The idea is that minimalism helps people question what possessions, activities, and thoughts actually add value to their lives. As No Sidebar puts it, "Every day, more stuff comes into our lives: stuff in our houses, stuff on our calendars, stuff on our minds. All that stuff gets in the way of where we really want to go and who we really want to be."
The basic philosophy that less is more is nothing new. In fact, that framework is the foundation of shaker style furniture, one of our most popular styles.
When it comes to applying the concepts of minimalism to your choice of furniture, there are three quotes that come to mind:
- "The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life." -Marie Kondo (Interior Designer)
- "Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future" – Robert Peters (Designer)
- "Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away." – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French Writer)
In this post we've compiled a list of 12 of our favorite minimalist bed frames.
1. Vermont Shaker Moon Bed
Shown above, our Vermont Shaker Moon Bed features clean, simple lines, tapered legs and arching curves in the headboard and footboard. This eco-friendly Shaker-style bed has a sturdy platform and is built to last for generations. Beds ordered with optional underbed storage units will include a vanity footboard that extends down almost to the floor to conceal the storage units.
2. Cherry Moon Dovetail Platform Bed
The Cherry Moon Dovetail Platform Bed is a simple, modern bed perfect for the minimalist bedroom. Each bed is made to order in Vermont using solid, sustainably harvested woods and an eco-friendly oil finish. Handmade, all natural, high quality beds are great for any décor. 100% American made. Beds ordered with optional underbed storage units will include a vanity footboard that extends down almost to the floor to conceal the storage units.
3. Astrid Platform Bed
Copeland's dramatic, modern-contemporary Astrid Solid Walnut Wood Platform Bed is handcrafted in Vermont of natural walnut hardwood. Queen, king and California king sizes available with optional shelf nightstand (13" x 15" x 1.5"). Choose single, one-piece hearboard adjustable to 36"H or 39"H, split two-piece headboard adjustable to 40"H or 44"H or no headboard at all.
4. Andover Modern Incline Bed
This simple, high-end, solid wood Andover Modern Incline Bed features an inclined headboard for supreme comfort. The subtle angle (10%) of this headboard makes reading or watching TV in bed more comfy and ergonomic. Expert craftsmanship. Built to last for generations.
5. Cherry Moon Bed
The Cherry Moon Bed is a handmade solid wood bed that has smooth arches in the headboard and footboard and a contemporary, reverse tapered leg with a rounded edge. Each natural wood bed is built to order in Vermont using sustainably harvested woods. Eco-friendly, sustainable, high end bedroom furniture for your green home. Beds ordered with optional underbed storage units will include a vanity footboard that extends down almost to the floor to conceal the storage units.
6. Modern American Platform Bed
Our high end Modern American Platform Bed features clean smooth lines with an Art Deco style flair. Available in all natural cherry, maple, walnut, or natural cherry with walnut legs. This bedroom furniture collection is built to last for generations and is made from solid hardwoods with an eco-friendly linseed oil finish.
7. Horizon Platform Bed
Our high end Horizon Platform Bed is one of our most popular bed designs. It features a unique, clean, Arts and Crafts styling that will add a soft, understated elegance to any contemporary bedroom. Your new Craftsman Bed is handcrafted to order in Vermont in your choice of solid Cherry, Maple, or Walnut woods with a eco-friendly oil finish that not only protects, but enhances the natural beauty of the wood.
8. Contemporary Craftsman Low Foot-board Bed
New to our Craftsman bedroom collection is our high end Contemporary Craftsman Low Footboard Platform Bed. It features a unique, clean, Arts and Crafts styling that will add a soft, understated elegance to any contemporary bedroom. Your new Craftsman Bed is handcrafted to order in Vermont in your choice of solid Cherry, Maple, or Walnut woods with a eco-friendly oil finish that not only protects, but enhances the natural beauty of the wood. Real solid wood and built to last for generations of use.
9. Vergennes Platform Bed
Our high end Vergennes Platform Bed is handcrafted of real, solid wood. The best of both traditional and Contemporary style. Handmade of eco-friendly hardwoods Vermont. Clean, contemporary styling that will add an understated elegance to any bedroom.
10. Sutton Platform Bed
Our natural Sutton Platform Bed is a unique new addition to our line of handmade, solid wood beds. Each wooden bed is built to order in Vermont using sustainably harvested woods. Customize online in your choice of natural cherry, maple, oak, or walnut wood. This contemporary bed features clean lines and a stylish platform base.
11. Loft Platform Bed
Our Loft Bed is just simple modern design crafted to suit your contemporary style home. This bed features solid sustainably harvested cherry wood, traditional joinery and a eco friendly, hand applied oil finish. Expertly crafted in Vermont and easy to customize in your choice of size and hardwood.
12. Larssen Bed
Mid-century modern design, geometric lines and precision angles. Our Larssen Bed is a no-nonsense piece of contemporary designer furniture perfect for the chic modern home. Handcrafted by skilled artisans in Vermont, this bed features a natural hardwood construction that speaks to a quality and look unlike any other. The solid one-piece headboard is flawlessly offset by delicate slender tapered legs. Sleep in the lap of luxury every night with this simple yet captivating platform bed.
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