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Metal Beds – A Growing Trend in Home Furnishings

Unlike wood, metal does not usually conjure up thoughts of warmth or pleasure to the touch. Wood has been the choice of material for making furniture for millennia, and this has remained unchanged even in an age where everything seems to be made from plastic. Mention metal beds and people are likely to think of hospital beds, and the metal bunk beds often found in dorm rooms. While the durability and ease of use of metal makes it the most popular choice for institutions, metal beds are not only about being utilitarian. Some of the most intriguing contemporary bed designs are done in metal, and metal beds are often a great match for the modern and minimalistic interiors of many bedrooms. However normal bedrooms too can look nice with a metal bed. A wrought iron bed is right at home in almost any bedroom, and the malleability of metal lends it to designs that don’t work in other mediums.

Metal Bed Benefits

Practical considerations for using metal are the environment you live in: Humid regions of the world are susceptible to mould, and the wooden surfaces of furniture, including bedroom furniture, can be attacked by fungal moulds which not only look nasty but can present a danger to respiratory health as well. This mould can be cleaned and minimised by providing excellent ventilation, but it does take some effort to keep the mould away and it may not be possible to really prevent it 100%, without resorting to drastic measures. With a metal bed, you don’t have to worry about mould growing on your bed.

Metal also holds up very well, if it is well made: A metal bed frame will not warp or crack like a wooden bed might. A metal bunk bed may also be superior to a wooden one, assuming the metal bed frames are joined securely.

For the single person living in a small apartment, a metal loft bed can really make the living space more functional. Perhaps more importantly for the single person who doesn’t want to remain so; the simple, clean, and modern lines of a single metal bed in loft form can also make an apartment look really hip. The great thing about some metal loft bed models is that they utilise the underneath for desk space, really saving on room, and are not overly expensive if you buy a small double mattress to go with it.

The use of metal with wood can give you the best of both worlds, as is the case with a metal canopy bed. Here, the bed is usually a poster bed consisting of wood with a metal canopy. This is more for decorative purposes, although at one point in time, bed canopies were covered to keep insects and animal droppings off the bed. This was obviously a long time ago, and thankfully most of us don’t have to use a poster bed to keep from getting crapped on, but a metal canopy still adds a nice touch and if nothing else, can be used to drape mosquito netting over the bed for people who have a mosquito problem.

Most metal beds on the market are black, although some white models are also available. Stark white stick out in a bedroom that features mainly neutral tones, so ivory white or warmer white metal frame beds are usually a better choice. Otherwise, it’s usually black or shades of dark grey. If you don’t like to clean very often and regularly, dust will show up on black very readily. You might want to opt for metal bed frames in brass, silver, or bronze instead. These are distinctly more metallic looking and usually evocative of older time periods. These are beds that look like they want to be kept company by a wood stove.

While a wrought iron metal platform bed usually features a classic look and designs that are often ornate or even flamboyant, newer beds can have a very sleek, even industrial look. Rather than try to soften the look of metal, these beds exploit it to create something that can be very impressive, visually speaking. I would encourage you to think long and hard before buying such a bed based on how “cool” it looks, as on an intuitive level, that hardness just doesn’t suit something used for sleeping. However, there’s no accounting for taste and an angular, unapologetically hard, metallic bed could be just what you are looking for.

A more balanced bed that also plays up the qualities intrinsic to metal are those contemporary designs that do away with unnecessary thickness and support, yielding metal platform beds that are sleek and light looking. These beds are tasteful and call attention to themselves not using novelty but in their unassuming presence. They are easy to clean and decidedly un-fussy and suit people who want lifestyles with a minimum of fuss.

Top Ten Fab Bed Styles of 2021

When thinking about a bed, we think about relaxing and sleeping comfortably. We all have a different standard image of a bed that pops into our head when we think about a bed. Below, we will explore various bed types. We will discuss a variety of beds that look different and exhibit diverse features and comfort levels.

Divan Bed

Divan beds with storage are crafted from two main sections that are joined by a bracket. The base of the bed is built with wood and sits directly on the floor. The bed’s base is nearly three feet in height and equipped with a cover that can be lifted and provides ample space for storage. These beds are both useful and functional and are well-liked for their durability and a premium comfort level. There is a myriad of diverse designs when considering divan beds. Divan beds sometimes offer various storage options, such as drawers and sliders. Usually headboards are optional and sold separately.

Sleigh Bed

A sleigh bed with a sprung mattress is a contemporary bed noted for the bold statement it makes. Sleigh beds are crafted with sleek curves and a slender appearance. The sleigh bed style is totally different from that of a standard bed enriches the appearance of your bedroom. Available in a wide variety of materials, including traditional wood and metal, sleigh beds are the perfect choice for modern styled homes.

Sofa Bed

A sofa bed functions as furniture during daytime and can be converted into a bed at night. Sofa beds are available with storage space options. They are ideal for people who live in small quarters as they provide a place to sit during the day and a place to sleep at night. Sofa beds are a great option to be used as a guest bed, especially when they include a mattress.

Futon

A futon is a padded mattress used for sleep that can be folded away and used as a sitting place during the day. This traditional Japanese bed type saves space, allowing you to utilise the room in which it sits for other purposes during the day. Updated futon styles offer a wood or metal frame that lifts the futon mattress off the ground. You can use a futon as a couch for your living room or any other room where it can be converted into a bed for a restful night’s sleep. Futons come in different removable covers in a wide variety of colours and patterns to match your home decor.

Bunk Bed

Bunk beds are designed to accommodate multiple people are available in a wide range of styles. Bunk beds consist of two-bed frames stacked on the top of one another, equipped with a ladder for climbing to the second level. The main function of a bunk bed is to save horizontal space and accommodate multiple people. Bunk beds are widely used in hostels, summer camps, and in student housing. Bunk beds are often used in kid’s bedrooms to save space. Wooden bunk beds are very popular, and white bunk beds are currently popular, but they come in a wide range of colours, materials, and styles. Most bunk beds offer the option of separating the bunk beds into two distinct single beds, which is an amazing option in the future when space is no longer a necessity.

Cabin Bed

Cabin beds are like bunk beds, but they contain a single sleeping bunk with storage cabinets, located below the frame. Cabin beds are designed to manage clutter in children’s bedrooms and to additionally save space. Cabin beds are available in a wide variety of sizes, colours, and styles.

Loft Bed

Loft beds are like a bunk bed, but they contain a single bed frame, elevated in the air to save horizontal space. The bed is supported with iron or wooden rods and provides space beneath the bed frame that can be used in different ways. A small sofa, futon, chest of drawers, or a desk are common examples of the way people use the space under their loft bed. An extensive range of loft beds contain built-in storage solutions and other unique features such as a built-in desk, futon, or sofa. Loft beds are both practical and functional for places with limited space.

Trundle Bed

Also known as hurly or truckle beds, a trundle bed is crafted to provide efficient, space saving solutions for your home. A trundle bed is located under a larger bed frame, being the slightly smaller of the two. The trundle bed can be rolled underneath the top bed frame to save space. These two beds can be separated into two distinct beds when necessary. Trundle beds are quite popular, currently. Trundle beds are among the most functional pieces of furniture for saving bedroom space. Trundle beds can also function as a day bed, guest bed, or a bunk bed.

Cot Bed

A cot bed is crafted for use by babies and little kids. A cot bed has high borders around its edges to provides optimal protection for babies to ensure they do not fall out. Cots can be decorated with a baby mobile. Cots are usually crafted from wood or metal. Since cot beds are deep, they offer a haven for little kids.

Four-Poster Bed

Four-poster beds are an antique style bed common in the early sixteenth century. These beds are crafted from quality wood and adorned with engraved art. Four-poster beds contain four long wooden poles that provide support to the upper shade, giving the bed a pretty privacy shelter. Four-poster beds are ideal for rooms designed with an antique flair, adding a luxurious feel to your room.