Bed designs are a bit like snowflakes: every one is different. From panel to poster and sleigh to storage, there are many types of beds. Each one can contribute a unique look to your bedroom.
Today we’re highlighting some of the most popular types available with our bed buying guide. While there are many types of beds to choose from, one thing they almost all have in common is their components. A headboard, a footboard and a pair of rails are bolted together to make the complete bed.
Many beds come with a set of slats that run from rail to rail to support a box spring and mattress. You may also opt for a platform bed, which eliminates the need for a box spring. The mattress rests directly on the bed’s platform, which provides the proper level of support.
A panel bed, one of the most popular bed designs, is identifiable by its tall, wide (and often square) headboard. It will often feature intricate detailing, like raised paneling or handsome molding. The footboard may or may not have some of these same design elements.
Panel beds will usually require the use of a box spring. You can find this information by clicking on the specifications tab of any product listing page on Homemakers.com.
A platform bed may appear similar to a panel bed, but with one key difference. A platform bed eliminates the need for a box spring, as the mattress rests directly on the platform. Some platform beds will also have built-in storage drawers along the rails or in the footboard, as this configuration allows for more space below the mattress.
A sleigh bed is characterized by its curved or scrolled headboard and footboard, which resembles a sleigh or sled. Sleigh beds date to the French Empire design movement of the early 19th century.
A poster bed is recognizable by its four distinct bedposts, one in each corner. They may be thick and robust or turned and tapered. The bedposts by the headboard may be taller than those at the foot of the bed or they could all be the same height.
A storage bed incorporates storage elements into its design. Often, this is in the form of drawers in the footboard or side rails (or both). It may also be in the headboard, as in the case of a bookcase-style headboard. Storage beds come in many different styles and designs.
Metal beds offer a unique look and eye-catching design that stand out from the more common wood beds. Metal beds can take the form of many different styles, from vintage to industrial.
An upholstered bed is a great way to create a warm, inviting environment in your bedroom. Some beds offer fully upholstered frames — including the headboard, the footboard and the rails — while others feature upholstered elements, like leather headboard paneling.
An adjustable bed offers customized comfort, including features like vibrating massage, Bluetooth connectivity and adjustable head and feet heights. An adjustable bed frame takes the place of a box spring and directly supports the mattress. Many adjustable beds are designed to attach to a headboard or even fit within the headboard, footboard and rails of an existing bed frame.
Find the perfect bed design for you!
With an endless array of styles, designs and types of beds, it’s easy to find the perfect focal point for your space. Click on over to Homemakers.com to begin your search now or stop in to see us!