The Pros and Cons of Wooden Beds

Aug 2


Peter Van Zelst

Peter Van Zelst

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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,The Pros and Cons of Wooden Beds Articles 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 isn’t 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 don’t 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 it’s made from sustainable wood and research the manufacturer’s environmental policy.

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