Here is a peek into my "inspiration" collection, pictures collected over time from various store catalogs (online), craigslist, and other random searches on the Internet.
First one is my all time favourite - A teak bed with detachable headboard and nightstands. However, cleaning under the bed might be an issue so I would want to increase the height using sleek metal or wooden legs.
Talking of contemporary, I couldn't miss posting this classic Scandinavian inspired Mid century bed frame. I seem to have a thing for wood and metal furniture!
Another sleek looking cane and wood bed frame for a breezy tropical look
A Scandinavian-style inspired bed with a sleek looking headboard
This is how it would look when its all dressed up!
Another lovely bedroom with a contemporary vibe
Although I wouldn't prefer a foot board for my bed, I liked this bed frame
This was Aamir Khan's bed in Dil Chatha Hai :)
Another contemporary wood and metal bed frame
Block platfrom - Japanese inspired bed frame
Another Japanese Inspiration
A simple bed frame for a natural look
Contemporary bedroom with a bent plywood frame
An interesting observation- Most platform beds seems to be Japanese inspirations...no other part of the world has these low lying beds
If we have the right kind of space and a house which could carry traditional decor well, it would be great to have a very traditional canopy bed. Vineeta featured this in one of her posts
Or similar to the one featured by Bhavna in her post - India inspired Bedrooms
Before you go about designing an Indian inspired bedroom, I would recommend that you read Sharon's post about getting the "Indian Inspiration" right. This is the link to her blog post - The Key Bunch.
If you love mixing trends and styles, then platform beds and the right set of add-ons and accessories would give us bedrooms which could look like this. Awesome!!
- It is better to place the headboard on the wall without windows
- Place one single frame/art work over the headboard to bring in a sense of balance to the set up.
- It is better not to opt for shelves over the headboard. It helps in keeping the sleeping area free from clutter (Feng Shui) and helps you sleep better
- In case you need additional storage, plan your shelves on either sides of the beds or in place of nightstands. Make sure that these shelves do not stretch beyond the height of your head board (this rule applies to every bed frame, irrespective of size, shape and style.)
copyright: pictures found as part of internet searches. A few pictures were saved sometime back so I do not remember the source. No copyright violation intended. let me know if i have used ur images with out citing the source