Crate & Barrel and IKEA both carry a nice selection of platform beds, in classic as well as contemporary styles. You can find platform beds made with wood, metal and with or without cushioning, so there definitely are a few different options to consider if you have your eyes set on this type of model. Sometimes a mattress comes with the bed, but often you have to purchase that separately. Make sure ahead of time what type of mattress your bed takes, just to ensure it would fit properly. The beds at IKEA are very cheap, whereas Crate & Barrel designs beds at a higher price range. It's great that you can find things for all budgets and style. Both of these stores are suitable from a modern, contemporary perspective: they offer fresh designs and cool lines, but also quite a few pieces that are more traditional in design.
A platform bed would be a perfect choice if you're debating what type of bed to purchase. Since you can find solid wood platform beds as well as metal and wicker platform beds, you won't have a problem finding a model that fits your particular room. These Crate and Barrel platform beds are very elegant and durable and would really fit great in most decors. The price point of these beds is certainly a bit higher, but then you also get better quality. However, some of IKEA's stuff is pretty well put together, and of course very nicely designed, so it can be a pretty tough call. The IKEA platform beds are simple, yet they feature a traditional design for a low price.
Being on a budget doesn't have to restrict you when it comes to buying bedroom furniture: there are so many different options to consider and look through in order to find a set which would suit your particular style. A platform bed is a really good idea when it comes to buying a bed: it's practical, it's simple and it's usually pretty sturdy.
Here are a couple of nice models:
Colette Bed - Crate & Barrel
We've given the classic platform bed a glamorous makeover in soft linen and brushed pewter nailhead trim. All-natural linen covers the plush camelback headboard, as well as the foot and side rails.
ASPELUND Bed frame - IKEA
Adjustable bed sides. Allows the use of mattresses of different thicknesses. AMAR midbeam is adjustable in length to fit all our beds.
HEMNES Bed frame - IKEA
Adjustable bed sides. Allows the use of mattresses of different thicknesses. HAMAR midbeam is adjustable in length to fit all our beds. Solid wood, a hardwearing natural material.
Blake Bed - Crate & Barrel
A tasteful, multimaterial bedroom suite with linear styling and a warm finish. Platform bed has a comfortable curve to the headboard, featuring two rattan panels.
These platform beds can be found at ikea.com and crateandbarrel.com