Japanese beds, known for their minimalism and their proximity to the floor, are one of the Trendy used oriental furniture in the West, especially for those who are interested and want to follow the minimalist concept of “less is more”, always present in culture and decoration Eastern.
In this post, we will talk a small about these beds that are increasingly common in homes and decor stores, what their configuration, their advantages, disadvantages, and present a gallery full of models and ideas for you to be inspired!
What is the Japanese bed or oriental bed?
But why the low bed? It is believed that the proximity to the floor may interfere with the quality of sleep, leaving you more relaxed and enabling the renewal of energy. That’s because having your body closer to the ground makes it easier for the earth to absorb energy.
The traditional model consists of a wooden board, mat, or tatami with no feet and a lean mattress made with geese feathers, which can be rolled up during the day and kept in a closet to free up space for other activities.
Here in the West, this type of bed was brought in an alternative way, which tries to exclude the idea of a bed frame with a platform and replace it with a solid plate or platform that supports the mattress, be it lower, box, or with standard height.
For this, there are several models of low platforms that are being sold in furniture and decoration stores, designed in planned furniture stores or even that can be made at home with large wooden or MDF boards or even with pallets, entering a reuse concept too!
The advantages and disadvantages of having one at home
The Japanese bed is extremely attractive because it is a model with simple access and handling, being a very economical option, with several options of styles, colors, and materials, serving different styles.
For those who are in the minimalist style, it is the great option, as the Japanese bed does not have any type of adornment and in general, they have simple and straight lines. The lower part of the platforms can also be used to create niches and drawers to store clothes and other personal objects, optimizing the use of space.
In addition, the height and mattress of the Japanese bed promotes health and provides a great rest, with improved circulation, muscle relaxation, and improved posture at bedtime. However, for those accustomed to sleeping in the western high beds, Japanese beds can be more difficult to obtain used to, taking more time and patience.
In the case of mattresses already used in other beds, the adaptation can be faster, just taking into account the height issue.
Another disadvantage, especially for those who have a Japanese bed with supports, is the issue of cleaning, which can be a small more difficult and constant since the bed is closer to the floor. In this sense, beds with solid or monolithic platforms may be more interesting, as they do not accumulate dirt on the underside.
Now that you cognize a small more about these increasingly popular beds, take a look at our selection of images to find the great model for you!