Sleigh Bed Ideas + Inspiration
Are you on the fence about switching from a panel bed to a sleigh type? These ideas will convert you!
- Because they have a little extra “flourish” to them, sleigh beds work well in master bedrooms, where there’s a little extra space to work with.
- When making a sleigh bed, tuck in the bedding. A long duvet that covers the footboard will cancel out the entire purpose of a sleigh design!
- For an extra-minimalist feel, skip the duvet altogether. Try a large blanket or fitted quilt – tucked around all sides, of course!
- Take the “curved” motif to your nightstands. Ditch the traditional stand for a round bedside table.
- Remember, a sleigh design derives from the actual wooden sleighs commonly used by schoolchildren in the 19th century. During the winter season, play to this! Swap out your bedding for a seasonal Christmas blanket and pillows; imagine the sound of horses neighing and jingle bells ringing as you fall asleep at night!
- Remember, sleigh beds come in all shapes and sizes. Just because you’re a minimalist doesn’t mean a sleigh bed can’t work for your style; some variations of sleigh beds curve only slightly.
- Twin-sized sleigh beds are a great option for children, who will love the whimsical nature they represent.
- Wood sleigh beds: A solid, curved wood panel is gorgeous and timeless.
- Tufted sleigh beds: A tufted headboard and footboard that curves in a sleigh design.
- Storage sleigh beds: When talking about these bed types, attention is often focused on the curved headboard and footboard – but let’s not forget what’s beneath the bed! A sleigh bed with an under-bed trundle or storage compartment incorporates function into a beautiful design.
On Choosing a Color
Debating on the right color for your new bed? You may want to consider the effects of temperature: Remember that warm colors
like tan and brown bring higher energies – and cool colors
like blue and grey calm and neutralize. Both categories are popular for bedrooms and perfect for when you want your room to feel ‘energized’ and ‘relaxed,’ respectively.