Useful post for buyers of upholstered beds
In the end of this post you will have the ideal final decision about your new upholstered bed.
The decision might be difficult, because it takes months for some stores to create the bed with the fabric that you want, so you should be confident in what you buy.
The first question is easy about basic functionality:
Do you need the storage below the bed?
The answer to this question will remove a lot of designs that you won’t need to waste your time on. If you have small bedroom or big bedroom but additional storage is always welcomed then start with beds that have storage drawers. Storage below the bed is an excellent choice for small spaces.
Potterybarn offers storages for each bed style that they offer for upholstered headboards. But what if you choose from the sale, then you should definitely choose from those that have extra space for the clothes.
Secondly, and the most interesting is the shape of the headboards.
What shape of the headboard do you want?
The basic shapes are square, camelback and wingback.
Square shape is traditional and fits all styles, so you will be happy, because this shape is 100% an excellent fit to traditional, minimalistic, coastal and other designs.
Camelback with the curve in the center looks beautiful. Soft textures emphasize the elegance of the bed and the bedroom design. The lovers of traditional and transitional designs should choose this shape.
Wingback headboard give royal atmosphere to the room. The purpose of the “wings” was to enclose the head or torso areas of the body in order to provide comfortable protection from drafts, and to trap the heat from a fireplace in the area where the person would be sitting. Though there are many types of wing beds, there are two standard wing styles – the flat wing and the scroll wing.
The problem arrives if you want custom-made headboard but you don’t exactly know what you want. I may guess that you want to create personal touch in the bedroom ignoring all basic styles. For this design it would be better to search online for the ideal bed. After the photo was found, the 80% of the job is done. Now bring this design to the store and order custom-made bed of your dream.
The next question goes to the materials.
What material would you like to have?
This step is very simple: leather or fabric. This is usually the choise of the taste, so it may take 5minutes to decide between those two. It can take longer time if a couple has different desires in this point.
Story about the leather will be in this paragraph. If you want to save the lives of the animals, then this is not your material. This may be one of the arguments that can sound convincing for the leather lover. Of course, the tricky answer can be “We can order artificial leather”, but hope you won’t hear this. Benefits of leather is an extremely durable material, especially if it is of high quality.
Secondly, it is a natural fabric. Leather is resistant to dry abrasion, so if you like to bath with coffee or tea in the bed, then maybe this is your ideal material. Unlike other materials, leather is also resistant to dust mites and fungal attacks. As weird as this might sound, leather has a certain smell to it with which you might be familiar.
With fabric there is nothing to explain. Of course, there are multiple types, but headboards are done with tight and high quality material, so you shouldn’t devote a lot of time here.
Do you want to have upholstered headboard or the complete bed?
The upholstered bed should be treated good. If you have small kids then they will see a great painting board in it. You can clean wooden or metal bed, but upholstered will stay as it is.
The price of the upholstered bed will be higher than just the headboard. If you are on the budget, then this detail may save you money.
Now we go to the styles of the beds. I will list the questions that you should answer YES or NO and the final decision will be one step closer.
Do you want the low bed?
Do you want a footboard?
Do you want to have the bed with the legs?
The accent will go to the upholstered headboard, so the material of the wood, the size of the bed and any other arising questions are minor.
Potterybarn. Delivers in 1-3 weeks. If you choose popular fabric then it may take up to 16 weeks to wait for the delivery and that’s 4 months!
Allmodern has about 400 beds. Their filters impress a lot. You can choose by designer, wood tone, customer rating, slats included or not and other basic filters. 65 bed have 5 star rating.
Here are several valuable comments from the store:
We did find that putting the box spring on made the bed way too high so we put 1 inch chipboard atop the slats (our mattress manufacturer won’t warranty the mattress if it is on a slat frame that has spacing of more than 2 inches apart).
The leather is supple and good quality. The only qualm we had was that there weren’t any assembly instructions however, the pieces are pretty straight forward and we managed to put it together in about half an hour.
Keep in mind, I ordered this bed knowing I have $2500 taste on a $500 dollar budget and I was still extremely happy with i
Bassettfurniture is a champion in helping to choose your style. Just click the images and it will lead you to the bed of your dream. The thing that I didn’t like is that they don’t show the complete bed. Maybe it’s because I’ve chosen the headboard instead of complete bed, but still it was visually not easy to decide.
For lazy livers I found best upholstered headboard on Amazon.
Baxton Studio Madison White Modern Bed with Upholstered Headboard, Queen with 55 reviews.
Leggett and Platt Fashion Bed Group Martinique Headboard, Full/Queen, Ivory
Phoenix California King Bed by Coaster Furniture.
Raleigh Collection has simple lines and softly rounded corners. The fabric that is used is oatmeal linen. Garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. Storage Platform and Headboard are sold separately. NAILHEAD that is also an optional detail adds elegance to the interior
Here is the video by DesignSponge: