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Types of beds: how to navigate among a wide range


How to choose the bed, as well as where to place the bed is of interest to many people. Perhaps this is one of the most important elements in any apartment or house. Moreover, it is imperative that it be comfortable, spacious and stylish.

If we consider this furniture from the perspective of how many beds the construction suggests, we can name three standard options:

  • Double bed;
  • Single beds;
  • One-and-a-half furniture.

Single options are considered the most popular. The design is designed for one person. Standard sizes: 80 - 120 cm wide and not more than 210 cm long. The most optimal base is 15 wooden slats. The simple, practical and compact version always remains in demand.

You can study the design of functional beds for a very long time. It is worth mentioning that the classic laconic furniture is only a place to sleep and rest. However, current trends are to enhance the functional potential of absolutely any product.

Sometimes it is the headboard that is the main decorative element that adorns both the bed itself and the entire room, complementing the stylistic ensemble. However, for the head of the bed is also characterized by functional significance. This becomes clear if we consider the types of these structural elements:

  • Connected to the bed, acting only as a support and an auxiliary decorative element (important if the design and dimensions of the bed do not allow for the introduction of more complex elements);
  • The headboards of a bed executed as a separate element of a difficult design. This may be a closet for storing things, a kind of dresser or even a rack. Asking questions about how to choose a bed for a child and what design to give preference, it is worth paying particular attention to such functional products. However, in this case it is important to take care of the safety of the structure;
  • The high headboards decorated with various decor or executed in the spirit of minimalism;
  • Lowered version, when this structural element is not even visible. This type is suitable for miniature lifting beds. With some models, you can change the height at your discretion.

Headboards are usually represented by a solid base. However, some models are complemented by a soft canvas. Such designs are not very practical in terms of care, but give the room much more comfort.

Manufacturers also experiment with plenty of headboard. You can purchase a bed with a round, rectangular, oval, triangular back, or give preference to a completely unusual or original design.

The easiest option for the base of the bed - a flat bottom. It is formed from boards, plywood, chipboard, fiberboard. From what material was used, what quality, will depend on the life of the furniture. It is better to give preference to durable wood of expensive breeds.


Actual all types of beds for children are equipped with lath or slatted structures. This metal (rarely wooden) base, supplemented with non-bended rails. They are connected in a single system with the help of plastic holders. Such bases are ventilated better than solid bases, and also differ in the best strength characteristics due to high flexibility.

Materials for the manufacture of beds

Modern furniture is often made from several types of material. Some combinations help to reduce the cost of the finished product, other "symbiosis" gives the model more practicality, durability or aesthetics.

The main material is wood. It is supplemented with metal and plastic elements. In addition, common "raw materials" for the production of furniture: MDF, chipboard, chipboard, plywood sheets and more.

The material's aesthetic qualities are affected by the material, type of construction, size, and color of the bed.

Habitual ensembles

Massive furniture with lifting mechanisms and various types of storage cells suitable for the bedroom in the Japanese style. Here the quality material, suitable color, texture, as well as the presence of auxiliary decorative elements, emitting an oriental flavor, are important. Delicate sakura or leitmotifs of a Japanese village will fit well into the apartment for a teenage girl.

At the peak of popularity are all types of folding beds, which are complemented by a leather headboard. The material, both natural and artificial, is practical, durable and fits well into a variety of interiors:

  • Minimalism;
  • Redirection;
  • Scandinavian style;
  • Classic;
  • Modern;
  • Art Deco.

You can choose a bunk bed (the preferred material - wood) and create a colorful interior in the style of a loft. If the nursery is designed for two children, this is the best option. However, for a girl, a loft will not always be acceptable and interesting, but the boys will accept the unusual concept with great enthusiasm.

For a girl with sophisticated nature, choosing a bed for the bedroom is a difficult task. Usually, long shopping trips end predicted - the choice of beds with wooden backs. For a person who has chosen this type of furniture, it is usually recommended to furnish a room in a rich classical style, to create antique, baroque or even Romanesque interior compositions, to use other furniture without lifting and complex configurations.