Find the Perfect Japanese Style Bed

Japanes Style Beds

California King Bed from Crate&Barrel

Japanese culture is famous for its design innovations, particularly in the world of furniture.

In fact, most of the qualities that we love about midcentury modern furniture can be attributed to the designers of Japan. In the early part of the 1900’s, American and European designers traveled to Asia to study Eastern design traditions.

Japanese beds, in particular, are space-efficient in a way that’s rarely seen elsewhere. They’re so efficient and comfortable that, over time, they’ve become increasingly popular in the US.

Japanese Style Bed Rommendations

Japanese Style Bed Recommendations

South Shore Step One Platform Bed

Do you want to buy a Japanese style bed for your own home? Want to open up your room and find some extra space in your home? Or, maybe you’re looking to reap the health benefits of these wonderfully designed beds.

Whatever your intentions may be, there are certain things you should look for when buying a Japanese style bed.

We’ve outlined some tips below to help you in your search.

Get One with a Large Outer Platform

Get One with a Large Outer Platform 🌟

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Greyleigh Stromsburg Queen-Sized Platform Bed

One of the greatest things about Japanese style beds is that they feature an outer platform around the frame.

So, even after you lay your mattress on top of the frame, there will still be 6″-12″ inches around the bed that you can use to store small objects (i.e alarm clocks, cups of tea, etc).

If you’re buying a Japanese bed because you like the outer platform, make sure you get one that’s big enough for your needs.

Invest in a Decent Matress

Invest in a Decent Matress 🌟

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Tema Float Panel Bed with Mattress Support

Many people switch from a Western mattress to a Japanese style bed because they have back pain. Japanese beds, after all, are famous for being great for the back.

But, in order to get the back benefits from your new bed, you must have a decent mattress, as well. If you simply buy a new frame and slap your old mattress on top of it, the new bed won’t help your back very much.

Choose the Height Carefully

Choose the Height Carefully 🌟

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Wade Logan Galeton Upholstered Platform Bed

When purchasing a Japanese bed, it’s very important to consider the height. The lower your frame is to the ground, the more space you’ll have above it for shelving and other storage.

A ground-level bed not only maximizes the amount of space you have up above, but can also be great for your lungs. With less room for dust and debris to sink into, your respiratory system will get a much healthier night’s sleep.