The ideal bedroom allows you to rest and recharge your batteries every night while also doubling as an intimate sanctuary. For lovers of minimalist design, a solid wood platform bed or an upholstered platform bed frame is essential to create a tranquil, clean, and airy space for relaxation – one that encourages relaxation without sacrificing function. Crafted with quality materials, this selection showcases the best of minimalist bedroom furniture design. Elegant and practical, these bed frames are designed to stand the test of time. Before we delve into our favorite minimalist bed frames, let’s answer some FAQs.
What is the main material used to make a minimalist bed frame?
By definition, a minimalist bed frame is simple and free of any superfluous details. This means that, more often than not, these frames are made from one material. To ensure their durability, companies like Zinus, Sun at Six, Floyd, and others use sturdy materials like solid wood or metal for the frame, with no box spring required. Some of these modern style beds feature wood slats, while others have metal slats. Usually, the headboard or footboard is made from the same material as the frame or features textile upholstery. An upholstered platform bed frame provides an easy way to enhance the feeling of comfort, while a solid wood platform bed adds warmth to the interior design scheme.
What is the purpose of a minimalist bed frame?
A minimalist frame transforms the bed in a bedroom into a more elegant focal point. These types of low-profile bed frames optimize function and comfort in a versatile design that looks great in any home decor. Additionally, these frames often don’t have a footboard to reduce their visual impact and save room, which comes in handy, especially in small spaces. Designs range from box spring beds to minimalist platform beds, with or without under-bed storage space or storage drawers. As for style, these bed frames come in a vast variety of designs, from mid-century modern to classic and contemporary.
How do I make my bed minimalist?
The easiest way to make a bed minimalist is to choose a simple platform bed frame. However, you can also give an existing bed a more minimalist look by using monochrome sheets and/or a throw with a neutral color. A minimalist table light on a side table can also enhance the effect. Companies like Zinus, Floyd Home, local furniture stores, or Amazon retailers that specialize in bedroom furniture provide plenty of options to decorate your bedroom in a minimalist style. Depending on the size of the room and the price point, you can go for a queen size, California king size, or a standard king size bed.
What does a minimalist bedroom look like?
A minimalist bedroom is clutter-free and airy. It features a simple bed frame with monochrome bedding and throws, understated lighting, high-quality furniture, clever storage solutions, and plenty of light. Brands like Zinus, Amazon, and local furniture shops have collections of beds, furniture, and bedroom accessories to help anyone create the perfect understated bedroom. Some people also prefer using a noise-free, memory foam mattress that keeps the space more serene.
What material is the minimalist bed frame made from?
Generally, modern bed frames feature either a wood or metal build. Minimalist beds are no exception. Some of these beds feature a wood headboard while others only have the frame that supports the mattress. Metal platform bed frame designs feature understated, often thin legs and borders that sometimes have an inconspicuous profile.
Is the minimalist bed frame made of wood?
Not all minimalist beds are made of wood. Some of these bed frames feature an all-metal build or a combination of metal and timber. Generally, furniture brands and customers alike prefer wood over other materials as it not only offers incredible durability but also adds warmth to the bedroom decor.
What is the best bedding for minimalist?
Unsurprisingly, the best bedding for minimalist rooms is simple, natural and designed with neutral colors. Depending on the decor, the bedding can have a light, neutral color or a darker navy hue that adds contrast to a lighter palette. Simple patterns like stripes or geometric shapes are also a good choice. Most importantly, choose quality fabrics made of natural fibers. Cotton and linen sheets are comfortable, soft and durable at the same time.
Sun at Six Plume Bed
An elegant design with a wood frame and steel slats.
Inspired by the Sun at Six Plume Chair, this minimalist bed frame features gorgeous plume joint detailing. This frame also features a wood headboard for extra support and steel slats that are perfect for an innerspring mattress. Crafted by hand from solid wood, the Plume Bed comes with a natural tenna oil finish with darker hues or a light, white oak finish. Both finishes enhance the textures of the natural material in different ways and also protect the surface from spills and stains. Like other products from Sun at Six, this bed frame is made with style, comfort, and convenience in mind. It comes flat-packed and it has an easy assembly method – even without any extra tools. You can choose between queen bed frame or king bed size options.
Sun at Six Kiral Platform Bed
A minimalist bed frame inspired by Nordic design.
Inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese design, the Kiral Platform Bed from Sun at Six offers an elegant way to create an oasis of relaxation in a bedroom. This bed frame is minimalist – it doesn’t have a headboard or unnecessary detailing. What it does have, however, is an extra-wide edge that provides room for a book, a phone, lighting, or anything else you want to keep close at hand at night. This wood platform bed frame is carefully crafted from solid ash wood. Sun at Six produces every wooden bed frame in the US and offers Kiral in two versions: with a white ash or a darker sienna tenna oil finish. Finally, the company sends the frame with minimal packaging. Easy to assemble, the Kiral Platform Bed also comes in a king size and a queen size.
Floyd Home The Bed Frame
A conveniently modular bed frame.
This Floyd bed frame is perfect for those who love flexible designs. That’s because this ingenious piece of furniture is conveniently modular. Created with function in mind, The Bed Frame features modular panels that allow you to expand the bed to a larger size or to make it more compact, as needed. Made in the US from sustainably sourced, all-natural wood veneer, the frame features steel supports designed to last a lifetime. Apart from its practical design, this bed frame is also beautiful. It boasts clean lines that put the natural materials and the elegantly finished steel bed frame in the best light. Floyd offers a huge range of customization options for this product. Customers can choose between birch, walnut, and oak veneers; from black or white steel powder-coated finishes; and from accessories like under-bed storage, a bedside table, or an upholstered headboard.
Blu Dot Nook Bed
An elegant design.
Minneapolis-based furniture brand Blu Dot makes gorgeous products that are as thoughtfully designed as they are versatile. Their Nook bed is a perfect example. One of the most elegant bed frames that is also minimalist, this piece of furniture features a curved, upholstered headboard with sides that expand forward to flow into the padded frame. Made with a solid hardwood and wood structure, the upholstered bed frame boasts padding for extra comfort and a comes with black powder-coated steel legs. Flat-packed, Nook requires assembly but comes with handy instructions. Blu Dot offers this bed frame in five upholstery color options and in sizes that range from twin and full to queen and king.
HAY Tamoto Bed
A frame that blends different materials.
Designed by award-winning designer Shane Schneck for HAY, the Tamato Bed takes inspiration from Japanese kimono sleeves. The headboard boasts a folded fabric cover wrapped around a slim tubular frame. This bed also features wooden slats and tubular steel legs with plastic foot glides that protect flooring. Plus, there’s plenty of room for under-bed storage. The Tamoto Bed comes in five sizes, six upholstery options, and three frame finishes that include a bright turquoise. With so many personalization options, it’s easy to find the perfect bed for your home. Like other products from our list, Tamoto comes flat-packed and is easy to assemble.
Thuma The Bed
The ultimate platform bed.
The Bed from Thuma has a well-thought-out design that provides ultimate comfort and also adds an elegant accent to bedrooms. It features Japanese-style joinery that looks elegant and makes the bed easy to assemble without the need for extra tools. Crafted from solid wood, the frame comes with sturdy and cushioned slats that minimize noise and provide excellent support. Beneath the bed, 9’’ of space provides room for storage. Alternatively, the user can keep the space empty for a more minimalist look. Rounded corners complete the design. The Bed comes with either The PillowBoard or The Headboard. While the former features a soft, removable fabric cover over a foam panel, the latter is crafted from solid wood. Available in 6 sizes, the frame comes in Walnut, Natural, or Espresso colors.
Tekla Bed Frame
A gorgeous bed frame created by a renowned designer.
As far as minimalist bed frames go, it doesn’t get better than a John Pawson design. Marking the celebrated designer’s third collaboration with Danish textile brand Tekla, the John Pawson / Tekla collection comprises beautiful bedding as well as a gorgeous platform bed. The design references Pawson’s own countryside home, a restored farmstead that dates back to the 17th century. The bed is elegantly simple and warm. Crafted from FSC-certified elm wood, it boasts an oiled finish in darker or lighter hues. A hinged headrest with brass brackets allows the user to create a vertical platform for bedtime reading or to lower the section to create a completely flat bed. Crafted in Stockholm, each Tekla Bed Frame is made to order.