Written by Georgia Lockstone

4 iron beds that make the perfect statement

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Whether you’re going for a rustic farmhouse aesthetic, a traditional Victorian-esque style, or a minimalist industrial look, iron beds are the perfect statement piece. Incredibly versatile and durable, an iron bed will seamlessly evolve with your room as your decor style changes. Therefore, it’s a worthwhile investment piece.

However, due to them being handcrafted and often customisable, they can be a little tricky to track down. So we’ve done the groundwork for you, and rounded up a selection of four of our favourite iron beds. For your reference – unless stated otherwise, all pricing is based on a double bed with no bespoke features.

Victorian Iron Bed, from £1,110, nightsiniron.com

With its classic frame, decorative basket swirls, and elegant round side posts, this gorgeous wrought iron bed will bring traditional Victorian charm to any bedroom. We think it would look right at home in a farmhouse-inspired space.

Make your bed bespoke by choosing from a gunmetal, satin black, ivory, or silver powder-coated finish. You could even swap your standard bed knobs for brass or copper balls for an added hint of glint. Plus, for added elegance, it’s also available as a four poster bed!

Victorian-style black iron bed frame with a dog on a rug in front of it - Iron beds - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Nights In Iron

Melrose Iron Bed Frame, from £449, obc-uk.net

The perfect ornate addition to a traditional bedroom, the Melrose boasts elegant curves and accent details that have been welded by hand into place using traditional techniques. Plus, you can choose from one of two frame height configurations, and even add under-frame drawer storage 

And if you’re interested in complete colour customisation, simply use the website’s quick colour matching service to select your chosen shade from Dulux, Farrow & Ball, English Heritage Collection, Little Greene, Sanderson or Paint & Paper.

Pink ornate iron bed frame in a bedroom - Iron beds - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: The Original Bed Co

The Henry Iron Bed, from £795, wroughtironandbrassbed.co.uk

Boasting a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen, all beds from the Wrought Iron and Brass Bed Company are handmade in their workshop on the Sandringham Estate. Therefore, you can be sure you’re getting a truly regal experience.

The dormitory-style Henry iron bed has an exaggerated sweeping frame, classic cast iron feet, and would make the ultimate bold yet simple addition to an industrial bedroom. We love the raw bronze finish, but it’s also completely customisable – with bright colours like mint green and powder blue also available.

Dormitory-style curved iron bronze bed frame in a bedroom - Iron beds - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Wrought Iron and Brass Bed Company

Luna Canopy Bed, £995, coxandcox.co.uk

If customisation isn’t essential, then this ready-made king size iron bed is the perfect fuss-free option. Choose from a sleek black or creamy white finish, and let this stately canopy bed take centre-stage in your bedroom.

With its traditional circular crown and bedpost ring, this striking bed frame will inject grandeur into any space, and make a sculptural statement – without taking up unnecessary space. Or even accessorise with fairy lights and vines for an enchanted, boho feel.

White iron canopy-style bed frame in a bedroom - Iron beds - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Cox & Cox

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