In its simplest form, a metal bed is little more than a low- profile mattress support with no headboard, footboard or decorative side rails. Often relegated to a little- used spare room or home office, these basic metal beds are a bit dull, and not at all representative of the huge variety of metal beds available on the market. Metal beds often have tall headboards and footboards, that although can be large, feel airy and compact due to the lovely metal designs. A French- style metal bed, for example, may have head- and footboards with only have a few sections of metal connected with decorative junctions. The swooping lines and uncluttered appearance combine to create a lightweight yet beautiful metal bed. The effect is even more pronounced when the metal bed is done in white or light colours. Head- and footboard designs may incorporate smooth, tubular metal, or several sections of twisted or curled metal for greater decorative detail. Both styles are lovely, and are often seen in traditional or cottage- style d?cor. Although sturdy, the delicate appearance of a metal bed makes it an ideal choice for a small room where space is at a premium. The compact design may allow the addition of a small night table that may not otherwise have fit with a chunkier headboard and frame. Metal beds are a breeze to maintain, requiring only occasional dusting and no special treatment. 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.