Platform beds have become the undisputed favorites and the main reason, perhaps, is their unique ability to combine randomness and elegance. The low structure of the bed reminds us of those days when we loved to camp in our courtyards and simply enjoy the feeling of the earth against our bodies. Once the accents of a fresh and warm duvet and a softness of cushions are thrown everywhere, the result is a humble height. People want platform beds because they provide a seemingly effortless attraction to any bedroom and this makes them one of the most popular bedroom furniture ever invented.
Platform beds are not famous at all. In fact, they are quite well known for a number of things that make them the most preferable bed type these days. For one, you can easily make a platform bed yourself. Just look around online and you will find many plans that make building a platform bed look like child’s play. And maybe it is if joinery is your passion. Otherwise, you’d better buy it whole from a store.
You will also find that a platform bed has better mattress support and there will be no box springs underneath it. This means that there is no strain on the back or something of such discomfort after a long night of sleep. Plus, you can enjoy an extra storage area right under the bed where those litter boxes might be more at home. It saves a lot of space that prevents you from adding that unnecessary clutter to your room. The result is an orderly and pleasing appearance without touching boredom.
The most common idea is that all platform beds are made with wooden frames. In fact, the wooden platform beds are just one of the varieties of this rather versatile bedroom furniture. The material for the frame can be oak or maple or even expensive cherry, but there are other less expensive alternatives made of cheaper types of wood that are painted in a shade that creates practically the same effect as any of those solid woods. The material is not a determining factor for a large platform bed, although solid wood certainly has the advantage of durability.
The metal platform beds are also available in different varieties and colors complete with bolt adjustments to fit any preferred height and can be quite durable with Masonite steel which provides support to the sides. However, they can easily be subdued in popularity by the natural grains of their wooden counterparts.
Solid wood platform beds can be one of the best additions to your family’s bedroom furniture and you will find that they can be fairly easy to adapt to your existing projects.