Low-tech Beds

Today I’m dreaming of beds. Mainly because I would love to stay in mine this morning and not go to work in this miserable rain. It’s a perfect day to stay in my jammies, watch the box set of The Killing, drink loads of coffee and cuddle my dog.

Aside from that unfulfilled dream, I’ve also got beds on the brain because we didn’t bring any with us when we moved here. We’ve been in a furnished flat for the last year, but now we’re moving to an unfurnished one and we will need beds….

I’m hesitant to buy too much stuff in case we decide to move back to LA in a few years and have to lug it all back (and by lug I mean pay an arm and a leg to ship it) or sell it all again – which by the way, is much more painful to do than I thought.

So, simple beds is where my mind is today. Mattresses without bed-frames/bases. Is it possible to pull this off without looking like your old university dorm room?

Here are a few good ones.

via Design Sponge

via photographer Magnus Anesund

via feeling a bit artsy

via fox on the run

via middle child complex

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  • Reply Angeline 12 June 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Beds are on my brain too – I've been wanting to try upholstering a box spring and add furniture feet to it for my boy's room – also I love the tents over the bed – good luck with your search!

  • Reply Emily Henson 12 June 2012 at 2:28 PM

    I love the idea of upholstering a box spring! Let me know if you decide to try it – I'd love to see pics. I will certainly be doing a before and after of our whole house, so stay tuned.


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