Designer Canopy and Iron Beds provides useful information and resources for assisting you in your bedroom design project. We tie our design and decorating information to many high quality home decorating websites that are categorized and searchable by topic to provide you with a useful tool to aid you in your iron beds purchase and in creating a bedroom that is uniquely yours.
Choosing Your Bed
Choosing Your Bed The bed is the heart of the room. It is the focal point, and it attracts full attention of the eyes. That is why the feeling you want to create in the room depends mainly on the feeling that you create in the bed. Our collection is designed with only one desire: to bring romance and harmony to your bedroom. So you can choose safely any piece, and the result will always be the same: romance and harmony. The bed is a form of self-expression. It reflects your style, personality and ever-romantic heart. We hope you choose our beds and linens for this important creation of your own. The bed is a symbol of love, witness to your dramas and happiness, it will know your passions and secrets, so we believe it has to be made with noble materials and crafted with pride. We create our beds to last for generations and to hold a lifetime of memories.
Prepare a Room Plan
Consider Color, Pattern, and Texture
Dressing the Iron Bed
Design Your Walls and Ceilings
Prepare a Room Plan A room plan answers the overall questions of what you want done and how you plan to accomplish this. The plan takes into consideration questions like these: “Who uses the bedroom?” “What purposes does the bedroom serve?” Is the bedroom a quiet repose and sanctuary that serves to perform the traditional bedroom functions or is the bedroom a multi-functional room that also includes a sitting area, an exercise center, a home office, a bathroom, and a TV/media center? The bedroom should reflect the personal style of the occupant and iron beds should reflect that style as well. To help determine the size of the iron bed and the other bedroom furnishings, a floor plan should be developed. The floor plan can be drawn to scale on graph paper and furniture templates can be created that are drawn to the same scale as that used in the floor plan. The floor plan will allow you to move the bedroom furniture on paper and experiment with different options. If you don't want to bother with paper, you can also find online tools to help you design your bedroom. To visit a website that can help you design your bedroom online, visit
Home and Garden Decorating and Room Design - Create your room design online by yourself or let us help with your room layout. You will enjoy our many interior design services, including our home and garden forum, news articles, decorating pictures and design links.
To view other websites that specialize in floor plans visit our Home Decorating Resources Page and search on ‘floor plans’
The iron bed can serve as the focal point of your bedroom and the other furnishings such as dressers, dressing tables, nightstands, tables, and chairs, will play a supportive role. The bed and supporting furnishings can be arranged and re-arranged in the floor plan to develop a bedroom scheme that works best for you.
Also please visit our Most Valuable Resouces shown below.
Consider Color, Pattern, and Texture
Color and pattern are used to create the atmosphere or mood of the bedroom and can be chosen to relax or stimulate. Warm colors can make the room seem more intimate and cozy and cool colors can make the room seem more spacious and elegant. Because bedrooms are a place of serenity and rest, a calming color scheme may be considered. However, different people react differently to colors so the the color scheme should be one that reflects the personal preferences of the occupants. Create a color pallete of several of your favorite shades that are close in color, highlighted with a couple of accent colors to begin testing your personal color scheme.
Pattern also sets the mood of a room and can be used in wallpapers, canopies, bedding, dressing table linens, curtains or floors to contribute to the style of the room. The colors used in the room should be harmonious with the patterns and the different colors and pattern should be tested together to find a combination that is harmonious and balanced. Textile patterns should be tested in position - in the actual spaces where they will be used to see the effect they will create.
Texture, like color and pattern can enhance the mood of a room. Create contrast between the textures used in the room to create interest. There should be a balance between smooth and rough, hard and soft, and shiny and dull surfaces.
Dressing the Iron Bed
Our designer iron beds are works of art that serve as the focal point of the bedroom. The way the iron bed is dressed will be a main factor in the appearance of the bedroom. The color scheme of the room will be a factor in selecting bedding for the room. What atmosphere do you want to create in the bedroom? Do you want the bedroom to be elegant, warm, intimate, and restful? A restful bedroom that shelters you from the worries of everyday life will emphasize an atmosphere of calm and peace. For example, a classic style creates a look of times gone by when life was less hurried. This atmosphere will be one of serene elegance. The color scheme will influence the atmosphere of the room since color affects our mood. Warm colors used in a room can make it seem cozy and intimate, whereas cool colors may be more soothing and restful. Because people react differently to different colors, the choice of a color scheme is a personal one that should reflect the preferences of the occupant. The bedding can give you an opportunity to experiment with colors, patterns and textures to help create the atmosphere you choose and the bedding can be changed as your interior style changes. Sheets, pillows, bedspreads, and dust ruffles should coordinate with you color scheme and style to help to set the mood of the bedroom. With canopy beds, canopies can be added to increase drama and interest. Floral patterns can easily mix with solids and stripes to create interesting effects. Decorative pillows and shams can be added to mix color and texture. To visit home decorating websites that specialize in bedding, visit our Bedding Resources.
Design Your Walls and Ceilings
The bedroom is probably the only room in the house where you might actually spend some time looking at the ceiling. Consider adding a mural or decorative ceiling medallion to add interest to the ceiling. To browse through web sites that offer options for adding interest to your ceiling visit our Home Decorating Resources Page and search on ‘ceiling’.
The walls usually provide the background for your room design although they can be a made into a focal point of the room as well. Walls provide the largest surface area of the bedroom and they can be painted, papered, tiled, paneled, or covered with tapestries depending on your personal preferences.
For example, with a traditional wall design the wall is broken into 3 areas and each area is decorated differently: The lower part of the wall is paneled, a mid height chair rail is painted, and then the top of the wall is papered. A more contemporary wall design would be to paint or paper the entire wall area with a single muted color or design so that the wall serves as a backdrop for the other bedroom furnishings such as the iron bed which serves as the focal point of the room. Simple painting is the easiest, quickest, and most economical way to set the atmosphere of the bedroom. Interest can be added to a painted wall by using special effects to create textures such as sponging, ragging, and combing. Patterns can be added to a painted wall by using stenciling or stamping. Wall papering is an efficient method of applying a regular pattern to a wall. There are an almost unlimited number of styles, colors, patterns, and textures of wallpaper to aid you in creating the atmosphere of your bedroom. When selecting wallpaper, consider size of the room and proportion the pattern on the paper to the size of the room you’re decorating. A tiny pattern should be used in a small bedroom and a larger pattern can make a large bedroom look better proportioned. Before purchasing the wallpaper, try out a sample and tape it to the wall of your bedroom to see how it looks in the room. The paints and wallpaper should be coordinated with the other colors and fabrics in the room to reflect the character you are creating in the room. Other options besides painting and wallpapering include mirrors, paneling, tapestries, and murals. Mirrors can make a small room look larger. Paneling can be used to add a look of richness or a rustic look to the room. The wall can become a focal point of the room by adding a tile mural or tapestry to the wall. Marble can be added to walls and floors to create a formal setting in the bedroom. To get ideas for decorating your bedroom walls, consider visiting home decorating websites that specialize in wall coverings including wallpapering, wall murals, wall accents, painting, wall tiles, architectural wall finishes, and more. To view these sites, visit our Home Decorating Resources Page and search on ‘wall’.
Considering Floor Design
The floor is usually the largest unbroken surface in the room and the most noticeable. Floor design includes 2 elements: hard flooring – which is the hard finished surface of the floor such as wood, stone, marble, brick, granite, linoleum, vinyl, or ceramic tile, or cork, and 2) soft floorings which include rugs and carpeting, and are laid on top of the hard floor covering. The right material can enhance the color scheme and atmosphere of the bedroom. Wood, rugs, and cork have a warming effect and are easier on the legs and feet whereas ceramic tiles, marble and slate make a room cooler and more formal. Combining hard flooring with soft flooring, such as a floral area rug over a paneled wood floor can add a warm and cozy effect to the bedroom. In a large bedroom, area rugs can group different functional units of furniture into more intimate settings. Wall to wall carpeting in soft or neutral colors is also an option when creating a classic bedroom. Alternatively, a marble floor can add elegance and formality to the bedroom. For information on flooring, visit our Flooring Resources page to view websites that specialize in different types of flooring including area rugs, carpeting, cherry, oak, and hickory wood flooring, tile, slate, laminate, cork, vinyl, marble, granite, limestone and slate stone flooring.
Lighting can be used to enhance the character of the bedroom, highlight the focal point of the room such as the iron bed, and create a specific mood. When illuminating a bedroom, there are 3 basic types of lighting to be considered: 1) Ambient lighting is the background lighting in the room and should be soft, gentle, and restful in the bedroom. The background light in the bedroom can be subdued and lower than for other rooms of the house as long as the task lighting is sufficient. 2) Task lighting provides light for a small area so that you have ample light for the task at hand. Task lighting in the bedroom should be used at the dressing table, and in bedside reading lights where the lighting should be focused and directional so it does not disturb a sleeping partner. The height and angle of the bedside reading lights should be checked so that the light only hits the page of a book held by the reader. 3) Accent lighting is the third form of lighting for a room and is used to focus attention and dramatize specific areas of the bedroom. The combination of subdued ambient light in combination with brighter accent lights can add drama to the bedroom. Consider adding a dimmer switch that can be controlled from both the bed and the bedroom door when designing the lighting in your bedroom. To view lighting options that are available from a variety of home decorating websites visit our Lighting Resources.
Windows allow us to bask in the warmth of natural light and should be considered in the room’s lighting as well. If the bedroom windows are positioned to catch the afternoon sunsets, you can use this natural light to cascade through the bedroom and create a dramatic effect. On the other hand, if your bedroom window catches the sunrise and you are not an early riser, you will need the ability to control the natural light entering the bedroom. In a bedroom, the window treatments should be designed to perform several functions: 1) add to the character or style of the bedroom, 2) provide privacy, and 3) control the amount of natural light permitted into the bedroom 4) provide insulation. Window treatments can be hard treatments which include shades, blinds, and shutters, or soft treatments which include curtains and draperies. Hard treatments work very well to block out light and can be combined with decorative soft treatments to create a softer look that also efficiently controls natural light, allows privacy, and prevents heat loss. In addition to the traditional hard and soft window treatments stained glass or etched glass windows can be used. For information on windows and window treatments including information about blinds, curtains, stained glass, etched glass, visit our Windows Resources.
Coordinating the designs of the ceiling, walls, wallpaper, bedding fabrics, floors, and window treatments with the iron bed and supporting furnishings can work together to create the bedroom of your dreams that uniquely reflects your personal style and taste. A peaceful and beautiful bedroom contributes to both your emotional and physical well being. Our collection of iron beds will help you to create the romantic place of your dreams, a place to nurture and refresh your spirit.