Platform beds are becoming increasingly popular around the world. They are a very modern and simplistic style of bed and they are starting to show up in many more peoples rooms around the world. They are practical and they look good, but they are not overly extravagant. If you are into the simple things in like then a platform bed may be exactly what you are looking for. Platform beds consist of a raised yet flat, hard and horizontal surface that is designed to only support a mattress. They provide firm cushioning, and because they have slats of very solid panelling, they eliminate the need to add a box spring or a mattress foundation. A platform bed gives adequate support to the mattress by itself.

Unlike a storage bed, a platform bed gives you the ability to have something very stylish in your room, but take up as minimal space as possible. This is very important for some people that don't have a lot of space to work with. In that case you also need to decide what size bed you will be getting, how many people sleep in the bed, and how much room you want to have around it.

There is a little bit of history when we are talking about platform beds, and the first ones could be defined much better as loft beds. They were originally situated very high off the ground, which meant that there was a lot more living space below. As time went by they got closer and closer to the ground, to where they are today. They are usually made of wood or metal, and usually don't include a headboard or a footboard, however some beds have them. They are able to support a mattress without the use of a box spring, however they can be added if you want.

There are a couple of types of platform beds. You can get a contemporary style, which usually looks very clean, has neutral elements and solid colours. This is more a European style. You can also include micro fibre and leather padding on a headboard, which is a very contemporary platform bed. You can also get a traditional style one; these still look quite modern but use traditional work that you can see within the headboard. You need to think long and hard about what style of mattress you will be using, because this is the most important part of the bed and will affect the way you sleep the most. If you have a bad platform bed mattress then you will not sleep well, and this can affect your health.