The Ultimate Bedroom Decor
No matter how much furniture we have in our homes, our beds are the first thing we see in the morning and the last thing we see at night. Like flashy clothes and fancy cars, bedroom furniture can reveal our personalities and make the relaxing time much more pleasurable.
The clean and modern lines prove that less is more and that they can improve a good thing no matter how many times it has been done.
Lago Air Bed by Daniele Lago
Starphire glass panels give the illusion of a “floating effect” to the Letto Air platform bed designer Daniele Lago. The Lago collection from Italy has a playful side that combines great shapes and creativity, usually not associated with grown-up furniture.
The Air Bed makes adjustable height by turning the glass rectangles that support it from the tall to the short side. It even features twenty figures of Kamasutra under the mattress for inspiration.
Flou of Italy
Here are two modern platform beds from Flou of Italy and designer Mario Bellini that put a new definition on the platform description with bold straight shapes surrounding the sleeping surface.
Flou Grand Piano Bed
The “Grand Piano” (top) and the “Grand Piano Piano” beds offer a built-in side table with your choice of straight or beautifully curved lines with glass tops available for drinks and accessories. Bellini included cut-in areas on the sides for easy movement getting in and out of bed.
The Floating Bed
Sure, the term floating bed can have several meanings, from a bed with recessed feet to using cables to suspend it from the ceiling. Still, designer Janjaap Ruijssenaars ‘ year development struggle yielded the world's first floating bed.
The platform can also suffice as a dining table inspired by the mysterious monolith in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 cult film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The sleeping platform Ruijssenaars admits needs comfortable bedding is tethered to the earth with small cables and suspended with opposing magnetic fields.
Personally, the current $1.54 million price tag brought back down to earth; I am holding out for mass production to get the price in check.
The Suspended Bed from HouseFish
Here is one of our reader's favorite beds featured in “The Suspended Bed from HouseFish,” which is more like an uber hammock for the modern yet casual interior design.
The Suspended Bed 2.0 has a sturdy machined aluminum platform and stainless steel tension cables to keep the bed stable and movement-free.
Available in bare aluminum, powder-coated in any custom color, or veneered in any wood.
Lipla Double Bed
As you may assume from the pictures, Porro of Italy creates furniture and beds that are on the cutting edge of modern interior decorating.
Designer Jean Marie Massaud hit a home run with the “Lipla Double Bed” (really a queen) that features a close-fitting elastic fabric that stresses the clean lines available in various fabric colors and shiny or flat wood finishes for the bed and optional nightstands.
The structure that stands behind the headboard and flush with the frame provides nightstands on both sides of the bed and runs the full length of the structure.
More Floating Beds
Look at today's floating beds and the “Flutter” series from designer Daniele Lago. This collection of cool modern beds is available in conventional or round shapes that float on a height-adjustable center post that connects to the wall for a minimal look.
Despite a lack of visible bed structure, a recessed frame gives the Fluttua a sturdy support. Made in Italy by Lago
For the last of the beds in our review, I threw in a less flashy and more Zen style from Haiku Designs inspired by Japan's Edo Period, which has been modernized here with a fresh new look.
We make the Kyoto furniture collection of ecologically responsible solid mahogany available in Queen, King, or California King with a rich brown stain over mahogany.
The Kyoto is a platform bed and works perfectly with a futon or memory foam mattress to help keep a sleek, clean look and Asian styling.
See the entire furniture line with a distinctly eastern influence from Haiku Designs.