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Platform beds are becoming more and more popular because of their minimalist and modern look, and if you’ve ever considered one, stay tuned- I’m breaking down all the details, answering some FAQ’s, and sharing seven highly rated platform beds for another edition of Savvy Favorites!
A platform bed is a bed with a large, rectangular base. The base is usually a raised platform which gives it the appearance of a step. Typically, the base of a platform bed has wooden slats that support the mattress, making there no need for a box spring.
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The short answer is no. However, it depends on the style of the platform bed. Most platform beds have wooden slats that support the mattress. That means that you can use any mattress with a platform bed, even those that normally require a box spring.
The difference between a platform bed and a traditional bed is that you can place a mattress directly on a platform bed without a box spring. A traditional bed will require a box spring and a mattress. Another difference is that traditional beds typically have some space between the floor and the bottom of the bed frame. A platform bed sits directly on the floor, leaving no space.
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Ok, now that you know all about platform beds and how to decorate with a platform bed, are you ready to see my seven savvy favorites?
(From left to right)
Dawnview Upholstered Platform Bed via Wayfair
Ophelia bed via Rove Concepts
Lid Platform Bed via 2Modern
Aidan Upholstered Bed via Burke Decor
Dodu Platform Bed via Blu Dot
Elkin Upholstered Platform Bed via Wayfair
Rigby Bed via Arhaus
So what do you think about this roundup of platform beds? If you’re contemplating purchasing one, I hope this post gave you some valuable insight about things to think about, as well as some inspiration about how to decorate your bedroom using a platform bed!
If you’re looking for more bedroom tips and tricks, be sure to check out my other posts like Layout Ideas for a Square Bedroom, and my favorite extra-wide headboards!
Until next time,
I absolutely love platform beds and am looking for one. Unfortunately I live in Europe, so do you have any European websites that sell platforms?
Hi Chloe! Have you tried wayfair.co.uk?
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