One of the favourite furniture trends in England for 2021 is the Sleigh Bed. Few household items account for more of our time than our beds. The number of times people say, “I can’t wait to get into bed” just goes to show how much the nation values its downtime. With a sleigh bed, that desire is only going to increase!
Sleigh beds are more than just a place to lie back and close your eyes at the end of the day; they are a statement piece of furniture. The instantly recognisable classic design lends itself to a range of settings and is available in plenty of new styles for modern day beds and bedrooms.
What Is a Sleigh Bed?
By using two unmistakable standout features, the sleigh bed has remained iconic for centuries. Modelled after the shape of a snow sled, like that of certain cookie-eating elf, sleigh beds help add an instant flair to any bedroom. The range of styles can work in your choice of colour, upholstery, and size. Although the overall look is adaptable, the quality of our beds never changes.
These beds work well thanks to their iconic shape. The trick to withstanding the test of time is knowing what you do and doing it well. Sleigh beds may have developed a lot since back in the day, but there are certain things that never change. There is a whole new sort of range available, no matter what type you go for, you are sure to see these two things:
Curved Bed Frames
The bed frame is everything in a sleigh bed. An instant sign that makes sleigh beds stand out is their curved bed frames. A sleigh bed frame curves are the headboard and footrest. How much it curves depends on the type of style. Some curve across the back or have a fluid wave-like shape to the side panels, only adding to the overall sleigh effect. All our available options incorporate this standout feature, in varying degrees. We always take into account what the customer wants and provide something to suit everyone.
Sleigh beds always have a high-rise headboard at the back. Although they could be made with a low type instead, it would not be true to the aesthetic of the bed. Headboards could be wooden, leather, upholstered, or tufted: it doesn’t matter as long as it stands high above the pillows. Colour options for sleigh beds often revolve around what you want the headboard to look like since they are such a recognisable sign that your bed is a sleigh bed.
Why Choose This Style?
There are so many new design options using the shape of the original sleigh beds. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and the name of the game when it comes to sleigh beds. To help you get on the same page as the countless other Brits who have fallen in love with these beds, let’s look at what makes them so great:
- Sleigh beds are versatile and work with a range of home interior design aesthetics.
- You can buy high-quality upholstered models for a comparatively low price.
- These beds both look and feel luxurious.
- Give your bedroom an instant style upgrade with these statement beds.
- There is a range of options available that can have storage built into the frame. Hidden drawers or open spaces you can close up under the mattress are a dream for houses with less available space. Sort your clutter issues and your bed design in one go.
- Whether you want classic elegance or modern quirk, sleigh beds can fit the bill well.
If you are looking for beds that make a style statement, are incredibly comfortable and supportive for your back, and that comes with customisable options to work in well with the rest of your space, look no further. Not only are our beds well-made and exquisitely finished, but they also come at a competitive price and with free delivery options.
Types of Sleigh Beds
As we mentioned, there are many variations on the original sleigh bed design available now, but what exactly are they? Before you filter through the options, please take a moment to get a little information about the different sleigh beds we offer.
Back in previous times, sleigh beds were traditionally wooden, since that was all that was available. Luckily, there are now plenty of other options. Traditional goes way past being built with a wooden bed frame: it is all in the shape. This type of design is recognised for the overly curved, scroll-like style on the headboard and footrest. Regardless of what material you request, a traditional sleigh bed should always have this distinctive look.
This style is usually featured with a high mattress to compliment the design and add to the overall grandiosity of the bed. Sleigh beds are all about luxury and decadence, so you should choose bed linen and decor to match.
Tufted Sleigh Bed
Our exquisite range of sleigh beds is available in your choice of material. The tufted sleigh bed is the number one choice in England, 2021, which is why we focus our efforts here. You can request your order to be upholstered in a choice of faux leather covers, velvet finish material, and several options of natural or synthetic fabrics.
One of the best things about tufted sleigh bed designs is how unique they can be. Every time we make a bed to order, the material, colour, and overall finish are at the request of the customer. Because of this, you can create a high-quality, one-of-a-kind bed if you so desire.
Storage Bed: Sleigh Style
Something that can never go out of fashion is clever storage. Bed frames with built-in drawers are a customer favourite for people trying to make additional space and keep things organised. Ottoman furniture has been redefining the way people think about home storage for centuries! Storage is an ageless concern- as is having a comfy place to rest your head.
Just because you want a unique and beautiful sleigh bed doesn’t mean you have to miss out on extra storage! Drawers can be easily fitted into the frame or the whole thing can be built as an ottoman. When you order a bed with us, there is no need to filter down your requirements. Instead, please tell us what you need and let us sort the rest. Stunning design and smart storage are not mutually exclusive and can work together in a single harmony.
If you do opt for a storage sleigh bed, bear in mind it may require a low mattress. The thick mattresses used on traditional sleigh beds you may find too heavy for the ottoman style products.
What Size Options Are Available?
Sleigh beds are not restricted to any one size. If you want to add a touch of whimsy to your bedroom, it shouldn’t matter how much space you have! (Bed Advice UK)
- King Size / Super King Size: Sleigh beds work exceptionally well in a master bedroom with a king-size or super king-size mattress. The decadence of a more ornate frame looks stunning on a king bed. You can go even larger if you have the room for it!
- Double / Small Double: Smaller master beds are also a great place to showcase this style. If your bedroom has less free space, a small double can allow for room to display curves of the signature bed frame. The curved headboard means the bed cannot have its back flat against the wall, so consider this before you decide on the size.
- Single: There is something quite magical about a single sleigh bed, especially in a children’s room. The whimsy of the almost festive design is sure to catch your kids’ imaginations- and you can always benefit from a little extra storage to free up some space!
The curved bed frames featured in the design of a sleigh bed are the clear highlight of any bedroom. From the scrolling footrest to the wave of the towering headboard, everything about these beds screams luxury and quality. From leather to linen, old-fashioned to ottoman, there is nothing the sleigh bed cannot adapt to and make shine.
You would struggle to find more versatile statement beds than these, especially when using our made-to-order service. With the best materials, customizable storage options, and new designs added regularly, our page is one of the best places to find beautiful sleigh beds in the UK today.
Take a look at our current products or email for more information about the range. Filter your menu search by price, size, type, or colour to help get a better view of what you want. Fast and free delivery is just another tick against our name. When it comes to beds, you can trust us to provide the best quality and the latest trends. Sleigh beds are growing ever-more popular in English homes. Why not take a look and see some for yourself!