CONSIDERING MASTER BED OPTIONS

May 3, 2016

With a handful of visitors scheduled for a few occasions in the coming months, we needed to get our guest room in functioning order.

This means the queen will have to depart our bedroom and we must buy a new bed. I know, so self sacrificing.

Master-Bedroom-from-Rachel-Schultz

Much of this post is material from the presentation I made David of all our options for where to take the master bed, mattress, box spring choices. The best place for the bed is centered in front of this window. The window and its treatment will kind of act as a part of the headboard for the bed.

My decor plans are a monochromatic thing with the bed the same color as the walls and curtains, so I want it to be made of a paintable material. We also want the headboard’s profile to be low so we can maximize sunlight.

Box and matt

PLATFORM BED WITH NO BOX SPRING

These are hard to find that are not a very modern design (which is so not us), but the right one could be a good choice. This option could be painted. Estimated total cost: $900

PLATFORM BED WITH BOX SPRING

This is the same as above, but with stacking a box spring in too (not necessary on a platform bed, but you can). The profile could end up still being low, but would it look weird having the top of the mattress end up so close to the top of the headboard? I idealize the luxurious feeling of a high bed, but maybe that is just because I am used to our low one. Low beds can make a room seem larger. Estimated total cost: $1,050

platform only

DIY

This could be cost saving and allow us to make just what we want in shape and height of an upholstered or painted bed and still use a box spring. This base from Urban Outfitters is too expensive, but I think we could draw inspiration from it for building our own. Estimated total cost: $750

metal

METAL BED

This is another solution to the sunlight problem. (The one above is from here.)  A metal bed could be painted, but with metal I think leaving it would not throw off my monochromatic plans like a wood bed would. I like how metal beds look, but David said once three years ago that he does not like them. Maybe he does not stand by this or even remember the comment. Must check on that… Estimated total cost: $950

What do you think we will choose? I do not even know what I think we will choose!

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Comments

  • Erin

    I love the look of an iron bed, but I think in this space I would do the platform/Urban Outfitters styled one. If you’re going to have a headboard-y thing going on with the window and curtains, it could be pretty to just have nice and simple. Whatever you choose, I know it’ll look great!

  • Anonymous

    I love the look of an iron bed, but I think in this space I would do the platform/Urban Outfitters styled one. If you’re going to have a headboard-y thing going on with the window and curtains, it could be pretty to just have nice and simple. Whatever you choose, I know it’ll look great!

  • Catherine

    I have an antique iron bed similar to your metal bed example. I love my iron bed……except when I want to read in bed. My pillows continually slip between the bars in the headboard and my head eventually ends up against the bars. Uncomfortable! If you plan to lounge against your headboard, the metal bed may not be the best option for you.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Wow, that’s a good point for books & movies!

  • Chris

    The metal bedframe is so nice – will make the room look light and airy. I like the idea of the diy frame also but I think the metal would have my vote. It’s simple and would make the space seem larger. The room appears to have very adequate light already and the openness of this frame would keep that feeling going.

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