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10 Rooms That Prove You Don't Need a Bed Frame

August 15, 2017

A proper bed-frame, platform or headboard may seem essential, but you can achieve the same level of interior goodness sans traditional bed choices. Skip the raised bed and try leaving your mattress directly on the floor. While this look used to be associated with youthful laziness, we’re confident these chic bedrooms will change your mind.

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Photo: Mary Ann Carter/Getty Images. From: Good Bones and Client Renovation Rescue.

Floor Upgrades

Leaving a mattress on the floor of an otherwise empty room runs the risk of looking sloppy or unfinished. Make the bed a stylish focal point, instead of an eyesore, by placing it on top of a statement area rug. This added textile will instantly give a trendy boost to just about any space, while also creating a three dimensional feel — even if there’s no box spring involved.

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Photo: Brad Tomecek. From: Tomecek Studio Architecture.

Minimalist Approach

Not every bedroom is created equal when it comes to size, but luckily there are an abundance of hacks that will help you attain high style in tiny spaces. Low ceilings? Short on square footage? Rather than overwhelming a space with bulky, traditional bedroom furniture, opt for a minimalist approach. Use simple, crisp bedding to make the room feel airy and larger than it actually is. Bring in a small scale stool instead of a classic nightstand, and add a plant or two to complete the look.

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Photo: Joyelle West. From: Barbara Vail.

Bring in a Headboard

If you love the idea of having your bed low to the ground, but still want it to look traditional, a low headboard is an easy way to transform the space. Whether you choose a wood or upholstered option, a simple, short headboard will help you create the laid-back atmosphere of your dreams.

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Cozy Vibes

If your mattress is placed right on the floor, there's a chance that store-bought bedding may be a bit too big without the added height of a box spring or platform. Rather than sizing down or altering any duvets or quilts, let them drape off of the sides and rest right on the floor. These extra cozy vibes will take away from the sometimes severe effect a solo mattress can have on a room. Since you’re unable to see where the mattress actually ends, no one will notice that there is no additional structure beneath it.

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