One really nice feature of the platform bed is that it doesn't have to be very thick. This allows you to put the mattress at the height of a traditional bed and have a good amount of space under the bed. Anytime you can use furniture pieces with a taller leg so you can see partway under the furniture, it will take up less visual space and make your room seem larger.
Notice that this platform bed has a cushioned platform base that you can see under the mattress. Very attractive and luxurious looking. I think this is my favorite bed of all the ones in this ideabook. Love the two-tone wood frame!