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Beds – traditional designs

Many people are still attracted by beds with a traditional design.

Many people are still attracted by beds with a traditional design.

With the current trend for complementing your period home with period furniture, or just using traditional designs to create a particular look in your bedroom, it’s no wonder that traditional-style beds are so popular. From four-poster beds to wrought-iron bedsteads, we like the style and appearance of these designs.

Wrought iron bedsteads

Wrought iron beds usually have a headboard and a baseboard, making them look self-contained. The nature of wrought iron means that the beds can be as plain or decorative as desired, with patterns ranging from simple columns to intricate knots. The nature of the design work means that the bed doesn’t look too cumbersome, although the bed is clearly the centrepiece of the room. These beds, with either natural or painted ironwork, work well in Victorian and Edwardian-styled rooms.

Four-poster beds

Recognised today as the bed for romantics, the four-poster bed has been popular in Britain since the thirteenth century. During times when the bed was the ultimate expression of stature and wealth, four posters had elaborate canopies, drapes and covers. Today’s four-poster beds still evoke the mystery and luxury of earlier centuries whilst taking advantage of new fabrics and designs to complement a more contemporary d?cor.

Wooden beds

We still love the look and feel of wood. From Walnut to Beech, we can find a wood grain and colour that fits with our design ideas. Today, we can buy beds in all types of wood and in many styles. The traditional wooden bed, however, is still a popular choice with consumers. Antique and reproduction sleigh beds, with their solid frames and curving lines are attractive and always look good. The mixture of wood and fabric as seen on the head and baseboards of reproduction French beds, along with intricate carving or fretwork are also very desirable.

If you’re searching for a traditional look for your bedroom, take a look at some of the beds on offer at Bed Next Day. We offer several wrought iron beds as well as traditional wood bases.

Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.

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Lewis Robinson