Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element




One of the oldest technologies of artistic metal processing has found its continuation in modern furniture production. Without exaggeration, it can be said that the most common piece of furniture, made with forging, are beds. Luxurious, durable, elegant, wrought-iron beds can bring elegance even to the most ordinary interior. There is an opinion that forged beds are suitable only for classic interior design styles. Let’s try to debunk this myth on the example of a large-scale selection of photos with modern design projects of bedrooms with wrought-iron bed as a stylish and functional interior element.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Spectacular open ceiling construction of wood in pronounced loft room

Features of forged products and options of their manufacturing

Skilled master can make out of such a hard and durable material as iron an openwork lace – an light (but only visually) product for interior decoration. It is noteworthy that in the case of wrought-iron beds, furniture fulfills its functions by 100%. It’s creates an European aristocracy, immediately becoming the accent of the interior, attracting all views.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. typical Classic ambience with blue painted walls Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. The forging as the masterpiece of art Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Nice fluffe canopy around the royal platform bed

Many people associate forged products with the decoration of the palace, the rich dwellings of representatives of the nobility. Such things are appropriate for the layout of the bedroom in the modern world too. A wrought-iron bed can be organically entered into a neo-classical interior or as an accent in the ultramodern design of a sleeping space.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. The frame is reminiscent of metal fence Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Modern Casual minimalism in the kids room Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Unique forged frame design for simple designed room

Modern manufacturers of wrought-iron beds offer a wide range of models. Depending on the style of the bedroom, you can choose a bed with a multitude of delicate weaves and forged decor or a model with a laconic design with a minimal set of ornaments that can become part of a modern interior. You can find beds made of the combination of wrought iron with other materials (most commonly wood).

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Royal ambience for royal bed with forged canopy Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Hand-fan-like decoration of the headboard wall at the metal canopy

The wrought-iron bed is the undisputed leader in its segment. It is now the popularity of this type of furniture reaches its peak. Against the background of a rapid change in the situation, the high-speed rhythm of life, many townspeople want to fill the comfort and quietness at home. Smooth bends of forged products, ornate curls and the finest lace of forged decor can bring harmony to the bedroom interior and also they create an absolutely unique atmosphere. Whether it will be a luxury of the Middle Ages or a creative understanding of the present – it’s up to you. A bed with a forged frame will look good in any of presented below variants of the interior.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Classic style for the spacious house's room with restrained simple bed design Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Classic air in the pastel colored light room

Besides the incredible aesthetic qualities, wrought iron beds have quite practical advantages. These strong and durable items of furniture can serve you for many years, become a family heirloom and passed down from generation to generation. Ecologically clean forged products can be used by children and allergy sufferers without any risk (you only need to make sure there is no toxicity of the paint that the surfaces are covered with). Wrought-iron beds are safe and reliable. Among other things, such beds are not deformed. They are characterized by high moisture resistance.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. White colored bed frame and nice imitation of tree for the night light  Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Loft style notes in the apartment with beige painted wallsWrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Simple and concise rustic and Classic mix of styles

Ways of wrought-iron beds’ manufacturing

Artistic forging made by hand can not be cheap. Therefore, the cost of forged beds exceeds the analogs of chipboard or fiberboard significantly. To create forged products craftsmen can use two methods of metal processing:

  • hot;
  • cold.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Classic atmosphere in the room with vintage elements Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Peculiar form of the metal canopy for royal bed decorated with two mirrors

A hot way of processing the material involves heating the raw material to 600-700 degrees. A solid and strong metal becomes plastic, capable of taking the most intricate shapes. During hot forging both hand tools and a machine hammer are used. The hammer is necessary to form curved parts. Cast elements such as monograms, leaves and flowers are made under the press.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Nice alcove idea in the rustic ambiance of the suburb house Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Modern casual style in light tones with classic furniture and blue legboard Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Tree trunks imitating metal canopy creates the sense of forest in the Classic styled room

The second way of metal processing is called cold, because it is carried out with the help of a stamping machine. Because of this, the second name of this method is stamping. The use of a stamping machine makes it possible to substantially reduce the cost of not only the production process, but also the final cost of finished products. Forged beds produced in a cold way are available to a wider range of customers.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Minimalistic set of the sleeping room for student with bed on castors Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Yet another example of ceiling-high canopy in Casual style atmosphere

The beds with effect of antiquity are in great demand. A bit of rough surfaces with deliberately not painted parts look great in the interior of the style of Shabby Chic, Provence, Vintage. The effect of antiquity can be achieved only by manually painting the surfaces of forged products.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Simple and cute Classic ambience with white tulle curtains Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Plates for headboard wall decoration in the Casual styled room Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Private house among the natural greenery with the royal bed with canopy frame

Wrought-iron beds in various styles of interior

Designers use wrought-iron beds in various stylistic types of interior of the bedroom. A wrought-iron bed with rich decor adds a touch of luxury and respectability in classic rooms. It brings comfort to the Country Style. Graceful curves of wrought headboards add softness and lightness to the image of the room in Romantic Stylistics and Provence.  The aged surfaces of metal products will seamlessly fit into the style of Shabby Chic.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Spectacular black frame of the bed with golden clew of the lamp shade above Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. High canopy with grommet curtains in the large space in white and dark contrast Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. As if cabin placement of the bed in the modern space Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Royal bed in the Classic atmosphere with wooden dorr imitating at the headboard

Obviously, any classic styles are ideal for using a wrought-iron bed as the central piece of bedroom. But a wrought-iron bed looks excellent in “modernized” adapted version of the classic too. Bedroom in the neo-classic style will only benefit from the use of forging in the frame and / or head of the bed. There is no need to use very expensive models with a lot of decorative elements forged by hand.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Quilted ottoman at the legboard of the bed with dark contrasting coverlet Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Two beds in the room with nice crimson linens

Wrought-iron beds with minimal décor are suitable for country style (almost any of its varieties). Metal combined with wooden elements looks excellent bringing a touch of coolness to the warm atmosphere of the room. To decorate a bed will suit fabrics in a cage, a small flower or single-colored versions of natural cotton, flax will suit.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. A pair in the Rustic atmosphere with uniformly glued wallpaper all over the room Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Summer house design with all necessary for healthy sleep Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Striking rustic style with black bed frame and wooden headboard Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Large-scale loft room design with wooden inlays and open ceiling constructions

If you prefer modern style of decorating, you should choose forged beds with a laconic design. The reliability and strength of such item of furniture, its practicality and durability perfectly fit into the aesthetics of modern stylistics with its functionality and love of laconism. The simple design of the wrought-iron bed can also be used in Scandinavian style. Even for such a complicated style as minimalism, you can find a suitable bed model with a metal frame.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Unexpected as if hovering in air bed frame in black to emphasize white matress Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Olive linens for the simple designed bed

The bed with ornate forged decor is the perfect choice for a romantic interior design. Metal lace will perfectly match with the romance of sleeping space, expressed in delicate color solutions, pleasant fabrics, fine decor.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Classic lightness for full of light room Kids room in light pastel colors

A wrought-iron bed is the most suitable option for a Shabby Chic style. After all, a metal furniture associates with family values, elements of the interior, passed down from generation to generation. The bed can have a patina, a little peeling paint or not being painted at all – for the style of Shabby Chic this appearance will come in handy.

Multicolored childrens' room with Rustic style touch Light painted walls and creamy bed frame

Wrought-iron bed in white color is a universal option for various styles in interior design. Even for children’s rooms, whose style can’t always be determined exactly, such furniture will be an excellent addition to the design. The white design of the bed can be used to create a harmonious environment in the light color palette of finishing the room or play in contrast, placing it on a background of a bright or dark surface.

Mild violet linens' color in the classic design of the room Concentrated blue color for walls in the kids room

Choosing the black wrought-iron bed you should consider some features of interior design. Such a piece of furniture becomes the center of attention as the decoration of the bedrooms is mostly done in light, pastel colors. To create a harmonious image of the sleeping space, designers recommend to duplicate the black color in any other element of the interior – the design of the lighting fixture, wall decor, textile patterns or carpet.

Paired bed with black metal frame Massive forging instead of headboard Spacious children's room bed with transparent tulle as the canopy Patterns for the wallpaper and even forged bed frame

Forged bed attracts the eye becoming the focal point of the interior. A piece of furniture painted in bright colors is completely “doomed” to be in the spotlight. It’s enough one such piece of furniture to create a non-trivial image of the bedroom.

Unusual mix of colors for Modern styled room Colored kids room with reviving mix of colors

What element to combine wrought-iron bed with is better in the bedroom design

A wrought-iron bed painted in dark or bright color can become an accent element of the interior. Especially since the sleeping segment always occupies a central place in the room. But often, the owners want to create a harmonious picture of the sleeping space, in which the bed (if it acts as a focal point) is combined with other elements of the interior. So, what can you combine with a piece of furniture made of forged metal?

Rustic calmness of the wooden trimmed room Nice idea of the headboard wall decoration Metal glance frame for the boxed dark blue painted room

The most popular  variant of combining elements of a bed with other objects of interior is combinatorics with the design of bedside tables-stands. Repeating forged decor on the headboard (and on the foot) of the bed in the design of tables or floors, you can achieve harmony not only in the image of the sleeping segment, but also the entire interior in general.

Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Classic forms for the bed frame Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. A pair of beds in the modern Mediterranean setting

The second no less popular variant is a combination of forging as an element of bed with a design of lighting fixtures (central chandelier, wall sconces or table lamps). For the execution of the chandelier, imitation of forging is often used – the plastic elements are covered with special paint, sometimes artificially aged (the surfaces can imitate the patina).

Gorgeous metal framed sleeper for the baby Victorian style with lambrequins and large chandelier Spacious room with the entrance to the backyard and slanted ceiling with large metal framed bed Wrought-iron Bed as a Stylish and Functional Interior Element. Open ceiling beams in white room with open layout

Another way to create a harmonious image of the sleeping room is a combination of forging on the frame and the head of the bed with curtain cornices. Even without the repetition of decorative elements within the design of window openings, only thanks to the material and the coloring of the forged products, it is possible to create not only organic, but also original images of bedrooms.

Classic setting of the bedroom with olive painted walls