If in years gone by, metal beds were thought of as bulky, cold, reminding us perhaps of hospitals or military dormitories, things have changed with the rise in popularity of minimalistic, contemporary furniture. What you’d want for your bedroom is a heaven for comfort, peace and relaxation, and nowadays, metal beds can be whatever you want them to be; delicate, elegant, sophisticated or completely unique.

Wrought iron beds on the other hand, have never gone out of style. The traditional twists and curls of Victorian design can give a bedroom a rustic or vintage feel; they’ve never lost their elegant appeal. Whilst this does not always tie in with modern interior design trends, Victorian design is still very popular. All in all, it is fair to say that wrought iron manufacturers of today produce contemporary, stylish designs to meet our changing tastes.

Metal beds have many advantages to today’s consumer. Here are just 5 of them:

1.Long Lasting

Yes, metal beds are still used in hospitals and dormitories but that’s not something that should put you off, it is actually a major selling point! The fact is, metal beds are used in commercial applications because they’re long-lasting and strong. The strength and robustness of a good quality metal bed is unsurpassed. They can last for decades, unlike wooden beds which will fade, chip and warp over time.

2.Design Choice

You’ll find metal beds are available in a range of designs that is incomparable to that of other materials. Metal can be moulded, shaped and crafted into any design you like; you just don’t have the same flexibility with other materials. Plus, designs can be extremely complex, intricate and ornate. Whether it’s a sleek or bold contemporary design or a traditional, elegant, romantic style, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

3.Colour Availability

You can actually choose the colour that you’d like and sometimes the type of finish too. If you have your heart set on a pink bed for your daughter’s fairy-tale bedroom or a golden metal bed to inject some glamour into your life – you can have it. How about luxurious bronze or pure white? You can get many colours to fit in with a multitude of design ideas.


One trend at the moment is leather beds, which will probably flop, faster than it surged in popularity. The element of metal will never go out of style. When you invest in metal beds, you’re investing in your future due to their longevity and timelessness. If you go for a classic design, you can change your décor over and over and it will still be on trend for decades to come.

5.Less Bulky

Metal beds and bedroom furniture is significantly less bulky than other bedroom suites. The material makes a big impact but it doesn’t take up too much space like larger wooden pieces do. Wood can be chunky and cumbersome, especially more in contemporary bed designs. This makes metal beds ideal for smaller bedrooms.

Due to their durability and versatility, metal beds are a sensible choice. You can also make a bold statement in your bedroom with the many designs, colours and finishes on offer. If you want something really special, bespoke designs are available too at relatively reasonable prices. Enjoy your search for metal beds and the flexibility to create a bedroom that’s everything you ever dreamed of.

Avi Reisman works on the design team at Metal Design Furniture Ltd. Avi's articles on interior design, landscaping, garden furniture, metal furniture and wrought iron are a must read for anyone considering investing in metal beds for their home.

Metal Design Furniture Ltd, based in London, produce quality metal furniture; using a merger of advanced robotic technology with traditional handicraft. The result is high-end, exquisite metal furniture that will stand the test of time. Furniture is all manufactured in Europe, and they retail their furniture all across the UK.

Far from being mass produced, many of their products have handcrafted details and finishes. In fact, you can customise every piece online before buying with options of colours, sizes and styles. For more articles and information visit the blog http://www.metaldesign-furniture.co.uk/blog

Author's Bio: 

Avi Reisman works on the design team at Metal Design Furniture Ltd. Avi’s articles on interior design, landscaping, garden furniture and metal work are a must read for anyone considering investing in a feature piece of metal furniture for their home.