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Attractive Wooden Beds That Will Stand the Test of Time

Minimalist wooden bed frame and pillows

Wooden beds have everlasting style, but how can they be incorporated into a variety of interior decors? This is where the ideas laid out in the article will help to ensure these combined looks, using four interior styles, work with a variety of potential wooden beds. Wooden beds have stood the test of time for centuries and continue to do so, but choosing the right one that can fit into an already established interior may seem daunting. Here is a selection of concepts that can easily be recreated and adapted to suit a variety of interior designs.  

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What makes a wooden bed appealing & to who?
See contrasting wooden beds within 4 interior decors 
Wooden beds work in a range of interiors

What makes a wooden bed appealing & to who? 

Cozy wooden bed frame next to a window
Cozy wooden bed frame next to a window

Wooden bed frames continue to be a popular choice in the bedroom furniture market due to their style longevity. Unlike metal beds, they are much more adaptable to ever-changing home decor. And with home decoration being a popular past-time and an area with stable spending, this is certainly a market worth considering.

Consumers who spend money within the bedroom furniture market tend to be home builders, buyers, or renovators. The growth of housing starts (new builds occurring) in the USA ensures there is an abundance of new bedrooms waiting to be decorated (in various designs) with wooden bed frames. Equally, the unceasing popularity of house flipping means that if people are not buying new homes, they will be considering buying older, newly renovated ones 

See contrasting wooden beds within 4 interior decors 

Wooden bed frames vary in style and come in a huge range of designs, allowing versatility to fit within a host of interior decors. When choosing the ideal wooden bed frame design, considerations for the final interior of the home will be a clear influence. Looking at all the frames available, certain stand-out features fit well within certain home decors. Period homes would suit more traditional designs, whereas modern homes will pair well with “of the moment” bed frames. If children are the target, then bunks are in, without forgetting the odd occurrence of a novelty bed. Finally, when it comes to the practical home, storage beds are the way to go. 

Period decor

When house flipping, consider any original features that may be suited to more period/classic home decoration. Showcase Morris style floral print wallpaper, paired with dark wood to appeal to this clientele. Wooden bed frames would especially suit this look.

Mid-century American hardwood bed next to window
Mid-century American hardwood bed next to window

Period decor suits wooden bed frames made from hardwood, with a dark stain finish, or painted in ivory for a regal feel. Styles may include Louis XV, where the bed has a large headboard with grooves in the wood outlining its unique shape. Equally, mid-century American beds would work well and are made from wood like walnut. Stand-out designs like wooden four-poster beds can create a wow factor within large period rooms. 

When creating a collection of bed frames, these styles would be well suited for a high-end retailer of luxury beds. Wooden beds that are classic in look and long-lasting in quality maintain their longevity. Ranges can be made using the same bed frames and variations created through the use of fabric headboards that could be presented in different colors/fabrics styles, or different wood stains, allowing customers to have the final say. 

Traditional bed with soft fabric headboard
Traditional bed with soft fabric headboard

Modern living 

As more houses are built year on year, there is a desire for well-structured modern homes. Matching the modern exterior to the interior will influence furniture choices. Modern furniture, mainly made of wood, allows for simple and practical designs and economical production, leading to an affordable final product. This makes modern wooden bed frames the perfect addition to a modern home. 

Clean cut modern bed with artificial and natural light
Clean cut modern bed with artificial and natural light

Modern wooden beds can be Nordic in style and light in color, made from pine or birch, in either a natural or white ash finish. However, this year there is a shift in the Nordic look, and although some of the overall designs have remained, there is a clear addition of rattan. It is no longer just a feature of the garden, it has made a noticeable move into the home. Rattan beds are popular in 2022, and this applies to the whole furniture market. Pairing a modern interior with the perfect wooden bed frame would work well with this look.

White Nordic style bed with natural light
White Nordic style bed with natural light

For the business buyer of modern beds, budget collections could comprise consistently unfussy designs with and without rattan. Although rattan is the height of style this year, it is not for everyone, so tailoring a few looks without it will be essential to draw in a wider range of buyers. Equally, the addition of strong colors can also maintain a modern look and could be an easy addition to create bed frame versatility to a generally pale wood finish. 

Kids hub

Get creative with kids’ bedrooms; allow the decor to be fun and colorful. When pairing kids’ bedroom decor with the right wooden bed frame, there are endless possibilities. A child’s room can be traditional and cute, crazy and cartoon-like, or adventurous and wild. Kids’ rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and so should their choice of wooden bed frame. Not only does wood have design benefits but also produces a calming effect on your state of mind and is a renewable material, ensuring a positive environmental impact.

Child playing in kids princess bed
Child playing in kids princess bed

Imagine a room filled with intrigue that has a 17th-century feel for a little prince or princess to sleep in. Beds could look majestic and be made from hardwood. However, if a more fun/playful theme is desired, then brightly colored or novelty (maybe car-shaped) bed frames, made from pine, are the perfect option. For the mini adventurer, cabin beds, den-style beds, or bunk beds should be considered. These can also incorporate additional features such as slides or storage.  

Kids stylish bunk beds in a wide room
Kids stylish bunk beds in a wide room

A children’s bed range is dependent on the retailer/wholesaler unless it specializes in kids’ beds. However, a retailer/wholesaler that offers beds for all ages and budgets may consider incorporating children’s beds to complement their collection. 

Storage lover

If a practical home is the aim, the house will be filled with multifunctional furniture. If space is at a premium in the home, hiding clutter to create a cleaner decor is essential. Bedrooms are a great place to incorporate hidden storage, and it is not a new concept with the traditional divan bed with small drawers. Nowadays, divans can feel dated, and consideration to design in the home goes beyond practicality. 

Multi-drawer storage bed in a cozy room
Multi-drawer storage bed in a cozy room

Storage beds should never be a compromise on style; gone are simple divans and here come fashionable wooden bed frames with added storage space. Storage beds made from beautiful mango wood with vintage accents, and drawers incorporated into the base, create the perfect combination of style and storage. The classic ottoman cannot be ruled out, with its lifting compartment that can store large items from the home, with a sleek wood surround that came to incorporate a selection of genres. 

Ottoman bed with wooden frame
Ottoman bed with wooden frame

A storage bed collection would aim to consider a selection of ottoman beds with a variety of wood finishes, and a selection of beds with drawer storage below. Styles can be varied by look such as vintage or modern or by wood finish, providing a good amount of options to suit a wide range of consumer markets. 

Wooden beds work in a range of interiors

Driving factors like new builds and house renovation are encouraging spending within the furniture market, particularly beds/bedrooms. Wooden bed frames work well within a range of interior decor trends. They can be styled in a variety of ways, whether that be design, shape, or color. 

Four poster bed with tranquil feel
Four poster bed with tranquil feel

Business buyers considering new bedroom furniture ranges should look to include styled interiors in their showroom displays, using the inspiration from the handy tips listed, from which a sales strategy can be created to suit the trends of 2022. 

The dominant trends are traditional wooden bed frames suiting period homes, modern homes take on the rattan style, character beds are still popular with children, alongside the classic bunk bed to save on space, and storage beds are a great option in small homes. 

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