We all know that getting a good night’s sleep aids our health and wellbeing and helps us be more productive at work. Bad news then, that sleep deprivation is at an all-time high in the UK – at least, according to a study byBarker and Stonehouse. It seems thatjust 15% of us are getting a good night’s sleep, with the majority of us going to bed far too late and settling for a less-than-optimal six hours sleep per night.
So, to offer a helping hand, we've found some of the most gorgeous and inviting beds out there to make getting a good night just that little bit more tempting.These 14 sumptuous velvet beds not onlymake a room softer, cosier and more inviting, they also add serious impact, glamour and style.Who knows, maybe you night owls will finally be getting to bed on time?
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The curved headboard of Button & Sprung's Rose bed (opens in new tab) will give any bedroom that Kit Kemp boutique hotel look.Distinctive, elegant and witty, this French-inspired Rococo style velvet upholstered bed certainly has je ne sais quoi.
A removable, padded pillow that acts as a tufted headboard while also providing extra comfort and cushioning? Genius. The Raul (opens in new tab) bed cocoons you with a winged frame while the tufted backrest can be removed leaving a streamlined sleigh bed design.
FOUR POSTER CHIC
Who said four poster beds can't have velvet? Not us.This va-va-voom design conveyswarmth, luxury and glamour.A four poster like no other, The Hoxton bed (opens in new tab) heralds a new era of modernity.
Buttoned headboards aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. That's why Love Your Home (opens in new tab) swappedthe buttons for square panels, which still looks plush but thoroughly modern. The square panels and legs also help give the Beatrice Bed (opens in new tab) that clean, modern look.
If Ariel (opens in new tab)lived on land, this would be the bed of her dreams. This suitably named bedcombines a natural, shell-shaped and Art Nouveau-inspired form with the clean lines and tapered legs typical of mid-century design.The gorgeous, segmented seashell-like headboard brings dramatic flair, whilst the gold capped feet add subtle contemporary glamour.
PLUMP AND GORGEOUS
The Teatro bed (opens in new tab) frame has a fresh, soft and luxurious feel. Its flange edge design gives nod to the classic oxford pillow case while the minimal use of timber around the headboard helps create a wonderfully plump appearance.
Retreat in seclusion with this elegant, winged bed.Inspired by the Regency era, the Camelia bed (opens in new tab) by Button & Sprung features an invitingly plump and tufted headboard with deep-set buttons.
The Christobelle bed (opens in new tab) has a classic divan style but has been given a modern makeover. In this version, Love Your Home (opens in new tab) have kept the scallop shell headboard and turned wood legs, as a nod to the past – but left it unbuttoned to keep it modern, not twee and added subtle piping around the headboard and feet, for that hand-worked look. It's a fresh take on an old classic.
The elegant Tosca Bed (opens in new tab) channels Art Deco chic, with sharp lines and an impressive, towering headboard. Deep fluted panels wrap around the bed's base and headboard to create a sense of depth.The deep bed base, which has inset legs, adds dramatic flair by gives the impression that the bed is floating.
Always wanted to achieve that Soho House look at home? Well, it's easier than you think. Because Soho House actually have their own online shop, Soho Home (opens in new tab), where you can shop the furniture that kits out the likes of The Ned, Babington House, Dean Street Townhouse, Kettner's Townhouse and of course Soho Farmhouse and Soho House hotels.
Inspired by their Barcelona hotel, Soho Home's beds have that collected, curated and bespoke feel to them. We challenge you find curves that mimictheirLuca bedstead (opens in new tab) anywhere else.
What do you get when you cross a sleigh bed with a Chesterfield sofa? We imagine you'd get the Guinevere bed (opens in new tab). It has the best of both worlds; the grandeur and the sumptuous padding, deep buttoning and scroll arms of a Chesterfield – together with the high headboard, footboard and overall romance of a sleigh bed. The brass (or chrome) casters help give it a modern twist.
MOVIE STAR GLAM
The bubblegum pink Olivia bed (opens in new tab) oozes Hollywood glamour thanks to its gorgeous fluted headboard, petite wings, pink velvet and that stunning wood and the brass plinth it sits on.
Timeless, chic and elegant, the studded Richmond bed (opens in new tab) has a traditional shape, modern legs and a rich colour palette of velvet upholstery to choose from.
The Alice bed (opens in new tab) offers amodern take on a classic design.The clean lines of Alice's ribbed headboard make her look modern, whilst the turned wooden legs give a nod to a bygone era. Thestriking ribbed headboard stands out from the crowd.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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