Whether you plan to change your old bed for a new one or simply decorate that spare bedroom with a guest bed, it is always important to know the good and bad points about a product before purchasing, this article does exactly that informing you the pros and cons of one of the most important pieces of furniture in our homes.
Wooden beds make a cosy addition to any bedroom and the
variety of different styles and shades of wood available means you have plenty
of choice. Styles range from classic antique wooden beds to minimalistic and
natural modern wooden beds. To help you decide whether a wooden bed is right
for you check out the pros and cons guide below...
Pros of wooden beds
A great advantage of this
type of bed is that they are available in a huge selection of styles,
colours and shades of wood. For a dramatic look you could choose the
darker shades of walnut or cherry wood or if you prefer something lighter
and more romantic then beech and ash are good choices. If the exact shade
you require isnít available then wood can be lacquered or stained to
achieve the perfect look for your wooden bed frame.
†As there is such a variety of wood
available you can also easily find a wooden bed to match your tastes
whether you prefer a modern or traditional look. Antique wooden beds are a
great choice for traditionalists as there are a number of styles which
recreate the Edwardian or Victorian look for example. The smooth curves of
wooden sleigh beds transcend both the past and present so they are a good
choice if you regularly update your interior design. Simple designs with
smooth lines are the best choice for modern wooden beds, particularly if
you pick a lighter shade of wood.
As wood is a natural
product it needs very little maintenance and can be easily cleaned with a
duster or vacuumed to remove dust. Using a wax polish will help to protect
hardwood or antique wooden beds and also give the wood a superb shine.
Wooden beds are affordable
as there are so many different woods available that you will find one suitable
for all budgets. Cheap wooden beds usually come in paler, soft woods such
as pine whereas antique ones made from hardwoods such as oak and mahogany
tend to be much more expensive.
†Cons of wooden beds
If you like to change the
layout of your bedroom then you may find that you are in for a back-breaking
chore if you choose a wooden bed frame. Although soft woods such as pine
are lighter, a wooden bed frame can still be tricky to move, especially as
they donít usually come with wheels.
Hardwood beds tend to be
made out of wood from trees which take years to mature so they are not
always an environmentally friendly choice. Before you buy your bed, check
and see if itís made from sustainable wood and research the manufacturerís
Wooden beds can create a cosy look in any room and offer a
truly inviting place to rest. To search a huge range of beds online including
cheap wooden beds simply visit www.kdbeds.com.
Peter is a Bed Reviewer for KD Beds, one of the top online bed stockists and distributors, offering the cheapest prices for beds and mattresses in the UK.
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