If you are thinking of replacing your bed, perhaps it would be very useful to know the trends in this very important piece of furniture in the bedroom. Choosing the right bed is vital for the rooms and in this decision, we will take into account both its aesthetic appearance and its comfort and functionality. We must look at: the size, design, style, material, and characteristics. Of course, the layout, size, and decoration of the room will also be important in the decision process. Keep reading this article and discover all the types of beds that you can find in furniture and decoration stores.
The beds can be classified into four basic sizes, with their varieties:
The so-called Queen beds are the intermediate step between the double and the maxi-size. Its length ranges between 1.90 cm and 2 meters, while the width would be between 1.75 cm and 1.80 centimeters.
The material of the bed support will also determine how it will be as a whole. Wood is the most common in the manufacture of beds, so it will cost us less to find a great variety. It is a very suitable material for the warmth it provides.
Also, on occasions, we have seen an iron or metal structure. The wrought iron ones remind us of past decades and it is more unusual to see them in current constructions. Many designers, however, recover other materials such as aluminum or steel that, although it does not provide the same warmth as wood, it also give us good results and great versatility.
Wicker or rattan are sustainable materials that are becoming fashionable for the headboards and footboards of beds, although the structure is made of other materials. They are firm, bright materials that will give us a touch of fresh air and nature in the bedrooms. Another variety is offered by the headboards and footboards made of fabric.
Regarding the design, this will define the shape and structure of the bed base. Traditional beds are usually panel type (in English, they are called Panel Bed), usually made of wood. They have a headboard and support for parallel feet and are connected by the piece that serves as the base of the mattress. Within these traditional beds, the market surprises with a wide variety of materials, models, and designs. The headboard and footboard can be of the same height, although the headboard is usually higher and has very different shapes.
Something similar is offered by the beds that, instead of panels, make four wooden posts, one in each corner. This type of poster bed is very elegant and suitable for marriages. Like the previous one, the most common material is usually wood.
The headboards of these more traditional beds can vary widely in terms of shapes (simply square, rounded, asymmetrical, curved…), as does the panel at the foot, which can be straight, concave, or convex. , etc.
Many people opt for simplicity and the feeling of spaciousness that a bed without a headboard leaves us, which simply consists of a structure and a mattress. These types of beds are very suitable for modern and minimalist designs, while the others will be better for rustic or classic styles.
The weight of the decoration in this type of bed will fall on the duvet and other elements to be placed on the headboard wall, such as paintings.
Halfway between the traditional and the industrial ones, would be the Scandinavian-style beds, which we sometimes see in stores like Ikea. It is a simple structure that incorporates a headboard that is fixed to the wall (without a footboard). This headboard can come with integrated side tables or even a shelf to facilitate storage in the room.
If we have a space problem or we are thinking of buying this bed for a guest bedroom, the “murfy” beds will be a good option to consider. At first glance, they look like a normal living room piece of furniture, with shelves and drawers, but, in its central part, we will find a pull-out bed.
Other storage solutions, ideal for the children’s room, are the trundle beds, which store a second bed under the usual one. It is incredibly functional for visitors. Bunk beds or bunk beds are also an interesting option for children’s rooms.
In addition to all these and the so-called sofa beds, we have another option that will allow you to keep the rooms much more collected. They are those with multiple drawers incorporated into the base. They are ideal for storing our belongings and clothes, for example, clothes from another season.
For those dreamy people who want a legendary bed, canopy beds will be very appropriate. They are those whose structure extends vertically upwards and is normally covered with thin curtains, normally of vaporous fabric.
The canopy can be presented in a square shape or with a central support point so that the curtain falls in a triangular shape. The advantage of this bed is that it increases the privacy of whoever is going to use it and protects from light or cold.
Perhaps you are looking for something more innovative for your next bed. Currently, designers offer us more and more original and unusual beds, which break with traditional sleeping structures.
One of these is the Japanese-inspired tatami bed, which is simply a thick structure on the floor and a mattress on top. The room will gain in aesthetics and modernity and many people find them much more comfortable.
The latest in avant-garde decoration are floating beds, which are nothing more than a wooden structure with a support that makes them seem suspended in the air. When we sit on these types of beds, our feet dangle. The design is most innovative.
Who has not ever dreamed of having a round bed? They leave aside the usual rectangular shape and opt for roundness, taking a big step in terms of design.
The great disadvantage is the space they occupy, we must have a very large room to be able to have a round bed and that it provides us with the necessary functionality.
It consists of a moon-shaped structure, from whose vertex vaporous curtains may or may not fall to complete the ensemble.
There is another variety, called “cloud bed”, which completely closes the circle, although this can give a more ‘enclosed’ feeling than the previous one.
This unusual bed is one of the most modern known. Its structure made of soft materials guarantees comfort and has the particularity that we can close it with a zipper when we don’t have time to make the bed.
These beds that go very well for futuristic decoration, consist of a round capsule with a large opening to access them. On the capsule, you can put the duvets, mattresses, and pillows that you need for your rest.
Elegant, practical, but very groundbreaking we find the rocking bed. Its concave structure, normally made of wood, flees from straight lines and opts for a most graceful design.
The little ones will find their peace and privacy in this type of bed proposed as an island for them. Made of a soft and smooth material, this bed is original more than its shape, because of the material of its structure. The Dinghy bed is also a very good option for adults.
One of the favorites -and highly original- is the voyage bed made of rattan. Mix the most traditional with the modern. We will feel it in a nest or in a boat, undoubtedly one of the most exotic proposals on the market.
In addition to all these styles for your bed, remember that you can modernize it in different ways: replacing or decorating the headboard, choosing modern bedding, modifying the furniture around it, or providing it with fluffy and varied cushions.