It’s time for another ‘Best of’ – rounding up 10 of the best minimalist designs in a particular furniture category. Today it’s the turn of minimalist bed frames. It’s a post I’ve had requested a number of times, so I hope it may be useful to you if you’re looking for a simple, Scandi style bed.
There’s lots of different types of minimalist bed frames – there’s ottoman beds with lift-up storage, more substantial beds with upholstered headboards, wooden beds with slender frames, and increasingly more popular, low platform beds. I’ve rounded up a mix of upholstered and wooden framed beds, but each have a minimal, pared-back feel – whether that’s being lifted up on slender legs to give a sense of space, or having a sleek, refined headboard without any superfluous details.
All images Cate St Hill
The 10 minimalist bed frames I’ve included in my round-up range from just £129 to £1,325, proving that simple, considered design can cater to all sorts of budgets. I love the texture of the Anto double bed from Habitat if you’re looking for a more boho-look, but one of my favourites has to be the Streiko bed from noo.ma – it’s just so pure and elegant. I’m also drawn to the Japanese-style platform bed from the Natural Bed Company, I can see that being used in a neutral scheme with Bauwerk walls and soft linens.
Choosing to have a head board or not is often down to personal preference; whether you like to sit up and read in bed or whether you’re content with just leaning back on a pillow. All the beds with headboards here are quite discrete, but if you really want to go for the minimalist look, do without a headboard and instead style with two sets of pillows and a simple cushion for a relaxed, inviting feel.
1. KLEPPSTAD bed frame, £129, IKEA – a simple white metal bed frame with a cosy textile headboard, which can be removed and machine washed
2. Anto double wooden bed frame, £340, Habitat [affiliate link] – crafted in oak with a tactile woven webbed headboard that will bring a textured, organic feel
3. ANYDAY Bonn platform double bed frame, £179, John Lewis [affiliate link] – a sleek, minimalist platform bed upholstered in a grey fabric without a headboard
4. Morten bed frame, £799, Heal’s – A mix of solid oak and oak veneer frame with a soft, white washed finish with an upholstered grey fabric headboard
5. Luna double bed, £1,102, was £1,224, Adventures in Furniture – a simple, comfortable bed with a FSC-certified wooden frame and a generous headboard, available in a wide range of colours
6. Streiko bed, €734,30, was €1,049, noo.ma – a minimalist, mid-century style bed with an oak veneer frame and slender solid wood legs. Available in walnut or oak
7. Kobe bed, £1,325, Natural Bed Company – An extra low, Japanese-style bed that appears to float off the floor; it’s available in various different solid woods, including oak, ash and white-washed pine
8. Exmouth bed, £1,140, Naturalmat – a minimalist, upholstered platform bed, handmade using natural and organic materials, including organic wool sourced from farmers just a few miles away from their workshop in Devon
9. SLATTUM light grey double bed frame, £189, IKEA – the gently curved headboard of this simple bed is upholstered in a soft woven fabric with a subtle stitching detail
10. Pillow bed frame, £649, John Lewis [affiliate link] – made predominantly from solid European white oak, with a well padded, pillow-shaped headboard
Which one is your favourite?