Many types of platform beds are low profile beds, and since the mattress tends to sit directly on the platform, the bed is much lower.
In bedrooms, the bed may be the central feature of a design scheme. Larger beds, though, can dominate smaller rooms. Especially when a bed frame, box spring or foundation, and mattress are used, the effect can be overwhelming. In contemporary furniture design, this has been addressed with the low profile beds.
The Low Profile Beds usually refer to a bed frame and not the actual mattress.
Some beds considered low profile are actually minimally designed. The frame may be extremely simple so as not to dominate a room. Another type of low profile bed is the bed frame that is low to the ground. This can be a help for those who don’t like the feeling that they must climb up into bed, and the lower height of the bed can diminish sense of bed overwhelm in small or large rooms.
The simplest Low Profile Beds of all are the metal bed frame. This is low to the ground and cannot be more minimal in design. People barely notice a metal bed frame unless they’re looking under a bed. Others feel that they want some design though, and that the metal frame is not quite sufficient to their decorating tastes.
Other Low Profile Beds are elaborate in design, but simply take up less vertical space. People can increasingly find a great variety of styles including those with sleigh bed backs. Another variation is types of materials used to make low profile bed frames. Many people prefer simple wood, which can be varnished or painted, or some frames have leather covering, especially on the headboard. Colors tend toward neutral browns, whites and blacks, which can help reduce visual impact of the bed.