How Do I Choose the Best Cottage Beds?

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  • Last Modified Date: 12 September 2019
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When choosing the right cottage beds, it can be helpful to think about the people who might sleep there, the size of the bedrooms, and your existing cottage decor. For a master bedroom suite, you might want a queen or king-sized bed, but bunk beds might be a better choice for a child's bedroom. If your space is extremely limited, you may want a cabin-style bed that has dresser drawers underneath. If you would like to add additional sleeping space in the living room of your holiday cottage, you might want to consider a futon or sleeper sofa.

A master bedroom suite normally has the most elaborate cottage beds because this room may be big enough for queen or king-sized furnishings. If this family cottage is your second home, you may want to have more than two people sleep in this bedroom. In this case, you may want to choose two queen-sized beds in this room. If the cottage is your primary residence, this may not be a concern so you can place a king-sized model there instead.


Bunk beds might be a good choice for a child's bedroom, and some of them can also be unstacked to make two single beds. This might be a good idea if your room has plenty of space or if adults could sometimes sleep here. If a teenager might occupy this space, you may want to consider a cabin-style bed that has open shelves or dresser drawers for storing clothing underneath the bed itself.

Part of cabin living often involves entertaining unexpected guests. In order to be prepared for these visitors, you may want to be able to use your living room as temporary sleeping quarters. You may want to buy a couch that folds out to make a queen-sized bed or a futon that lays down so that people can sleep on it. When you are trying to decide, it can be helpful to consider who might be sleeping on these cottage beds, as a futon might have less room on it than a sleeper sofa would.

The right cottage beds should enhance your existing decor, but this does not mean this furniture has to be expensive. You can often purchase these cottage furnishings at flea markets or used furniture stores and in some cases you can also buy dressers or nightstands to match them. In the event you do not have a matching set, you may be able to paint the pieces to create a custom look no matter what style of family cottage you are decorating.



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