Akita Japanese Bed Frame
in stock - get it 2/16-3/2
Akita Japanese Bed Frame
in stock - get it 2/16-3/2
The Ultimate Japanese Bed Frame: Akita Platform
Introduce a little zen into your bedroom with our stunning Japanese platform bed: Akita.
Creating a sense of serenity in your home, especially your bedroom, can be key to getting a good night's sleep. Factors like room temperature, wall color, and darkness all play into how your brain winds down at the end of the day.
If you've been researching bedroom updates, meditation, or ways to make your bedroom feel more conducive to sleep, you've no doubt stumbled over the simplicity of Japanese bed frames!
Our Akita Platform Bed is the perfect Japanese style bed - the solution to create that calming atmosphere you're craving in your bedroom.
Components of a Japanese Bed Frames
To find the perfect Japanese style bed, you need to find a platform design that has a few key characteristics. In our view, there are three major factors that go into creating the aura of traditional Japanese styling:
Low Profile Design
First, a hallmark of a truly beautiful Japanese bed should be very low profile motif. The Japanese culture and history features numerous activities that happen lower than us Americans are used to! From dining to sleeping, Japanese style skews low to the ground.
Akita fits the bill perfectly! With a frame and side rails measuring just 10-inches high, and Akita's slat support system nestled a bit lower, your mattress sits a low to the floor. It's our best selling low profile platform bed.
If you've lived in Japan for any period of time, you're probably familiar with sleeping on the floor. We think Akita is about as close as you can get to a Japanese style bed frame, without going full tatami!
Complete Wrap-Around Frame
Second, since we mentioned tatami (coincidence? We think not!), you need to consider the aesthetic of the platform. In classic Japanese style, you would sleep on a tatami mat laid on the floor.
If you're anything like us, the ground just isn't a viable option! Americans, generally, are pretty set on sleeping on a mattress. That makes platform beds the next best choice.
Instead, you can achieve the look of tatami - specifically, a low flat sleeping surface surrounded by wood. How? If you go with a platform bed that has wide rails and footboard, you can create that sense of "mattress on floor zen" without... you know, actually sleeping on the floor!
And here, again, Akita offers you the perfect solution! Akita's chunky frame and floating-affect design combine with wide built-in nightstands. The end result almost makes it appear as if your mattress is inset into wood flooring! Add in a low-profile mattress, and your dreams up creating a zen hideaway are complete!
It's worth noting here that traditional Japanese beds often use a futon mattress instead of a Western mattress. As you're no doubt aware, futon mattresses are typically very thin.
We're not throwing shade at futon mattresses, by any means. Nevertheless, the typical American has grown up on bed frames with a box spring. We think it's an easier stretch to select one of our Akita platform beds, and skip the futon mattresses!
Natural Materials and Colors
The last element of finding the perfect Japanese platform is going natural. A true Japanese bed frame would take inspiration from subdued natural finishes, and avoid flashier materials like steel.
The Akita Bed Frame is available in a variety of upscale designer finish combinations paired specifically to transform your bedroom into a natural retreat:
• Walnut & Gray - A deep Walnut wood veneer contrasts in stunning fashion with the gray polyester headboards. This look is clean and contemporary.
• Walnut & Beige - A high-end combination of finishes, the Akita in Walnut and Beige is a striking blend of modern, natural hues that will have you feeling like you're dozing off in a bamboo forest.
• Walnut & White - Paired in the golden warmth of walnut wood veneer with contrasting white Vegan Leather will give your bedroom a classic look you'll love for years!
• Walnut & Brown - Lean all in to the natural forest tones, pairing walnut wood veneer with coordinating rich brown headboards will give your space a natural feel to escape to!
• Walnut & Latte - Splitting the difference between the brown and beige above, this color combination trends subdued, enabling you to keep the space understated, or add pops of color.
• Espresso & Gray - Considering all natural tones? Espresso and gray blends two soothing hues into a combination of veneer and upholstery you're going to love!
• Espresso & Beige - Pair the rich combination of espresso brown wood veneer with the subtle contrast beige upholstered headboard. This look is classic and subdued.
• Espresso & White - A deep espresso brown wood veneer contrasts in stunning fashion with the white vegan-leather headboard. This look is clean and contemporary.
• Espresso & Brown - Go for a more monochromatic approach and let the Espresso wood veneer pair with brown upholstery. The brown on brown combination is a trendier take on monochromes.
• Espresso & Latte - The last of our designer finishes, this pairing almost sounds like it's designed to keep you awake! But that's just the name. In your space, the soothing espresso veneer pairs with latte headboard. This pairing blends Japanese lines with rich Columbian hues for a look that's upscale and fresh.
After you find the color combination that compliments your bedroom, the final step is place your order! Akita is available in Queen size, so it's the perfect bed frame for your space (even small bedrooms!).
Why Japanese Beds are So Popular
It's hard to get into this, without touching on the myriad benefits of traditional Japanese interior design. Let's cover the basics:
When it comes to furniture in Japan, from platform beds to tables, the focus is on minimalism. Furniture should let the room or space fulfill its needs - nothing more.
This minimalism extends to colors, paint, even the bed linen. The net effect is an aura of simplicity and calm. It also explains why 'Japanese storage bed' is a thing -- always making the most out of their space.
Materials & Quality
With the aforementioned focus on simplicity, Japanese bed frames (and all furniture for that matter) place an emphasis on quality.
Finding the perfect Japanese bed for your bedroom, while trying to achieve a blend of zen and comfort, requires taking into account a few key elements. Primarily, you should look for a bed that appears to meld with the ground. That means choosing a bed with a very low-profile design, combined with a sturdy, wide frame and side rails.
Lastly, most Japanese design favors natural elements and materials: woods, linens, leathers and subdued hues.
Our Akita Bed hits the trifecta. Akita offers you the best combination of those elements making it the ultimate Japanese Bed for your home!
Once you order your bed frame, shop mattresses, bedding and sheets, a few accent pillows, maybe a light...
In short, complete your bedroom decor, and get ready to create your dreamy Japanese bedroom!