If you have kept up with my master bedroom update you know I am dying to buy a new bed, unfortunately since we are living in Germany a queen bed is next to impossible to find. Instead I have done some online dreaming.
Our current bed we bought over ten years ago from a Pier One Kids which is no longer in business. At the time I was looking for a Mission style bed on a small budget so the oak models were out of my price range. When I happened upon this one on a trip to Houston the store was having a close out on all queen size beds since they were not a big seller for kids rooms. I got a solid wood bed and two matching night stands for under $300 including shipping. Not a bad deal but not the bed of my dreams either. I think now that I have gotten my money’s worth it may be time to consider a replacement.
What I do like about my current bed is that although it does have a foot board it does not extend past the mattress which can eat up space in a small room. Since we move a lot this is something to consider. What I don’t like is the head-board is low as well which means you can barely see it behind the pillows. This worked out well for this room since the ceiling is sloped but when we move back to the States I’d love to have something more dramatic. Here are some I found I think might fit the bill and they are all under $1,000
For drama I really like a tall upholstered head-board like these.
But are upholstered beds too trendy? I’ve had my current bed for ten years, will an upholstered bed stand the test of time? Maybe something in between may be a better idea. A traditional shape combined with an upholstered insert like these two.
Of course my husband thinks an upholstered bed would get dirty and with his oily skin he may be right. Will dirt and oils ruin the fabric? Maybe upholstery isn’t the way to go at all…
Maybe something in my favorite style, mid-century?
Or a style that has already stood the test of time?
So many to choose from, but honestly of the ones I am looking at, I really am leaning towards the Gabriella Upholstered Bed.
Copy Cat Chic recently compared this bed to the Restoration Hardware Maison Panel bed which at $1,000 more for an almost identical bed makes this one look like a steal. Of course it would need a good coating of Scotch Guard before anyone goes near it.
For now I still have a while still to dream so if you have a favorite bed let me know.