White beds sold on Overstock.com help you customize the centerpiece of your bedroom while brightening your entire space. White beds lighten a dark room while giving you a blank slate for a wide range of decorating options depending on the effect you want. Match your style of bed with the rest of the room's furniture for a cohesive look. Choose a timeless style with traditional elements and elegant touches or opt for a modern bed that has practical features and sleek lines. White beds give you the opportunity to get creative with pops of color, natural light, and whimsical patterns. Well-known brands sell many styles of beds on Overstock.com, including Furniture of America, Safavieh, Baxton Studio, Signature Design by Ashley, Hillsdale, and Panama Jack. Discover the white bed options at Overstock.com to enhance your space so you can get a better night's sleep in your cheery bedroom.
Styles of White Beds
Platform white beds have a solid bottom or crisscross lattice pieces underneath a mattress. Platform beds do not need a box spring because of the solid base construction. These items sometimes have storage units underneath for a handy place to put linens, blankets, and clothes. Edges of platform beds go all the way to the floor, which creates a way to blend with your flooring. White platform beds can fit right in with a white carpet or provide a solid, contrasting border with hardwood flooring.
Panel beds look as if they contain wooden panels that run horizontally or vertically along the headboard and footboard. Panel white beds provide a blank canvas to add splashes of color, whether you place a floral-patterned throw along the footboard or drape a bed scarf over the headboard. Consider making a craft project out of white panels by making stenciled pieces with your kids.
Storage beds have drawers underneath where you normally find empty space. Storage drawers can run under the entire bed or just a portion of the bed, and these areas on white beds make a border along your floor. Get the most of your space with underbed storage that optimizes the largest part of your space and reflects more light into your room. Drawers can appear on one side of the bed, as part of the footboard, or on both sides of the bed, depending on how much extra material you want under your mattress.
Daybeds contain three sides that rise above the mattress instead of two, which gives it the appearance of a couch or sofa rather than a bed. Daybeds usually come in twin or full sizes, and white daybeds form a traditional look from the Victorian age. Propping up a few shams during the day makes a daybed appear more like a couch in your bedroom or even your living room. Colorful shams pop against the background of a white daybed. Daybeds may have an extra bed underneath, called a trundle, that pulls out for guests.
Sleigh beds have a curved headboard and footboard that make the bed appear as if it's a sleigh. The top of the headboard curves away from your head, while the top of the footboard curves away from your feet. You need to measure a little extra space for this type of bed depending on how deep the curve is. This design comes from the 19th century, and many sleigh beds feature ornate carvings along their tops. The additional white from the high headboard of a sleigh bed forms a bright silhouette against the wall behind it for a lightening effect on the paint color.
Canopy beds have one tall post at each of the four corners and allow you to drape a cloth canopy over the top. White canopy beds might have a wooden part overhead, which negates the need for a cloth covering while accentuating the light in the room. Sheer curtains of any color draped along the sides and end of a white canopy bed offer a romantic, traditional vibe. White canopy beds leave you with endless color choices for decorating.
Design Features of White Beds
Thick headboards may have bookcases for you to store your latest bestseller, decorative pieces, or essentials items to keep handy. The space also provides convenient storage for reading glasses, mobile devices, or drinking glasses. White beds with bookcases let you place darker decorative pieces to balance the white hue. Anything colorful, like a geode, blown glass globe, or antique clock, stands out against the white background of the shelves.
Tufting on white headboards and footboards means there is stitching that forms a decorative pattern on upholstered fabric. Look for buttons on tufting that add an elegant touch to this traditional design. Patterns may form vertical lines, diagonal lines, or square shapes. Tufting on white beds forms slight shadows that can mute a bright white design and give depth to a piece.
Nailhead trim forms a pattern with decorative nails along the edges of the headboard and footboard. The decorative nails may come in different colors, such as black, grey, or brass, while having faceted edges along the heads instead of flat heads. Nailhead trim accentuates the borders of headboards and footboards on white beds. Shiny brass nailheads add to the brightness, while black nailheads draw attention to the solid border that is easy to see.
Colors Beyond White
If you want something more subtle than a pure white bed, look at hues of ivory, eggshell, cream, or vanilla. These shades of white are still neutral colors that go with other neutrals, such as navy, brown, grey, and black. When you consider other design elements that go with your bed consider complementary linens, blankets, and window shades that match these off-white colors for a slightly darker palette in your room.
White Beds FAQs
What sizes do white beds come in?
White beds come in all sizes, from twin-size models on the small end to California king on the large end. The more white you have in a bed, especially larger models or ones with storage underneath, the brighter your bedroom becomes. Larger beds give you a bigger canvas to incorporate bright colors with linens, shams, blankets, and throws.
What bedding should you buy for white beds?
Pure white beds complement any color scheme, because white is the color that goes with anything. Purchase bedding that fits your style and comfort, whether you want a simple three-piece bedding set or a luxurious nine-piece set with all of the accessories. Look for bright colors in linens or sets that match your window treatments.
What materials do white beds come in?
White beds come in wood, metal, or upholstered designs. Wooden beds can be basic, minimalist designs or have ornate, carved pieces on them. The carvings on white beds are subtler, or they may have slightly different hues to stand out. Beds with wood frames may feature upholstery over the headboard and footboard along with nailhead trim or tufting to produce elegant contrasts to solid white beds. You may see headboards and footboards that have a few metal bars in them without the spaced filled in at all.