4 Beautiful Bed Styles for an Easy Room Makeover
A bedroom is composed of many elements: side tables, a dresser or bureau, some lamps, a rug, curtains or drapery and, of course, the bed. Most people will gravitate toward complete bedroom sets, and while many designers will tell you not to be so matchy-matchy, I think using a few matching furniture pieces makes the room feel cohesive and soothing.
When you begin designing your bedroom, start with choosing a bed style that will dictate how you design the rest of the room. Let’s breakdown the typical types of beds and what you should choose.
Top 4 Headboard & Footboard Styles
Four Poster Bed
Historical in nature, four-poster beds are often ornate and employ canopies or curtains. I’m not a big fan of four poster beds, but if you have tall ceilings, they can be a beautiful statement piece. I do like this Sojourn Bed from Universal Furniture. It is stately with the upholstered headboard, footboard and rails, yet modern with the metal posts and finials.
Originating in the 19th century Empire period, the sleigh bed has an outward curving headboard and footboard (resembling a sleigh). These beds are generally made of wood, but you can find them in a variety of materials. The only downside to a sleigh bed is it takes up more space than other beds because of its curves. This Reprise Bed from Universal is a pleasant traditional style that feels warm and welcoming (and not too curvy).
As the name indicates, an upholstered bed has fabric on the headboard and footboard. This is my favorite type of bed. Many people are worried about the fabric getting dusty or dirty, but with today’s high-performance fabrics, you don’t have to worry about that.
I love my new upholstered bed and so does my yellow lab, Henry. I was worried about him getting it dirty, but so far we haven’t had any problems. I like my upholstered bed because it breaks up all the wood from the dresser, bureau and side tables. The Ainsworth Bed from Universal Furniture with the industrial nail heads and tufting is romantic.
With its tall headboard and footboard, a panel bed is much sleeker and more modern than other beds. This Spencer Bed from Universal Furniture is gray and parchment wood colors will fit any style and age (perfect for teenagers). Side rails easily hide the box spring (no skirt required) and this one in particular (above) comes with drawers, which is so handy for extra storage.
We carry Universal Furniture in the Design Workshop and love it for its quality and great price point.
Here is a beautiful bed we saw at the spring High Point Market 2018:
Upholstered Metal Bed – Dogwood
Read this blog for ideas on exceptional bedding.
If you want to see my master bedroom, go here.
Decorating bedrooms is one of our favorite things at KTJ Design Co. Your bedroom should feel like a haven (we spend most of our time there after all) and shouldn’t be overlooked when allocating your decorating dollars. Go to our Shop The Look page and get the Marilyn Room for yourself curated by the team at KTJ Design Co.