When designing a bedroom, it is not more important than bed furniture.
“That’s all,” he said Jake Arnold, a British interior designer based in West Hollywood. “Before developing the rest of the space, I will always focus on the finishes, materials and proportions of the bed, because that determines what happens to the nightstands, the carpet and the rest of the decorative items.”
Which bed to choose? It depends on the architecture of the room and your personal tastes, Mr. Arnold said. However, he firmly believes that bigger is better, even in small spaces.
“If you have limited space and want things to look a little more minimalist and sophisticated, it’s nice to simply fill most of the bed wall with a headboard,” he said. “I let people use four-poster beds in small rooms, which made the space feel more dramatic.”
Watch out for high footrests. “There’s nothing worse than jumping on a bed and hitting your leg,” he said.
Handmade wooden bed frame
Walnut or ebony bed by Chris Earl
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Upholstered bed with headboard
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Low attic bed Fuji
The bed is available in many wooden designs with an optional shelf by the bed
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Anaise Cane Bed
Wooden bed with a woven cane headboard
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