From a cringe-worthy, ornate 1980s staple to a new-to-you, modern-day decor trend, the metal bed frame is not going anywhere anytime soon. If you’ve been rocking the brass bed look for a while now — props to you! — or are just looking to switch things up in the bedroom, know that a metal bed frame has plenty of potential to be a major statement maker. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to disprove those frilly-bedding stereotypes with unique modern nightstands, on-trend textiles and perfectly curated wall art for the ultimate relaxation station. Scroll on to see how we’d style a brass bed frame for the boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.
How to decorate a metal bed frame for a boho-chic bedroom
A little boho and brass action never hurt nobody. Take that brass bed frame to new heights with a soft palette of pinks, grays and natural wood. Then top it all off with a sequin-covered macrame wall hanging for extra luxe, cozy vibes. Adding some plants will also keep the air clean and tie in perfectly with the palette. A word of warning though: With this much comfiness, you won’t *ever* want to get out of bed.
West Elm Stella Metal Bed ($798+) + Georgiana Paraschiv Metallic Triangles Duvet ($139+), Meyer Von Weilligh Nightstand ($349), Gracelynn Table Lamp ($318), West Elm Sequin Shag Wall Tapestry ($150), Sea and Asters Sphere White and Gold Colorblock Planter ($22), Sea and Asters Sphere Gold Line Planter ($25)
How to decorate a metal bed frame for a minimalist bedroom
This metal bed frame is practically begging to be in a minimalist bedroom. Decorate it with a trendy neutral duvet (marble, perhaps) and a few lucite nightstands. Pair said nightstands with an uber-modern lamp for a classy sleeping station. Bring in a tropical plant — in a painting or IRL — to add a nice finishing touch.
West Elm Stella Metal Bed ($798+) + Chelsea Victoria Marble Duvet Cover ($139+), CB2 3-Piece Peek-a-Boo Acrylic Nesting Table Set ($199), CB2 Mister Table Lamp ($119), The Aestate Beverly IV Print ($61), Target Threshold Gold Crosshatch Pillow ($20)
How to decorate a metal bed frame for a preppy bedroom
For a pop of that modern-preppy look, add plenty of pinks and blacks to complement your metal bed frame. Keep it refined with a structured white nightstand and a few patterned pillows. Then bring in even more color — you can never have too much! — with a mint-colored lamp and an abstract painting for above the bed.
West Elm Stella Metal Bed ($798+) + PB Teen Rowan Bedside Table ($399+), Rebecca Allen Dances No. 1 Duvet Cover ($139+), Lulu & Georgia Loring Table Lamp ($197), Brit Bass Turner Navy Geo ($136), PB Teen Maybaby Lots o’ Dots Euro Pillow ($49), Kate Spade Tassel Stripe Pillow ($109)
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