Pick Your Perfect Bed!

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!

 

Upholstered Headboard

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!!!

Bassett Furniture

Bassett Furniture

 

Nailheads, tufting, and wood trim can change the look of any bed!

Churchill Fabric Sleigh Bed With Footboard, Restoration Hardware

Churchill Fabric Sleigh Bed With Footboard, Restoration Hardware

 

Quatrefoil Nailhead Headboard, Wisteria

Quatrefoil Nailhead Headboard, Wisteria

 

Upholstered Headboard, Wisteria

Upholstered Headboard, Wisteria

 

High ceilings?  Go for a tall headboard like this beautiful one from Kravet!

Kravet

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.

Claudette Bed, Ballard Designs

Claudette Bed, Ballard Designs

 

Stria Bed, West Elm

Stria Bed, West Elm

 

Cambridge Bed, Serena & Lily

Cambridge Bed, Serena & Lily

 

Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

 

 

Storage bed

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!!

Brimnes Headboard, IKEA

Brimnes Headboard, IKEA

 

Bowery Storage Bed, Crate & Barrel

Bowery Storage Bed, Crate & Barrel

 

Atwood Bed, Crate & Barrel

Atwood Bed, Crate & Barrel

 

Avery Bed, Serena & Lily

Avery Bed, Serena & Lily

 

 

Platform

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!

Fillmore Upholstered Platform Bed Frame, Pottery Barn

Fillmore Upholstered Platform Bed Frame, Pottery Barn

 

Concord Platform Bed, Atlantic Furniture (Available at Wayfair)

Concord Platform Bed, Atlantic Furniture (Available at Wayfair)

 

 

Bed with attached nightstands

Like a clean, contemporary look?  Have a nice long wall?  Try floating the nightstands!

Mandal Headboard, IKEA

Mandal Headboard, IKEA

 

Storage Bed + Two Nightstands, West Elm

Storage Bed + Two Nightstands, West Elm

 

Worth Platform Bed, AllModern

Worth Platform Bed, AllModern

 

 

Canopy

Nothing is as dramatic as a bed with a canopy!  No one does them better than Alexis Hampton.  Love this one!

Bella Queen Canopy, Alexa Hampton (Available at Hickory Chair)

Bella Queen Canopy, Alexa Hampton (Available at Hickory Chair)

 

Eloquence Aria Queen Canopy Bed, The Bella Cottage

Eloquence Aria Queen Canopy Bed, The Bella Cottage

 

Farmhouse Canopy Bed, Pottery Barn

Farmhouse Canopy Bed, Pottery Barn

 

 

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!

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