CHI Good Questions: Non-Platform Modern Bed?

CHI Good Questions: Non-Platform Modern Bed?

Janel Laban
Feb 29, 2008

Meredith sent us an email especially for the last day of bedroom month: "I was excited for February as bedroom month, because I have been on a search for a new bed/bedroom furniture. As the bedroom always seems to be the last thing that one redecorates, I am just now getting around to replacing the black curled wrought iron head/footboard that my mom bought for me after college.

Over the past few years, I have redesigned and decorated the rest of my condo in an easy modern aesthetic. It's finally time for the bedroom. I was waiting to be inspired by the features and posts this month.

The problem is, Every 'modern' bed featured is a platform bed!"

I am not that interested in sleeping that close to the ground, and I know too many people who got platform beds and were unhappy with them later.

If there is time left in February, I challenge you to convince me that I will like a platform bed or show me a non-platform modern bed. Thank you.

Meredith, we wouldn't want to try and convince you that you would like a platform bed (even though we do!) so instead we are going the route of pointing out a simple, modern bed that accommodates a box spring (which makes a big difference) and has much longer legs than what we see normally on today's more modern beds.

It is the Tall Wood Bed Frame from West Elm (yes, they also make a "low" wood bed frame) and it is 15 inches high, as opposed to 5-9 inches high, which is the general range for platform/low beds. Available in chocolate, acorn or white, it is on sale now for $195 to $279, depending on size. It is designed to be used with your choice of many different headboards from West Elm, such as the cutout, overlapping squares, morocco or upholstered button tufted. The headboards range in price from around $150 - $300.

Any other ideas or suggestions for a higher, non-platform modern bed for Meredith? Let her know in the comments below...

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