Beds at Smart Furniture
Your Platform for Sound Sleep
Most of us spend up to 1/3 of our lives in bed. So if any piece of furniture in our home should reflect our personal styles, it should be the bed. Before you select a bed, you will want to consider some key issues. First, how big is your room? A bed that is too large of your room not only won’t allow for bed side tables, but will make your room seem even smaller. Second, do you want or need built-in storage? A storage bed can be a great choice of a small bedroom or a home that is short of storage. Finally, consider bed height. If you have kids or have back or mobility issues, a tall bed may present challenges getting in and out of bed.
In fact, let's take a look at the different styles that you have to choose from!
With straight lines and minimal decoration,platform beds are a closely associated with mid-century modern design. Because they do notutilize a box spring, platform beds sit lower to the ground than traditional styles.
Sleigh beds derive their name for the distinctive curve of the headboard and footboard. Crafted in solid woods, a sleigh bed can be an eye-catching centerpiece in your bedroom. Be aware, however, that the curved shape of the head and footboards means that these styles take up more floor space that alternate styles.
Evoking images of a by-gone era, canopy beds have a frame that can purely decorative or can be used with curtains to create privacy. Because of their height, canopy beds work best in large bedrooms with high ceilings. Canopy beds come in a variety of materials including metal and wood which means they can blend with a range of décor styles.
Slightly less dominating of your room that a canopy bed, Four Poster beds nonetheless make a bold statement in your bedroom. The four poster form dates back to the 16th century, although for the most part, the four posts have become purely decorative.
Headboard and Footboard
Beds with metal headboard and footboard are a classic style that works well in country, industrial, and even modern style décor. These beds are relatively light wight and do not dominate their space, making them a great choice for smaller rooms.
Headboard and Side Rails
This ubiquitous type lets the headboard take center stage, with simple rails composing the other three sides. The no-footboard style is most often paired with upholstered headboard and matching rails, but is prevalent in wood as well—especially in modern designs, which favor its simple lines. The continuation of the material from the headboard to rails differentiates this style from the simple headboard-only option, and makes for a complete, cohesive finish.