Sleigh Beds Buying Guide

Sleigh beds are popular and attractive bed frames that have prominence in the bedroom, thanks to their large footprint and hefty proportions. In a traditional sleigh bed, the headboard and footboard splay out, giving the entire bed the look of a horse-drawn sleigh.

Types of Sleigh Beds

Types of Sleigh Beds

Although there are some differences among the styles of sleigh beds, the biggest variation comes in the way they are constructed. Some are wood, and others are upholstered or clad in leather. Here are the types of sleigh beds.

Traditional

A typical sleigh bed features a headboard and a footboard of roughly equal proportions. The footboard may be slightly shorter, but the overall look suggests a sleigh.

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Variations

Some sleigh beds feature only a prominent curved headboard. The foot of the bed may have posts or simply an exposed frame.

Materials

Sleigh beds can be made from nearly any material. The most common version is a stained-wood bed made from mahogany, cherry, ash, or oak. But there are sleigh beds made from woven rattan, forged iron, and wood with leather upholstery or panels.

Upholstered

Some sleigh beds are padded with upholstered panels set into the head- and footboards. These panels may be covered in fabric, suede, or leather.

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Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Here are some things to keep in mind when you are shopping for a sleigh bed.

Quality

These beds can be painted or stained a variety of finishes, so be sure to check the quality of the finish.

Size

The overall proportions of a sleigh bed can vary widely from one style to another, so take stock of the measurements on the showroom floor. Be sure to measure the perimeter of the widest part of the bed, which may be at the tip of the outer corners. Then make sure your bedroom can accommodate it.

Height of the Sleeper

If you are taller than average height or like to sleep with your feet hanging off the foot of the bed, you'll need a long sleigh bed or one with no footboard.

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