Minimalism in the modern or contemporary era is running rampant. Some people thought it started with Marie Kwando and her motto “If it doesn’t spark joy, throw it out.” But in reality, her decluttering fad was just a more public example of the minimalistic attitude people have been taking with their interior design.
Minimal furniture means minimal cleaning, an important factor in today’s germ-ridden world. You can disinfect simple metal furniture much easier than beds made of heavy woods with ornate carvings. But minimal furniture also means more open spaces, an important factor when people are staying home more than ever.
Furnishing your home simply is also just budget savvy. The fewer materials and effort needed to manufacture your bed, the more affordable it will be. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for cheaply made furniture that will fall apart at the first sign of stress.
Getting a cheap bed with a cheap, hollow metal frame could be the worst decision you ever made. Not only do these beds only last a few years, but they also have fairly strict weight limits. Most of these beds cannot hold up against a total weight limit of more than 300 to 500 pounds, depending on the bed. This is barely enough for couples who are of tall or broad stature.
When these cheap beds break down, they can become very uncomfortable. One of the trends with modern beds are simple frames that have a mesh, usually of metal wire, upon which the mattress is to be placed.
This eliminates the need for a box spring, giving your bed an even simpler look and feel. However, if you get a bed that is made too cheaply the mesh can begin giving way, making the bed extremely uncomfortable even if you have a good mattress.
Luckily, you don’t have to choose between minimalism and comfort. There are many great furniture collections that feature these modern and industrial beds at extremely affordable prices. And, when you shop online, you could save even more. Most online furniture stores offer free delivery to your door, which saves you a lot of money in the long run. They also offer year-round clearance sections and other affordable catalog offerings.
Some of the most comfortable modern minimalist beds are:
- The Bobby Berk walnut platform bed is a clear choice if you like natural wood grains. Made of stained walnut, this hardwood platform bed is minimal and inexpensive but is more likely to stand up against heavy use and the tests of time.
- Platform beds included in furniture collections by Meridian are a great way to add a touch of class to your sparsely furnished bedroom. There are several different styles of upholstered platform beds with a low profile that will satisfy your craving for simplicity while still giving you a sophisticated look. Tufted headboards are also very comfortable.
- Baxton Studio offers several different styles of low-profile metal beds that work well in minimalist bedrooms without sacrificing durability and comfort. These beds also require no box spring, instead offering a platform or mesh to hold the mattress in place.
The biggest thing to remember as you browse these and other comfy beds online is that the minimalist platform bed might not be the way to go if you need a higher bed. The beds mentioned here sit fairly low to the ground, and it will not be easy for someone with joint issues or a very tall person to get on and off the bed.
However, there are some comfortable minimal beds that sit higher up and include built-in storage. These are available in both wood and metal frame options. The best neutral choice here is Jayme’s storage bed from Crown Mark furniture.
This bed is made of metal and offers a platform rather than a box spring that can break down, but it also has a bit of built-in drawer storage and an upholstered headboard. The bed is a walnut brown, which gives it the look of wood with the durability of metal.
Another way to tackle minimalism in your bedroom is to get furniture that serves more than one purpose, such as storage beds like those mentioned above. Beds with built-in storage may allow you to skip other bedroom furniture altogether, or allow you to get just one nightstand in addition to the bed. Some beautiful hardwood storage platform beds are offered by Furniture of America, in addition to the Crown Mark and Baxton Studio brands already mentioned.