Japanese bed: know the advantages and disadvantages of the furniture

Japanese bed: know the advantages and disadvantages of the furniture

Children’s room with low bed for those who want to apply the Montessori method and give freedom for the child.

Children's room with low bed for those who want to apply the Montessori method and give freedom for the child.

Japanese beds, known for their minimalism and proximity to the floor, are one of the oriental furniture most used in the West, especially for those who are interested and want to follow the minimalist concept of “less is more”, always present in the culture and oriental decoration. In this post, let’s talk a little about these beds that are increasingly common in homes and decoration stores, what their configuration, their advantages, disadvantages and present a gallery full of models and ideas for you to be inspired!

What is the Japanese bed or Oriental bed?

But why is the bed low? It is believed that the proximity to the floor can interfere with the quality of sleep, making it more tranquil and allowing the renewal of energy. This is because having the body closest to the ground makes it easier for the earth to absorb the energies.

The traditional model consists of a wooden board, treadmill or tatami mat with no feet and a thin mattress made with feathers of geese that can be rolled up during the day and stored in a closet to free up space for other activities. Here in the West, this type of bed was brought in an alternate way, which attempts to exclude the the idea of ​​a bed frame with a platform and replace it with a plate or platform that supports the mattress, whether it is lower, box or standard height.

For this there are several low platform models which are being sold in furniture and decoration stores, designed in planned furniture stores or even can be made at home with large boards of wood or MDF or even with pallets, entering into a concept of reuse too!

The advantages and disadvantages of having a m

The Japanese bed is extremely attractive for being a model of easy access and handling, being a very economical option, with several options of styles, colors and materials, p> For those who are in the minimalist style, it is the perfect option, because the Japanese bed does not have any type of adornment and usually have simple and straight lines. The underside of the platforms can also be used to create niches and drawers for storing clothes and other personal belongings, optimizing the use of space.

In addition, the height and mattress of the Japanese bed favors health and provides a perfect rest, with improved circulation, muscle relaxation and improved posture at bedtime. However, for those who are accustomed to sleeping in high western beds, Japanese beds may be harder to get used to, taking time and patience longer.

In the case of mattresses already used in other beds,

Another disadvantage, especially for those who have a Japanese bed with supports, is the issue of cleanliness that may be a little more difficult and constant, a the bed is closer to the floor. In this sense, beds with a single or monolithic platform may be more interesting, as they do not accumulate dirt on the underside.

60 Japanese bed models in decorating environments

Now that you already know a little more about these beds that are increasingly popular, take a look at our selection of images to find the perfect model for you!

Platform for Japanese bed with logs – natural style for those who also want to apply the oriental Wabi Sabi concept.

Platform for Japanese bed with logs - natural style for those who also want to apply the oriental Wabi Sabi concept.

Platform for L-shaped wooden bed: oriental inspiration in a dark and sober tone of wood.

Platform for L-shaped wooden bed: oriental inspiration in a dark and sober tone of wood.

Double platform: Bed and dashboard support in a symmetrical style.

Double platform: Bed and dashboard support in a symmetrical style.

Black platform for those who want a more serious and elegant decoration.

Black platform for those who want a more serious and elegant decoration.

Cube structure for Japanese bed in a clean decoration.

Cube structure for Japanese bed in a clean decoration.

West mix x Orient at bedtime: Japanese double bed with central support to raise the height a bit further and maintain the western standard.

West mix x Orient at bedtime: Japanese double bed with central support to raise the height a bit further and maintain the western standard.

Oriental style bed in a structure complete with wall panel and ceiling with special lighting.

Oriental style bed in a structure complete with wall panel and ceiling with special lighting.

Japanese style low bed with a futton on the wooden floor and a super eclectic decor.

Japanese style low bed with a futton on the wooden floor and a super eclectic decor.

Long platform for the whole room: Enjoy the space created for the bed for other purposes.

Long platform for the whole room: Enjoy the space created for the bed for other purposes.

Practically integrated environments: glass wall to the bedroom creates a connection between the environments and shows more an inspiration in the Japanese style of decoration.

Practically integrated environments: glass wall to the bedroom creates a connection between the environments and shows more an inspiration in the Japanese style of decoration.

Another bed in the minimal style with detail for the platform: two transverse supports and slats of wood forming the platform.

Another bed in the minimal style with detail for the platform: two transverse supports and slats of wood forming the platform.

Planned structure for children’s room and a new way to treat children’s bed.

Planned structure for children's room and a new way to treat children's bed.

In perfect height: Japanese bed as the perfect choice for an environment with lower windows.

In perfect height: Japanese bed as the perfect choice for an environment with lower windows.

Oriental style low platform bed to match a minimal decór.

Oriental style low platform bed to match a minimal decór.

Japanese bed even for those who have a more colorful and intense style in the room.

Japanese bed even for those who have a more colorful and intense style in the room.

In a clean style, Japanese style bed with platform integrated to the headboard and shelf as created.

In a clean style, Japanese style bed with platform integrated to the headboard and shelf as created.

MDF platform for Japanese bed with steps.

MDF platform for Japanese bed with steps.

Monolithic platform in white with headboard for minimalist spaces.

Monolithic platform in white with headboard for minimalist spaces.

Japanese bed in a room with super tropical decor.

Japanese bed in a room with super tropical decor.

Children’s bed with planned furniture with drawers in place of the platform and a cuddly and cozy space for the nights of sleep.

Children's bed with planned furniture with drawers in place of the platform and a cuddly and cozy space for the nights of sleep.

Minimal P & B: Japanese double bed with dark platform and space for servants on both sides.

Minimal P & B: Japanese double bed with dark platform and space for servants on both sides.

Low bed with black leather mattress for anyone who wants to keep the room in super stylish minimalism.

Low bed with black leather mattress for anyone who wants to keep the room in super stylish minimalism.

Japanese bed on concrete structure for an example of house with different levels.

Japanese bed on concrete structure for an example of house with different levels.

Super comfy low bed and niche detail in place of headboard.

Super comfy low bed and niche detail in place of headboard.

Floating low bed: a model with central support that we almost can not see by the height of the furniture.

Floating low bed: a model with central support that we almost can not see by the height of the furniture.

Simple and only: Japanese bed with platform in the right measure for those who want to keep as little as possible.

Simple and only: Japanese bed with platform in the right measure for those who want to keep as little as possible.

Lightweight x Heavy: Wood structure for super soft Futton accommodation.

Lightweight x Heavy: Wood structure for super soft Futton accommodation.

Wooden panel up to the ceiling for a full Japanese style.

Wooden panel up to the ceiling for a full Japanese style.

Platform for single bed with integrated headboard with a special decoration.

Platform for single bed with integrated headboard with a special decoration.

Low bed with pallets and a leftover to form a useful space for your decorations and utilities.

Low bed with pallets and a leftover to form a useful space for your decorations and utilities.

Bed in oriental style with lots of softness and comfort: wooden structure and a high mattress with many, many cushions.

Bed in oriental style with lots of softness and comfort: wooden structure and a high mattress with many, many cushions.

Planned bed platform with space for two bedside tables.

Planned bed platform with space for two bedside tables.

Low infant bed in Montessoriano method with full structure of style.

Low infant bed in Montessoriano method with full structure of style.

Bed with MDF platform with drawers included in a touch of simplicity and space optimization.

Bed with MDF platform with drawers included in a touch of simplicity and space optimization.

Low bed with platform and headboard in two straight lines for a simplicity of shapes.

Low bed with platform and headboard in two straight lines for a simplicity of shapes.

Japanese sofa bed: with one more inspiration in the functionality of the Japanese bed, this one can be rolled up and get another use during the day.

Japanese sofa bed: with one more inspiration in the functionality of the Japanese bed, this one can be rolled up and get another use during the day.

Japanese bed with high mattress, plenty of cushions and much comfort for a perfect night’s sleep.

Japanese bed with high mattress, plenty of cushions and much comfort for a perfect night's sleep.

Oriental style bed with high platform and space for dressers for those who need to economize and optimize spaces.

Oriental style bed with high platform and space for dressers for those who need to economize and optimize spaces.

Low wooden bed with four feet and a fixed headboard padded.

Low wooden bed with four feet and a fixed headboard padded.

High platform to enjoy the space: great for those who do not get used to the low height of Japanese beds and need a space to enter drawers.

High platform to enjoy the space: great for those who do not get used to the low height of Japanese beds and need a space to enter drawers.

Low bed and super creative to optimize space: niches on the platform to store and organize your shoes.

Low bed and super creative to optimize space: niches on the platform to store and organize your shoes.

Bed in an oriental style with central support and a high height for those who want to maintain the western standards.

Bed in an oriental style with central support and a high height for those who want to maintain the western standards.

Another example of a Japanese bed in a minimalist mood with contrasting colors.

Another example of a Japanese bed in a minimalist mood with contrasting colors.

Space integrated to the planned platform of the bed to serve as a bedside table.

Space integrated to the planned platform of the bed to serve as a bedside table.

Also in a beach style: low bed with wooden structure and a little decoration inspired by the sea.

Also in a beach style: low bed with wooden structure and a little decoration inspired by the sea.

Futon for Japanese bed that already comes with super comfortable headboard.

Futon for Japanese bed that already comes with super comfortable headboard.

Platform for bedroom with space to fit mattress in a Japanese bed style.

Platform for bedroom with space to fit mattress in a Japanese bed style.

Plush mattress-floor room designed to maintain the traditional atmosphere of Japanese beds.

Plush mattress-floor room designed to maintain the traditional atmosphere of Japanese beds.

For narrower rooms, complete platform keeps the unit in the environment and comfort to put your mattress.

For narrower rooms, complete platform keeps the unit in the environment and comfort to put your mattress.

Single Japanese bed on a low MDF floor in a decoration inspired by nature and oriental architecture.

Single Japanese bed on a low MDF floor in a decoration inspired by nature and oriental architecture.

Oriental style bed for children and young people: platform space for toys and decorations.

Low platform and mattress for a Japanese single bed in a minimalist complete style with punctual elements in the decoration.

Japanese bed made from pallets: double height and a super different headboard.

Japanese single bed with low decor to adapt to the new height of things.

Japanese mobile bed with casters on the frame and turning sofa during the day with plenty of cushions.

Japanese bed for those who have little space: mattress on the wooden floor and headboard-niche.

Oriental style bed with high height for those who want to adapt to western measurements.

Coffee table in place of bedside table also lower to suit the new height of the room

Coffee table in place of bedside table also lower to suit the new height of the room

Large P & B environment with oriental-style bed and platform with drawers to dispense wardrobes .