Wood Bed Frames Add Classic Style
When it comes to deciding on the sleeping set up most people pay a lot of attention to the mattress, because after all this is the thing that gives the comfort. However, the bed frame will also have some impact on whether or not you get a really comfortable bed, and so does need to be chosen carefully. Added to this, the frame will also have a big impact on the design of the room, and many people are now looking at wood bed frames as a way of adding some traditional design elements to their rooms. This article will take a look at what needs to be considered before buying a wooden bed frame for a particular type of room.
One of the main things that needs to be chosen is the type of wood, since this will have the most impact on the overall look of the bed frame and a room in general. If you want something that fits in with a traditional style, a dark wood will be your best choice. Oak bed frames, walnut bed frames, and those made out of antique pine can be a great choice in this respect, while some of the darker veneers are also worth looking at, including cherry wood and mahogany. These can either use synthetic woods, which are very cheap, or the bed frame can be genuine wood, which will tend to be much more expensive, but will also tend to be far more durable and long-lasting.
For a more modern appearance, perhaps to fit in with a contemporary bedroom design, light colored woods should be used, and in this case it can be an idea to look at pine bed frames, and those made in woods such as ash, cedar and even birchwood. A real wood bed frame will cost more money, but these can be bought secondhand or from some antique dealers. If you want to buy a new genuine wood bed frame, look at a high quality store, because although you will pay more money, the bed frame will really add a great finish to the overall design.
Custom built bed
The next thing that needs to be decide on is the size of the bed, and due to the fact that some frames are made to order [custom bed frames], it is also possible to get odd sizes as well as the more usual regular single bed frame, king size bed or queen bed. Having a custom-built bed can be a great choice for a kid's bed, since it can be made to fit the size of the room exactly. This is especially true when you want to have a storage bed for a children's room, since the bed itself can be designed for storage cupboards and drawers to make the maximum storage capacity. One bed size that has become very popular is the king size captain bed, though this will tend to be a fairly expensive purchase.
Wooden bed frame styles are very varied, and are very similar to the basic metal frame. However wooden frames tend to look far more elegant in the design and often have a support around the edges of the bed to stop the mattress from slipping from the bed during the night. It also gives a much neater appearance. Most metal framed beds are with casters, and although it is possible to find a wooden bed with casters, many of them still use the traditional wooden legs for support. A tall bed can be a great idea since even without divan drawers this can provide you with a lot of storage space, something which can be essential when looking for a bed for a small room. Make sure that the height of the bed is just right for your purposes, particularly if you're buying a children's bed frame, but yet still gives you enough room to use under bed storage.
A way to enhance the design of the bed frame is to choose a designer headboard and foot board. These are often supplied as part of the frame, though it is possible to add a different headboard to make for a different look. Of course the ultimate in traditional wooden bed design is the four poster bed, while children may want to go for something that has a fun appearance such as a sleigh bed. Wooden bed frames can also offer extra support by wooden slats into the side of the bed frame.
If you want a very traditional appearance, perhaps because your bedroom has been designed in a traditional farmhouse style, for instance, a rustic wood bed frame could be a great choice. These tend to have a very simple design, sometimes based on Quaker designs, and have a slightly rough look which fits in well with an antique styling. This can be a great choice if you have other elements in the bedroom from a bygone era, such as chamber pots and mahogany chests and wardrobes.
Kid's bed frame
There is nothing better than dark colored traditional wooden furniture, made with woods such as mahogany, chestnut, and oak, to fit in with the traditional wooden bed frame. Of course, even a traditional wooden frame can also have elements of fun, and this can be done by choosing a headboard which has a certain designs such as carvings or even pictures. For a child's bedroom, a headboard can be customized by the child himself to turn it into a unique piece of furniture. In some cases it is even possible to build the bed frame yourself, simply by getting the plan and then choosing the type of wood which will fit with your bedroom design. Building your own bed can be fun, especially for a child.
Some modern wood frames worth considering include the Sandia oak bed frame from Cal King. Retailing at $370, this American red oak bed frame has an oil finish and an elegant design. The headboard is dowelled, giving an elegant appearance. The bed is 85 inches long and comes in a self-assembly kit. For those with more money to spend and want a high-quality fairly expensive bed, the Nature's Caress Queen bed frame could be a great choice. It is a queen sized adjustable bed base with massage function, retailing at about $3,900, the massage being adjustable-intensity wave action. Adjustable bed height is done by locking casters, while the mattress has innerspring offset coils and high density foam.
Massage bed with remote control
An even more expensive bed option is the Nature's Caress king sized wooden bed frame, a split twin bed including twin XL mattresses to create a dual king sleeping area. The bed is a massage type, with programmable remote control, and costs around $7,200. It fits most standard size headboards, and has a quiet massage operating system on the latex hypoallergenic mattress.
As with all things, you need to do a quality check before buying any kind of bed frame, and it is usually a good idea to buy a frame made with high-quality genuine wood rather than one made from particle board or plywood, since the cheaper woods, which are essentially synthetic woods, are often not very long-lasting, as can give a cheap appearance to a room if you're not careful. Take time to look at some of the best kinds of woods available before making your choice, and choose a type of wood that fits in with your overall bedroom appearance.
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