When it comes to picking a bed, there are several things to keep in mind. The bed’s durability, size, and storage space are things to prioritize on. Design is equally important too, particularly when the bed ties together the decor of the room is the main focus. Beds are undoubtedly one of the most important elements of furniture in the home. People spend almost one-third of their lives in bed. So choosing the right bed is very important. Nothing affects your daily routine more than not getting enough sleep. Nowadays beds are no longer limited to simple squares with a spring mattress. Like humans, they are also getting evolved. There are variations available according to space, technology, materials, and aesthetics. So, to know more about these different types. Read on!
Any single person who is surviving on a bachelor pad must have heard about the Murphy beds. It is a perfect solution to any studio apartment, dorm rooms, small homes. It’s simply a bed that is installed behind the wall. When you’re done using it, you can lift the bed so it will camouflage behind the wall, freeing up space for any movement. It is mostly used in places where space is scarce. You can make it look like a largely built bookcase, or any decorative furniture piece during the day or when partying. Make sure that installation should complement the decor of the place. It is also known as a wall bed, fold-down bed, or pull-down bed
These beds have an extended four vertical posts from the four ends of the bed. They have existed for a long time and were highly ornate with wooden carving designs. Now they are available in different materials and toned down carvings.
These beds have posts that are connected to form a canopy top. Hence the name. These are adaptable to your liking. If you like minimalism then you can leave as it is. And if you’re looking for the bohemian look, you can drape it with a sheer cloth. It also gives princessy vibes, if styled in that manner. Although this type is an extended form of poster beds, There are various other options available like a traditional canopy, pencil poster bed, or even contemporary.
In this era, apart from ethics, we are also lacking storage space. These beds provide an ample amount of space in their base, full-filling two purposes. Some designs have a hinged frame where the entire mattress frame can be lifted and you can store things over there.
Now the beds are not designed in the same traditional way. It is coming in various sizes and shapes, provided they are practical for comfortable sleep. Such as a round bed. The base is designed circular and there is a customized mattress. It gives the room a different modern look.
This bed is designed for those people who love listening to lullabies as kids. The sonic bed is a portable unit that plays music to soothe you from your tiring day. Listening to binaural beats or alpha waves can generate a deeper state of sleep. It has a pit like structure, which gives you cozy vibes.
Hanging beds don’t traditionally get support from the floor. But from the ceiling, from all the four ends. It hangs in the air, giving you sweet simple swings while sleeping. Although, they are not recommended for long-term use.
Similar to a hanging bed, it gives you sweet simple swings but like a seesaw. It can be used as a daybed also. Its base is rounded giving you the exact feel of your grandpa’s old rocking chair!
These beds are mostly used in the children’s bedroom, dorms, or where more people bedding is required. Usually, there is a single bed supporting another bed on top, which can be reached by a ladder. With time there are so many variations of this bed like- L-shaped, trundle, loft, or cabin bunks.
They are another interesting variation of bunk beds. Instead of one bed below the space is utilized for other things- a study table, chair, cabinets replace. They have a huge variety in the market and it can also be customized according to the family needs.
Magnetic Floating Bed
A futuristic design, that uses opposite magnetic energy and industrial strength, to give the bed a floating look. It could hold up to 900 kilograms of weight. It was developed by a Dutch Architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars.
The wave bed resembles the wave shape supporting your back. There is no need for box springs as the shape is doing the work. Due to its aesthetic appeal, It gives the room a modern and contemporary look.
These beds are most common for the use of extra bedding and in children’s rooms. They are basically two beds where one is combined in another. The other advantage it holds is its space-saving. You can use the pull out bed only at night time, giving you free space during the day.
Beds are the focus of the bedroom and do replenish our bodies with good sleep. With so many available options of modern, traditional, and futuristic designs, it can be hard to choose. So while designing your bed keep in mind that it fulfills your kind of aesthetic appeal and isn’t too heavy on your pocket. Cause you have to invest in a good mattress also!