New trends in the bedroom – platform beds

Trends in furniture designs specifically in the bedroom have been evolving much over the last 15-20 years. One category of furniture that is gaining much popularity in particular is that of platform beds. Many people however aren’t sure what these beds are though and this article will try to explain what these beds are and what they can offer your home bedroom decor.

Platform beds have come along way since their simple introduction as just a basic flat/solid wood foundation that a mattress could rest on. These beds are now offered with stylish headboards and footboards. Metal designs, contemporary as well as traditional and transitional wood styles. Many of these beds are also available in colors and finishes that have never before been offered to the consumer. This has created so many more choices that had not been previously available in bedroom furniture. Much of today’s TV programming of home shows like Extreme Makeover or design channels like HGTV are showing more homes featuring these styles of beds as the central designing point when it comes to the bedroom. Offering more interesting form and function in sleeping spaces.

What makes platform beds such a great choice is that they are designed closer to the ground than most mattress/box spring beds making them easy to get in and out of. Since platform beds are designed for just a mattress customers can create a cleaner look as well that sometimes is harder to do with traditional beds since there is an extra foundation or box spring unit to contend with when choosing bedding, bed skirts and sheets. There is also a cost savings as well since the beds already have a built in foundation, there is no longer a need for the purchase of an additional box spring or foundation to go with the mattress.

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There are many styles and designs in the way of platform beds. Many platform beds are made of solid wood. One such manufacturer by the name of Ramblin Wood offers solid platform beds made of Oak, Maple and Bamboo woods in a variety of sizes and finishes. Metal or steel manufactured platform beds are becoming quite popular. Amisco Industries located in Canada makes metal beds in a wide assortment of tradition, transitional and contemporary styles that are unique and European in design. Several import companies have also brought popularity to modern designed platform beds by offering rich, exotic finishes and styles unique to this furniture.

Platform Bed designs offer customers the ease of using just a mattress with their bed. Giving them the flexibility to create a style all their own. Many different styles and designs are available today. From solid wood beds made of oak or maple. To steel and metal beds designed in traditional, transitional and contemporary styles. To import beds offered in exotic styles and finishes. If you are shopping for a new bed or just looking to try something different and unique, then go out and take advantage of owning a platform bed yourself.