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How do I Choose the Best Pine Bed?

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  • Written By: Malcolm Tatum
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  • Last Modified Date: 10 September 2018
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Selecting the best pine bed for your bedroom or a spare room is a process that should be addressed with an eye to detail, proportion, and cost. With so many options available today, it may seem to be a daunting task to make a decision about the purchase of any bed. Here are some tips on how to evaluate different beds and create the pine bedroom look that you seek.

One of your first decisions has to do with the size of bed frame that the room can reasonably accommodate. While the bed is normally the focal point in any bedroom, there is a need to make sure the one piece of furniture does make it impossible to move around in the room comfortably. For this reason, you need to keep in mind what other pieces of furniture will be present in the space and allow room to easily walk around to each piece without the need to turn sideways.

Smaller bedrooms are more likely to accommodate a pine double bed rather than a queen or king bed. Larger rooms will allow for the use of larger pine beds without giving the impression of being overstuffed. If two siblings share the space and the room is somewhat small, consider the possibility of using vertical space and going with pine bunk beds to keep the room furnishings in proper proportion.

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Design is also a factor in your decision on what is the best bed for your space. For large rooms and a more rustic or casual feel, you can go with designs that feature chunky headboards and footboards. Smaller rooms will be better served with plainer and more modest headboards, and may look better if there is no footboard at all. As with the size, it is important to keep the design in proportion to the room if you want to achieve a unified look that does not appear to be cramped.

The finish on the wood itself is also important. Many people choose a pine bed that has a natural finish, allowing the light wood grain to shine through. However, you can also go with beds that have a darker stain or finish, perhaps even a paint job that is sealed with a lacquer. Your choice of finish works with the options on size and design, helping you to select a pine bed that is in keeping with the décor of the room. As a general rule, décor that is more casual will call for a pine bed finish that is more natural.

As with many major purchases, cost is also an important factor to consider when selecting a pine bed. Keep in mind that while it is possible to purchase inexpensive beds, they may or may not hold up to years of use. If you can’t afford a well-crafted bed frame, you may want to consider finding an older pine bed that is in need of refinishing. Chances are you would spend no more than it would take to purchase a lesser bed, but would end up with a piece of furniture that would last many more years.

If all else fails, you can consider building a pine bed to your specifications. For people who are handy with tools, there are a number of plans that can be used to build a bed that is the ideal size and general design. Even if you do not want to do the job yourself, it may be worth your time to find plans that are ideal for your needs and speak with a local craftsman. The end result could be a bed that is a little unique and exactly what you want.

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