Cottages have always been a great venue for our antique iron beds. Because cottages are usually smaller with bedrooms equally as small, iron beds have been a popular way to bring attention to the bed without making an already small room look more diminutive.
Many of the decorators I’ve dealt with, that specialize in country cottage decorating, continue to come back to me for thinner gauge beds, to give them the “WOW” factor their clients are looking for.
Another “perk” with this typr of bed in a country cottage is the tall arched ceilings many of them have. A nice tall headboard can bring attention to those tall vaulted ceilings in a way a wooden or upholstered headboard can’t.
In this photo you can see the tall ceilings I was referring to and the tall bed they are using to draw attention to the height of the pitched roof line.
Another attention getter when using a tall bed, is to make sure the finish is a contrasting one to the tall walls it’s up against. Imagine how unimpressive this same bed would have been if it were painted the same color as the wall it’s against. Yet with the black painted finish we put on it, it has the contrast to really be able to enjoy it apart from the other furnishings in the room.
Although there is a definite difference in the time period when iron beds were being made and when the country cottage era was in bloom……… the two seem to go together beautifully.
If you happen to have any photo’s of cottages you’d like to share with us, please forward them to me and I’ll see that we post them on one of our blogs. If you’ve ever considered an bed for your cottage…..hope you’ll let me help you find just the right one.
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