Japanese Bed Frames – The Foundation for a Beautiful Bedroom

japanese bed framesIf you’ve always wanted a Japanese style bedroom or an overall “Zen” look for your home, then there is no better way to get started than with Japanese bed frames.  Among the most popular ways to decorate a contemporary bedroom, young couples cannot get enough of these elegant, low-profile frames.  Not only do they work perfectly in a low-key bedroom, they only need a platform bed mattress to be complete.  With the rising price of mattress and box-spring sets, many homeowners are finding Japanese bed frames to be a more practical choice.

If you look at a contemporary home design magazine, one thing is abundantly clear: the days of coordinated “bedroom sets” are nearing an end.  People are gravitating to eclectic looking bedrooms with a boutique style and organic linens.  The best way to get this look is to start with a Japanese bed frame and an all-natural tatami mat, and then top this with a futon or a platform bed mattress.  For those who are accustomed to high beds, these low-slung frames are a lot closer to the floor, but they also make a room appear more spacious.

Natural space savers, Japanese designers are always finding a way to maximize living spaces and simplify home décor.  Some Japanese bed frames are made in convertible styles that can turn a futon mattress into a couch during the day, which is perfect for studio apartment dwellers.  Futons are covered with a tough and durable canvas fabric, so they can even be used on the floor.  Either way, expect to see futons closer on a low profile frame than most Western-style beds.

According to Chopa.com, decorating a bedroom in true “Zen” style starts with Japanese bed frames, but it doesn’t end there.  True Japanese style include a host of complementary items such as rice paper lamps, Shoji room dividers, calligraphy prints and dark wood tables. Much of the popular Japanese furnishings available today are made in dark mahogany, espresso finished wood or black lacquer with contrasting rice paper accents.  Calligraphy prints and Sumi ink paintings complete the look, as well as sculptural Ikebana vases.

If you want to get started on a whole new look for your living space, Japanese bed frames make a great foundation piece for your Zen décor.  When adding accessories, keep in mind that natural earth tones and soothing neutrals are the best choices for the bedroom.

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