What Do You Mean By A Sleigh Bed?
The term sleigh bed refers to a classic and elegant bed design with curved head and footboards that mimic the design of an old world sleigh. Sleigh bed designs were originally crafted during the early years of the 19th century in France. The beds were designed as a comfortable child’s bed or a day bed for adults. Classic sleigh bed designs have a high headboard and a slightly lower footboard which adds a cozy feel.
Sleigh bed frames can curve either inward or outward but these days outward curves are the most popular. They are also safer and more comfortable. Outward curved beds not only offer more space to the sleeper, but also reduce the chance of bumping your head against the bed frame.
Choosing a Sleigh Bed
Today's sleigh beds are available in a wide variety of materials and sizes. While classic wood sleigh beds are the best choice for traditional bedroom décor, you can also find metal sleigh bed frames for contemporary or modern décor themes.
Decide between various woods or metal finishes when choosing a sleigh bed for your home. Maple, oak and walnut wood finishes ensure you find the perfect shade for your sleigh bed. Choose dark wood finishes if you have are going for a dramatic look.
A king or queen sleigh bed is a wonderfully elegant and spacious choice for a master bedroom. Choose either a full or twin sleigh bed for the guest room or a teenager’s bedroom.
Consider a sleigh bed with built-in storage. It is a wonderful choice for a compact home. Choose a metal sleigh bed frame with built-in storage space for small urban homes like a condo or loft.
Sleigh beds also offer different upholstery options. A leather sleigh bed is a wonderful choice for a bachelor’s pad. Choose floral or paisley fabric upholstery for a more feminine décor theme.
Accessorizing Your Sleigh Bed
Choose bed linen and pillow cases in a color that complements your sleigh bed color. Decorative pillows and throws are a great way to add interesting accents to your sleigh bed.
Choose suede or chenille decorative pillows for a stylish and chic bedroom décor theme, while cotton or lace pillow work well with a country bedroom décor.
You can go for a contrasting duvet or comforter to add further color to your bedding décor. Patchwork quilts are a great choice for a traditional country décor theme. Use interesting ethnic designs to give a sophisticated, trendy look to your bedroom. Experiment with bold colors and patterns like zebra stripes or tribal patterns for your comforters. Add a complementing area rug to complete the bedroom décor.
A sleigh bed is a stylish and versatile choice for the home. Cymax makes it easy to find stylish and attractive sleigh beds at affordable prices.