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Met­al beds were val­ued in the old days in inte­ri­or design, they have not lost their qual­i­ties even today. Iron prod­ucts give the inte­ri­or sophis­ti­ca­tion, lux­u­ry, chic and a roman­tic atmos­phere. Met­al mod­els can be com­bined with var­i­ous tex­tures (wood, fab­rics, glass, stone) and allow you to cre­ate projects in dif­fer­ent styles: from clas­sic and baroque to high-tech and mod­ern.metal beds

Metal bed in the interior

The inte­ri­or of a bed­room with a met­al bed is made in clas­sic, goth­ic, roman­tic styles, baroque, hi-tech, etc. An exquis­ite piece of fur­ni­ture due to the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the mate­r­i­al is the main ele­ment in the design of a place to relax. Decor, wall dec­o­ra­tion, cur­tain tex­ture, etc. are select­ed for the bed. The method of arti­fi­cial aging, gild­ing, and inlays will empha­size the beau­ty of the iron prod­uct. Open­work bases and fig­ured fur­ni­ture legs look very styl­ish with stained glass ele­ments.

The design of a met­al bed in the inte­ri­ors of the direc­tions of min­i­mal­ism, hi-tech has its own specifics. Con­cise forms are required, rec­tan­gu­lar mod­els, the backs should be with straight cross­bars. Coat­ing — mat­te or chrome.

A roman­tic atmos­phere will be cre­at­ed by the use of white-paint­ed fur­ni­ture with pat­terned inserts. The design of the room must be sup­ple­ment­ed with a canopy, exquis­ite bed­spreads in light col­ors. Baroque bed­rooms are suit­able for met­al prod­ucts dec­o­rat­ed with orna­ments, wood and stone inserts. In such inte­ri­ors, it is not rec­om­mend­ed to paint met­al: a nat­ur­al dark or steel shade is the most refined.

Forg­ing looks advan­ta­geous in the set­ting. Antique chests, frames for mir­rors, lamps will cre­ate a har­mo­nious ensem­ble with fur­ni­ture in the atmos­phere of an ori­en­tal inte­ri­or. A suc­cess­ful com­bi­na­tion of pat­terns in the ele­ments of the inte­ri­or and the design of the bed. Forged prod­ucts in the Proven­cal design direc­tion are organ­ic.

Met­al beds look har­mo­nious in loft-style rooms. Rough fin­ish, lack of open­work ele­ments, nat­ur­al tex­tures are suit­able for design.

Features and Benefits

The advan­tages of iron beds are wear resis­tance, hygiene. The tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics of the mod­els pro­vide reli­a­bil­i­ty, allow to with­stand mechan­i­cal dam­age and heavy loads. Steel prod­ucts are dis­tin­guished by inte­ri­or ver­sa­til­i­ty, as met­al is com­bined with dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments of var­i­ous tex­tures: wood, glass, stone, etc.

Iron beds are envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly, because the mate­r­i­al does not con­tain harm­ful impu­ri­ties. An impor­tant cri­te­ri­on is strength. Met­al prod­ucts have a rigid frame, due to which they do not break. The mate­r­i­al is fire­proof, resis­tant to tem­per­a­ture extremes, does not rot (after spe­cial treat­ment) even at high humid­i­ty or dry­ness. Met­al fur­ni­ture is durable. The exclu­siv­i­ty and orig­i­nal­i­ty of the mod­els are pro­vid­ed by forged ele­ments in the dec­o­ra­tion.

When placed in a room, it is worth con­sid­er­ing the mas­sive­ness of the pieces of fur­ni­ture, their heavy weight, and the cool tex­ture of the sur­faces.

Forged

Forged beds are made main­ly by hand, so they are pro­duced in 1 copy and have a high price. The met­al is processed at high tem­per­a­tures and becomes more durable, with­stands heavy loads. Mod­els made by forg­ing are dis­tin­guished by their heavy weight. At the same time, prod­ucts are cre­at­ed both rough, mas­sive, and ele­gant, open­work, depend­ing on the author’s project.

Fur­ni­ture can be com­plete­ly forged or with hand-made ele­ments (head­board, legs). The pro­duc­tion process requires the use of expen­sive mate­ri­als — cop­per, iron, cast iron, alu­minum. Fin­ish­ing of prod­ucts is car­ried out using pow­der paints with a wide range of shades, so you can choose dif­fer­ent col­ors for the desired inte­ri­or.

factory production

Fac­to­ry mod­els are pro­duced by stamp­ing. Iron, brass (an alloy of zinc and cop­per) are used in the man­u­fac­ture. Prod­ucts are also made from a steel pro­file or pipes (hol­low) with a thick­ness of 1.5–2 mm.

Fac­to­ry prod­ucts are lighter than forged ones. Designs can with­stand weight up to 200 kg. Large loads will lead to deflec­tion of ele­ments or break­age of prod­ucts. The advan­tages of fac­to­ry mod­els are sim­plic­i­ty, ver­sa­til­i­ty of design, afford­able price. Prac­ti­cal and beau­ti­ful sin­gle beds in clas­sic inte­ri­ors, as well as in the design of coun­try hous­es. Mod­els are easy to clean, have high hygien­ic prop­er­ties.

Life time

The main char­ac­ter­is­tics of a met­al bed are high strength and long ser­vice life. The met­al does not change shape, endures large mechan­i­cal loads. A stronger base of the prod­uct is made of met­al pipes. A pro­fes­sion­al­ly forged mod­el with a coat­ing can last up to 30 years with­out repair. The ser­vice life is affect­ed by: fre­quen­cy of use, ways of car­ing for the prod­uct, humid­i­ty in the room.

Variety of design forms

Mod­els are divid­ed into stan­dard and non-stan­dard. The most com­mon stan­dard rec­tan­gu­lar shape. The prod­uct is suit­able for var­i­ous inte­ri­ors, for com­pact spaces. Non-stan­dard mod­els are rep­re­sent­ed by mod­els of round, square, oval shapes. Orig­i­nal solu­tions for author’s inte­ri­or projects are pos­si­ble. On request, beds with a canopy, addi­tion­al shelves, etc. are cre­at­ed.

Beds are avail­able in sin­gle and bunk beds. Sin­gle-lev­el mod­els are used to dec­o­rate most bed­rooms. For chil­dren’s rooms, two-tier mod­els are allowed — sta­tion­ary, mobile, fold­ing, etc.

There are prod­ucts for adults and chil­dren. The lat­ter are small­er, equipped with 3–4 backs for safe oper­a­tion. Beds for adults have 2 head­boards.

An iron bed can be of a stan­dard design or fold­ing and trans­form­ing. Trans­form­ing mod­els that are suit­able for com­pact spaces and are mul­ti­func­tion­al are pop­u­lar. Fold­ing fur­ni­ture can serve as a cab­i­net. The sofa bed is trans­formed from a place to relax into a dou­ble mod­el. Designs equipped with roll-out sys­tems for stor­ing linen and house­hold appli­ances look good.

Varieties of designs

Many iron struc­tures have been devel­oped, which dif­fer in size, shape, style, and pur­pose. The choice in favor of bunk prod­ucts allows you to save space in an apart­ment or house. Such designs are used in the design of chil­dren’s rooms. Among the com­mon prod­ucts is a loft bed. The mod­el is ergonom­ic, will help to orga­nize the space com­fort­ably.

In com­pact rooms, fold­ing struc­tures are used that do not take up much space. The sofa bed on a met­al frame is a place of rest, and, if nec­es­sary, unfolds to a com­fort­able sleep­ing space. Mod­els can be equipped with a head­board and foot­board — sta­tion­ary or fold­ing ele­ments. When choos­ing a sofa bed, you must con­sid­er: the mod­el is left-hand­ed or right-hand­ed.

Designs with draw­ers can be sin­gle and dou­ble. Some man­u­fac­tur­ers pro­vide for the cre­ation of one dou­ble bed from 2 sin­gle prod­ucts.

Headboard options

The head of a met­al bed can be low, medi­um, high — the para­me­ters depend on the inte­ri­or design. Mod­els are sol­id or open­work. Dis­tin­guish sta­tion­ary (built-in) head­boards and remov­able. Hang­ing ele­ments are mount­ed to the wall, because they have dec­o­ra­tive tasks.

Forg­ing in the design of the head­board will bring romance to the inte­ri­or. Head­boards with gild­ing, carv­ings, and orna­ments are com­mon. This ele­ment of a met­al bed can become a room dec­o­ra­tion.

Har­mo­nious in clas­sic inte­ri­ors, the backs of lacon­ic forms in the form of lat­tices. Strict design of ele­ments is also required for min­i­mal­ism and high-tech styles. It is applic­a­ble to use on the backs of sil­ver coat­ing. The sim­plic­i­ty of the bed­room in coun­try and rus­tic styles is empha­sized by met­al backs in black or brown. The smooth curves of the iron bed are suit­able for the inte­ri­or of a wood­en house. The canopy is dec­o­rat­ed with fab­ric.

Dimensions

The range of bed sizes dif­fers in 3 para­me­ters: width, length and height. The width of the prod­uct is affect­ed by: the num­ber of beds and the con­fig­u­ra­tion of the mod­el. There are 5 groups of size ranges in width: chil­dren’s, sin­gle, one and a half, dou­ble, triple.

Chil­dren’s mod­els dif­fer depend­ing on age. A sin­gle bed is suit­able for teenagers or for com­pact spaces. The width of the mod­el is no more than 80 cm. For adults, one and a half typ­i­cal prod­ucts are more pop­u­lar: from 120x200 to 140x200 cm. The met­al dou­ble bed has a size range of 160x200 cm. The mod­el for 3 beds is more than 2 m wide.

The height of the bed can be low, medi­um, large. The size of the low ones varies from 20 to 40 cm. A mod­el of this type is suit­able for inte­ri­ors of a min­i­mal­ist or eth­nic style.

The aver­age height is opti­mal and varies from 40 to 60 cm. High prod­ucts (from 70 to 90 cm) are suit­able for rooms in baroque, art deco and mod­ern styles.

Price

The cost of a met­al prod­uct is affect­ed by the qual­i­ty of the com­po­si­tion, the method of man­u­fac­ture, the type of con­struc­tion, and the meth­ods of dec­o­ra­tion. Mod­els relat­ed to the econ­o­my class are stan­dard, fac­to­ry-made. Author’s prod­ucts for indi­vid­ual design cost much more. The price also depends on the avail­abil­i­ty of addi­tion­al items.

A met­al sin­gle-tier and rein­forced bed costs less than a bunk coun­ter­part. Two-sto­ry mod­els and attic-type prod­ucts are at the same price lev­el. The cost of a dou­ble bed is deter­mined by: height and width, the pres­ence of decor ele­ments, fin­ish­es, etc.

The design of the head­board, which can be forged, with balus­ters, carv­ings, inlays, affects the price of iron beds. Expen­sive col­or­ing options (with the effect of aging, gild­ing) increase the cost of the prod­uct. The price of a hand-forged bed depends on the size, mate­r­i­al and com­plex­i­ty of the order.

Step-by-step technology for creating a metal bed

Mak­ing met­al beds at home allows you to cre­ate a mod­el of non-stan­dard sizes with an author’s fin­ish. Prepara­to­ry work includes the selec­tion of mate­ri­als, siz­ing and design, draw­ing up a draw­ing.

The best way to cre­ate a piece of fur­ni­ture your­self is to make it from a fin­ished iron frame. To assem­ble a met­al prod­uct, you will need: a weld­ing machine, grinder, drill, tape mea­sure, files, sand­pa­per sheets, brush­es, primer, var­nish­es, paints.

The instal­la­tion process begins with the instal­la­tion of the backs. Pipe blanks are weld­ed accord­ing to the draw­ing, fixed on the base using a weld­ing machine. The ruler is required to con­trol the degree of con­struc­tion. Then the bed base is installed. Experts rec­om­mend lat­tice, because it is more reli­able in oper­a­tion than sol­id. The lat­tice is weld­ed onto the fin­ished frame. After assem­bly, the seams and pro­trud­ing ele­ments of the home-made struc­ture are treat­ed with sand­pa­per or a grinder.

The final stage is the prepa­ra­tion of the sur­face for paint­ing. Mate­ri­als are rec­om­mend­ed to choose with anti-cor­ro­sion prop­er­ties. It is nec­es­sary to apply a primer, hide cracks and irreg­u­lar­i­ties. Then the sur­face is var­nished and paint­ed. The frame is dried and pro­ceed to dec­o­ra­tion. The dec­o­ra­tion uses spray­ing (gold and sil­ver paint), aging or decoupage tech­niques.