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.
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.
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
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
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!