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With so many types of beds on the market, it can be challenging to know which style is best for you. That’s why we went straight to the source for decorating advice: pro designers. Taking a variety of room sizes, sleep preferences, and aesthetics into account, a panel of design pros rounded up 10 common types of beds that are worth exploring as you furnish your space and search for a functional — and beautiful — focal point in your sleep space.
Keep reading to learn more about the positives and negatives of each style so you can hone in on your dream bed.
Sleigh beds refer to designs that are — you guessed it! — shaped a bit like a sleigh, with headboards and footboards that curve upward and outward. These beds certainly have character and flair, and Drake finds that they automatically make a room feel cozier. If you want to go in this more traditional direction with your bed frame, just be sure your bedroom has the floor space for one. “It’s a bulky piece, so it’s a bit more cumbersome and heavy for a space,” Joyner shares.