Oh bed! Oh bed!
Oh delicious bed!
That heaven on earth
To the weary head.
- Thomas Hood
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I've always been drawn to vintage metal beds, particularly those made during the Depression and after. With a design referred to as Austere, these beds have much less ornamentation, (or none) simple curves and clean lines, much different from their preceding styles such as Victorian, Art Nouveau or Art Deco.
What I like about these beds is their ability to exist in different types of decor.
Stripped to the bare metal and sealed, they look industrial. With a chippy finish they look country, rustic or shabby chic. Painted a bright color like the yellow bed above they can look modern, funky or eclectic.
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I'm not sure if the above bed is vintage or a reproduction, but it demonstrates how white paint and simple bedding make this bed in it's surroundings look fresh and modern.
The above vintage beauty shows it's age, but still has much charm.
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This bed is at home in an industrial setting.
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Modern linens with a vintage feel are right at home with this bed.
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I really like the bird comforter on this vintage metal bed, it looks anything but old. And it shows how adaptable these beds are for children's room.
image via The Lilypad Cottage
What girl wouldn't want this bed? Kelly of The Lilypad Cottage shows how she transformed this bed for her daughter.
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image via Dans le Townhouse, from Cote Sud Magazine
The metal bed above, originally shown in a French magazine, is very striking.
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