The Tatami Bed: An Overview
If you’re having trouble deciding between a Japanese platform bed and a traditional Japanese futon, the tatami bed might be right for you. Tatami beds combine the minimalist features of a futon with the modern benefits of platform beds. They raise the sleeper off of the floor (making a little room for under-bed storage) but still allow an individual to place a shikibuton directly on tatami.
Unlike platform beds, most tatami beds don’t come with a headboard. The mats are typically sold separately as well, which should be taken into consideration when determining a budget. Many tatami beds are compatible with modern mattresses though, which is great for those who aren’t willing to give up their memory foam.
Best Tatami Bed: Oriental Furniture
For a sturdy bed that will last, Oriental Furniture’s tatami bed is the way to go.
- It’s versatile — compatible with both a modern mattress and a traditional shikibuton
- Any size that you could need is available — from twin to California king
- Requires no tools to set up