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How Will Beds Change

You ever wake up and wonder how many hours you slept? Modern devices like smartwatches and bands can track sleep patterns, interpret circadian rhythms, and improve rest quality. Besides measuring and improving sleep duration and quality, architects and designers can use current and future bed and surrounding trends to create effective sleeping and relaxing environments. This article analyzes nine typologies to show what we expect from future beds, driven by technology, sustainable operations, and space organization.

Technology: Smart Beds

From ancient mattresses made of reeds and rushes to smart beds that collect sleeping data using advanced technology, bed design has evolved to meet human needs and innovations.

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No More Pillows

Using technology to automate daily tasks is a step toward an ergonomic bed. The app integration or remote controls allow you to adjust positions, turning the bed into a place for sleeping, reading, watching TV, or working with a seamless internet connection. Using innovative materials and components, smart bed technology enhances the sleeping experience for various users, particularly those with disabilities or the elderly.

Together But Not Mixed

Individualized digital health lets us share a space without sharing sleeping styles. Smart beds can divide a space into different positions, temperatures, and features like body massages.

Modern Comfort with Aesthetics

Creating smart beds with aesthetic appeal and advanced comfort can result in stylish and comfortable spaces. Trendy bed design balances form and function with ergonomics, modern materials (using colors and textures to differentiate components and atmospheres), and the essentials for a restful night of sleep and its health, mood, and brain performance benefits.

Sustainability: Natural, Lightweight Materials

Going back to basics can also improve sleep. Being near nature and natural materials lowers blood pressure and stress hormones, improving sleep quality. Along with using nature in bedroom layouts, simple yet strong design strategies promote sustainable architecture.

Enhancing Nature Contact

Consider incorporating camping into your daily life. This Taliesin West loft offers outdoor enthusiasts a new way to sleep by removing the walls. The simple idea behind an open-air bed was to escape the city and enjoy nature’s fresh air, natural lighting, and silence. This project enhances functional and aesthetic adaptability to design a flexible openness that plays with the desert’s light and shadow to prepare for the built environment’s constant change.

Designing with Natural Materials

Ecological materials are important for reducing an architecture project’s carbon footprint, in addition to improving sleep. The room’s architecture explores space and nature through light and shadows and a double-height pitched roof ceiling. Wood, bamboo, rattan, and other natural materials create a rustic atmosphere with only the essentials. Following this natural concept, the bed’s material strategy uses recycled elm to join different slabs with different characteristics to create a natural aesthetic design.

Just the Mattress

Your anxiety and sleep are also affected by a messy bedroom. Minimalist bed designs provide a simple solution for better sleep. A sustainable building project, Domus Peepem’s interior design shows how bed design simplicity improves sleep quality and promotes sustainability. The bedroom has only a mattress, bedding, and a few earthy-colored decorations to maximize space.

Storage: Beds with Organization

Recently, space efficiency has become popular. Due to urban density and rising housing costs, bedroom layouts are evolving beyond just a sleeping space. In addition to efficient space design, architecture is using these strategies in furniture design. Beds with shelves, seats, or drawers reduce space and allow for easy movement.

Two in One

This small cabin in Nordmarka is a light and open space that feels cozy and intimate, following the small architectural retreat tradition. A simple but functional concept, this small layout design strategy uses levels rising around the central area. The layout utilizes free spaces by combining a recreational area and an adult sleeping area, with the bed’s side serving as a seat when needed.

Fun with Levels

A Lower East Side apartment renovation uses verticality to rearrange space with a table, carpet, and room-sized wooden box. Expanding the apartment’s openness, the new layout uses a double-height ceiling to create multifunctional spaces. Beyond furniture, the project raises the bed structure to a second level for working or playing. The bed organizes the layout here.

Wall-mounted design

The San Diego Garage conversion offers a versatile space configuration that adapts to future changes without being limited to one design. The project uses a retractable bookcase to turn the living room into a guest room, in line with this dynamic proposal and ready to accommodate one or more people (allowing for future family structures). Putting the bed behind the bookcase lets residents use it whenever they want without taking up space. It allows the bed to be visible or hidden without disrupting its main function.

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