Photo Gallery: Statement Beds
Named after the Pacific Coast Highway in California, Mash Studios’ PCH furniture collection features sturdy pieces made from solid teak wood, like this four poster platform bed. The substantial size and minimalist design make it ideal to create a focal point within an open-concept space. You’ll rest easy because Mash Studios adhere to a strict green credo to minimize waste and only use environmentally friendly FSC and CARB certified wood.
New York furniture company BDDW is a House & Home favourite thanks to its hand-crafted, rustic designs predominantly fashioned from beautiful woods and leather. This low slab bed is like an heirloom piece that exudes simplicity.
Inspired by childhood vacations to Los Angeles and Bermuda, homeowner Victoria Webster opted for loads of colour in her bedroom. The Art Nouveau designer Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann inspired bed is the focal point, and a backdrop of textural green wallpaper makes the oversized, nailhead trimmed headboard stand out even more.
For a rustic yet restrained look, upholster a simple Ikea headboard in reclaimed burlap instead of expensive fabric. Set against a black painted wall, the effect is dramatic.
A typical canopy bed goes minimal with chunky wood posters and a taut, white cotton top. The clean lines, neutral palette and sail-like cover are reminiscent of an outdoor cabana —a great way to lighten up an industrial style loft or condo.
An antique, portable school chalkboard makes a customizable canvas for a headboard. Giving the wall behind a blackboard finish allows for even more creative possibilities, such as the illustrated crown moulding. Pair it with bright and colourful patchwork bedding as shown here to balance the dark walls and add more impact.
Wildfield quilt and bedding. Cotton. From $68. At Anthropologie.
Intricate floral etchings on this French chateau style bed only add to the glamour of its raw silk and damask tufted upholstery, scrolled feet and gilded mahogany frame. Entirely hand-crafted, this is an investment piece that will make a statement in any open-concept space or enclosed bedroom. Look for similar styles at your local antique shops.
Chateau Bedstead. Mahogany, silk. Queen size: 48″ h. x 63″ w. x 84″ d. Through Graham & Green.
Basket woven water hyacinth on a white-washed wood frame blends in with the room’s raw wood mantel, gold mirror and floor to ceiling bookshelves. Loaded with pillows and blue bedding, the layered look exudes a Hamptons, nautical vibe.
This Edward II bed, designed by Antonia Astori for Italian furniture company Driade, is an investment piece that will accommodate changing tastes in style. The clean-lines of the solid merbau wood four poster suit a minimal, modern space, while the stainless steel and intertwined rope headboard create a focal point. For a softer look, add the optional white linen curtains and top canopy.
A simple upholstered headboard with nailhead trim achieves big impact with a ceiling-mounted fabric panel. Double-sided fabric has looped pockets sewn to slide through three separate pieces of dowel, two of which are mounted to the wall and ceiling to create a draping canopy effect. Paisley patterned bedding, grasscloth wallpaper and a sisal rug complete the Plantation atmosphere. Update a chandelier from The Home Depot by removing some of the crystals and adding simple shades instead.
Homeowner Conrad Nadeau didn’t scale back on style in his small Montreal condo bedroom. A full-size, four-poster bed with crisp white sheets and bedding is an unapologetic focal point. The various antiques and ornate, gilt-accented art pieces add character, while floating driftwood shelves are a smart, space-saving alternative to a bedside table.
Designed with the history of Campaign furniture — easy to transport, assemble and disassemble for adventurers and soldiers to create a home on the road — in mind, this wrought-iron canopy bed frame features a top that allows plenty of styling options. Drape a sheer fabric or Sari over the top, or remove the sloped arms and add finials to the end of each of the four posters.
Italian Campaign Canopy Bed. Coated wrought iron. 90″ h. x 16″ diam. Approx. $2,066. At Anthropologie.
Hand crafted in American black walnut wood, this bed frame is an investment piece that will withstand both time and style changes. Hanging pendant lights, a dark wall and concrete floor create a contemporary loft look but the salvaged, raw wood pairs well with almost any style.
BDDW Sunday bed. American black walnut. Headboard, 48″ h. Footboard, 24″ h. Through Hollace Cluny.