June 25, 2024

Our latest lookbook features bedrooms where raised platform beds add a stylish touch, ranging from a solid concrete bed in a home in Mexico to a sculptural wooden bed in a Tokyo flat.

Often used in minimalist and brutalist interiors, platform beds with no clearance underneath have a monolithic feel that can really create a statement in pared-back interiors.

Also among the examples below are a pale pastel-green bed in a Stockholm apartment and a bed in a Sydney cottage with a bath for a bedhead.

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration, see previous lookbooks featuring kitchens with natural and tactile materials and colourful patterned bathrooms.


Bedroom of Tokyo apartment by Keiji Ashizawa
Photo is by Tomooki Kengaku

Hiroo Residence, Japan, by Keiji Ashizawa

Located in Tokyo’s central Hiroo neighbourhood, this apartment was designed to underline the quality of light in the interior and features wooden furniture that was specially designed for the home.

In the bedroom, two matching wooden platform beds sit against wooden wall panels, adding a sculptural feel to the room.

Find out more about Hiroo Residence ›


Interiors of Fisherman's cottage
Photo is by Gavin Green

Fisherman’s Cottage, Australia, by Studio Prineas

Studio Prineas added a three-storey concrete extension to a 19th-century fisherman’s cottage in Sydney that overlooks the harbour.

A platform bed sits in one of the home’s bedrooms and has a solid stone bath at its end, which doubles as a bedhead. Its marble design contrasts with a wooden shelf underneath and matches the green colour of the bedding.

Find out more about Fisherman’s Cottage ›


Bed in Highbury House
Photo is by Gareth Hacker

Highbury House, UK, by Daytrip

A cosy grey velvet platform bed adds to the tactile feel of this bedroom in Highbury, London, which was designed by local studio Daytrip.

Integrated storage and simple, blocky furniture in muted colours create an uncluttered, calm atmosphere in the room.

Find out more about Highbury House ›


Wooden platform bed in cabin
Photo is by Rupert McKelvie

Holly Water Cabin, UK, by Out of the Valley

A mono-pitched roof and sliding doors are among the features of this wooden cabin that opens up to an English farm.

The wooden theme continues inside, where the material was used for the floors, part of the walls and a raised wooden bed, which sits at one end and has views out over the countryside.

Find out more about Holly Water Cabin ›


Hidden Hiues by Note Design Studio

Hidden Tints, Sweden, by Note Design Studio

Pastel colours decorate the walls in this Stockholm flat by local practice Note Design Studio, which has a platform bed positioned as a centrepiece in the bedroom.

Its sage colour matches the pale green walls, while its simple shape is complemented by a sculptural lamp in black steel.

Find out more about Hidden Tints ›


Bedroom in brutalist home
Photo by Rory Gardiner

Holiday home, Mexico, by Ludwig Godefroy

Inside this brutalist cube-shaped Mexico house, designer Ludwig Godefroy continued the concrete theme from the home’s exterior. The material was used not just to cover walls and floors but also to form a built-in platform bed.

Sat beneath one of the house’s asymmetrically cut-out windows, the bed matches the rest of the building, creating a coherent and pared-back interior.

Find out more about the holiday home ›


Hygge Studio by Melina Romano
Photo by Denilson Machado of MCA Estúdio

Hygge Studio, Brazil, by Melina Romano

Named for the Danish word used to describe a sense of cosiness and contentment, Hygge Studio in São Paulo features plenty of tactile details that give it a sense of warmth.

In the bedroom, a rust-red platform bed has a clever headboard that also holds a practical shelf for books and a bedside lamp.

Find out more about Hygge Studio ›


Bedrooms of Circulo Mexicano hotel in Mexico City by Ambrosi Etchegaray
Photo by Sergio López courtesy of Grupo Habita

Cîrculo Mexicano, Mexico, by Ambrosi Etchegaray

Architecture studio Ambrosi Etchegaray referenced Shaker style for this Mexican hotel, which has contemporary, minimalist bedrooms.

Here, plinths form seating and shelving as well as comfy platform beds topped with beige-coloured linens that match the white walls.

Find out more about Cîrculo Mexicano ›

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration, see previous lookbooks featuring kitchens with natural and tactile materials and colourful patterned bathrooms.

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