JoAnna of A Cup of Jo wrote this post the other day on low beds, and it got me thinking about my low bed, and why I like it, and why it works in our room. We've had the Ikea Malm now for a decade, and I think it works because our room is on the smaller side, the lower bed covers less of the window, and it feels a little less formal. Our room is also a hallway to the bathroom, and I think the low to floor bed is less intimidating for guests walking through our room to use the bath. Also, it is super accessible to my nieces who like to play on the bed, and sweetly terrorize the cat.
We modified the Ikea Malm by adding a behind the bed console, which I posted about here. I used to spend a lot of time tucking bedding into the Malm frame, as you can see below, from my design*sponge sneek peak a few years ago.
Nowadays, I just throw my bedspread over the entire bed and let it drag on the floor. It is a more disheveled look, but a lot easier to make the bed.
I have a few vintage white chenille bedspreads that I rotate. (My cat spends 20 hours a day on my bed, and I am allergic to him, so I end up washing them a lot). I just added this one from Plow & Hearth to my collection. It is much lighter weight than I expected it to be, but is a functional weight for Houston.