The Japanese beds, known for their minimalism and their proximity to the floor, are one of the oriental furniture most used in the West, especially for those who are interested and want to follow the minimalist concept of "less is more", always present in the culture and decoration Eastern.
In this post, let's talk a little about these beds that are increasingly common in homes and home decor stores, what their configuration, their advantages, disadvantages and present a gallery full of models and ideas to inspire you!
What is the Japanese bed or Oriental bed?
But why the bed low? It is believed that the proximity to the floor can interfere with the quality of sleep, making it quieter and allowing the renewal of energy. This is because being with the body closest to the ground makes it easier for the earth to absorb the energies.
The traditional model consists of a wooden board, mat or mat with no feet and a thin mattress made with geese feathers, which can be rolled up during the day and stored in a closet to free up space for other activities.
Here in the West, this type of bed has been brought in an alternative way, which attempts to exclude the idea of a bed frame with a platform and replace it with a plate or platform that supports the mattress, either 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 big boards of wood or MDF or even with pallets, entering a concept of reuse too!
The advantages and disadvantages of having one at home
The Japanese bed is extremely attractive for being a model of easy 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 perfect option, because the Japanese bed does not have any type of adornment and usually have simple and straight lines. The underside of the platforms can also be used to create niches and drawers for storing clothes and other personal items, optimizing the use of space.
In addition, the height and mattress of the Japanese bed improves health and provides a perfect rest, with improved circulation, muscle relaxation and improved posture at bedtime. However, for those who are accustomed to sleeping in the high western beds, Japanese beds may be more difficult to get accustomed to, taking time and patience longer.
In the case of mattresses already used in the other beds, the adaptation can be faster, only counting on the question of height.
Another disadvantage, especially for those who have a Japanese bed with supports, is the issue of cleanliness which may be a little more difficult and constant, since the bed is closer to the floor. In this sense, beds with a solid or monolithic platform may be more interesting as they do not accumulate dirt on the underside.
60 models of Japanese bed in the decoration of environments
Now that you know a little more about these beds that are increasingly popular, take a look at our selection of images to find the perfect model for you!
Picture 1 - Japanese bed in a room with super tropical decoration.
Picture 2 - Oriental low bed in platform to combine with a minimal decór.
Picture 3 - West mix x east at bedtime: Japanese double bed with central support to raise the height a little more and maintain the western standard.
Picture 4 - Planned room with mattress fitting on the floor to maintain the traditional Japanese beds atmosphere.
Picture 5 - Children's bed with planned furniture with drawers in place of the platform and a cuddly and cozy space for the nights of sleep.
Picture 6 - Low bed with pallets and a leftover to form a useful space for your decorations and utilities.
Picture 7 - Low wooden bed with four feet and a fixed bedside padded.
Picture 8 - Low bed with platform and bedside in two straight lines for a simplicity of forms.
Picture 9 - Oriental style bed with high height for those who want to adapt to the western measurements.
Picture 10 - Japanese style low bed with a futton on the wooden floor and a super eclectic decor.
Picture 11 - Bed with MDF platform with drawers included in a touch of simplicity and optimization of space.
Picture 12 - Platform for bed planned with space for two bedside tables.
Picture 13 - Platform for bed with format of L in wood: oriental inspiration in a dark tone and sober of the wood.
Picture 14 - Low infant bed in the Montessoriano method with structure full of style.
Picture 15 - Platform for the room with space to fit mattress in a style of Japanese bed.
Picture 16 - Japanese single bed on a low MDF floor in a decoration inspired by nature and oriental architecture.
Image 17 - Space integrated to the planned platform of the bed to serve as a bedside table.
Picture 18 - East style bed in a structure complete with panel for wall and ceiling with special illumination.
Image 19 - Lightweight x Heavy: Wood structure for super soft Futton accommodation.
Picture 20 - Low platform and mattress for a Japanese single bed in a complete minimalist style with punctual elements in the decoration.
Picture 21 - Japanese bed made from pallets: double height and a super different headboard.
Picture 22 - Bed in an oriental style with central support and a high height for those who want to maintain the western standards.
Picture 23 - Japanese single bed with low decoration to adapt to the new height of things.
Picture 24 - Planned structure for children's room and a new way to treat children's bed.
Picture 25 - Japanese bed on concrete structure for an example of house with different levels.
Picture 26 - Minimal B & B: Japanese double bed with dark platform and room for servants on both sides.
Picture 27 - Bed in oriental style with a lot of softness and comfort: wooden structure and a high mattress with many, many cushions.
Picture 28 - Also in a beach style: low bed with wooden structure and a little decoration inspired by the sea.
Picture 29 - For narrower rooms, complete platform keeps the unit in the environment and comfort to put your mattress.
Picture 30 - Another example of a Japanese bed in a minimalist mood with contrasting colors.
Picture 31 - Practically integrated environments: glass wall to the bedroom creates a connection between the environments and shows more inspiration in the Japanese style of decoration.
Picture 32 - Japanese sofa bed: with one more inspiration in the functionality of the Japanese bed, this one can be rolled up and gain another use during the day.
Picture 33 - Low bed and super creative to optimize space: niches on the platform to store and organize your shoes.
Picture 34 - Floating low bed: a model with central support that we almost can not see by the height of the furniture.
Picture 35 - Black monilítica platform for those who want a more serious and elegant decoration.
Picture 36 - Long platform for the whole room: enjoy the space created for the bed for other purposes.
Picture 37 - Simple and only: Japanese bed with platform in the right measure for those who want to keep as little as possible.
Picture 38 - High platform to enjoy the space: great for those who do not get used to the low height of the Japanese beds and need a space to insert drawers.
Picture 39 - Wide atmosphere in B & B with oriental style bed and platform with drawers to dispense wardrobe .
Picture 40 - Double platform: support for the bed and panel for the ceiling in a symmetrical style.
Picture 41 - Platform in MDF for Japanese bed with steps.
Image 42 - Platform-monolithic in white with headboard for minimalistic spaces.
Picture 43 - Japanese bed with high mattress, many cushions and much comfort for a perfect night's sleep.
Picture 44 - At perfect height: Japanese bed as the perfect choice for an environment with lower windows.
Picture 45 - Platform for Japanese bed with logs - natural style for those who also want to apply the oriental Wabi Sabi concept.
Picture 46 - Oriental style bed with high platform and space for dressers for those who need to economize and optimize spaces.
Picture 47 - Children's room with low bed for those who want to apply the Montessori method and give freedom for the child.
Picture 48 - In a clean style, Japanese style bed with platform integrated to the bedside and shelf as created.
Picture 49 - Japanese bed even for those who have a more colorful and intense style in the room.
Picture 50 - Bed super comfortable and detail to the niche in place of bedside.
Picture 51 - Another bed in the minimal style with detail for the platform: two transversal supports and slats of wood forming the platform.
Picture 52 - Futton for Japanese bed that already comes with super comfortable headboard.
Picture 53 - Japanese mobile bed with casters in the structure and that turns sofa during the day with many cushions.
Picture 54 - Wooden panel up to the ceiling for a full Japanese style.
Picture 55 - Platform for single bed with integrated headboard with a special decoration.
Picture 56 - Cube structure for Japanese bed in a clean decoration.
Picture 57 - Japanese bed for those who have little space: mattress on the wooden floor and headboard-niche.
Picture 58 - Low bed with black leather mattress for those who want to keep the room in a super stylish minimalism.
Picture 59 - Coffee table in place of bedside table also lower to suit the new height of the room
Picture 60 - Oriental style bed for children and young people: platform space for toys and decorations.