When you’re doing your next bedroom remodel, the new bed frame you choose can enhance or completely change the look you’re trying to achieve. Rustic bed frames are particularly desirable, because they are made to last and be stylish for generations to come. You may have never slept in one, but after your first night, you just may be hooked for life.
Rustic beds come in different types and styles. Some rustic beds are made with slats. Narrow boards (slats) are laid across the bed frame forming supports for the mattress. Depending on the way the bed is designed, you may not even need a box spring. Another type of rustic bed is a rope bed such as those still used by the Amish.
With this type of bed, holes are drilled in the bed frame so that a rope can be woven in a crisscross pattern through them creating a hammock-like effect which will support your mattress. The big drawback to rope beds is that they need to be tightened regularly. Otherwise the ropes will get looser, and your mattress will start sagging.
You will like the durability of your rustic wooden bed frame. With a little TLC it will last through generations as a treasured family heirloom. You’ll find the wood to be much sturdier than a metal frame, because metal is prone to bending and warping out of shape with use.
To clean your rustic wooden bed frame and preserve it well you will need to dust it regularly as well as wash it down gently with a mild soap and water once a year. It’s always a good idea to make enquiries about how to care for your beautiful new furniture at the time when you buy it.
Before buying a rustic wooden bed frame, find out what kind of wood it is made of. Particleboard and plywood can be finished to look pretty nice, but they are not good furniture woods because they are heavy and will break. Oak wood with its lovely grain and durability might be a good choice as long as you realize how heavy it will be to move. Other choices in lighter woods could be aromatic cedar or pine. You need to find the wood that best meets your needs and your tastes.
You may think that rustic furniture won’t fit into your modern décor, but it can work really well if door correctly. Add some modern art which incorporates the same feel as the furniture into its design. For example, if your bed frame is made of pine, use art work that features pine trees or wooden items.
You can also add accessories to your bedroom to give it a homier, more rustic feel. Draping a wedding ring quilt over the bed or hanging it from a quilt rack is a nice way to give your room a more rustic feel. Covering your dressers with hand-woven shawls and scarves is a nice touch, too.
A beautiful rustic bed frame can be used as either the focal point of your bedroom or an accent piece. However you choose to incorporate it into your décor, it will definitely create the unique look you’ve been searching for.