Design Trends: Bed Frames and Headboards we Love

July 13, 2016 All posts Reverie Reverie

All right, interior design divas. You know who you are. Style matters. And that definitely includes your bedroom. We’re frequently asked whether our sleep systems will work inside bed frames that customers love. Most of the time, happily, the answer is yes. So whether it’s Aunt Betty’s bed you inherited, that mahogany sleigh bed frame you invested in last year, or a sleek modern number you saw on Fifth Avenue, don’t assume you have to sacrifice a great night’s sleep to please your own particular design aesthetic.

Before we go any further, we should add this important legal caveat:  each bed is an individual case and has to be specifically measured to see if it will work with the exact sleep system you want. The bed frames pictured in this blog are merely idea starters. Furniture manufacturers are notoriously hard to reach, so we can’t promise that any of the beds shown here will fit. However, we can absolutely promise that if you have specific measurements on a bed you already own or are considering, one of our Customer Care reps will give you a free fitting consult – 800.456.7383.

That dispensed with, let’s get on with it. Here are some bed frames we’ve seen recently that we’re obsessed with and think would look great with our sleep systems.

Luxe and Regal

This stately four-poster is flat-out opulent yet somehow restrained, too. The burnished goldish yellowish finish is warm and rich, perfect when contrasted with taupe organic linens.

Four Post Bed

Melange Montage Poster Bed by Hooker Furniture, Queen, $2,508 at Houzz.com

Sophisticated Contemporary

For years, Candice Olsen did the most upscale rooms on her HG-TV, showcasing her signature style of contemporary spiced up with some sparkling glam. This bed is pure Candice. We love those graphic vertical grooves.

Contemporary Headboard

Marlina Bed by Candice Olsen, King $1777 (sale), regularly $2,539 at Horchow.com

Fresh and Natural

Crisp, modern bed softened with the natural feel of rattan. Totes elegant yet youthful, too. Perfect if you want a zen vibe or even Swedish feel in your bedroom.

Rattan Bed Frame

Cecilia Bed, Queen $999 at CB2.com

Opulent and Formal

Cut-out shape. Custom, handpainted designs layered on in gold, with a Chinoiserie feel as well.  This bed frame is crafted with the same kind of obsessive care we put into our adjustable beds.

Classical Bed Headboard

Venetian Bed by Baker. Price depends on features. Available through various retailers.

Modern Japponaise

Bamboo-look rattan has a light, open feeling. It puts us in the mind of some Mid Century Modern bamboo furniture. There’s also a feeling of freshness that comes from painting it this lovely, milky green blue. Nice juxtaposition with our bed.

Mid Century Modern bamboo headboard

Blue Bernadette Headboard, Queen $479 at OneKingsLane.com

Burnished Leather

The luxe brown leather and spare, straight lines put us in the mind of legendary interior designer Jean-Michel Frank.

Modern Leather Bed Frame

Marseilles Panel Bed, Queen $3952 from RestorationHardware.com (with $100 membership pricing)

Retro Chic

Made for the masses, Heywood Wakefield was one of the top furniture makers in the 40s and 50s. Their solid birch furniture has bold modern swagger and is  extremely high quality. This bed is a recreation of one of their classic designs to fit the proportions of modern mattresses.  Responsibly-sourced wood, 100% made in America.

Retro Birch Bed Frame

Stylemaster Bed by Heywood Wakefield, Queen $1,495 at Heywood Wakefield.com

Amped-up Traditional

Old World charm tempered by cool silver and an amazing gold inlay. The brushed metal feel of the paint adds lustre and a feeling of depth to the bed, and those undulating lines are everything.

Old World charm

Enchanted Evening Bed by Theodore Alexander Argento, King $5,826 at Houzz.com

Make Your Own

Architectural pieces, giant canvasses, pillows in window frames, old doors … the possibilities are only limited by your creativity. Attach them to the wall and push our bed on front. Done. As longtime interior design fans, we thought we’d seen it all, but this macramé-meets-needlepoint headboard blew our minds. How great would it look with our grey beds? (Answer: Great!)

Build your own bedframe

Photo credit:  Architecture Art Designs

We hope our tour through the world of bed frames, luxury beds and headboards has sparked some ideas for you. Again, we encourage you to call our Customer Care team at 800.456.7383 if you’d like to see if your frame will play nice with one of our adjustable beds. We also invite you to share a bed frame that you love and think would look great with one of our adjustable beds. In fact, we dare you!