Things go in cycles. Lately I’ve been designing a lot of bedrooms – master bedrooms, guest bedrooms, children’s bedrooms. The first thing I do when I start a project..any project..is ask lots of questions. In a bedroom, that can get personal. Do you sit up in bed? How tall are you? Do you need storage? Do you need other space (desk, child’s toy area, etc.)
So, why all the questions? A bookworm may like a comfy, upholstered headboard. A shorter person may like a lower platform bed. A taller person may not want a footboard. Small room? Limited storage? Perhaps a bed with storage drawers. Odd wall or want to make a statement? A canopy may be the answer. Here are some different styles to help you find the bed that is perfect for you!
This is a great option if you like to sit up in bed, or just for a feeling of cozy! Styles vary – tall, short, tufted, nailhead, the choices are unlimited! An upholstered bed can also be changed with a fabric swap when you are looking to freshen things up!
Just look at how dramatic the fuschia on this headboard is!!!
Nailheads, tufting, and wood trim can change the look of any bed!
High ceilings? Go for a tall headboard like this beautiful one from Kravet!
Wood, Metal, Natural Fibers
Painted or stained, a wood frame bed can be used in traditional or contemporary settings. Headboard only, or four poster? A metal frame can be used in a more contemporary setting, and natural fibers are a great choice for a coastal home.
When choosing a bed with storage drawers, make sure you have enough room to open the drawers fully and that they do not hit any other pieces of furniture such a nightstands. Helpful hint: Beds that sit directly on the floor without a platform have no toespace and can be challenging when making the bed!!
Sometimes just a platform and no headboard or footboard is the perfect option. Great for a guest room or multi-purpose room. The bed could serve as a daybed during the day with pillows lining the head!
Bed with attached nightstands
Like a clean, contemporary look? Have a nice long wall? Try floating the nightstands!
Nothing is as dramatic as a bed with a canopy! No one does them better than Alexis Hampton. Love this one!
Upholstered headboard, wood, four poster, storage, platform, canopy – you have soo many choices! What is your pick? Send me pictures of your best bed solutions!