If you have been wanting to add an antique bed to one of the rooms of your home, then this is a great resource to use in order to find out the best choice and solution for you. Buying a bed in general is a big decision and when you decide to buy an antique one things can get a bit more complicated unless you go in armed with the knowledge of knowing exactly what you want. Below you will find a list of the types of beds that are the most popular choices and attached is what you need to know about each one.
Antique Brass Bed – These beds are without a question very heavy. You need to be careful when buying this type of bed and pay attention to the type of brass the bed is made out of. Antique brass is chemically treated and goes through a process to recreate the effects of an a more antique looking metal; a cheap or fake bed is going to use regular brass or a brass that has been chemically treated wrong, making it look ugly.
Antique Iron Bed – Iron is a strong metal and has been used to make beds for many hundreds of years. These types of beds are typically seen with a canopy on top, although any kind of bed can have one installed, iron was a preferred metal for bed building especially among high income members of societies years ago.
Antique French Beds – These beds are the definition of beauty when it comes to design for beds of any kind. French beds are made out of fine wood materials and feature ornate design patterns. It wouldn’t be a bad place to start looking for antique beds among these types as it would be surprising if you couldn’t find one that stuck out to you in some sense. French beds also feature canopies and a more noticeable “tent” like feature that resides on the top of the bed and acts to cover the bed top to bottom under a veil that is removable and able to be slid across to the left or right.
Antique Metal Beds – Ornate design is not something you are likely to find in this department. These beds are made with simple frames and are not anything fancy by any means. These beds are more minimalistic but if that’s what you are after then you won’t be disappointed. Compared to the other beds in this article, the metal bed weighs in less yet still does have that certain undeniable antique look and feel to it.
Antique Pine Beds – One of the most frequently asked questions about these types of wooden beds is what classifies them as antiques. If you look closely at an antique pine bed, you would notice that the wood is darker and looks more aged then any other type of wood, giving it that antique allure. Given the beautiful nature of pine wood, they make for excellent beds and while they lack the ornate designs of french beds, this type of antique bed is perfect to fit inside any bedroom without being too overbearing and powerful on it.