40 Low Height & Floor Bed Designs That Will Make You Sleepy
While low beds are famously associated with Japanese design, they’re beginning to catch on in modern design circles – and for those whose knees can handle them, low beds have several benefits. First, starting the day with a deep stretch and mild workout can get the blood pumping to fight off grogginess, and the cool temperature near the floor is a major plus for hot sleepers. Some small bedrooms can gain a sense of spaciousness from a low-profile look. And if storage isn’t a concern, removing empty space means one less place for dust to settle. Check out the inspirational beds below for even more reasons to consider going low!
Let’s start with something dramatic! Sunken beds require some pretty serious architectural alterations but the end result is so dreamy. The pup would love how easy it is to crawl into bed for morning snuggles.
This entire raised platform serves as a piece of casual furniture, complete with a coffee table and writing desk. Those who prefer to sit on the floor might find this type of solution more in-line with a specific room’s aesthetic.
Low beds are especially perfect for young children. It’s a little less scary to transition to a “big kid bed” when it’s comfortable and low to the floor, and falling off during sleep or while playing becomes far less of a threat.
You may recognize this bedroom as another interpretation of the previous one, this time with a decor theme more suitable for a playful adult or a teenager. We can’t get enough of these attached writing desks!
Repetition and clean surfaces have a much greater impact when the view is unobscured. The lights to either side of the bed remain just as simple as the rest of the room and help balance the visual weight of the room.
While this bedroom could definitely accommodate even the tallest and most regal bed, this one sits low on a sleek platform and utilizes the extra space for a decorative accent wall and rows of stylish shelves.
More than just a bed platform, this unique piece of furniture actually wraps up the wall and serves as a sort of faux canopy of sorts. It makes the low bed feel more like it’s part of the room rather than a standalone feature.
One of the biggest complaints about low beds is that they can leave the overall room looking “unfinished”. This bed approaches this dilemma in two ways: artwork and included side tables are both great ways to complete the circuit of visual continuity.
Here’s another low bed, this time in an even taller room, using a large form print instead of a headboard to draw the eye toward a central point. The oversized pendant light fills in even more of the negative space above.
Plush padding surrounds this low bed and doubles up as comfortable seating for long evenings with a book and perhaps a glass of wine or pot of tea. Spreading out to watch a movie becomes an experience.
Check out this comfortable bohemian bedroom! Low furniture is a huge part of this aesthetic, often accompanied by layered rugs and plush ottomans. This is a space where every angle and every surface looks equally appropriate for lounging.
Thick slabs of salvaged lumber offer a bed platform solution that anyone could DIY given enough space and access to properly treated wood. This natural and eco-friendly solution looks like a million dollars.
When it comes to frames and platforms, low beds seem to have a more diverse range of untraditional styles. Technically one could add a typical box frame but the sleek effect would definitely feel a tiny bit diminished.
Are you loving these sleek low beds and feel ready to explore your options? This bed is available through the “buy” link above, or you could check out one of the many inexpensive low platform beds on Amazon – both are great places to start.