Handmade Beds and Bed Frames
Purchasing handmade furniture means you have a one-of-a-kind piece that no one else owns. Beds and bed frames made from natural wood are stainable and paintable to match other furniture and interior decor. Moreover, why not ask the artisan to build a custom piece you designed that's tailor-made for a specific bedroom. When shopping for handmade furniture, consider the various styles available to coordinate with your home's architecture and surrounding furnishings.Canopy Beds
Fit for a king or queen, canopy beds originated in medieval Europe used by nobleman of the day. When reviewing the inventory of these beds, you'll notice ornate designs inclusive of a wooden or metal frame with additional vertical supports to hold curtains. For convenience, curtains provide privacy and a romantic, private chamber for sleeping. Some metal frame selections are made from heavy gauge metal that artisans weld together at the joints to provide added strength.Sleigh Beds
Handmade sleigh beds are a classic piece of furniture originating in the early 19th century. With scrolled headboards and footboards, they add elegance to the room without overstating their stylish design. Constructed from metal or wood, the inventory of designs ranges from antique brass frames with brass accents or handmade wrapped wires forming a crisscross pattern in the headboard and footboard. Add a covering in a rich shade of velvet and your bed becomes a showpiece worthy of admiration.Four Poster Beds
If you think four poster beds are only meant for bed and breakfasts establishments, think again. With numerous hand-carved selections available, they are dramatically scaled to make a lasting first impression. Additionally, most of the beds complement rooms with high ceilings to accommodate taller posters. You can leave the posters undraped for a traditional look or add a thin fabric for a romantic take on design. If your ceilings are average height, choose four poster beds with shorter posts measuring 1 to 2 metres in height.Day Beds
Tuck away private sleeping quarters in very little space by purchasing a day bed that also serves as a couch. These versatile handmade furniture pieces provide a place to lounge, take off shoes and enjoy naps or longer slumbers. Some are crafted from recycled timber suitable for indoor and outdoor use.