Selecting and Styling Our Hollywood Regency Bed Frame
In our little home, the size of the master bedroom would make many homeowners laugh. It’s smaller than both of our children’s bedrooms and once you put a bed in the middle of it, it becomes even tinier. Yet, it’s cozy and it’s downstairs, where we wanted to be, so we’re making the most of it.
Though a small bed would have made the room feel and look bigger, we’ve both grown accustomed to a king bed after having one for about five years now. The home we were previously renting had a much larger master bedroom, so the furniture we had fit well in there. Yet, once we decided to move we realized it was far too dark and bulky to take with us. We had a walnut wood sleigh bed, dresser, two nightstands and an armoire all in one room. When we downsized, we didn’t think we’d go with a big bed, but when we found this Hollywood Regency style option within our budget, we decided to go for it.
First, we had to assemble the bed frame. It came in three pieces which simply fit into each other, so it didn’t take us too long, fortunately. We had to select between this brass finish and an oil-rubbed bronze one. Though I love the rustic farmhouse look of oil-rubbed bronze, we ultimately decided to go with bronze because I thought it would age well with the home and would remain classic, even as decor trends come and go.
Next, we had to figure out how to position the bed in the room. I have an uncle who is an interior designer and he always tells us to caddy corner our beds to anchor the space and make the bedroom appear larger. We tried that with this bed frame, but quickly realized it would take up almost the entirety of the room.
Plus, we like to have our bedside tables nearby and easily accessible, and when you float a bed like that it can be difficult to fit those in close proximity. Another reason we decided to put the bed in the middle of the room rather than in a corner was that we have a big window on that wall that faces our backyard. The backyard is my favorite part of the house and property and affords us the most private view.
I chose this bed frame because it is simple and you can see through the decorative brass elements for a view of the outdoors. In the morning, the sun comes through and in the evening we can hear the songbirds. It’s been the best of all worlds and we are happy we chose to put our bed here and took a chance on a regal, Hollywood Regency style bed frame and headboard.
Before we moved in here and after we moved out of our rental, we stayed with friends for a few months while our renovation was being completed. There, we slept on a sleeper sofa bed. While it was comfortable and we were grateful, we looked forward to getting back into a king-sized one of our own and I’m glad this one was the one we went with!
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