The bed is the focal point of the bedroom whatever the season. In the winter it’s a place of warmth and hibernation! In the summer it’s a place of peace and refuge.It’s no wonder that you want to put a lot of thought into your choice of bed frame, soft furnishings and colour scheme.
Here’s a guide to making the perfect bed that’s right for you:
CHOOSING A BED FRAME
Image shows metal bed frame
The starting place for the style and look of any bed is the frame. What you decide on will reflect your taste as well as the room in which the bed will end up in. So a guest bed will be different from one in a children’s room and your own bed will be unique to you.
You can select a bed frame with a faux leather look or a romantic, metal style. Wooden bed frames can be chic or ornate while fabric headboards add a cosy feel to your interior as well as comfort to your head!
A bed frame will set the tone for the style of the rest of the room so pick carefully and take your time. Once it’s chosen, picking colours and bedding should be a breeze.
Some beds reach down to the floor which creates a clean look, while other frames have legs which means you can access the underside of the bed. So don’t forget about the practical needs of everyday life and choose a storage bed or a divan with drawers.
Image shows Strasbourg bed frame
Gone are the days when bed frames came in dull, unimaginative hues. Nowadays, you can find them in a range of colours to suit your taste. That’s not to say that classic neutrals don’t still fit the bill because they do – but it’s inspiring to see red, purple or even pink beds out there as well!
Beds with fabric headboards sometimes come in multi-coloured patterns; a point to consider when you come to matching carpets, curtains and bedding.
Image shows a Carpetright divan with high headboard
Are you the type of person who just loves wandering around the bedding section? Do you get excited at the sight of a glitter-covered blue bed cushion or a silky black duvet cover?
So you should! The bed, like the clothes you wear, is an expression of who you are so go with your instinct when it comes to shopping for bedding.
Colour is important especially as the seasons change. In the warmer months, light, bright colours are cheerful and have a cooling effect. When the autumn and winter come around, richer hues radiate a feeling of cosiness.
If you prefer the slick, simple look then choose a few plump pillows for an inviting look. On the other hand, you can go for mountains of multi-coloured cushions in a variety of shapes and textures, creating a bedroom that’s full of character.
Image shows wooden bed frame
It’s easy to forget the good old bed frame when you do your cleaning. Most frames just require a simple dust and wipe with a damp cloth. More complex ornate frames need a little more attention.
Whatever you choose though, incorporate its care into your cleaning routine.