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September 25, 2017
Beds have come a long way since laying a mattresses stuffed with hay and chicken feathers on the ground. Today, there are bed styles to match every personality, and aesthetic style. Let’s take a look at the different types of beds from low beds to high beds that are available in the sleep marketplace.
The low bed trend has a minimalist look. Rather than have the mattress perched up, the bed is low to the ground. When choosing this height for your bed, you avoid needing a bed frame or box spring, and instead use a very low profile platform – or put the mattress directly on the floor. For apartment dwellers, summer home renters, or individuals who want to have the least amount of furniture, the low bed trend is where it’s at.
High Bed for Open Spaces
At the other end of the spectrum are high beds like loft beds. Loft bedrooms are positioned in an open space setup. The may look like a tree house style bedroom, but loft beds for adults are all the rage. You commonly see loft bedrooms in studio apartments, tiny houses, or refurbished apartments in super tall spaces. The use of a loft bedroom lets you take full advantage of all of that open space above you.
Tall Platform Bed Frame Trend
Another type of high bed trend is the tall platform bed. No, we aren’t necessarily talking about bunk beds here, although that is one of the original styles of the high bed trend. For adults, the tall platform bed extends your mattress higher into the air to increase the amount of storage space you have beneath your bed. This is ideal for tiny homes, apartments, or other living arrangements where you need more storage.
And, there are traditional beds that sit high up. These beds work best in large bedrooms with high ceilings as they visually take up a lot of room. High-profile traditional beds also offer storage options underneath, but you need a dust ruffle to keep things out of sight.
Finding the right bed design for your personal style and home takes time. Think outside of the traditional bed aesthetic to get a better feel of what make work well for you. Who knows? Maybe you are one of those people who prefer a tall platform bed, or you might find the low bed to be right for your bedroom setup.