A bed frame is essential for modern or contemporary bedroom furniture designs. They provide a comfortable sleeping surface – and that’s the practical aspect. They also make the bedroom a warm and wonderful inviting space. The contemporary and modern terms to describe furniture design can sometimes confuse the common man. The term “modern” usually refers to a specific design school, while the contemporary term refers to furniture designed after the 1980s. Both have a simple, elegant, clean and uncluttered design.
Modern bedroom furniture is available in all price ranges and in all styles that appeal to both the super rich and normal employees. This is because you can have elegant modern king size beds that adorn the master bedroom of a large villa. You can also have contemporary bedroom furniture such as platform beds and bunk beds that a middle-class family will try to save space on. Some of the space-saving devices that you can find in modern bedroom furniture include: a pull-out bed or small drawers that can fit under a platform structure, a small bookcase attached to the headboard or even comfortable shelves mounted under the platform structure.
Modern canopy bed frames are a traditional bed style that has been modified to fit the modern client. Modern canopy bed frames can be made of wood or metal with a clean and minimalist design. Contemporary metal bed frames are generally made of wrought iron or cast iron and can be available in many colors. Wrought iron is more expensive and heavier, so it is difficult to move around. Make sure you get a soft, firm futon mattress that’s more suitable for this bed frame than a spring mattress.
There are mainly two types of canopy bed nets: traditional European and traditional Chinese. The first was used in the 16th and 17th centuries when the bedrooms where part of large rooms and a four-poster bed offered privacy to a sleeping couple. Traditional Chinese four-poster beds are delicate in designs with carvings of Chinese dragons and beautiful trellis work. The structure of the solid wood bed is popular because it lasts a long time, is available in many styles and can easily be combined with the rest of the bedroom furniture.
A solid wood bed frame is made of the following types of wood:
• Oak tree
Teak is popular because it does not perish or deform easily even during the cold season and is reasonably priced compared to other types of wood. Sometimes, a combination of different woods is used to give the bed structure a special look. Thus, the exposed part of the bed frame could be made of expensive mahogany and the lower part and slats made of poplar or cheap plywood.
This type of combination makes the structure of the solid wood bed attractive and also at competitive prices. Those who cannot afford expensive veneers can opt for prints, paintings or wood engravings. The finish of the solid wood bed frame must be done with wax, varnish, lacquer or oil. Solid wood bed frames with a natural finish give a classic look while painted ones give a more funky and modern look. Those who want an airy atmosphere in their bedroom can opt for the white painted wooden bed frames. With satin or similar cotton bedding and some plants on the window sill, you can get a pleasant and fresh atmosphere.
The leather platform will transform an otherwise ordinary bedroom and make it look grand. While black and dark brown are the common colors for the leather platform bed, these days, you get funky colors like red, cream and white. The base of the leather platform bed is usually made of wood. Those who want pure and simple furnishings can opt for a white leather platform bed such as the ‘King Size Orion white leather bed’. This has white leather panels with white upholstery and white headrest which is comfortably cushioned.
The black leather platform beds – a perennial favorite – are available with footboard and side panels also covered in black leather. This gives a pleasant and warm atmosphere to the bedroom. In modern times, with more people preferring to be eco-friendly and not use real leather, imitation leather – a kind of eco-leather is gaining popularity. It is much cheaper than real leather, looks the same and lasts a long time. So get yourself a beautiful bed with a leatherette platform and enhance the beauty of the bedroom.
by Sam B Kiesel