While it’s an old trend, it is still, and will continue to be popular. It’s a very safe option if you plan not to change the decor of the room for generations as it doesn’t have a time stamp on it. Think of the interior design trends of the 60’s and 70’s, they went out of fashion and aged which requires an remodeling at some point. A room like the one below is timeless. The room will have to be touched up to keep it fresh but the general underlying design of the room remains. The arm chair and foot rest, pillows and even the drape around the bottom of the bed are floral, which is a massive trend in 2014, therefore, even a room which is traditional could be accessorized with fixtures and fittings which are in vogue, so long as they complement the principles of the room.
Platform bed frames are popular in modern bedrooms for they have simple lines, may not have a box spring and are compact in size. Hence, they are suitable even for homes with smaller bedrooms for they do provide space under the bed to store additional stuff. Those who have the money to go in for higher end platform bed frames can get well-crafted designs that come in many rich finishes and different colors. The Japanese penchant for low furniture is what has inspired the platform bed frame design for most of them are built on clean lines, solid colors and are not very tall.