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Give an Edge to Your Bedroom with the Shabby Chic Furniture

The concept of shabby chic furniture is relatively new to the world of interiors yet has been accepted and welcomed worldwide. This kind of interior decoration lends a look of ease and comfort to the house, especially the bedroom and the lounge area.

People who have a passion of heritage and worn out furniture can actually make the most of this idea to redefine the decor of their houses and lend a vintage feel to it as well. The most popular items in the shabby chic bedroom furniture set are the worn out oak and mahogany dressers, wooden corner and shelves and even the Victorian mirrors that give an illusion of a heritage look to the bedroom besides making it look bigger.

One can also make use of lace trimmings on the upholstery, chic carpets with tatters and silk thread work to achieve a grunted and worn out look which is the new fashion statement for the famous and stylish today. In fact the concept has gained so much popularity that the manufacturers of new furniture are coating it with copper, blue and even green colored enamel spray to achieve the desired shabby look and make it a hot selling product. The color palette used for such look is quite soft with great usage of checks, stripes, floral patterns in lighter and faded hues to add an antique touch to the decor. Using antique photo frames, worn out dressers made from brass and copper and (which are repainted to achieve a better finish) are a great add on for some trendy interiors.

One can look for the antique furniture stores to grab hold of such items or else you can also pick this kind of furniture from junk shops that sell the items at throw away prices and you can re-do them in a desired manner to achieve your preferred look. Wicker furniture sometimes works well for this type of look.

The Different Types of Bed Frames

Different types of bed frames may be classified according to the material that is used for them as well as their construction. The two aspects are related since the type of material used will need to be considered when designing the bed and determining how the parts are to be fixed to each other.


Traditionally, the first makers of bed frames and present-day manufacturers made bed frames out of metal, wood or some combination of both. The possibilities of design are nearly the same for both types of materials; both metal and wooden frames can have fixed legs or wheels under them. Today modern manufacturers experiment with other varieties of bed frames, such as plastic and leather bed frames.

Both may be simply be frames with a detachable inner frame of solid board. Alternatively, a mesh made of plastic, metal or rattan strips may be built into the inner frame. These may also have posts or pillars on the corners and an additional frame on the posts and above the bed itself for hanging canopies or mosquito nets. This type of bed is referred to as canopy beds or four poster bed frames.

The only practical difference between the two is of course the fact that metal is much more durable and more often, much cheaper to procure. The trade-off is that metal is not as easy as wood to beautify and will be much more difficult to move around.

Some modern types of bed frames are made of very durable polyester material. These types of beds are appropriate for a room with modern décor. They are lighter than the same size of wooden or metal bed and are much easier to maintain and clean. The only setback they have is being less durable than either of the other two.

Construction of bed frames

As already noted, bed frames may be skeletons. A detachable board or sturdy mesh of rattan, plastic or metal strips attached to an inner frame is used to support the mattresses and bedding. This is placed atop the framework of the bed.

Alternatively, the mattress board may be fixed on to the bed itself like a platform. Optionally, and if the bed is high enough, several long drawers may be built into the sides of the bed. These types of beds may be used for storing clothes, bedding and pillows.

Another common variation is a frame containing a smaller bed underneath it. Instead of storage compartments, an additional mattress board and frame is built under the main bed. This second frame can be pulled out and pushed back in like a drawer and is especially handy for accommodating sleep-over guests.

Air beds and water beds often have frames too. However, in many cases, people prefer not to box these up since that will be an inconvenience when they have to refill the bed with air or water.

You should ensure that the bed frame you choose fits with the rest of the bedroom decor. Try to design a bedroom that promotes peace and relaxation and you will be well on your way to a good nights rest!

Adding Bedside Cabinets to The Bedroom

If your bed looks out of place or like its floating, you may want to anchor it down with some pine bedside cabinets. Maybe you need more storage in your bedroom and you don’t really have room for a large dresser or storage unit, bedside cabinets or a 3 shelf bookcase can be the perfect fix for you. Adding a bedside cabinet to each side can add extra space for you to put things away, set things on, and also give your bedroom additional style. Before purchasing, take a few different things into consideration.

First decide on the style of your bedroom. If your room is contemporary you are going to want clean lined cabinetry. Search through furniture stores and also online to see what you think would look the best in your room. You can even contact the makers of other furniture in your bedroom to see if they offer bedside cabinets. Look at the size and get something that is in proportion to your room and other furniture. If you are getting bedside cabinets because you need more space to put things, you aren’t going to want cabinets that overwhelm the room. Also measure your bed before you go looking, because from a designing stand point, you are going to want the cabinets height to measure around the same height of your bed. This will make it easier for you to utilize them and keep everything eye level.

Bedside cabinets can get expensive, so set a budget as well before you go shopping. If they match your bedroom decor and you are planning on using them for a long period of time, its alright to spend more money on them. However if you aren’t planning on using them for that long, and they are a temporary solution for a living solution or rental, you should be able to fin a set at a decent price by shopping around. With all of the different options you shouldn’t have trouble finding what you need.