How to decorate a metal bed frame?

Decorating a metal bed frame is a fantastic way to take your bedroom’s overall look and feel to the next level. Metal beds offer a sleek and modern design that provides a versatile canvas for expressing your personal style and creativity.

Select perfect bedding

Bed linen and accessories play a crucial role in transforming a plain metal bed into a stylish masterpiece. Here are a couple of things to consider:

Colour palette: Are you into soothing vibes or vibrant energy? Choose bedding that complements the overall colour scheme of your bedroom. Soft neutral tones create a serene and relaxing atmosphere, while vibrant colours add a pop of personality.

Selkirk iron bed frame

Decorative accessories: Spruce up your metal bed with decorative pillows in various shapes, sizes, and patterns. Add a cosy throw for an extra touch of texture and warmth.

Paris iron bed frame

Adding elements to your metal bed

Adding elements such as pillows/ cushions, bedside tables and extra storage to your metal are important for making the bedroom complete.

Pillows/ cushions

Your metal bed is the focal point of your bedroom for decoration. Adding decorative cushions to the bed can make a bold statement as well as adding extra comfort when sleeping.

Bedside tables

Having bedside tables can add a different aspect to your bedroom and also more storage space – choosing size, colour and the style is completely dependent on what your room currently offers and how bold you want to be with your bedside tables. The most common styles are open shelf, cabinet and dresser but be sure to check out many other styles to see what suits you.

Should you have storage under your bed?

Storage under the bed still needs to be organised otherwise it can become a place of confusion and be overwhelming when trying to re organise. Storing one category of clothing can help to maintain organised bedroom. Bedding being stored under your bed with drawers can then free up space in another room and doesn’t close off the underneath of the bed. However, having a bed with no storage underneath can make the room feel more spacious and also easier to clean.

Adding canopy or drapes

Ready to add some romance and glamour to your bedroom? Consider installing a canopy or drapes on your metal bed frame. This transforms your sleeping space into a cosy and intimate sanctuary, exuding luxury and elegance.

Waterloo iron bed frame

Pro tip: Attach a curtain rod above the headboard or around the bed frame to hang sheer curtains or drapes. It’s easier than you think!

Introducing greenery

Did you know that various studies have shown that being around plants helps us feel more relaxed, reducing stress and anxiety? Bringing a touch of nature indoors can breathe life into your bedroom and boost your sense of well-being.

Place potted plants near your metal bed frame to create a sense of tranquility and a connection with the outdoors. If your bedroom lacks ample sunlight, opt for low-maintenance plants like snake plants and succulents that thrive in low-light conditions.

Decorative lighting

Lighting sets the mood and creates a soothing ambience in your bedroom. Check out these decorative lighting ideas for your metal bed frame:

  • Pendant light: Hang a stylish pendant light above your metal bed frame to create a focal point and provide warm and inviting illumination.
  • Wall sconces: Mount wall sconces on either side of the bed to cast a soft and cosy glow, freeing up valuable bedside table space.
  • String lights: Embrace a touch of whimsy and romance by draping string lights around your metal bed frame. They’ll create a magical and dreamy ambience in your bedroom.
Arigna iron bed frame

Final thoughts

Metal bed frames are durable, budget-friendly, and give you the freedom to add decorative elements like fairy lights, drapes, or eye-catching bed linen. So let your creativity shine and turn your metal bed frame into a statement piece that reflects your unique style. Happy decorating!