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Modern Platform Beds Allow You to Appreciate Nature

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Modern design is characterized by several elements such as angular lines, minimalism, lack of ornamentation, and the use of natural elements. One way to incorporate natural elements into your modern design without actually constructing your furniture out of bamboo is by letting in natural light and creating an open view to the outdoors. Modern platform beds do just that by keeping your bed and bedroom accessories low to the ground, keeping an open vista allowing you to enjoy the outdoors through large windows from the comfort of your bedroom.

BestPlatformBeds.com has a collection of the best modern platform beds that incorporate these elements of modern design and style. You can find a vast collection of platform beds that keep it low and simple that appeal to a wide range of budgets so you can keep up with design trends without breaking the bank. Receive free shipping and no sales tax when you bring a new modern platform bed into your home from BestPlatform Beds.com.


Rondo Modern Platform Bedroom Furniture Set by True Contemporary Bedroom

Platform Beds by Lifestyle Solutions are a Green Choice

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Several new platform Beds by Lifestyle Solutions have been added to BestPlatformBeds.com. They offer the latest trends in bedroom design with bold, clean lines and warm, sophisticated colors.

But did you know that Lifestyle Solutions is also the green choice for the conscientious consumer?

Lifestyle Solutions furniture makes the difference through it’s manufacturing process and the use of renewable sources. Their manufacturing process has been certified for compliance with International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) guidelines for sustainable management of Natural Tropical Forest. These standards bring you high quality bedroom furniture sets constructed from plantation grown imported hardwood ensuring sources that are constantly renewed. With its manufacturing practices, this green furniture allows you to have the hottest trends in your home that are friendly to the environment.

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Retro II Platform Bedroom Furniture Set

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Metal Platform Beds

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Metal platform bed frames are made of tubular or sheet steel. They lack the need for repainting, re-staining, or other types of maintenance. They also lack the earthy feel of wood.

Metal Platform Beds

Metal Platform Beds

Platform bed frames can have headboards and footboards, or they can just be the platform itself, for the ultimate in simplicity, which is what most people like about platform beds in the first place. But there’s nothing wrong with a lovely touch here and there, such as a canopy for hanging veils, curtains, or decorations. You might choose to leave your canopy uncovered, just to admire the sheer craftsmanship of it.

To shop and compare metal platform bed from different online merchant, you can visite our metal platform bed store.

History of Platform Beds

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Mankind has always had a designated sleeping area. It’s hard to say when, exactly, the concept of a bed was first thought of but you can be sure a space for sleeping has always been a priority. There are various styles of beds that come into fashion with a blast and out of fashion like a well used fad. Sometimes styles are revived with a “retro” feel that leaves you feeling nostalgic (and sometimes, when you look back, a bit foolish).

When a fashion does become retro it usually is done with a contemporary re-visioning, instead of a reusing of the same old ideas in the same old way. At some point, someone decided it was a good idea to move sleeping from the ground and invest in a slightly more comfortable style of rest. The Egyptians are credited with first embracing the concept of the bed, as we know it today.

There are many types of beds that linger in our, sometimes distant, memory. They change, even fade, but never really go away. Daybeds and Futons are often used in a dual manner, sleeping and sitting. They can be used in living rooms or bedrooms giving them a wide spread appeal for dorms or kids rooms. Another popular bed for kids is the classic bunk bed, with space saving capabilities and built in fun for the children in your house, it’s double bunk beds will ever truly go out of style.

Everything in life, from furniture to television, has to grow and change with the times. In our society today, which has become more globalized than ever, the possibilities are limitless. Platform beds are not exactly a new thing, merely a reworking of a time honored classic. The first platform beds were better described as loft beds. The sleeping area was raised so the free space below could be used for various living activities. As societies tastes got richer, so to speak, the platform bed became much more extravagant. The bed was moved lower and, for the most part, far more simplistic.

The most popular styles of the platform beds, today, use two main materials in their construction; wood and metal. Depending on the designer either material can be used as the main support for the bed or as accents. Some even fuse the two together for a beautiful contemporary design. Platform beds sometimes use headboards and footboards. However, the absence of either will make the bed seem much more open for that minimalistic modern feel. It’s perfect for small spaces too. Some people prefer more elaborate styles of platform beds and the options are almost limitless. Platform beds can feature sleigh, poster, canopy, mission, and storage designs.

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There’s no limit to the color of your platform bed. From breezy light finishes to crisp and sharp hardwoods, platform beds will fit into the style of your room.You can’t put a price on a bed that marries functionality and beautiful style. Platform beds are usually made with a solid plank or slats that can completely remove the need for a boxspring, it not only looks beautiful, it can save you money too.

Platform Bed Q&A

Monday, March 28th, 2011

 

Do you have any questions about platform beds? Find the answers you need by viewing the commonly asked questions below. Leave a comment here and we’ll address it as soon as we can.

 


Q: Does a platform bed come with a headboard or footboard?

A: A platform bed does not need to come with a head or footboard, but many modern styles have them included, often with a headboard only.

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Q: What makes Japanese platform beds different from “normal” platform beds?

A: Japanese platform beds are known for their gently swooping lines. The style is very popular in Japan and usually comes with Tatami Mats, which are usually made of straw and for keeping people and objects separated from the bed frame. This frame would usually cost a few hundred dollars more than the normal platform bed.


Q: How many slats should a platform bed have?

A: If a platform bed has slats (instead of a straight flat base), 12-14 slats are desirable for mattress support.


Q: What materials are usually used to make platform beds?

A: Platform beds are often made of hardwoods that are commonly harvested in Asia , such as teak, rubberwood and palm. To know more about types of wood, you can look at our blog posts on the subject for more information.


Q: I am pricing new bedroom sets. I have a queen mattress/boxspring. I’ve seen platform beds that I like, but none are ever displayed with the box spring. What are the pros/cons of using the box spring on a platform bed?

A: You can use a box spring under your regular mattress on a platform bed. The addition of the box spring mattress will just make the bed higher than normal. If that is what you want, there is no reason you can’t do it.


Q: Where can i learn how to build a platform bed?

A: There are some resources online but you need to pay to get the complete guide, you can also look at : How to build a platform bed.

A: If you all ready have a wooden frame bed just screw on wooden cleats about 1/2inch from the top of the rails, lay in 1/2inch plywood sheets to fit,, and you have a plat form bed..!! If you want to make your own from scratch,, try DIYNETWORK.com or just use your search engine for platform beds.


Q: The wooden slats on my platform bed broke so I brought another set. The ones I brought kept sliding off so now I just want to get rid of them. Please help me if you know how.

A: If your bed sits on a frame, the wooden slats help hold it on, and support the bed. If you don’t use slats, the bed will most likely break. Take good slats, and drill a hole in the end of each slat, and into the frame support, then slide a nail in each hole, or screw in a screw. One per end of each slat and your slats will stay in place. don’t try hammering in nails or the wood will split, drill holes first. Little holes. Use nails that are just long enough to slide through the slat and into the support, but not so long they stick up.Or, remove the bed frame, take it down and out of your room,and sit your bed on the floor.


Q: How can I make a nice platform bed for cheap?

A: I made a platform for my bed in college out of plywood and put braces in the corners for support. At first I painted it, then I decoupaged some really cool zebra wrapping paper over that and then I covered it in fabric. I made the base a little smaller than the top part that the mattress was on for toe clearance for making the bed and made a little rim around the edge with molding. The hole thing cost me under $50.

A: Get 20 plastic milk crates – arrange on the floor in 5 rows Lay two 2″X4″ over each row (10 pcs)add 2 to 4 pieces of Plywood (depending how wide you want it)Cover plywood with carpet or old blanket – add mattress (you can substitute crates with cinder blocks)

Early Christmas Holiday Shopping Tips for Platform Beds

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

 

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Are you planning on buying a platform bed or a complete bedroom set for Christmas? Platform beds and bedroom sets could take more time to ship compared to products like a recliner due to the size of the packaging. It’s a smart idea to order early as there could be unexpected shipping delays.

 

While you are shopping for platform beds, keep in mind that stock could run out on certain popular products. This could happen on Cyber Monday. You should plan to order early so that you can get the platform bed that you want.

BestPlatformBeds.com recommends shopping at Wholesale Furniture Brokers for platform beds. They have a huge selection of beds and bedroom sets and include free shipping. New products have just been added. You can find coupon codes for Wholesale Furniture Brokers to save even more on your order. Here are two new coupon codes that expire on November 30. They work on GoWFB.com and GoWFB.ca:

1. Save $10 on All Orders Over $100 at GoWFB.com and GoWFB.ca when you use the coupon code WFB$010$ during checkout.

2. Save $150 on All Orders Over $3000 at GoWFB.com and GoWFB.ca when you use the coupon code WFB$150$ during checkout.

If you are shopping in the United States, check out the platform beds gallery on GoWFB.com. If you are in Canada, you can check out the platform beds on GoWFB.ca.

Types of Wood Used in Platform Bed-Making

Friday, October 1st, 2010

When we buy platform beds, or any wood furniture for that matter, there’s usually mention of the kinds or types of wood used in their construction. The wood used is either a hardwood or softwood. If you find yourself wondering about the merits of each kind, read on. Let’s look into the advantages of each type.

Hardwood trees include evergreen trees such as mahogany, walnut, teak, oak, sycamore and beech. They are usually big trees. Their advantage is that they are extremely durable. Furniture made of hardwoods can be passed down to your children. Even if they have nicks or dents, they can be refinished and made to look like new. They also handle daily wear and tear very well.

Softwoods are trees like pine, spruce, redwood, and yew. They are usually evergreen trees. They grow much faster than hardwoods so raw materials are easily renewed. Furniture pieces made of softwoods are less expensive than ones made with hardwoods. They are also easier to bend or they are more flexible, thereby easier to shape into various designs.

 

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Hardwood Platform Bed

 

Softwood Platform Bed

Softwood Platform Bed

Floating Platform Bed: A Modern Platform Bed

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The floating platform bed is another modern platform beds innovation that will bring a new level of style to your bedroom. It is a low profile bed that doesn’t need a box spring. The low profile helps to give the impression that you have a larger room. What sets this piece different from other kinds of platform beds is that it is designed to look like it is floating, like it defies gravitational laws and it is just hovering at a comfortable height from the floor.

Some Japanese style platform beds are made with the floating design. The bed has ledges where you can sit and which partially conceals the bed’s base making it look like it floats. Other beds have to be installed to the wall and do not have legs at the foot of the bed so one gets the impression that the bed really is floating in midair. Others sit low to the ground and have short, sturdy legs that are easily overlooked so the bed itself looks like it is floating.

Floating platform beds will bring a different atmosphere of modernity into your bedroom. With it, you’ll have a sleek-looking, no-frills bedroom design.

Furniture Shopping Tips: How to Buy a Discount Platform Bed

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

A platform bed is available in a range of prices, depending on the materials used in its construction and the quality of the piece itself. If you want to furnish with a platform bed but you’re working with a limited budget, it’s time to look into getting a discount platform bed. Not sure where to look for one? Check the following furniture shopping tips to help you find an inexpensive piece for your room.

• Check online for offers by online stores. Online retailers always have discounts and sales to persuade customers to buy their products. They are always competing with each other as to providing the best deals to customers so take advantage of their competitive spirit. Do on online search for the biggest discounts and the best value.

• Check the local sale scene. Look into discounts and sales by your local stores. Even your neighbor’s moving out sale could yield good finds. Yard sales, auctions, and close-out sales are also good places to get inexpensive furniture. Choose the platform bed that offers the most value.

It may take time to find a good discount platform bed but you will be able to enjoy it for years so consider the time well-spent.

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Furnish your Way to an Asian-Inspired Bedroom

Friday, June 11th, 2010

If you want an Oriental air to your bedroom, here are a few things you can do. Furnish with a Japanese platform bed so that your room’s focal point automatically sets the mood. You can get a piece with gentle curving lines or one that incorporates Japanese architectural ideas in its design.

Following Feng Shui principles may also help create a serene and refreshing bedroom atmosphere. Make sure there are nightstands on either side of the Japanese platform bed to maintain balance in the room. De-clutter so that your space would be neat and tidy. If there are things that you don’t really use very often, don’t leave them just lying around. Put them away in your storage room so they don’t create negative energy. If you don’t have a storage room, just make sure they are neatly put away in storage drawers or shelves.

Keep the area underneath your Japanese platform bed free from clutter. This is to ensure that there’s always a good flow of energy. If you want to decorate with pictures or wall art, they should show good things or events and not ones that you do not want to happen to you. Pictures or art showing sadness and other negative emotions can be sources of negative energy.