My little sister asked if I would help her makeover her master bedroom and of course I said yes! While I've designed quite a few bedrooms, I have to admit that I always feel a little nervous when picking out a bed, especially one that is for the master bedroom. I'm a firm believer that your bedroom should feel like a sanctuary, given that it's where you spend at least eight hours a day, and at the end of the day you really want to love your bed (and I want nothing more than for my clients to love the ones that I pick out for them).
There are so many different styles of beds out there, from upholstered to wood, metal and beyond and trying to find the "perfect" one can be a bit of a daunting task for anyone. When I'm picking a bed for a client I spend quite a bit of time trying to match the bed to their personality and I take cues from how my clients dress and how they spend their days. If someone is more traditional, tends to dress up, and has a a high stress life I typically lean towards upholstered. If they are on the more casual side or a bit younger, a wood frame usually fits the bill. Metal is always a great choice for a classic guest room or kid's room and I tend to use woven beds in beach houses and for the tween rooms that I create.
Below I've rounded up six of my favorite bed frames, with an example of how I have used them in my various projects. I've broken them up by each category and for those of you who don't know what kind of bed you are, rather than take one of those facebook quizzes I suggest picturing yourself crawling into bed at the end of a long day. What does your sanctuary look like? Is it layered and plush or is it clean and more minimal? This can usually lead you to the type of bed that's right for you and hopefully you will find one below that is just what you've been looking for. In the case of my sister she is definitely a "wood" while I'd say her husband is an "upholstered", so I presented this bed and luckily she loved it. Just like in marriage, opposites can always come together in the most beautiful way. Xx
Metal + More
Design Robin M. Anderson Interiors
Photography by Sabrina Cole Quinn Photo