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Purple’s Picks: Scandinavian Beds

You like to keep it simple. Clutter is the enemy. When you wake up in the morning, the first things you want to see are crisp white linens and simple, sleek furniture. Check out Purple’s Picks for the best Scandinavian-style beds for your minimalist bedroom.

Mid-Century Inspired Scandinavian Bed

Mid-Century Inspired Scandinavian Bed

Featuring mid-century modern style legs, this Scandinavian bed features a simple design available in a variety of wood finishes. Crafted out of solid wood and North American bolts, this bed is built to last. [Greg Aanes Furniture]

Curved Scandinavian Sleigh Bed

Curved Scandinavian Sleigh Bed

Featuring simple curved details in the headboard and legs, this sleigh bed features a simple, minimalist design that’s right in line with Scandinavian design aesthetics. Choose from a variety of wood finishes for a look that matches your current bedroom decor. [Greg Aanes Furniture]

Modular Low Scandinavian Bed

Modular Low Scandinavian Bed

Made from solid birch wood, this minimalist Nordic-inspired modular bed is available with or without legs. The bed is finished with semi-matte hard wax oil to preserve the look of the wood. [bee9designshop on Etsy]

Minimalist Modern Scandinavian Platform Bed

Minimalist Modern Scandinavian Platform Bed

If you prefer your mattress low to the ground but want a more finished look, consider this minimalist bed from Etsy. With an eye-catching sloped design and a simple headboard, this Scandinavian-inspired bed will complement your style. [WakeTheTree on Etsy]

The Floyd Platform Bed

The Floyd Platform Bed

Available with white or black legs, this platform bed from Floyd features a minimalist platform and headboard for a simple, clean look. Put together in just a few steps without the use of tools, this bed is both elegant and modular. If you want to change mattress sizes, just add another panel to expand the bed. [Floyd]

Mindi & Mahogany Scandinavian Platform Bed

Mindi & Mahogany Scandinavian Platform Bed

Featuring a simple wood slat design, this bed is designed to be used without a box spring. Made out of mindi and mahogany wood, the bed frame features a more curved design for a softer feel. [Urban Outfitters]

Minimalist Upholstered Scandinavian Bed

Minimalist Upholstered Scandinavian Bed

With an upholstered headboard and mid-century modern inspired lines, this bed from Joybird is completely customizable. Choose from numerous upholstery and wood colors for a look that matches your current decor. [Joybird]

What Makes a Bed Scandinavian Anyway?

Scandinavian or Nordic design is all about minimalism, functionality, and simple decor pieces. Designers like Alvar Aalto (Finland) and Arne Jacobsen (Denmark) helped popularize the style with their unique furniture designs.

This design aesthetic came to be known as Scandinavian Design after a popular “Design in Scandinavia” exhibition showed at the Brooklyn Museum in 1954. The exhibit featured simple, minimalist furniture — a big shift from the incredibly decorative styles of 1940s decor.

The style’s popularity continues into the modern day — thanks to IKEA, which offers Scandinavian Design at extremely accessible prices.

Scandinavian-style furniture pieces offer a modern feel to your space and feature simple clean lines. Overall, Scandinavian design doesn’t offer much in the way of decorative, ornate details.

Scandinavian beds, in particular, feature simple headboards, sharp, clean edges, and solid wood craftsmanship. With functionality at the forefront of the Scandinavian design aesthetic, these beds aren’t meant to be statement pieces. Instead, they are a minimalist addition that blends in with the other simple furniture pieces in your space.

DIY Scandinavian Bed With Hairpin Legs

With a simple wood design and hairpin legs, this bed is a gorgeous combination of mid-century modern and Scandinavian design. Mike from Modern Builds completed this bed with the use of four-by-fours and two-by-fours, and the wood can be finished to match whatever your current decor is.

DIY Platform Bed

For a sleek, minimalist DIY bed, consider this option. Made out of wood slats, this bed requires just a few tools and comes together in a day.

3 Tool DIY Scandinavian Bed

Featuring plywood and shelf brackets, this bed looks like a million bucks but will cost you very little! As far as tools go, all you’ll need is a sander, cordless drill, and circular saw to complete this project. Keep the wood natural or stain it to match your other Scandinavian bedroom furniture.

If you want more industrial design inspiration, check out our picks for Scandinavian dressers.

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