Do you hear those sleigh bells ringing? We sure do, and year-round, too! Why, we love these classic silhouettes so much, we’ve decided to dedicate an entire Design Dictionary post to just that – the Sleigh Bed!
The sleigh bed, as you know it, is defined by its curved (or scrolled) headboard and footboard. Designed to emulate a horse drawn carriage, the style became very popular in 19th century France and America. Drawing from ancient Roman and Grecian influences, the bed is still widely popular today.
Because sleigh beds are most often made of wood and are heavier in scale, we recommend pairing them with lighter scale furniture. For those of you with an eclectic sense of style, we recommend our Faustine Mirrored Night Stand – it creates the illusion of light. Wanting to go for something more traditional? Try our Bouquet Bedside Table.
Hoping to make a bold statement? Place your sleigh bed in the middle of your bedroom, allowing it serve as a stand-alone piece.
Any other sleigh bed aficionados out there? We’d love to hear about why this bed style is so special to you!