Now I know my ABC’s of decorating–”B” is for beds

 

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As Goldilocks so eloquently put it “Not too big, not too small but juuuust right.”  And that is what you want when it comes time to choosing a” juuuust right” bed for your master bedroom, child’s room or guest area.

Regardless of its size, the bed is the focal point of any bedroom and often determines the design style of the entire room.  Your style of choice might include a romantic four poster or a fun cutout or a simple but elegant upholstered bed.

Four poster beds

The four poster bed is one of the first bed designs as it was meant to support draperies that would enclose the bed for protection from drafty rooms and provide privacy from others sleeping in the room.  Thankfully, drafty rooms and sharing space with multiple people is a thing of the past and you can now enjoy a four poster bed simply for its design aesthetic.  For example, this traditional style pencil post bed from Cody Road Workshops is simple in design and available in your choice of paint colors and finishes.  How about a custom, hand-painted  four poster bed such as the one offered by Pieces that will easily become the focal point of your room?

Painted four poster bed available at Painted Furniture Barn

Painted four poster bed available at Painted Furniture Barn

Pencil post bed from Cody Road Workshops and available at Painted Furniture Barn

Pencil post bed from Cody Road Workshops and available at Painted Furniture Barn

Children’s beds

When it comes times to choose a big boy or big girl bed for a child’s room you can pull out all the stops and shop for something fun and colorful that represents your child’s personality.  You will want to search for a quality made bed frame that can stand up to years of use in fun cutout shapes and  bright and cheerful colors.  Maine Woodworks offers several fun designs, all made in America,  like the Gingerbread Bed shown below in a selection of happy colors that are sure to please both you and the little one in your life.

Gingerbread bed from Maine Woodworks available at Painted Furniture Barn

Gingerbread bed from Maine Woodworks available at Painted Furniture Barn

Upholstered beds

An upholstered headboard or entire bed frame offers the ultimate in luxury and comfort.  The choices are limited only by your own creativity and can include any type of fabric, shape and design  details like button tufting, nail head trim or paint color.  An upholstered bed is also a nice option for a guest room due to the comfort factor and the gender neutral look.

The classically beautiful Colette bed from Crate and Barrel

The classically beautiful Colette bed from Crate and Barrel

 

Design tip:  choose the highest thread count sheets you can afford for the ultimate in a good night’s rest.

Now I lay me down to sleep….and a good night’s rest in my new bed.

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