I often asked myself why I sold more of our iron beds to people in Manhattan, than any other city in the country. Was it because it’s one of the biggest cities and obviously the size of the population……no because it that were the case, my home of Los Angeles would be my largest market. Which isn’t even close. Ok then would it be that people in Manhattan have better taste and can appreciate authentic old antique iron beds , where the rest of the country is satisfied with replicas and reproductions. No…..that’s a stretch at best. Then lets get to the heart of the matter……..space and size. Metal beds are the best type of bed for small spaces…bar none.
Wooden and upholstered headboards take up a tremendous amount of visual space. The also impede ones view and do not allow light to pass through them …… all of which metal beds are popular for. Much of the time a small bedroom doesn’t allow the luxury of more than one wall to put your bed against, and much of the time it’s a wall with a window. Hence the infamously small bedrooms of NYC. So to use a wall with a window consider all the perks of using an metal bed…….. light passes through it allowing the room whatever sunlight it’s able to get through the window. You certainly don’t want to restrict that. Also…..the view. True it might just be the wall of the high rise along side your building. But it’s better than not being able to look out.
Getting back to the size of your room. Everyone is looking for that WOW factor without a visually overpowering heavy looking bed frame. Iron beds can eliminate that problem, and then some. Depending on the bed you decide on some have more of that WOW factor than others. Some are diminutive and appropriate for the smallest of spaces. Others can still go into small spaces yet be big, scrolled and bold looking being overpowering.
So those of you from the “Big Apple” that have stumbled upon this blog……. my hat goes off to you. I have placed more great metal beds with you folks that any place in the nation.
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