Because antique iron beds have a light airy nature to them, they are extremely popular with people who are dealing with rooms that are restrictive in size and who’s wall’s may not be configured to allow a bed in front of a window.
This example is a beautiful double/full size iron bed that had a traditional head and footboard …….the footboard being lower and the headboard being higher. But because the small studio apartment my client had, has only one wall that will house a bed, and it was a large window wall, she asked that we raise the footboard of the iron bed to the height of the headboard, so she could turn it sideways and achieve not only a bed…….but also a couch effect, with lots of pillows on either end.
Depending on the exposure the client wants of their iron bed, we can either low the headboard, for minimal effect ( as for a couch look), or raise the footboard to the height of the headboard, for maximum exposure of the bed frame. It all depends on the “effect” a person wants their iron bed to have in the room. A raised footboard is always going to make more of a “statement”, in a small room…….as will the bed in this photo.