo or leather. These beds usually have very simple designs and they don’t always have a headboard or a footboard. The platform on which the mattress sits on can also be larger than it’s necessary, thus allowing built-in features to be included in the design. Some modern or contemporary platform beds can come with built-in nightstands.

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This is a custom double platform bed with a unique design and structure
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This platform bed appears to be floating because of the way the frame is structured
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An example of a typical contemporary platform bed with a minimalist design
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A simple platform bed can also easily integrate in an eclectic décor

 

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A modern bedroom featuring a platform bed with headboard
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A more unusual version of a platform bed with the base made of wooden pallets

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The contrast between the solid wooden base of the bed and the casually-thrown bedding is eye-catching

The designs of platform beds are usually minimalist and they feature clean lines and simple forms and colors. Even though usually it’s not the case, some platform beds can also have drawers or storage compartments underneath the frame. This built-in storage space can also come in the form of a retractable storage headboard unit. But let’s take a look a few interiors featuring platform beds to see how they integrate in different types of environments.

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Posted in Bedding on January 31, 2013

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