Time for Bed

Platform beds are back and better than ever! Decide which one suits you.


The formal lines and visual weight of the bed would look right at home in a traditional setting, yet the lack of a bed skirt and tucked-in bedding raises the style quotient ever so slightly.

By: Jennifer Huskey

For the Traditionalist

Looks like footboards are becoming a thing of the past considering the latest low-profile--but definitely high-style--platform beds uncovered at the High Point Furnishings Market. If you can resolve to pick up your clothes rather than sling them over the bed's edge, then these hot new designs are for you.

Yes, you can have your modern and traditional too, especially if you decide to bring home Bernhard's latest platform bed in the Market Street collection. Visit bernhardt.com for more information.

Mid-Century Style



The bed features cross-grained bamboo veneers with bent plywood making it an eco-friendly option.

Hip homeowners who want their mid-century modern style but want it at less than museum prices are in luck with the Echo bed by Zocalo. Visit zocalousa.com for more information.

Asian Influence



Bring one of these home and the term "bed skirt" will forever be banished from your vocabulary.

For the platform-bed purists, this Asian-inspired offering from BermanFalk showcases the simplicity of what makes a platform bed so appealing. Sonoma bed is part of the HOM Collection; visit bermanfalk.com for more information.

Gorgeous Wood Grain



This distinctive platform bed showcases oak at its finest with a distintive pattern and finish usually reserved for specialty woods.

Oak, the hardworking hardwood that's usually reserved for tough jobs like flooring and cabinets, has undergone a beauty treatment by Riverside Furniture. Part of the Loft Collection; visit riverside-furniture.com for more information.

Regal with a Country Twist



The rich, dark brown leather is accented with nailheads, a masculine touch on a feminine frame.

Country meets modern craftsmanship in the Country Living Furniture Collection from Lane. If the wingback is your chair of choice, then the Stockbridge platform bed with its enveloping headboard is sure to please. Visit lanefurniture.com for more information.

All-In-One Solution



Underbed drawers and openings give a small-space dweller more room for clothes and linens; the headboard sports dual floating bedside tables that take up less floor space.

Modern style meets up with plenty of storage in this platform bed by designer Michael Weiss for Vanguard Furniture. Part of the Modern Retreat collection; visit vanguardfurniture.com for more information.

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