Antique Bedroom Furniture is available in a wide range of styles, country French being one of the most popular styles at the moment. We spend a considerable amount of time in the bedroom and it is important to feel comfortable and happy with the décor and furniture.
The designs of the 18th and 19th century antique furniture add grace and elegance to a room and can transform an ordinary bedroom into a haven. Antique and contemporary furniture can be mixed to create an eclectic style: the addition of antique nightstands, antique tables or antique dressers can enhance the appearance and warmth of a room and create a very individual style.
When shopping for antique bedroom furniture, start your selection with the bed which is the center piece of a bedroom. Antique beds are very often made of wood and have elaborate hand carvings, whereas vintage beds tend to have a simpler style. Different styles of beds include day beds, platform beds, canopy beds and sleigh beds. Today’s bed sizes are twin, full, queen, California queen and king. Antique beds are much smaller with shorter side rails so they have to be modified to fit modern mattresses. Canopy beds, which have been a favorite in bedrooms from centuries, were introduced so heavy drapes could be hung all around the bed to keep the occupants warm in the winter.
When decorating a bedroom in an antique style, carved night stands really compliment the look. They are generally made of walnut, mahogany or oak and serve the practical purpose of providing a flat surface to place a table lamp. They also provide storage space close to the bed.
Other antique bedroom furniture items consist of antique dressing tables, night tables, cabinets and armoires. Antique dressing tables with mirrors are very decorative and add reflected light to the room. Some dressing tables have tilting mirrors and drawers for storing makeup and jewelry.
www.oldplank.com, has a good collection of antique bedroom furniture including antique French walnut carved beds, antique walnut night tables, reproduction hand painted commodes, antique dressing tables, vintage mirrored dressing tables, antique French carved queen sized beds, pair antique French mahogany night stands, antique French Napoleon III style day bed, antique French painted day bed, antique French Directoire style canopy bed, antique French armoires and much more. Antique pieces can be modified to suit your size and style.
In addition to antique bedroom furniture, oldplank.com also has many pieces that can be used as coordinating accents in a bedroom scheme. One example would be the reproduction barley twist bench which can be placed at the foot of a bed.