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Everything You Must Know About Beds

Time to get to know your beds better! We at Design Cafe have come up with a guide on everything you must know about beds.

Let’s start with a little bit of the unexpected history of beds. Did you know that 23-25 million years ago before humans walked on earth, apes were the first creators of beds? They would create a surface out of the land and raw material with a wooden pillow. Fascinating, isn’t it? As centuries went by this humble bed design grew into a variety of styles. Today we have different types of beds that you can choose from. This guide gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know about beds.

A World Full Of Beds

Let’s take a look at the different types of bed that are available today.

Murphy Bed: Murphy beds are also known as wall beds as they can be pushed back into the wall when not in use.  These types of beds are the best option for homeowners with limited space in an apartment or live in a small home. If you want to save some floor space, then a murphy bed is your go-to bed without a shadow of a doubt!

Murphy types of beds are the best option with limited space in an apartment or live in a small home.

Trundle Bed: A trundle is a low bed which can be pulled out or rolled out from the parent bed. This bed is apt when you have a lot of visitors or friends who need space to bunk. It can also be used in children’s bedrooms if the room is small.

Master bed king size is a bed that is the largest-sized bed so far.

Bunk Beds: These types of beds are the most popular for children’s bedroom interior design. These beds are designed one over another and are equipped with a ladder to reach the top. Also, great for small homes or bedrooms as they take up less floor space.

Kid bunk beds with a ladder great for small homes or bedrooms as they take up less floor space.

Hydraulic Beds: Hydraulic beds have a lift-up mechanism and are built to provide storage beneath. For those of you who need extra storage, this is a good choice. Ideal if you have a lot of stuff or are in a small bedroom/ home.

Hydraulic beds have lift-up mechanism and storage beneath for small bedrooms.

Floor Beds: Floor beds are often called futons that are nothing but padded mattresses and are easy to roll up. Floor beds can be used in a child bedroom as they are safe and allow free movement.  Also great for studio apartments or rooms used by one person only.

Storage Beds: These days are beds with storage, they can be a double, single, queen, king size bed which have storage either to lift up or pull out in the form of drawers on either side.

The new type of bed has storage options either to lift up or pull out in the form of drawers on either side.

King Size Bed: A king-size bed is a bed that is the largest-sized bed so far. It measures 76” X 80”  This bed is generally found in the master bedroom.

Master bed king size is a bed that is the largest-sized bed so far.

Queen Size Bed: Queen size bed is smaller compared to the king-size and measures 60” X 80” This bed can be found in guest rooms, children’s rooms, grandparents rooms.

Icy blue queen size types of beds found in guest rooms, children's rooms, grandparents rooms.

Single: This is a bed which only one person can sleep in. As the name suggests it’s for only one person.

Cream colour mattress and blue blanket with pull out storage options are types of single beds for small rooms.

All You Need To Know About Headboards

Bookcase Headboards: Types of headboards are designs for people who love to read. Bookcase headboards are designed so that you have enough space to store away all your books. These headboards come with open shelving that allow you to create your own library. 

Types of headboards, Bookcase headboards are designed so that you have enough space to store away all your books.

Contemporary Headboards: These are headboards that are simple and sleek in their style, often seen in a single colour with a soft finish either in silk, wool or linen. So if you like a clean yet sophisticated look this headboard is for you.

Light blue colour with a soft finish double bed headboard clean yet sophisticated look.

Slat Headboards:  These types of headboards are made with either wood or metal. Vertical slat spindles are placed neatly in order to create this look.  The slats can be arranged as per your preference and colour.

Colourful kid bunk beds with vertical slat headboard placed neatly in this white bedroom.

Panel Headboards: These types of headboards go by their name and are designed in order to create the look. The panels are either vertical or horizontal and are made of a fabric finish. Three-panel headboards are a popular pick with homeowners these days.