Do you want to ditch your bed frame and start sleeping on the floor but find the look of a lonely mattress on your carpet a bit messy?
That’s not a problem!
Proper styling can turn any floor mattress into a cozy work of art!
And here are five simple tips to help you do that.
1. Go Monochrome or Natural
Using a discrete color palette with several accents is a winning move. That’s because the abundance of colors and textures can easily overwhelm your brain, making you irritated instead of relaxed and prepared to sleep.
Soft, soothing colors, as well as natural materials, are perceived as more tranquil and can make your bedroom feel cleaner and more organized.
Besides, a wool throw or off-white linen sheets with their rustic look will instantly increase the feeling of comfort in your bedroom.
And you will still have room to play with color accents, too!
2. Add a Canopy or String Lights (Or Both)
People often have this concern about floor mattresses:
When the bed base is removed, the sleeping area immediately becomes too low and may feel disproportional (especially in bedrooms with a thin mattress and a high ceiling).
If that’s the case, you can restore the proportions by adding a canopy to your bed. Or, make an improvised headboard by decorating the wall behind your mattress with hanging string lights. This will make it feel higher than it actually is, while the warm light from string lights will create a cozy atmosphere and help you fall asleep faster.
3. Place Your Bed in the Corner
Most of the modern floor mattresses are really comfortable and compact. But some models could feel really bulky and look awkward when placed in the center of the room.
By shifting your mattress to the corner, you kill two birds with one stone:
First, you put the mattress out of sight so that your bedroom looks tidier.
Second, you get more functional space in the room. You can decorate it to your liking or turn it into a storage area to minimize the clutter.
And to add some careless vibe to your interior, you can throw a blanket or put a few decorative pillows on your mattress.
4. Try Wooden Pallets
Well, with wooden pallets underneath, it won’t be a 100% floor mattress anymore, but it’s not a bulky bed frame either. In fact, wooden pallets can even be a better option in some cases:
- If your mattress has a low-profile construction. Elevating the sleeping surface a bit can make it easier for you to get in and out of bed.
- If you live in a hot climate. Pallets allow the air to circulate under the mattress, which prevents heat retention and moisture build-up inside the layers, thus helping you sleep cool.
- If you need some storage area. Pallets have hollow space inside, and you can use that for storing small things without making your room cluttered.
Plus, pallets are affordable and pretty durable, so this improvised bed frame will serve you for long without costing you too much.
5. Don’t Be Afraid to Use Textures
Textures are great for creating that careless vibe. If you’ve ditched your bed frame to switch to a minimalist lifestyle, you probably don’t want to spend time making your bed with microscopic precision.
And that’s where playing with textures can really help. Choose bedding items that initially have a bit distressed look so that you can skip thorough bed making and just leave them the way they are.
Fur throw blankets or decorative duvet covers serve the same purpose and can add a unique vibe to your bedroom, so do not hesitate to use them as well.