Podium bed, of course, the original piece of furniture. A similar way to sleep was coined in Japan. Here they slept on beds equipped with storage modules for clothes, dishes and other necessary things. Only two types of such constructions are popular in Russia. The first one is a podium with wooden paneling, on top of which a mattress is placed. The second is a wooden frame already with shelves or a metal frame.
Often, architects and designers say that a cat bed is a real find for the lazy. During the day you can have a snack and drink tea, and at night just lay a mattress and sleep. Humor humor, but this handy thing has recently become increasingly popular.
The bed-podium is a great invention for those who care about their health and well-being. After all, even with a mattress, the surface is quite hard, which is very useful for the spine. In addition, it is a great option for yoga. Fans of this hobby can now not be engaged on the floor, but be content with your favorite asanas right on the bed.
Also, experts recommend buying a podium for parents with active fidgets growing up. After all, on such a bed, children can frolic and jump without any fear.
Shelves and lockers in the bed: convenience, practicality and functionality
This type of construction can contain both a bed and a bedside table, and shelves. Variants of combining different functions – weight, depending on your preferences. Sliding drawers – a great alternative to dressers and cabinets. These inconspicuous storage places put a lot of things in themselves. The shelves themselves are different in width and height – it all depends on the size of the podium.
Most often, a bed-podium is a good saving both on the use of the room space, and on the cost of the furniture itself. This solution is particularly appropriate in studio apartments.
Arranging a sleeping place on the podium suggests a couple of interesting ideas. The bed can be located on the podium, and the space under it can serve as a library or a mini dressing room.
Conversely, when the bed is arranged under the catwalk. Before bed, such a bed can be easily moved out, and in the afternoon it can be pushed in, freeing up additional space in the room.
Podium bed – interior highlight
A bed on a hill fits perfectly not only in the interior of a small apartment. Happy owners of large bedrooms with the help of a podium bed will be able to make their place for sleeping a highlight of the interior, having designed such a design in an original way. So, the atmosphere in the house will noticeably change if you decorate the podium with a couple of steps, creating a kind of mini-staircase, or embed unobtrusive lighting.
Play with space
A podium for a bed in the interior of the room will help to optimize the space. The organization of such a structure will delimit the space in the best way and visually increase the area of the room. Or adjust if the room is too large or disproportionate.
In the interior, the design of the catwalk under the bed sometimes plays a key role in creating style. After all, besides the traditional rectangular podiums, there are also round ones. Such furniture in the room looks incredibly impressive and original, but here we must understand that this is not an option for every interior. If the room is small, then a bed with a volume round podium will only clutter up the space, make it cramped.
In addition, a round design is not the best solution for neoclassical design and country style. And in the modern bedroom, on the contrary, it will even be very welcome.
Quite often in the children’s install beds-podiums. And it is not strange, because there are weighty arguments. First, the baby needs sufficient space for study and entertainment. Secondly, such constructions, as already mentioned above, significantly save space. Thirdly, the podium bed perfectly solves the problem of storing children’s toys, clothes, school supplies and other things.
The podium quite successfully copes with the task of adjusting the proportions of the room. It makes rooms with high ceilings lower, narrow elongated – wider. And the proportions of a square room can be easily adjusted if you cut off the angle under the podium.
Often, the success of interior design projects is not so much in the furniture itself as in proper ergonomics. And a vivid example of this is in the photo below. Here the architect placed the bed in a kind of closet with drawers. It delicately flows to the desktop, and under it are shelves for papers and books. And already above the desk is hidden wardrobe. Well, why not design wonders?
On the platform
There is no desire to build a podium – get a bed with a platform with built-in drawers. Tip: choose a model where the containers are located around the perimeter of the platform, and not just from one side.
Couple of beds
Here, two pull-out beds are hidden under the catwalk, which significantly helped save valuable square meters. The elevation itself is multifunctional: it serves as a bedside table, a stage for children’s home performances, and a place to sit, and there is also a working area on top of it.
Three in one
Under the podium with two beds you can hide one more. In a compact room, such a design with an extra secret will help solve the problem of an extra bed for guests.
On a grand scale
In this large eco-style bedroom with wood trim the wooden catwalk is the centerpiece of the interior. The mattress is immersed in a small depression, and the remaining space around the perimeter can be effectively used both as a bedside cabinet and as a seating area.
We offer to consider more amazing examples of the organization of the space with a bed-podium.