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Are You a Student? Here’s How To Choose the Right Bed for You

Think carefully before you pick out the piece of furniture you plan to sleep on.

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Think carefully before you pick out the piece of furniture you plan to sleep on.

Just like any other piece of furniture in your home, beds can make or break the look of your living space. Purchasing a bed should not be done on a whim; however, distinctive headboards, unique frames and beautiful fabrics are just some of the ways you can use beds to improve your interior design. Beds come in all different sizes and styles, from traditional divans and wooden bed frames to modern metal bedsteads and leather sleigh beds.

When it comes to choosing the right bed frame for your bedroom, there are a few things to consider. For instance, if you have a smaller bedroom, you may want to choose a bed frame that has storage space underneath or opt for a divan with drawers to keep clutter at bay. You might like to make a statement with an ornate headboard or extravagant four-poster bed for larger bedrooms. Whatever your style, you’ll find the best beds frames for you.

Here are things to take into account when buying the best beds:

Size and Shape of the Room

The first thing to consider is the size and shape of your room. This will determine the size and shape of your bed. If you have a large room, then a king or queen size bed might be best, whereas if you have a smaller room, then you might want to opt for a single or double-sized bed.

Your Home Style

Also, consider the style of your home. Do you have a modern home? Then you might want to opt for a trendy futon or divan style bed. Alternatively, if you have a more traditional home, sleigh beds would probably be more suitable.

Purpose of the Bed

Think about the purpose of your bed. Is it going to be used mainly for sleeping? Or will it also be used for reading, surfing the internet and watching TV? If it is going to function as more than just somewhere to sleep, make sure that you choose one that has adequate storage space, such as drawers built-in underneath the base or shelves

Types of Best Beds Worth Buying

  • Upholstered beds: These can be found in varying levels of luxury, from bargain-basement models to high-end designs. If you love velvet or leather, an upholstered bed may be right for you. However, if you have kids and pets, it’s not a great choice. Think about the type of person who would buy a leather sofa and whether they’d be willing to protect its integrity by keeping it covered at all times.
  • Traditional Beds: If you already have traditional furniture in your bedroom, it is best to match this style when choosing a new bed. Look for headboards with detailed carvings or horizontal panels reminiscent of antique furniture pieces. Other details to look for include turned wood posts and spindles on the headboard and footboard. Many of these beds can also be purchased with matching dressers, nightstands, armoires, mirrors and other bedroom furniture. Traditional wooden beds work well in large rooms where they can be showcased without overwhelming.
  • Sleigh Beds: An elegant classic bed, the sleigh bed has a headboard and footboard that curve toward the end of the bed, creating a “sleigh” shape. The sleigh bed is often a solid wood bed with a rich stain finish and carved details, although there are plenty of versions made from other materials as well. Sleigh beds can be found in twin, full/queen, or king sizes.
  • Four Poster Beds: The Four Poster beds have several features that distinguish them from other varieties. The Four Poster beds are antique and are intricately carved with their headboards and footboards being made up of four posts. The canopy on these beds is supported by these four posts, and the curtains that hang down from this canopy give the bed its name.

For a traditional aesthetic, go for a sleigh or poster bed with wood finishes in dark shades of espresso or cherry. For cozy country vibes, look for metal headboards or upholstered beds with tufted details. If you’re looking for something unique, canopy beds add extra height and drama to any space, while storage beds provide both convenient storage options as well as additional space underneath the mattress for storing seasonal items or spare linens. Adjustable beds let you customize your comfort level by raising or lowering the head and foot of the mattress with just the touch of a button, making it easy to watch TV or read before drifting off to sleep.

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