Contemporary & Minimalist Beds
No bedroom is complete without a bed – more specifically, a bed frame and mattress. To choose the right bed for your room, first consider the bed size that’s best for you and your space, then select a bed frame and mattress that meets your needs and fulfills your aesthetic preferences. Standard bed sizes at HAY are as follows: twin beds (38” x 75”), full beds (54” x 75”), queen beds (60” x 80”), and king beds (76” x 80”). Queen-size beds and king-size beds are ideal for couples, while twin and full beds are better for individuals.
Contemporary Bed Frames
Bed frames anchor a room and elevate your mattress to create a comfortable sleeping arrangement. Because durability is crucial to a high-functioning bed frame, most bed frames are made of metal, wood, or a combination of the two materials. Metal bed frames typically comprise a sturdy steel frame, sleek legs, and metal or wood slats that run laterally across the frame. Wooden bed frames have similar components, but some feature a solid wood platform instead of a slatted one. Some storage bed frames are designed with built-in drawers for convenient storage. Many bed frames come with attached headboards, featuring metal slats, solid wood planks, or upholstered cushions.
In addition to serving a functional purpose, bed frames serve an aesthetic purpose. As the centerpiece of a bedroom, a bed frame can make a substantial visual impact on a space, especially when paired with a visually interesting headboard. As such, bed frames are available in a wide variety of styles to suit different design schemes. Bed frames that don’t require box springs are called platform bed frames and are popular in minimalist and contemporary bedrooms for their pared-back silhouettes. Wood platform beds are common in mid-century modern spaces, but they suit Danish-inspired bedrooms just as well. Simple, streamlined metal bed frames are a great choice if you’re looking for a minimalist or contemporary bed.