Positioning a Bed In a Contemporary Room

The bed is always the focal point in a contemporary-style bedroom so proper positioning is everything! While a minimalistic platform bed was once only available in a few styles, today you can find them in a wide variety of colors, some open underneath, others closed off. They typically do not have a headboard but if there is one, it’s usually quite basic.

So, with how simple these platform beds are, how do they demand so much attention? It’s all about the position in the room! A bed in a contemporary room can be placed in the room’s center but most people find they appreciate the security of a wall behind them. When placed against a wall, it should be a large solid one that can house a nice piece of art. It really should never be positioned under a window or in direct line with the door and you absolutely do not want to have a bed under a beam. It is suggested that the weight of a beam overhead can cause headaches and disrupt sleep patterns.

Draw More Attention

If you really want to zoom in on the bed, turn tall dressers or shelving so they are positioned kiddie corner, this allows them to be on an angle facing the bed. As a last tip, contemporary styling is minimalist but it is all about balance so if you have a lot of sharp lines including your bed, dresser, television, etc., consider adding a round nightstand, piece of art, rug or even a bean bag chair to bring an equal balance to the room.

  • Dechen

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  • Shellie

    Thanks so much! It was there when I did it……disappeared! I’ll fix it right away. Thanks again!

  • Dale Dillon Lips

    Great design! Very elegant, but contemporary.

  • outloudvinyldotcom

    Love the room. And the bed just make you want to sleep more..:)Love the style!

  • Upholstery leather

    very classy nothing too much but looks great!

  • Haruka

    Thank you for the tips… I love your post bscuaee you express it well and with clear statement.

  • nitya

    Love the setting. Could you let me know the model of this platform bed?

  • Fitted Bedroom Furniture

    Great contemporary design – thanks for sharing!

  • Noguchi Coffee Table

    I was never before thought about a beam could be a cause of bad sleep. This is a welcome information to not place your bed under the beam of your roof.

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