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Slay Your Bedroom Style with a Sleigh Bed

Posted by Mandi Bugatti on

It all started in Santa’s workshop...wait, that’s a different story. Although sleigh beds did get their name because they resemble horse-drawn sleighs, it really started 200 years ago with the rise of Empire style. Also known as second phase of Neoclassical style that was popular in France and the United States, it features highly elaborate furniture with Greco-Roman influence.

Even Napoleon himself was drawn to the curved footboards and headboards and popularized them in France during the Empire period which lasted from about 1795 to 1820. These early designs were usually made of wood, and were also very ornate and expensive. It was a matter of pride to own a sleigh bed, and only the upper class could afford this luxury.

The sleigh bed style made its way to America around 1815, a time when the Greek revival was in full swing. The American Empire style featured cleaner lines with rolled ends to mimic an ancient scroll. Another hallmark characterizing these beds was the smooth curves and lack of overly ornate carvings.

At Savvy Discount Furniture, we offer modern styles of sleigh beds to fit your budget. Our most popular designs range from low and sleek to majestic and stately. If you are intrigued by this style, our curated list will help provide inspiration for your next bed.

The Sheffield Sleigh Bed has the most drama and prominence of our bedroom collections. It features a button tufted headboard and footboard that arch slightly outward for a graceful effect with elegant carvings throughout. This bed is sure to transform a room. 

The Louis Philip sleigh bed is our most minimalist design. The curves are present, and the rest of the bed has very clean lines. This style comes in 5 colors (black, white, cherry, champagne, and grey) so you can be sure to find the bed that fits your personality and decor choices.

The Stanley Antique White Bed features the ornate side of the sleigh bed style with modern features such as an upholstered headboard insert and farmhouse white finish. The arched shape of the headboard adds to the softness of the bed adding a romantic feel to your space.

Cribs, sofas, loveseats, and even bunk beds can be made in the sleigh style. Basically anything with a headboard and footboard like the Amelia Bunk Bed from Generation Trade. It features gorgeous button tufting, nailhead trim, and the sleigh style rolled top at each end.

The Curtis Bed from Crown Mark combines the sleigh style with rustic design. The headboard and footboard feature alternating slats to create visual interest, and the distressed finish adds to its personality making a unique piece for your bedroom.

If you'd like to have a bedroom that even Napoleon would approve of, choose a sleigh bed and bask in the stately elegance that will radiate throughout your space.

Ready to upgrade your bed, nightstand, dresser, or chest of drawers? At Savvy Discount Furniture, we make it easy! Our furniture store in Farmers Branch, TX offers a wide selection of beautiful pieces at low prices. Need it now? Certain items are available for same day delivery in the Dallas area. Call (214) 434-1143 or visit our website to browse the inventory.

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