Awesome Floating Bed Designs To Blow Out Your Bedroom Decor

A floating bed offers stylish appeal to your bedroom space. As an eye-catching focal point you won’t find a better furniture piece. Most often associated with modern interior design, they can be a fresh addition to your home, no matter what your style.

Floating Bed DesignsView in gallery

If you don’t know anything about floating beds, we can change that. We’ll show you the best floating bed designs, how they work, and how you can add one to your bedroom. They make look complicated, but they’re just as easy as traditional beds. 

Bottom Base

Floating bedView in gallery
Instead of a large headboard, the artwork above this floating bed is the focal point.

Floating beds rely on a platform for support. They are added underneath LED lighting to make it seem as if the bed is floating. 

Contemporary Levitating Style

Floating bed with bathroom behindView in gallery
The decorative crossbar under the head of the bed is lit from underneath, which highlights the bed’s lack of visible support.

Before we get into the different floating bed styles, we wanted to provide with some background information so you’ll understand floating beds in a higher level. 

Floating Beds: Origins

While most beds consist of a mattress and a box spring set on a frame of some type, the platform bed uses a sturdier frame and eliminates the need for the box spring. 

Installing a floating bed in a larger space plays up the modernist and openness of the roomView in gallery
Installing a floating bed in a large room adds a touch of modernism to the living space.

With most floating beds, an optional headboard is available. Because the space is more compact, the lack of a headboard or posts give it a more open feel. 

Levitating Float Bed

Floating bed with LED light underView in gallery
Without visible support, the bed looks like it’s floating. It may look mysterious, but it’s only an illusion.

Floating Bed Frame

Brown modern bedroom with floating bedView in gallery
Dark wood, built-in nightstands and textured bedding add up to a very masculine look for this floating bed.

Wall Support

Contemporary bedroom featuring a floating bedView in gallery
A floating bed creates a big statement in a small room, consequently making it seem more spacious.

Platform Base

Taylor Smith Architects Bedroom DesignView in gallery
A masculine design doesn’t have to feel cold. For example, honey-colored wood highlights this warm, yet masculine bedroom.

Bottom Base LED LIghting

Adding to their style, floating beds often feature LED lights that cover their edges. The lights enhance the floating illusion.

Edge Lighting

Floating platform bed with ledView in gallery
A bit lower to the ground than some other designs, this floating bed is more of a transitional design.  

Levitating Bed Frame

LED light for platform bedView in gallery
A floating bed can also add to the elegance of a bedroom. Here the wider platform box set closer to the floor is highlighted by the under lighting.  The neutral palette and textured linens keep the decor serene and peaceful

Modern Platform Bed Innovations

LED Lighting

Fast forward to 2015 and designers have made creative use of advances in LED lighting. They have revamped the platform bed and really make it seem to float. While interior designers could always have used under lighting, rope lights and today’s small, cool LED bulbs made it easier to create innovative designs. Even DIY enthusiasts can build a floating bed.

Minimalist asian inspired bedroomView in gallery
With no headboard and a modern room design, this levitating bed provides a soft touch for the bedroom. 

Floating Bed Illusion

Designers achieve a floating illusion through different methods.

Suprisingly, a floating bed does not always need to be anchored to the wall. You can fully see the floor support at the head of the bed.  View in gallery

Some levitating bed platforms are anchored to the wall and held up with a single support leg.

Other types rest on a smaller box platform that is not readily visible when looking at the bed from around the room.

Floating Bed With Nightstand

This very modern black and white floating bed unit is indeed a good example of a floating bedroom system.  View in gallery

Finally, some beds have Lucite legs that create an illusion of floating.

Sleek Style

In this setting, the modern horizontally paneled wall acts as the bed's headboard, accented by the attached shelving that acts as a nightstand.View in gallery
In this setting, the modern horizontally paneled wall acts as the bed’s headboard, accented by the attached shelving that acts as a nightstand.
Floating beds are particularly well suited to an eclectic room setting, because they allow bedding and accent furniture to be the focus.View in gallery
Levitating beds are well suited to an eclectic room setting, because they allow bedding and accent furniture to be the focus.

Floating Bed Styles

While a levitating bed is indeed part of many minimalist and modern bedrooms designs, it can be the focal point of any interior design style. As with any piece of furniture, the material you choose for the platform and the headboard dictate the design style. 

  • Natural or rustic-looking wood frames and headboards can make a floating bed fitting for a more traditional bedroom.
  • If you have a more modern style bedroom, choose sleek, polished surfaces like lacquer or laminate. For a more feminine look, upholstered headboards and platforms can soften the design.
  • Want a more masculine look? Incorporating leather in the platform or headboard can amp up the look of the bed.

A levitating bed is a focal point for the bedroom, and its advantages bed are much the same as a basic platform bed.

Support And Stability

Most bed frames holding up your box spring and mattress are metal, with four to six legs, and a few cross bars for support. Because there is no box spring to support the mattress, a platform bed must have more cross supports, or even full panel support, making it studier. If you toss and turn at night, a platform bed is more stable and is less disturbing to your sleeping partner.

Styling

The lower profile of a platform or levitating bed can really open up a space, especially if a bedroom is small. Choosing a style that lacks posts and even a headboard can save space and make for a cleaner design. More traditional looks can incorporate upholstery or mission-style frames and headboards.

Cost Effective

Thanks to the platform style, levitating beds eliminate the expense of a box spring. If you’re on a budget, you can get a new look at less cost. Or, the savings can go toward investing in a higher quality, new technology mattress, or a fancier platform style.

Floating Beds For Your Living Space Remodel

If you’re thinking of doing a bedroom refresh, switching out your current bed for a floating bed design is an easy way to update your bedroom.

Industrial Levitating Bed

Exposed bricks wall and carpet above the floating bedView in gallery
An industrial setting is a perfect place for a floating bed.  While the exposed brick wall and high ceiling are covetable features, they could dwarf the bed and make the space seem imposing.  

Kid-Sized Levitating Bed

Fluttua Floating Bed by Daniele LagoView in gallery
Levitating beds don’t have to be imposing. Here’s a smaller bed that is perfect for a children’s bedroom.

Minimalist Levitating Bed

White geometric floating bedView in gallery
This minimalist levitating bed is without a doubt the focal point of the room. The design and attached accent wall are modern.

Traditional Wood Levitating Bed

Mountain bow house with floating bedView in gallery
You don’t need a modern bedroom to enjoy a levitating bed design.  Here the finely crafted woodwork of the floating bed and its attached nightstands highlight the traditional nature of the room’s design.

Modern Levitating Bed

Simple button wooden double bedView in gallery
This modern levitating bed has a more austere look.

Nordic Levitating Bed

Teenage room with floating bunk bedsView in gallery

The warm color of the wide plank wood makes the bed seem cozier.

Floating Headboard

Floating bed with grey wall behind headboardView in gallery
This modern levitating bed also features a “floating” headboard. Placed above and not behind the bed, thus the headboard and the nightstands seem to flow.

Eclectic Levitating Bed

Attic bedroom with floating bed and carpet underView in gallery
An attic bedroom has a colorful traditional carpet under the levitating bed.

Contemporary Levitating Bed

Hollywood bedroom with platform floating bedView in gallery
This levitating bed unit is lower to the ground but does not compensate with a wider platform.

Pillow-Like Style

In this case, an upholstered floating bed with an overstuffed headboard keeps things soft.View in gallery

Quietly Luxurious

The modernity of this masculine floating bed is moderated by textured wall panels. View in gallery

Raw Modernism

Made of a basic wood slab, this design, therefore, adds to the modern and geometric decor of the bedroom.View in gallery

Floating System

Riletto solid wood platform floating bedView in gallery
A solid-wood double bed and built-in nightstands float above the carpet.

Rustic Modern

Double bed with lucite legs from vele lagoView in gallery
Almost like your own magic carpet, this bed seems suspended in mid-air. 

True Centerpiece

Shellon desiree double bedView in gallery
The minimal leg supports set further back make this bed feel like it’s floating.

Unique Shapes

Mostro lackuered doube bed from Vick Vanlian
No one said your floating bed needs to be completely linear because this unusual shape feels like a floating space vehicle!

Bunk Beds

Floating bunk bedsView in gallery
A far cry from the clunky traditional bunk beds, these levitating bunk beds can help keep clutter and dust bunnies from taking over.

Space Savers

Teenage room with floating bunk bedsView in gallery
Kids room space-saving with these floating beds

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FAQs

How Much Does A Levitated Bed Cost?

On average, floating beds cost between $500 and $1,000. The price only includes the bed. If you wanted to add accessories like LED lights or protective guards, then those would be extra.

What Can I Put Under A Levitation Bed?

It’s not a good idea to use the space underneath a floating bed as a storage option. If you have LED lights, the lighting would be obstructed and could potentially become a fire hazard.

How Much Weight Can A Levitated Bed Hold?

The average maximum weight capacity for a floating bed is 500 pounds.

Are Levitating Bed Frames Sturdy?

Although you can’t see the support while looking at a levitating bed, surprisingly, a floating bed frame is just as sturdy as a traditional bed frame. A levitating bed frame is supported in the center, providing balance and support just like a normal bed frame.

How Does A Magnetic Floating Bed Word?

A magnetic levitating bed has magnetic material inside the bed. Magnets are installed underneath the floor which push against the magnets in the bed. The floating effect is natural and doesn’t require electricity.

Floating Bed Conclusion

If you don’t want to buy a floating bed, you could make one. A DIY floating bed frame is easy to assemble with wood pallets and nails. And it will last more than a few years. 

Levitation bed frames are the most important component of the bed style. One nice thing about a floating bed is the optional headboard. If you don’t want a headboard, then don’t bother with one.