Platform beds are in fashion. The Oriental look is one of ‘the-rage’ model for modern furniture buffs, and seems so for sound reasons too. If you wonder, what exactly a platform bed means, look up its definition, ‘spring less beds with a raised, flat, hard, horizontal surface meant to support a mattress’. There are many factors that favor platform beds and its great design. The height is a strong plus, for it has a lower profile than most regular beds and hence, is more convenient. Platform beds do not use box spring units, and are built using a structure of wooden slats. The look is much more unfussy, relaxed and looks neat in any space.
It is much easier to decorate a platform bed. If you like, use Oriental looking duvets and comforters against a plain scheme to bring out the features. Regular Western patterns look great too. Some of the platform bed models extend up to the ground, so your bed skirts won’t work well with hiding stuff below (good for all, solution). Then there are some box models that look just great while offering you the ease of storage, those extra linen and pillow covers, sheets and blankets you keep wondering where to place.
One of the reasons for the growing popularity of platform beds is its casual looks and functionality. With the modern lifestyle, space has acquired new meaning and value and the added utility plays a vital role in our lives. You can find some swish leather platform beds with storage room or box underneath that not just looks chic, but happens to also be quite functional and practical. Since these beds have a low-profile stature than most conventional beds, they don’t seem to occupy much space. It is also the minimal design that bestows platform beds with simplicity, making it easier to match up with existing décor, as also with building themes around your bedroom area.
Usually, the popular Oak and Maple hardwood is used for construction. As to which is best, it really depends on your choice of the grain and finish, as each of it has a special tone. There are metal platform beds too, made from rolled steel that are quite popular. You also get ready-made suites that take away all the burden of matching up a dresser, closet, nightstand or lamp. It seems like a worthwhile idea to invest in a suite and then do the other details like walls, rugs and décor. And the quality and harmony is all there.
Selecting a bedroom set can be one of the most rewarding exercises. It takes a bit of time to round up on possibilities within your bedroom area. But if you are sure about your likings, it becomes all the more effortless to pick out.
Amanda Somers is a free lance writer who writes for on-line design magazines and furniture retailers.
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