You are wrong if you think that a modern platform bed is a new invention. Actually, it is a development from an old bed. A loft bed is considered as the earliest form of a platform bed. It is characterized by the presence of four poles located at each corner used to support the ground. The bottom part features a compartment to store various items such as clothes, shoes, or books. In some designs, the compartment may feature a couch, a desk or a bed.
The platforms beds are different from the standard bed designs. It does not require any box spring. The mattress is supported by the slats. Since you do not need to purchase a separate box spring, the platform bed usually is more affordable than the standard beds in town. Wood is the most popular construction. It is hard, solid and firm. It brings the natural effect in the room. Wooden platform bed looks impressive to spot inside a modern, contemporary and mid century bedroom decor. If you are interested with the traditional platform, choose the ornate metal one. It can be made of wrought iron, cast iron and steel.
Those who want to enjoy a glamorous high-end style in the bedroom can purchase a leather platform bed. It features the tufted headboard at its top. Of course, the price is more costly than the simple platform bed because it implements the high quality leather material. It may feature the gold leather or deep brown leather to make the bed stunning to view. However, most modern platform beds in town do not have any footboards or headboards. That is why it carries the minimalist effect in a small bedroom design.
If you want to enjoy a different look, choose a unique design. If the platform bed is installed inside a girl’s bedroom, you can choose the one with a canopy design. Sheer drapes or flowing chiffon curtains are perfect to decorate the top part of canopy. If you want to make it romantic, install long fairy lights. If you want to have a Zen styled or Japanese styled bedroom design, pick a solid brown platform bed at low height.