Metal framed beds often get a bad wrap, and not without due cause. Pillows are always slouching through the headboard bars, and metal is certainly no match in comfort with its plush upholstered counterparts. Thankfully there are a few easy ways to work around their flaws or change their look without breaking the bank.
• The Martha Stewart team gave a classic metal frame a fresh slip-covered look by attaching tabs to plain fabric (a sheet would work too) and tying the fabric so it is nice and taut. This would also cure the runaway pillow problem.
• Jonie from Cote De Texas recently featured the impressive transformation of the Sayes Ranch in Abilene, Texas. Among the creative touches that owner, Terry Browder, added to the guesthouse was the use of an old rug slipped over the rails of the iron canopy bed.
• Or you could simply drape throws over the rails to soften the frame, adding versatile texture and color to a run of the mill metal frame.
I could see these ideas working well as a seasonal change, changing the look of the frame in the same way you change the look of the bed with cool and warm weather bedding.
(Images: 1: Martha Stewart, 2: Cote De Texas, 3: Country Living)