Shopping for beds


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.

Walnut or ebony bed by Chris Earl

From $ 2,500 parachute: 888-967-8832 or

Upholstered bed with headboard

From $ 1,749 in Rove Concepts: 800-705-6217 or

The bed is available in many wooden designs with an optional shelf by the bed

From $ 525 on beds: 646-851-2943 or

Wooden bed with a woven cane headboard

From $ 1799 in carrier and barrel: 800-967-6696 or

Iron canopy bed with upholstered headboard inspired by 19th century designs

From $ 2,495 in Recovery Hardware: 800-762-1005 or

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