Did you know that the average person spends roughly 26 years of their entire life sleeping? With numbers like that, it is important that the bed you choose to spend so much time on is not only comfortable, but also something you like to look at every day.
If the bed you are currently sleeping on is a dark, heavy, and outdated style, it may be time to revamp your bed with a more contemporary look.
Not sure where to start when buying a modern bed? Read on to learn about five different types of modern bed designs to suit your lifestyle.
1. Platform Bed
When you think about a modern bed, the first thing that most likely comes to mind is the sleek platform bed.
Although these beds are often associated with a more contemporary look, they have a long history and have been used as far back as the time of the ancient Egyptians.
Platform beds are known for their low profiles and clean lines. A standard platform bed lies close to the ground, usually rising between five and twelve inches from the floor. A headboard and footboard sometimes accompany a platform bed to complete the look.
These beds feature a frame that supports only a mattress eliminating the need for a box spring. The slats that support the mattress can be adjusted to give you the comfort that fits your needs depending on how firm or soft you want your mattress to be.
Are you living in a smaller space? If so, a platform bed could be the perfect solution because it takes up less room than other styles of beds.
Because of their simple design, these types of beds are often more affordable than other beds without sacrificing design. Platform beds also come in a variety of materials like wood, bamboo, or metal to fit your aesthetic needs.
2. Upholstered Bed
Upholstered beds are an excellent choice if you are looking to elevate your bedroom style because of their colors. These modern beds can be either the brightly colored showpiece of your bedroom or a more neutral accent.
Fabrics make upholstered beds stand out. There are many different textures and prints that you can choose from when buying an upholstered bed. Because the bed is made entirely of fabric, you will be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable bed.
If you’re short on space, upholstered beds usually come with secret storage under the mattress as a bonus space-saving feature.
3. Canopy Bed
Canopy beds may not be the first thing that you call up when you think of a modern bed, but this style of bed has recently gotten a big makeover.
Fussy, outdated canopy bed styles are now being replaced by canopy beds that are streamlined and contemporary. This style of bed is popular if you enjoy a more geometric look for your modern bed. You can leave the frames of these beds bare or drape fabric around them for a more personalized look.
It is important to note that these beds work best if you live in a space with a larger room or high ceilings because of their size. Canopy beds are tall, usually reaching heights between 78 and 83 inches. Because they are so sizeable, canopy beds make for a great focal piece in any modern bedroom.
Daybeds aren’t large, usually just a twin size, and because of this are often found in guest or children’s rooms. Don’t let these petite beds fool you. They are arguably the most functional of this group of beds.
Because daybeds can be used as a place for sitting or lounging, they have a more extravagant feel than other beds. You can dress up a daybed with pillows to give them the look of a sofa when they aren’t being used as a sleeping surface.
Because these beds are on the smaller side, you can find them made out of many different materials. Choosing bamboo, wicker, or metal gives an unexpected detail to a modern room.
Daybeds are a perfect option if you are in the market for a smaller bed that packs a big punch.
5. Panel Bed
If you are looking for a modern bed that uses both a mattress and a box spring, look no further than a panel bed. These beds are as stylish as platform beds, while still providing mattress and box spring support through the use of slats or panels.
Footboards and headboards are a popular feature of this modern style of bed. Unlike the platform bed, panel beds come with rails along the side of the bed to hold the mattress and box spring sturdy while you sleep.
Headboards are usually the center of attention for this style of bed. In addition to tall headboards, panel beds can also incorporate shelves and other types of storage to the design of the headboard if that is a need for you.
These beds aren’t limited to being made from traditional wood. Panel beds come in different types of fabrics, woods, and even metal, ensuring that you can find the best match for your bedroom.
Finding A Modern Bed to Complete Your Bedroom Look
Are you ready to refresh your bedroom with a more modern bed? Changing out an outdated bed will instantly give your bedroom the facelift it deserves.
Updating your bed doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Wilbur Davis Studios is here to help you find a new bed that fits your unique space.
Be sure to check out our modern bed options to find your perfect style!