Of course, the ultra-minimalist solution to bedding would be a mattress on the floor. But if you’re not quite ready to take that step, the Gallica bed from the Futon Company (pictured at left) is the next best thing.
It’s made from rubberwood with a walnut stain, and can be used either alone or with two tatami mats under the mattress.
I love the low profile, sleek lines, and absence of a headboard. It satisfies all the functions of a bed frame without the fussy detail or bulk of traditional furniture. The small side table (sold separately) is perfectly proportioned for, and blends in beautifully, with the bed.
On a budget? Learn to build your own platform bed with this handy video from YouTube:
Or follow the step-by-step instructions outlined here: