As you know, in principle, there are no unsolvable problems, and even more problems associated with the creation of the interior. For example, if you want to put a spacious bed in a small room, but do not know where to place a huge amount of things and make a workplace, do not deny yourself the idea. To bring this idea to life and make a truly multifunctional interior will help you a bed-podium.
The bed-podium has a simple and original design. Just in one of the parts of the room is a wooden elevation - a durable and stable podium, on which the bed is placed. Depending on the size of the podium, there can be equipped a workplace and transferred some more zones (for example, play). If the bedroom is large, a double bed can be installed on the podium - it all depends on the size of the room and your imagination.
This design can be used not only to store things, but also to perform other functions. If you remove from her mattress and bedding, the podium can be used as a place for dancing or children's games. Probably not everyone will be able to boast that they have a real dance floor in the living room, and if large pillows are spread out around the podium, it will turn into a table. This is especially true for small apartments, where every square centimeter of square is on the account.
Pros and cons of bed-podiums
If you are in doubt whether you need such a construction at home, pay attention to its advantages:
- zoned space;
- is an original piece of furniture;
- used as an additional storage system;
- is a comfortable place to sleep.
Thus, in a room of a small area, you can divide the space with the help of such a bed and not to build additional partitions. The best solution for a small apartment is to put a podium near the window and hang curtains along its perimeter. In the daytime, when they are apart, the room is one. At night they can be closed, then the room without partitions will be divided into two zones. For the same reason, it is the podium bed that is installed in the studio of a small area. In such interiors, partitions are not used at all due to the lack of space, and the space is zoned with the help of a bar counter, a podium, curtains and screens.
A bed on the catwalk in the interior will become its very important and original part, because usually it is not just an elevation, but a complex art object with lighting, shelves for books and other important details. This design looks original and makes even the simplest design of the room interesting.
A bed-podium in the bedroom saves a lot of space, because if it is well-made drawers and various storage systems, then they can be used, and cabinets and boxes can be taken out of the room as unnecessary. If this is done, then a lot of additional space will be freed up, and it will literally be easier to breathe. Even a small podium can be your comfortable workplace. During the day, you can hide the mattress in the bottom drawer, place a compact table and chair on a raised platform, draw the curtains, and you will have a separate office in a one-room apartment.
A bed-podium with a working area allows you to solve several problems at once. Please note, if the room was a regular bed, you would hardly be able to organize a working space in this way.
However, with all the advantages, the bed with a podium has obvious disadvantages - this design is too bulky and high. It is definitely not suitable for too small rooms. In them, it can occupy 80% of the entire space, and then for other furniture and equipment there simply is no room. Because of the impressive size, the bed-bed should not be installed in the Khrushchev. Here the ceilings are too low, and if you go up even to a small podium, you can hit your head on the ceiling. Even if necessary, the bed-podium can not be moved. In addition, this impressive design is very difficult to install and install. And even if you really like it, but you suffer from arthritis or arthrosis, give up the idea of installing it, because people with joint disease will have difficulty getting up from that height.
Today, many make a bed-podium with their own hands. On the one hand, the task is not easy. It is necessary to carry out a huge number of calculations, determine the optimal height of the structure. On the other hand, when you independently design a bed-podium for yourself in an apartment, you can take into account your own wishes and make a design that will suit you.
It is important not only to design the bed correctly, but also to choose a quality material for its manufacture. The bed should be made only of environmentally friendly materials, so for such a bed it is ideal to use the following materials:
- natural wood.
The plywood bed will cost the least, but it will not last long, because the chipboard is afraid of moisture and has low wear resistance. With a strong mechanical effect, plywood can break or deform. In addition, plywood has an unpresentable look, and if you make a construction from it, you will have to choose a beautiful material for the bed upholstery.
Popular types of bed-podiums
With a bed-podium, any room will look original. However, in order for the interior to be not only interesting, but also functional, you need to choose a bed that will fit exactly your needs. These beds are of several types and are classified by:
- varieties of a sleeping bed;
- storage systems;
- number of floors;
- the presence of the backlight.
The first step is to determine the shape of the podium: it can be round and rectangular. The second option is more practical and versatile and is suitable for small rooms. The round bed-podium looks very original, but takes up too much space. This design is suitable for a large bedroom with a non-standard interior.
Such beds differ by types of storage systems. A more standard version is the drawers located under the podium. Also, designers offer original solutions. The bed with the podium rises to a height of about a meter, and under it are several open niches that can be used to store things. It is very important the correct height of the podiums. If everything is calculated perfectly, you can move a chair to such a podium and use it as a workplace. This model is good for installation in the children's room in which two people live. Such structures are often installed for two children, so that each has a separate sleeping and work space.
Bed podium for a children's room
Baby bed-podium should be chosen carefully. It should be functional, comfortable, beautiful and completely safe. The universal solution for the nursery is a bed-podium with a lifting mechanism. The child himself will be able to lift it on his own, and put bed linen in a large drawer.
If you want your child to have more space for games, it is worth buying a transforming bed with a pull-out bed. At night, the child will sleep here, and in the morning, by sliding the box, will receive an additional several square meters for active games.
In the modern interiors of children's rooms bed podiums with stairs are often found. This option will be interesting for the boy. Imagine, at the bottom you can organize a workplace, and above it set a podium to which you can climb the stairs. In the same way, you can organize an additional place on the dais to sleep. For a teenager who lives alone in a room, such a construction would be superfluous. If the room is shared by two brothers, then this is really the way out. It will be much more convenient and more interesting than a small nursery with two beds, which take up a lot of space.
This bed should be part of the interior, so it is important to choose the decor and decoration for it. The podium for a girl can be made of natural wood and painted with pastel colors. It will be nicely decorated with inconspicuous drawings. On the boxes you can draw roses or favorite fairy-tale characters. In the boy's room, the podium can be made in the shape of a racing car. It looks good multi-storey design with a ladder in the form of a pirate ship or attic.
If you have to save space, then let it be. This interesting bed will surely become a vivid memory of your child’s childhood. Styles, colors, beds, catwalks must fit into the entire interior, otherwise this complex design will look ridiculous.
One of the best options is to place the podium in the center of the room. It is worth doing only if your bedroom or living room has impressive dimensions. Then here the big bed will become the semantic center of the whole interior. If the room is too small, it is better to refuse such an idea.
In a small room, a window sill can be part of the podium. The bed can be placed close to it and wake up overlooking the street. Another good option - the location of the bed along the window sill, which will play the role of shelves. If you put a bed at the level of the window sill, then below it there will be a lot of storage space.
A bed-podium with a working area should also be placed close to the window sill. If you plan to use the podium as a table for work, then it will be very convenient to work near the window. Daylight will fall on the table as it should be.
Do not forget that the construction with two floors can be put only in a fairly high room with ceilings of at least 4 meters. If the room is too low, then the idea of installing the podium will have to be abandoned. However, in some cases, designers are implementing such a project in low rooms in order to visually raise the ceiling and make the interior more interesting. A small podium with a height of several tens of centimeters is not as functional, it has small drawers and not much fit in them, but at the expense of this small design the room seems to be higher.
Also, using the bed-podium, you can adjust the room of a non-standard size. For example, by setting a rectangular podium near a window, you can visually change the shape of a room that is too narrow. If done correctly, the room will seem not rectangular, but square. In any case, the installation of the podium makes the interior more complex and dynamic, softens the sharp corners of the room.
To make such a bed organically fit into the interior, it is necessary to equip it with interesting lighting. Below the perimeter, you can lay the LED strip. When it burns, it seems that the bed is floating in the air, from which the room seems spacious. Also chiseled lamps can be built into the head of the bed - they will be very comfortable with them.
A bed-podium is a real find for those who want to make the interior of their apartment more interesting. This multifunctional design will not only decorate the room, but also will save space and intelligently organize the space. This bed is the perfect option for a nursery in which two children live. It can be put in your bedroom. If the height of the ceilings allows, with the installation of such a bed, you will have a comfortable workplace, a dance floor or a bar in your apartment - all these functions will be performed by the podium with proper organization of the space. If you can not find a suitable design, make it yourself or order. The quality of your life depends on how thoughtful the interior in which you live.