Find the Modern Bed of Your Dreams
So, we've done the easy part for you! We only offer the very best modern designs and platform beds from reputable manufacturers, scouring the furniture markets and helping you dodge the low-quality contemporary beds that don't offer the value you deserve! But that leaves the tricky part of actually choosing your favorite design... We have a few tips to get you headed in the right direction!
First, the materials of construction on each bed are the defining characteristic that differentiates one bed from the next. The same low-profile bed shape can look completely different covered in a white leather versus an Oak veneer. When you're browsing our beds, try to picture each design actually in your bedroom. If your room is generally dark (walls, floors, etc.), we recommend leaning towards designs that incorporate white or light gray. Lighter colors will make your bedroom feel more open, and clean, and create a beautiful contrast between the modern bed and your room. On the other hand, if your bedroom is light, has large windows and lots of natural light, we'd suggest going with a darker color design or something with wood. This approach will enable your bed to hold a visual presence in the space, and not get washed out in the light.
If our above tip could be simplified, it would be to "find a cool bed frame you love that will contrast with your bedroom." Beyond just color, though, that's where you want to find a design that compliments your personal style and your lifestyle. Some of our upholstered beds have clean, tight lines giving you a modern feel, and some are looser or tufted, creating a more casual, relaxed aura. Consider your pets and children. Our wooden bed frames will hold up much better than a white leather frame if your four-legged friend is going to be up and down all day.
Lastly, a key element of modern design is simple, low and clean lines. As you can imagine, platform beds that are designed to be modern also tend to be low - by design! The average platform height of our beds is about 14" with a 4" inset. If we assume your mattress is 8" thick, that means most of our beds will "sit" at about 18" - like a standard dining chair. However, several designs are noticeably lower! These beds boast ultramodern, mid-Century or even Japanese Zen-like appeal, and are among some of our most popular styles. Nevertheless, if you've got creaky hips or bad knees (age wears on us all!), we suggest sticking to the (slightly) taller frames!
And, as always, never hesitate to email or call with any questions!