Our canopy bed in our bedroom was my dream bed. I still remember walking around a crate and barrel a decade ago and seeing a beautiful canopy bed and just knowing one day I’d have one. This home was the first time we had ceilings that felt tall enough to accomodate the bed of my dreams and it was quite the ordeal to get it in our room.We ended up having to hoist it up the balcony to go through the 8′ tall balcony doors. (you can see that escapade here). Chris said we could move it with us the same way we got it in here, but the truth is–it feels so perfect in this house and in this bedroom and maybe a tad rustic for our new home. The new buyers expressed interest in buying it and we were more than happy to oblige. So now I’m in the market for a new bed.
We’re obsessed as ever with our Sleep Number mattress and it’s for sure coming with us but it does put us in a bit of a box with the type of bed we can get. Our Sleep Number mattress comes with its own base and sometimes people will put a bed skirt to cover up the legs. I actually prefer to just set the base inside of a bed frame. We did this with our last bed (if you look closely you can see the bed legs AND the sleep number bed frame legs), and with the canopy bed. Just put it right inside!
This time around, I’ve been looking at skirted or slipcovered beds, more on that in a minute, because I’m also trying to figure out WHERE to put the bed in our new home. Peep the room in the photos below!
You can see there’s two entrances leading into this room (one coming from a sitting room off the front entry, and the other coming from a hallway leading to the kitchen). You’ll know from our talking video tour, the door leading to the sitting room off the entry is getting walled off and we’ll just have the one entrance. We’ll also be removing all the tray ceilings in here. (In fact, our contractor sent us an updated photo of this room I put in at the bottom of this post!) So when it comes to bed placement we will have 3 options…
- bed against the wall (the wall with the entrance door), facing the window
- bed against the other wall, facing the bathroom entrance
- bed against the bay window, facing the wall
First, go read this post all about bed placement. (I’ve been down this road before!) I’m LEANING toward bed against the bay window. Chris said he’s “open to try it.” I like to walk into a room and see the bed and have the foot of the bed facing the door. I tend to feel backwards otherwise.
We aren’t going to make and concrete decisions until we’re there in person and try EVERYTHING, but Here’s a couple photos of beds in front of a window nook I showed Chris to convince him. haha!
There’s a lot of things to consider when placing a bed and although it’s less typical to have a bed in front of a window, I love that it will be in this little cove of light. And to be honest, one of our favorite things to do at the end of the day is enjoy a show together in bed, and the tv placement makes sense on that opposite wall.
I really don’t want to block out light coming into the room so I’m looking at beds with a lower headboard, and the skirted part to conceal our bed base. We rounded up some gorgeous skirted beds, and put them all in order of lowest to highest price point for you. To be fair, we did sprinkle a few beds in here that are upholstered to the ground, but no skirt because they would do the job, too.
1. Blue Sky Linen Slipcover Bed $559
2. Abdallah Upholstered Platform Bed $719
3. Laurel Upholstered Skirted Bed $802
4. Beige Oatmeal Linen Slipcover Bed $859
5. Pullover Pleat Sateen Bed $1499
6. Rigby Bed $1699
7. Ella Bed $2999
8. Paxton Slipcover Bed $3298
9. Broderick Slipcovered Bed $3698
10. Tall Broderick Slipcovered Bed $3798
11. Faris Bed $3900
12. Shelby Bed $5900