Sleigh Beds

A sleigh bed is a style of bed with curved or scrolled foot and headboards, so that it appears much like a sled or sleigh. Regularly made from wood and pretty heavy, the sleigh bed was first designed in the French and American Empire, during the early 19th century. The Empire drew its inspiration from the furniture styles of ancient Roman and Greek civilizations. Curves in solid wood introduce a factor of class and grace in furniture. Sleigh beds supply a design that sets itself aside from the rest for their sheer style and disposition. Sleigh beds come in a sleigh-like form that is harking back to royal times, adding a hint of class in any bedroom it selects to embellish.

The headboard of this bed is bigger than its footboard and both are curved with their tops rolling outwards. These beds lend a lovely look towards the bedroom with their rich flourishes and twirls; naturally, considering their graceful rolling edges are a long way from the common pointed lines and block designs of other bed styles.

Sleigh Beds come in a selection of materials including wood, metal and leather and in multiple finishes. Style plays a very important role when you make a decision to choose a sleigh bed in a bedroom. The right look will bring the room together and maybe even outline the personality of the bedroom.

Shop around for an online retailer or highstreet bed store that supplies a wider range of wooden sleigh beds to choose from. Finishes are applied by hand to give a rich look. These beds are supported by a high quality framing system, headboard, footboard, 4-slat system (with centre leg supports for queen sleigh beds or king sleigh beds).

Most of the time, the headboard size decides how outstanding the bed will be in context of the room. If you need it to be the center-piece, a tall headboard is acceptable. If the twin sleigh bed is secondary, a shorter headboard is advised.

Metal sleigh beds on the other hand edge in the direction of a normal style. The sort of metal used will affect the appearance, strength and weight of your bed. Often a latest look can be accomplished with a wood and iron sleigh bed. Add to that pewter wooded posts and you make a robust yet classy statement. A 54″ headboard and thirty six” footboard work well for an ideal symmetry in the bedroom.

Leather sleigh beds can be found in many styles. Some provide a complicated, magnificent look, while others make a more friendly statement. Find one that matches the mood you wish to create.

Material is vital on all sleigh beds, but especially so when talking of finished sleigh beds. Some are wood with finished panels. Others offer headboards and footboards that are completely upholstered. Select from leather, fake leather and other materials. The colour of the upholstery will decide the mood of the room : bright colors will have a warming effect, while darker, paler colours have a tendency to be cooler and relaxing.

Sleigh beds come in various sizes, including Twin, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King. In the US, Twin is also known as Single (38″ x 75″), Full as Double (53″ x 75″), Queen as Queen-size (60″ x 80″), King as Eastern King (76″ x 80″) and Cal King as California King (72″ x 84″). Cal King size beds, generally for tall people, are typically 12″ wider than a Queen-size bed and 4″ longer.

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