Our collection of oriental low beds is particularly popular for an attic space. The simple, clean lines of the Japanese inspired collection creates a calm and welcoming space. We have impressive platform beds, perfect for a large master bedroom, along with a range of oriental ‘floating’ beds which have a small footprint (useful for smaller bedrooms) which are available with or without a headboard panel.
Here we’ll take a look at how to create a serene and restful loft space, with all the storage you need, using furniture that can fit up – the often narrow – stairs to the loft space. Access is often an issue for our customers looking to furnish an attic space, that is why we have developed a wide range of low beds, delivered ‘flat-pack’ ready for self-assembly.
Our oriental, low platform beds collection includes the Kulu, Koo, Oregon and Ki beds. The Oregon bed has a large footprint and a tall headboard panel – it makes an impressive focus for a large bedroom. Shown above in pale maple wood with ivory, black and grey bedding – it looks particularly dramatic with plain bedding and an Oregon table to each side.
The Kulu and Koo beds are almost the same design, the Kulu has a solid wood headboard to match the rest of the bed frame while the Koo has a solid wood frame but a lacquered headboard (available in the colour of your choice!) These beds are also available with handy, small side ‘tables’ attached to the bed frame – useful to rest your tea cup on in the morning, they also look very elegant. Like the Koo, the Ki is based on the Kulu bed design, this time we’ve removed the headboard panel, so it’s the ideal choice to sit under the eaves of an attic.
Any of these variations will look great in a minimalist, ‘zen’ bedroom scheme – the pared-back design and bold shapes suit an updated variant of the style.
For a more classic Oriental look – try our Kyoto, Kumo and Kobe beds. Here the sleeping platform rests on two deep, upright, solid sections of timber which run across the width of the bed. These aren’t at the head and foot ends of the bed, but placed slightly inwards towards the centre – so when you view the bed from the foot of the bed it appears to be floating! The Kyoto bed is the tallest option, the Kumo is slightly shorter and Kobe is the ultra-low oriental bed option. Just choose the bed that suits your space the best – the Kyoto is our most popular Japanese style bed as it can accommodate under-bed drawers and it’s always useful to have extra storage, particularly if you are trying to achieve a ‘minimalist’ look.
Oriental Look Bedroom Furniture
We also offer a range of bedside tables, end-of-bed storage units, under-bed drawers and useful chests or cupboards to suit our low oriental beds. Here proportions are important, along with the visual simplicity of the designs.
We offer two versions of the Kyoto bedside table – one with a drawer, the other with a shelf. Either choice will look great with the Kyoto or Kumo beds. The Cube drawer tables are another good option as they offer great extra storage and are available in three heights, so you should be able to find one to suit the bed of your choice.
Ethnicraft also offer a range of solid oak bedroom furniture which has an elegant simplicity that will suit a modern Oriental style. The Madra bedside table suits any of our Oriental low bed collection, while the Frame is a good choice for the Ki or Kobe. The Ethnicraft Flat, Nordic or Azur chests of drawers will address your storage needs and look stylish.
Complete the look – Japanese Style
The final stage to complete the look is to select the soft furnishings that can bring the scheme together. Whether you opt for a classic oriental palette of white, black and crimson – or if you choose a more contemporary look in neutrals or deep indigo – we have bedding to suit. For beautiful silk duvet covers try the Pha Tung collection – these silk duvet covers are available in flame red, indigo or cypress green. Alternatively a more neutral look may be your preference, if so take a look at our natural cotton and linen bedding collection – from washed linen duvet covers, to luxury 1000 tread count bedding – you’re sure to find what you need.