When a bed room has beautiful tall ceilings, the space that is created can be visually appealing OR vacant empty space that desperately needs something to fill that space. By using tall canopy iron bed frames, the eye is taken up to appreciate the height.
The next time you are in a room with tall ceilings look up to see if those ceilings are appealing or just vacant space that is crying out for something to look at. Old Victorian homes employed the use of tall furniture, large paints that were hung above eye level and wallpaper that created a cozier setting than if the walls were all one color, helped to mitigate the voluminous space.
Antique iron beds were traditionally taller than those bed frames we have today. There many reasons for this………… They all had a strong degree of practicality to them………..One was to elevate the occupants higher and away from the cold drafts on the floor level. Heat was an issue in old Victorian homes, coming from fireplaces and cast iron stoves. So when those fires burned down at night, a room could become quite cold. The higher in the air……the warmer you were.
The architectural design sense back in the Victorian era was to build houses with tall ceilings………..yet if the architects designed and build rooms with lower ceilings, the heat issue wouldn’t have been so common. Because of central heating, ceiling heights are no longer an issue. But……they do present a whole new set of visual challenges to creatively fill the space.
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