The Tatami Bed:  An Overview

Tatami Bed in White Room

A Stylish Tatami Bed. Photo credit: Bedzine ((Flickr)

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

Tatami Bed from Oriental Furniture

For a sturdy bed that will last, Oriental Furniture’s tatami bed is the way to go.

  1. It’s versatile — compatible with both a modern mattress and a traditional shikibuton
  2. Any size that you could need is available — from twin to California king
  3. Requires no tools to set up
  • Twin
  • Queen
  • King
  • California King
  • Black
  • Walnut
  • Honey

Learn More about Oriental Furniture’s Tatami Bed from Amazon