Floor beds allow children to observe their surroundings more fully compared to cribs, and encourage larger movements than are possible within its confines. They also foster autonomy and ownership over themselves and their space.
Many parents may worry that their children will roll off of a frameless floor bed when transitioning from cribs, but this shouldn’t be much of an issue.
Modern Floor Beds
Modern floor beds boast minimalist designs that highlight their materials over any unnecessary decorative features, making them suitable for contemporary homes that prize sleek aesthetics over luxurious design elements.
Wayfair offers this solid wood platform bed as an example of modern floor beds. Easy to assemble, its low yet sturdy frame makes this bed suitable for any room decor – be it stained or painted!
This adorable Montessori-style house bed from the same seller makes for a wonderful first big kid bed for your toddler. Available in either natural wood or white with beautiful linen cover in olive green and sky blue hues, as well as an adorable cotton canopy to provide them with a cozy place for napping or daydreaming; in addition, its room dividing function softens the division between sleeping area and rest of space.
Japanese-Style Floor Beds
Japanese floor mattresses, commonly referred to as futons, are a favorite among modern apartment dwellers. Conceived as quilted sleeping pads which rest on tatami or foam rather than traditional bed frames and mattresses, futons provide comfortable yet durable sleep mats – the perfect way to upgrade any living room space with a bed that won’t go flat!
Traditional Tatami mats made from rush grass and rice straw emit an aromatic scent that promotes peace in the sleeping area and aids restful rest. Many find that sleeping on these natural materials helps them feel more grounded while connecting them to earth, which in turn may reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Modern futons are made up of cotton or fiber fill, available in different thicknesses to meet your specific needs. Although typically lighter and less costly than a traditional mattress, futons still provide firmness and support that helps promote posture alignment as well as being easily portable – as well as being compact enough to be stored rolled up when not needed.
Low Floor Beds
Low floor beds have become the go-to aesthetic in minimalist bedrooms on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, making a statement with their simple aesthetic and chic yet relaxed atmosphere. By selecting suitable colours and bedding options, creating the desired atmosphere becomes simple.
Low height beds can also provide excellent solutions for older individuals at risk of rolling out of bed. Many models include profiling features to further lower injury risks while offering added comfort.
Low platform beds are also an ideal choice for smaller rooms and spaces with lower ceilings, as they don’t take up as much room above the mattress. Furthermore, opting for one without a box spring will save 8 inches in extra space!
These beds are adaptable enough to blend seamlessly into any interior design aesthetic. Simply accessorize it with vibrant throw pillows, an eye-catching duvet cover and modern wall art for a look that is both comfortable and fashionable.
Customisable Floor Beds
Floor beds provide toddlers who have transitioned out of cribs but not yet to full-sized beds with the freedom and independence that comes from sleeping alone. Without needing their parents’ lift to access bedding, toddlers will be able to fall back asleep by themselves in case they wake during the night.
This Montessori-inspired cedar floor bed provides a simple platform that makes room for whimsical accents like string lights and faux blooms, plus features a guard rail to prevent kids from rolling off the bed in their sleep.
This wooden Montessori floor bed from Sprout Kids boasts eco-friendly aspen and birch wood for easy 15 minute assembly and even adjusts as your child grows – including mattress slats! Like other Montessori furniture, low beds like this one help your children build self-confidence in caring for themselves.