Dress your bedroom in your favorite style with metal bedroom furniture from Overstock. Choose a sleek metallic platform bed for a contemporary bedroom, or a stained pine and metal bed for a more industrial look. Accent your modern bedroom furniture with black iron side tables from Furniture of America, an aluminum and veneer headboard from Acme Furniture, or wire basket storage towers from Holtom. Design a romantic, shabby chic bedroom with a brushed-copper canopy bed or an antique-inspired sleigh bed from Inspire Q. Place a polished side table with a glass top on either side of your bed to hold your eyeglasses and books, or complete a cottage aesthetic with a distressed French countryside dresser. However you style your bedroom, you can find metallic furniture from Overstock.com to match any look.
Metal Bedroom Furniture 101
Metal bedroom furniture is typically crafted from aluminum, steel, or iron. Aluminum is the most common of these because it is lightweight and doesn’t rust, though it will oxidize if it is not properly cared for. While not as strong as high-quality steel, thick pieces of aluminum are still remarkably durable. Steel is sturdy and reliable, and beds, headboards, and tables made from steel will usually last a long time. Iron is also very strong, and the handsome black appearance of wrought iron makes it a popular material for many different decor styles ranging from classic to contemporary. Solid iron is very heavy, though, so it is most often used for embellishments. Copper and brass ornamentation are also commonly used to accent and decorate furniture.
Though every metal has a unique color and luster, each can be finished, polished, or painted in many beautiful and stylish ways. One of the most common finishing techniques is powder-coating. This process involves covering a metallic structure with epoxy powder that is heated until it melts and hardens into a durable colored layer. If a piece of furniture is simply painted to change its color, it will typically also feature a protective layer of lacquer to prevent chipping and peeling. To produce a sleek mirrored surface, metallic furniture can be polished, while brushed finishes shine but feature textured surfaces that don’t reflect clearly like mirrored surfaces do. Layering copper and brass over iron or aluminum is another common practice which gives the appearance of a solid brass or copper structure.
Mixing with Other Materials
A wide variety of furniture is crafted by pairing metal with other materials such as wood, glass, veneer, and enamel. Wood is one of the most common materials used for crafting furniture, and when it is paired with metal it combines the durability and beauty of both materials. Glass tabletops make tables with metallic legs feel elegant and airy. For sumptuous comfort and flair, metallic furniture upholstered in fabric or black leather will retain its strength but won’t be cold to the touch. Veneer and enamel can be layered over metal furnishings to make them look like wood or give them colorful finishes.
Metal beds come in many different sizes and styles, ranging from traditional four poster frames with polished gold-tone finishes to trendy frames with unique headboards and legs. Metal beds are exceptionally durable and can last a lifetime or longer if they are taken care of. Some beds feature versatile metal frames that can adjust to accommodate mattresses and box springs of any size ranging from twin to queen. These bed frames are convenient options for large families because they can be used interchangeably in the bedrooms of children, teenagers, and adults. Loft beds and bunkbeds are made from metal much more often than wood because their structures require lightweight stability. Some platform beds are designed with metallic frames but feature wooden slats to help your mattress breathe and thereby prolong its life. These beds can also be used to accommodate a mattress without a box spring.
Metallic headboards are stately and convenient additions to any bed frame, and they can be crafted with a wide variety of ornamentation such as button-tufted upholstery, nailhead trim, and decorative filigrees. Headboards help keep your bedding in place while you sleep and prevent your pillows from falling off the edge of your bed. This makes a headboard a practical addition to your bedframe as well as a stylish one. Some headboards include matching footboards, though they are often sold without them. It is very rare, however, for a bed to feature a footboard without a headboard. Many beds are sold without headboards, but they may still accommodate one that is purchased independently if it is correctly sized.
No bedroom is complete without spacious and convenient storage furniture for clothes, bedding, and possessions. Dressers, bookshelves, storage chests, and armoires can all be crafted from metal, though they will often feature wood, wicker, or glass components for contrast and style. These pieces lend sophisticated elegance to your decor while also providing all the durable utility you need to organize your bedroom and reduce clutter.
A stable nightstand or end table on either side of your bed is a great place to keep your glasses, books, and reading lamps close at hand while you lie in bed. Metallic tables and nightstands are exceptionally reliable, and some are fitted with wicker or wood drawers where you can store medicine bottles, tissue paper, writing utensils, and anything else that you might need at night or in the morning.