Buying beds can be an easy task provided that you have a list of comparisons between multiple brands. However, when it comes to the type of bed best suitable for your room, the process can be a bit uncomfortable. For one thing, buyers aren’t knowledgeable of the various types of beds, where they can be found, and whether they will suit their house or not.
Below, we have collected a list of twenty different types.
- 1.Cabin Bed
These are quite similar to bunk beds, with the only exception that they are not as high above the ground. They are low but raised, and the space beneath them is not empty. The underlying space usually has some form of furniture or cupboard cut into it, and can even be a convenient drawer storage system. Usually, they do not require a ladder to reach the top as their elevation is quite moderate. These would be best for those of us who like a bit of extra storage space at an arm’s distance.
- 2.Guest Bed
It is a perfect for when having guests over. It can be disassembled to accommodate more sleeping space and can be comfortable for up to three users. When you have a party at your house or an overnight stay, you can always count on these bad boys to give you the space that you need. These are manufactured with an additionally hidden mattress under the main one, providing more accommodation and ease. They work wonders when trying to accommodate enough guests in the house, and when living in an apartment with multiple members. The mattress can be doubled too.
- 3.Ottoman Bed
It is ideal for extra storage space. The main frame is leather or wood laden and has extra space underneath. Just lift up the mainframe, and voila! The entire space underneath the slatted frame is kept empty, so you can store things like extra pillows, cushions, valuables, and many more. The Ottoman design works best for people living in small apartments, or those running out of space. Plus, it even doubles as a secure way to store your valuables like keys, wallets, and cards. The design is stylish too, and quite frugal. It will work best for your room.
- 4.MidSleeper Bed
The MidSleeper is a dream come true. They are ideal for children, especially those of ages six or seven. They feature a highly raised bed with a small detachable ladder and will look cute and innovative. Plus there are drawers and much more space underneath the mainframe, so you can keep all the things you need or your children’s favorite books and toys in them. The MidSleeper can also feature itself in many children’s games like making a castle or fort. The frame is raised all around the mattress, so your child can be secured and safe, and not fall off the bed.
- 5.Upholstered Bed
It possesses both classic and unique features. These can be upholstered in a wide variety of fabrics and will give your bed the beautiful and romantic look it deserves. Focusing mainly on design, it is both glamorous and simplistic. The graceful curves and edges are wonderful to look at, and the frame is soft, as compared to the hard and rough texture of wooden panels. The Upholstered Bed is perfect for couples who live alone, or for adult rooms in general. Use it best as it is both chic and comfortable.
- 6.TV Bed
Yes, you read that right. A TV Bed is exactly what it sounds like it is. It has a TV engraved on its front panels. The TV is usually an LED screen, and the height can be varied according to your requirements. Not only it is a beautiful and innovative addition to the household but can also save the space and effort of installing an LED. It is both modern and eccentric and can look unique as well as take care of all your entertainment needs. Speaker systems can also be installed for a much more premium experience.
- 7.Divan Bed
It is both simplistic and innovative. Furthermore, it features a slightly raised mainframe, along with a secret drawer underneath. Divan design is typically made of two different parts juxtaposed together. The lower part is usually built in with drawers for some extra space. The upper part contains the mattress and is slightly raised. The mattress is cushioned and quite comfortable, and will definitely be your first choice. Not only is it unique and modern, but can also accommodate more space, and can be used to store your valuables. It’s that simple.
- 8.Bunk Bed
We’ve all heard of these. Bunk beds are designed with wood or metal and can be upholstered if needed. They feature two different mattresses and sleeping spaces, placed one on top of the other. These are raised over each other, and the upper bunk usually requires a small detachable ladder to reach it. It is perfect for couples who cannot afford the space or money for a king-sized bed, or for children or adults who wish to sleep in the same room. It saves both space and money. These Bunks can accommodate two people max.
- 9.Antique Style Bed
These are just what they sound like. They are designed with a vintage look, like something straight out of the nineties or eighties. They usually feature a classic design, as compared to the frequent modern one. The foot and headboards are beautifully cut to give that royal retro look and are perfect for users with a classic enthusiasm. The Antique Style Bed is not only chic and classic but also thrifty, as they can even be found at auctions or in antique shops, where their prices can be a bit low.
- 10.Folding Bed
These are unique and innovative. As the name suggests, they are foldable. You can transform them into a neat faux cupboard or closet and can save space for when you need to accommodate something else in the room, such as a table or a studio. They are perfect for small apartments where space is short and can be so comfortable that the user may want to buy multiple of these. It is innovative and economic, and quite handsome too. It’s all that you could ask for. The Folding style is a definite yes on our side.
- 11.Platform Bed
These are our personal favorite because they utilize wooden boards instead of springs. The springs can get rusty and moldy over time, and can even break or be uncomforting in general. It features none of that. It uses evenly spaced wooden boards to form an array of supports or a lattice, so the mattress can remain steady as well as ventilated. The formation of mold and other fungi is minimum, and the steady build provides for an enhanced sleeping experience. These are best for those who are not used to springs, or for those who want to try something new. The Platform styles are relatively cheap and more innovative.
- 12.Panel Bed
It features flat heavy wooden foot and headboards. It is not only gorgeous but also comfortable. They are very similar to Platform style, but the exception is that they can even be used to accommodate box springs and mattresses. Furthermore, it is ideal for those who frequently change between mattresses and is perfect for couples who like to sleep together. The Panel Bed’s footboards are divided into different sections, just like in walls. They are a perfect addition to your home, and you certainly won’t regret it.
- 13.Sleigh Bed
This is not only eccentric and unique but also captivating. The sleigh style focuses mostly on the design, with the foot and headboards being shaped like a traditional French style frame. It has a sophisticated and innovative feel, with a traditional French look to it. The carvings are delicate yet captivating. It features a gorgeous paneling, and a classic French look to the whole room, and can even look romantic and colorful. It’s all you could hope for. This design is much more mesmerizing than its modern upholstered counterparts.
- 14.Half Poster Bed
The Half Poster is a really beautiful and classic addition to your room. The Half Poster features four columns, one on each corner, with the footboard columns much lower than the headboard columns. It also features beauty and grace, and a whole lot of England. The Half Poster style is ideal for small rooms, to create more walking space and to accommodate a shorter ceiling. The four posters can be found in various shapes and sizes, and our personal favorite is English styled or French styled. Not only are they cute and sophisticated, but they can be angelically comfortable as well. If you didn’t buy one, you missed out.
- 15.Canopy Bed
Canopy is something straight out of fairy tales. These styles are just like full four poster beds, except there’s an entire canopy standing over the mainframe. These are ideal for those with some extra roof space or with a high ceiling. The Canopy style can be highly decorated and augmented or can be left minimalistic and simple. They come in a variety of designs, with the best ones being as royal as the Buckingham Palace itself. These are perfect for couples who want to increase the romantic mood, or for single adults who like to be highly decorative and augmented.
- 16.Murphy Bed
The Murphy is so called due to the works of William Murphy, although the bed existed way beyond Thomas Jefferson’s time. The Murphy style is quite similar to the Folding style. They can be folded and set up against a wall to accommodate for extra space. It can be found easily in any retail store and is easy to install and operate. The bed can even be found with nightstands and bookcases built-in, so you can get the best end-user experience. The choices are wide too, and just as staggering.
- 17.Futon Bed
The futon is innovative and thrifty. These beds double as a sofa and can be used for a hundred different purposes. You can fold it into a sofa. So it can accommodate you and your partners or children overnight and can double as a nifty guest accommodation as well. The Futon Bed is unique and graceful and saves up a lot of space and money. They can be electrically operated or manually transformed into sofas. Nonetheless, they are a neat little addition to your household. The Futon bed is available at cheap prices too. If you didn’t buy it now, then you missed out.
- 18.L-Shaped Bed
The L-Shaped is exactly what it sounds like. The L-Shaped style is, well, shaped like an “L”. They are quite similar to the traditional bunk style. Except the bunks are placed in front of each other, in the shape of an “L”, so two people can be accommodated on the upper bunk. The lower half can have a regular bed or a foldable one built in. The design is entirely innovative, as it can accommodate 3-4 people and use up only the space of one bed. They feature a small ladder as well, so all users can reach their beds safely.
- 19.Air Bed
It does not need to be confused with air mattresses, although both are similar and equally comforting. The Air Bed features a much more permanent and firm solution to air mattresses. These are perfect for couples who want to minimize back pain, and for those who want a soft and comforting bed experience. This style is not only unique but more reliable and sophisticated, and will be perfect for your home. The mattresses can be found online or in local Bed and Bath stores.
- 20.Day Bed
These are just as innovative and gorgeous as any other. It is usually supported by three panels on three sides, with the fourth side capable of opening up and making a bed. It is also similar to a Futon Bed and can be utilized just the same. These are a cute and sophisticated addition to your room.
To conclude, the best type of bed really depends upon your requirements and tastes. Have you found your favorite bed among the ones mentioned above? Tell us about it!