What’s The Hype Around Platform Bed: Why? What? & How

by Juhi Advani | March 27, 2024 | 6 mins read

Platform bed designs for your home

The Ultimate Guide to Platform Beds: Design, Storage, and Ideas

A good bed leads to a good night’s sleep- we all know that! 

Out of all the furniture in our bedroom, the bed takes centre stage with its massive size and cosy offerings. Looking at the market prices, design options, and homeowner preferences, if a bedroom interior trend has been dominating the market, it is platform beds. 

What is a Platform Bed? 

A platform bed is a low-raised bed frame with wooden slats or a flat platform (like a base) to support your mattress. Unlike traditional beds, it doesn’t require a box spring or added foundation.

To compare the two, platform beds are space-saving, budget-friendly, and super stylish – thanks to their modern bed designs.

Brown and pink platform bed design with a low-raised bed frame
A gorgeous bedroom in brown and pink

Benefits of Platform Beds  

Platform beds have many advantages, making them a trending choice amongst homeowners. Here are some of them: 

  • Space Optimisation
  • Comfort
  • Contemporary Designs
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Good Mattress Support
  • Durability
  • Customisation Freedom

In a world of constant work-life pressure, prioritising quality sleep is essential. Uncover the greatness of platform beds through their types, designs and benefits. Let’s get in! 

Benefits of ideal platform beds
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Types Of Platform Beds 

Low Platform Bed Designs

These platform beds are low-raised. This unique quality justifies their demand amongst families looking for a safe and comfortable bed option for their homes. The sleek lines, simple look, and low height create a very sophisticated-looking bed that is so modern – like the perfect place to unwind after a tiring day. 

Low platform bed design which is safe and comfortable
A platform bed is always low-raised!

Platform Bed With Storage 

Platform bed designs with storage don’t just look good; they are super functional. Many of us are constantly working towards keeping our bedroom clutter-free. Where to keep all the stuff? Traditional bed storage can be a hassle in daily use. With platform beds, you can opt for built-in storage, which can be in the form of shelves, pull-out drawers, and under-bed storage for clothing, bedding, and other household items. 

Platform bed with storage which is super functional
Get more storage with your bed

Platform Bed Frame Designs 

There are so many different platform bed frame design plans available. A classic one is a ‘raised’ or ‘elevated’ bed frame. This design choice creates a sense of openness and adds a visual lightness to the bed, unlike frames that rest directly on the floor. This style is popular for its minimalist aesthetic, allowing for easy cleaning underneath. DesignCafe expert designers can help you design your dream bedroom interiors with a guaranteed 20% extra space! 

Platform bed frame design in green colour for a minimalistic look
This green bed is a showstopper

Modern Platform Bed: Sharp & Stylish

Modern platform beds follow a minimalist approach. The design features a low-profile, rectangular or box-like structure, often with clean lines and a sleek appearance. Like us, if you believe in a simple yet sophisticated-looking room that is clutter-free, comfortable, and modern, investing in a modern platform bed would be the right call. 

Check out trending bedroom interiors of 2024 here: https://www.designcafe.com/blog/bedroom-interiors/bedroom-design-trends-2024/

Modern platform bed design which is minimalistic in approach
A minimalist design complements the simple interiors
Explore trendy bedroom designs with ample storage solutions

Platform Bed Ideas for Small Room

For a compact room, platform beds offer a clever choice where the need is for space-saving furniture and a ‘less is more’ approach. A platform bed’s low height, smooth finish, and flat structure can enhance the spaciousness of a bedroom. You can have a beautiful bedroom with some neutral colours on the walls. For a kid’s room, you can safely opt for this design that offers storage, convenience, comfort, and safety for little toddlers to move around.

Platform bed design ideas for a small room which maximises space
Maximise space without additional furniture

Wood Platform Bed 

While platform beds are stylish- you also have the option of designing your platform bed in solid, raw wood. Solid wood platform beds are carved entirely from raw wood to retain their natural texture and feel. Naturally expensive, these beds provide durability, sturdiness, and a timeless appeal, making them popular in contemporary, modern, and vintage platform bed interior design styles. 

Wooden platform design which has a natural texture and looks stylish
Immerse yourself in the earthiness of a solid wood bed

Contemporary Platform Bed Design 

To take things up a notch, for those seeking an eclectic and unique bed design, the contemporary platform bed is the perfect choice. We are talking about a blend of design elements, including opting for different materials such as wood, metal, and textured frames through upholstery and some innovative features to stand out. This bed style offers an artistic appeal to your bedroom and is sure to attract guest compliments. 

Contemporary platform bed design which looks eclectic and unique
The no-nonsense bed frame is right out of designer books


Due to their ‘long-lasting’ furniture trait, beds are an investment. Choosing a well-designed and sturdy bed frame that lives longer, looks good, and offers the same comfort is important. Platform beds are a popular trend this year. The buyers are spoilt for choices with a pool of options and customisation available. Most importantly, these beds tick the budget criteria while being stylish, resulting in high demand in the market. 

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FAQs On Platform Beds

Are platform beds easy to assemble?
Yes, platform beds are generally easy to assemble. Depending on the type of platform bed chosen, you can easily assemble all its parts, such as the base and headboard, using basic tools. However, it’s advised to consult the manufacturer and refer to the guidebook.

What materials are commonly used in platform bed designs?
Commonly used materials in platform bed designs include wood, metal, and upholstered fabrics. Wooden beds offer a vintage look, metal beds are commonly used in contemporary design, and upholstered fabrics can give a luxurious touch to the bedroom.

Do platform beds provide adequate support for heavier individuals?
Platform beds can provide adequate support for heavier individuals. With proper construction, support structure, and quality materials, you can safely rely on platform beds. For added comfort, you can choose a flat platform bed frame.

Can I use a platform bed with an adjustable mattress?
Yes, platform beds are compatible with adjustable mattresses. The platform bed should have features like flexible slats or an adjustable solid base for a comfortable and hassle-free experience.

Are there platform bed designs suitable for small spaces?
Yes. The platform bed designs are perfect for small spaces. Featuring a low-raised platform, ample built-in storage options, and a sleek finish, they promote a space-saving, clutter-free, and spacious environment, ideal for compact bedrooms.

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Juhi Advani works as a content writer

Juhi Advani

Juhi Advani, our in-house content writer, comes with 2 years of experience and a knack for storytelling. She is passionate about traveling, obsessed with rom-coms, and has an insatiable appetite for new experiences. Apart from writing passionately about home interior design and decor, she immerses herself in the world of acrylic art. Juhi also spends her weekends creating lifestyle content.

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