There’s no doubt about it: a great bed will not only give you a great night’s sleep but also (and we’re all about the looks) look fantastic too. Pick well and invest wisely we say, and buy something which will last you several years. Here are 10 of mine and Jen’s faves and they’re a varied bunch!
The rose gold Eden bed by Incy Interiors ($999 for queen size) is both classical and timeless. Expertly crafted from sturdy and strong metal we absolutely LOVE it. You will have seen this one in countless magazines!
Another one from Incy Interiors (because we just can’t go past it), the clean simple lines of this new take on the Four-Poster bed (a design collaboration with stylist Megan Morton, from $1,299 for queen size) really make for something unique. Now you just have to pick your colour (custom available)!
I’ve seen the Bailey Bed from Green Cathedral in person, so I can attest it’s an absolute stunner! Constructed from American oak (in either natural oak, ebony or whitewash finish) and beautiful Shibori-dyed leather hides (available in a range of patterns or most Pantone colours), you really have the utmost flexibility when it comes to the design. Available in limited release, prices start fro, $3,099 for a queen. It’s not cheap but it’s not just any old mass-produced bed either.
Upholstered in a feather grey fabric, the Mod Upholstered Bed ($999 for queen size) from West Elm features a slim silhouette, angled solid wood legs and welted details along the corners.
Of course, you can add a bedhead to your existing bed to make it a showstopper and while upholstered bedheads are now nothing new, we think the options at Heatherly Designs are stunning. Our latest favourite is the Lincoln, with the option of horizontal or vertical lines and your choice of fabric. Price dependent on size and fabric. They also sell upholstered bed bases.
Another great bedhead option is the Maddison from BedNest. Glamorous, strong and more than a little bit sassy, the angled, tapered side wings are studded in either antique brass or silver. Stunning in plain velvet or a geometric pattern, there are a magnitude of fabric and size options available (price dependent on choice).
While we’re talking bedheads, Mexsii’s are works of art and not for the faint hearted. The Nomadic Heart is my favourite. How cool is it?! Price on application. Custom options available.
Upholstered isn’t for everyone and some people love good old fashioned timber. Perhaps not surprisingly, you can find the traditional style Ashby Sleigh Bed at Pottery Barn, in rustic pine or rustic mahogany. From $1,974 for queen size.The Asta Bed by Blockheads Alisa and Lysandra beautifully combines the rawness of timber and the softness of fabric to create a contemporary and sophisticated look and feel. Available from Forty Winks in four colourways, the queen size retails for $2,199.
Australian online-only business Sonno, have a small but great value range of simple upholstered beds. Queen size from $499.
What kind of bed have you got? Which of these is your favourite?
Shaun Cassidy says
These are terrific
we are looking for upholstered, gas lift beds for storage (like everyone in the inner city) and its a nightmare
best we have found is at 40 winks at best
anything you’ve come across in your research?
Penny White says
I wanted a black velvet tufted or buttoned headboard for years; one day while looking through ‘Gumtree’ I stumbled on an advertisement for furniture seconds which included bed heads; I rang the guy who was situated at an inner city warehouse and he told me he had several black bed heads; I drove in and to my complete & utter surprise there standing against a wall was the perfect bed head; no price or anything; so I asked the guy (thinking it’s going to be way out of my price range) and he said oh their $199. I nearly died I asked him to hold it so I could go back home & get my hubby with his van to pick it up. I remember thinking “oh god I hope he hasn’t made a mistake with the price & it’s really like $700”; I couldn’t get back there quick enough; it was brand new in a box, made by ‘Janda’ & it was gorrrrrrrgeous. I couldn’t wait to get it out of there at that price. Then the guy came over to me & started speaking. I thought ‘OH GOD HERE WE GO….’ He’s made a mistake. Yes he did it was actually $99.00. Hence the fact that I paid for it and loaded it & took off home… My best buy since my silver grey wingback armchair for $40
Jen Bishop says