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Bed Whetting

Chris and I have been flirting with the idea of getting a bigger bed for a while. We finally took the plunge and purchased a new mattress set last weekend, and I have been trolling the market for a bed frame ever since. Statistics show the average person spends roughly 4 months of the year in bed. In our case, I'd say it's closer to 5. That's a lot of time! So, like Goldilocks, I'm looking for a bed that's "just right". The multitude of options was staggering, but I've narrowed my favorites down to 3 categories.

Canopy - I have always been mad about four-poster beds. Unadorned canopies evoke a solid presence in the bedroom, and transform magically when embellished with string lights, hanging lanterns, or drapery. How divine would it be to climb in, draw the curtains, and shut out the world at the end of a long day?

Love the stunning contrast of clean lines against a beautiful brick wall.

Upholstered - Tufted headboards exude the allure of a decadent boudoir. Nailhead trimming adds a handsome dose of sophistication. This style is incredibly romantic and refined, and extra luscious in a sleigh bed silhouette. Swooon.

Metal - I'm enamored with the streamlined, yet graceful demeanor of iron beds. The simple composition of its structure creates a neutral foundation that grants unlimited styling freedom. This timeless number would be perfect for someone as fickle as I am when it comes to bedding.


What kind of bed do you dream in?

{Image credits: Simple Bliss, Design Smack, S. Russell Groves, James Michael Howard, Ikea, AMC, McGill Design Group, Thorton Designs, The Cross Decor & DesignRestoration Hardware, Margot Austin, Crate & Barrel}

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Reader Comments (7)

Futon, bamboo mat, egg crate...it doesn't matter to me. Just make sure you're next to me when I wake up every morning.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHusband

I love canopy beds too! Upholstered is really nice but might get dusty or dirty?

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramy

I want the first four-post. Or a wingback headboard. Or a worn in vintage leather sofa, refurbished into a headboard. YES!

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhipsterspecs

You guys make me sick! =]

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

I have my heart set on a canopy bed since we have a large bedroom. You're right Jennifer, the contrast of the lines and color of the bed as well as the rough brick wall is stunning.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlorence Carole

which one did you end up getting

January 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterannie

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April 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersubang682

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