Mid Century Bed: For a Stylish Bedroom Set
Tapered legs or elegant platforms, elegant structures or expressive forms, upholstered headboards or rustic frames – mid century beds are sure to meet your stylistic demands and help you transform your bedroom into a true oasis of calmness and elegance.
Thinking about bed as a purely functional piece of furniture is a rookie mistake many novice and amateur interior designers tend to make. Not only is bed too big furniture piece not to leave an aesthetic impact on your bedroom, but when designed cleverly and in style, they can also become a focal point of the space, drawing attention and connecting other elements into a whole greater than just the sum of its parts. Ever since the middle ages, beds of various styles and shapes have been used to indicate status and prestige – today, with the ever-increasing democratisation of the furniture market, they still play a crucial role in making your home truly your own, with your own aesthetic and stylistic preferences and demands.
But even with that being said, bed is one piece of furniture where there can be no compromise with comfort. Don’t we all want to sleep comfortably, but also in style? Mid century designers understood this perfectly and left us a rich legacy of beds that managed to perfectly hit the sweet spot between comfort and elegance. The fusion of the two is, of course, the most dominant feature that contributed to the immense and timeless popularity of MCM style, but it has never been as pronounced as with stylish beds in this style.
From single-person sleeping solutions to large king size and queen size beds, these designs remain the most sought-after elements of a bedroom set on a modern market. And this is not without good reason – a stylish bed will always be the central point of the bedroom and will draw attention to itself, contributing to the overall stylistic balance and establishing aesthetic relations with other elements present.
What are mid century bed features?
Mid century beds can be easily recognised by their sleek and elegant form that commonly wanders close to minimalism, simple silhouettes that reject excessive and unnecessary ornamentation, lightweight construction and out of sight details that ensure comfort, stability and structural integrity without interfering with the perfect flow of lines, shapes and forms. Wood of various types was the material of choice for mid century designers. From dark and rich shades of walnut to bright and airy ash, and from industrially processed plywood to hand-carved forms, the designers from the era truly excelled at transforming the raw natural beauty of wood into a stylistic statement and a work of art.
While some more modern materials have been occasionally used (even in some of the most iconic designs from the era), wood still remains dominant, although it can often be hidden by stylish upholstery that will, when combined with inviting form, reproduce the inviting warmth and comfort of a home rediscovered after a long journey.
Upholstered beds in mid century style are a perfect option for those who are simply not fans of the natural appeal or wood or who decorated their home in a style that doesn’t go too well with wooden texture. At the same time, these bed models allow for a much greater variety of colours, allowing them to find their place in various contemporary décor styles.
Mid century bed frame
Mid century beds most commonly come with a simple bed frame that has a very subtle expression at best. Discreet and elegant, without unnecessary ornamentation, they rely instead on seemingly simple, but very intricate interplay or lines, angles and shapes to ensure a subtle, but unmistakable stylistic appeal. Many of the beds in this style feature slightly tapered or angled legs that reduce the visual footprint of the designs, while those which feature a full platform instead opt to play with the dimensions to ensure that they can easily fit even in the smaller bedrooms.
Headboard is not essential, but is still commonly present element of stylish beds in mid century style. While often free of ornamentation in the traditional sense, they often play with lines and shapes, but also different types of textured upholstery to provide visual elegance and enrich the expression of the bed frame, without disturbing the stylistic balance. Others opt to rely just on the wooden texture and thus introduce a rustic appeal to your home, without compromising on the timeless elegance that remains their most recognisable property.