Linens and Dressing Your Antique Iron Bed
September 7th, 2012

So you’ve finally found the bed of your dreams……… that’s just the beginning. Now you have to dress it. Easy you say………Well yes, to a degree it is. But consider this…….The way you dress and appoint your bed will determine how well it blends with the rest of your bedroom furniture. You don’t want your bed looking like it doesn’t belong with everything else you have in the room. If you like frilly pillows and “punch board” eyelet quilts etc., you’re certainly not going to want to put that with a Danish Modern dresser and night stands. A more tailored set of linens, quilts and pillows are going to be more appropriate with sleek straight furniture.

The other thing that dressing iron beds in a particular fashion can determine is the “gender”. A single man usually isn’t going to have ruffles and eyelet and deep fluffy comforters that look like Cinderellas lair. A more straight line tailored look can be done with comforters and pleated dust ruffles as opposed to gathered and ruffled ones.

Yet if your desire is to create a “princess” atmosphere, it can also be achieved with the comforter, pillows and dust ruffle.

Dressing your bed can also determine if it’s going to take on the look of all the antique iron beds that you’ve seen in the past or if it’s going to look like something you bought in the local department store.

There is no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to appointing or dressing your bed. It should be an extension of you and what your taste is and what you’re comfortable with. Your bed is the place you go at the end of the day to relax…….why would you want it to look like or feel like someones elses bed. It should be as comfortable and peaceful and relaxing as possible and whatever it takes to acheive that end is fine.

I hope you’ve found this blog informative . I invite you to revisit my website


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