Elevate Your Bedroom Style with a Sleigh Bed

Style your bedroom with a Sleigh Bed

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, and it should reflect your personal style and taste. One piece of furniture that can elevate your bedroom's aesthetic and add a touch of elegance is a sleigh bed. At Pay Weekly Beds UK we have a range of sleigh beds that come in all UK sizes including the most popular king size sleigh bed and super king size sleigh beds. This classic piece of furniture has been around for centuries and is still very popular today, thanks to its timeless design. A sleigh bed is characterised by its curved headboard and footboard, which resemble a sleigh, hence the name. The unique shape of this bed frame adds a touch of sophistication to any bedroom and makes it a focal point of the room. Whether your style is traditional, modern, or eclectic, there is a sleigh bed design that will fit your taste. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of owning a sleigh bed and how it can transform your bedroom into a stylish retreat.

History of Sleigh Beds

Sleigh beds have been around for centuries, although their exact origins are unclear. Some historians believe that they were first used in ancient Rome and Greece, while others trace their roots back to the French and English Renaissance periods. During the 19th century, sleigh beds became popular in the UK and were often used in luxurious hotels and private residences. The curved headboard and footboard of the sleigh bed give it a unique and recognizable shape that has remained popular throughout the years. Traditionally sleigh beds were available in a choice of wooden finishes, now they are finished in a selection of modern fabrics including crushed velvet or soft plush velvet. View the full range of sleigh beds at Pay Weekly Beds UK

Benefits of Having a Sleigh Bed

A sleigh bed is not just a pretty piece of furniture; it also offers a range of benefits. Firstly, the high curved headboard and foot board provide a comfortable and supportive backrest for sitting up in bed while reading or watching TV. The height of the bed frame also makes it easier to get in and out of bed, which is particularly beneficial for those with back or knee problems. Additionally, at Pay Weekly Beds UK our sleigh beds are made from high-quality materials, finished in a choice of 40 + colours, which means they are durable and long-lasting.

Sleigh beds also add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any bedroom. The unique shape of the bed frame makes it a focal point of the room and adds a sense of grandeur. Whether your bedroom style is traditional, modern, or eclectic, there is a sleigh bed design that will fit your taste.

Types of Sleigh Beds Available

Sleigh beds come in a range of styles, materials, and sizes, so it's essential to choose one that suits your bedroom's decor and your personal preference. The most common materials used for sleigh beds are crushed velvet and soft plush velvet, although there are other fabric versions also available. Crushed velvet sleigh beds are a popular choice for those who want to add a touch of glitz and glam their bedroom. They are available in a range of 40 colours, from classic black, modern grey or silver to more vibrant shades such as red or baby pink.

In terms of size, sleigh beds are available in all standard sizes, from single to super king size. One thing to note is due to the scrolled headboard and foot board sleigh beds take up a lot more floor space compared to other beds. For example a 5ft king size sleigh bed will take up 1ft 4 inches more in length than the mattress. The size you choose will depend on the size of your bedroom and your personal preference. It's also worth considering the height of the bed frame, as some sleigh beds can be quite tall, which may not be suitable for those with low ceilings. For taller users the foot board can present an issue for when they are laying down, in these instances we offer a bespoke build option with either a longer frame or a lower foot board. 

Choosing the Right Size and Material for Your Sleigh Bed

When choosing a sleigh bed, it's essential to consider the size of your bedroom and the size of the bed frame. A king sized sleigh bed, for example, may be too large for a smaller bedroom. At Pay Weekly Beds UK all our sleigh beds come with an ottoman gas lift up option. This is great for your daily storage needs but note that it increases the length of the sleigh bed by 2 inches.

The material of your sleigh bed is also an important consideration. Crushed velvet sleigh beds are the most popular and come in a range of colours, from light silver to dark purple. If you prefer a more luxury and contemporary look, a soft plush velvet full chesterfield sleigh bed may be a better choice. Plush velvet sleigh beds are available in a range of colours, from classic black or blush baby pink to more vibrant shades such as white or royal blue. Our sleigh beds are finished with a range of designs with buttoned headboards, headboard and foot boards, or headboard side rails and foot boards, all with options of diamante or colour matching buttons.

How to Style Your Bedroom with a Sleigh Bed

A sleigh bed is a statement piece of furniture that can transform the look of your bedroom. Here are some tips on how to style your bedroom with a sleigh bed:

- Keep it simple: A sleigh bed is a statement piece, so keep the rest of your bedroom decor simple and understated. Opt for neutral bedding and simple accessories to create a calm and relaxing environment.

- Add texture: A sleigh bed made from crushed velvet, soft plush velvet, linen or chenille fabrics and chosen correctly can add texture to your bedroom. Add a cosy rug, fluffy pillows, and a soft throw to create a warm and inviting space.

- Choose the right lighting: Lighting can make or break a bedroom. Opt for soft, warm lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere. Table lamps or wall lights are a great option for bedside lighting. Consider the difference in lighting between our showroom and your bedroom so that you can choose which colour, fabric and shade will suit your needs best.

- Don't forget the artwork: Artwork can add personality and style to your bedroom. Choose pieces that complement the colours and style of your sleigh bed to create a cohesive look.

Maintenance and Care for Your Sleigh Bed

A sleigh bed, like any piece of furniture, requires maintenance and care to keep it looking its best. Here are some tips on how to care for your sleigh bed:

- Keep it clean: Regularly dust your sleigh bed with a soft cloth to prevent dust build-up. Use a soft brush hoover to get into the upholstered grooves.

- Rotate the mattress: To prevent sagging and wear, rotate the mattress every few months.

- Avoid direct sunlight: Direct sunlight can cause the finish on your sleigh bed to fade or discolour. Keep your bed out of direct sunlight to prevent this from happening.

Buy Sleigh Beds With Pay Weekly Beds UK

At Pay Weekly Beds UK we have a range of sleigh beds. Order in single, small double, king size or super king size, both online and in-person in our Essex showroom. It's essential to choose a reputable retailer that offers high-quality British handmade sleigh beds and excellent customer service. Pay Weekly Beds UK do not sell imported beds, nor off the shelf stock. Each and every sleigh bed is handcrafted to order here in England. With Snap finance available online you can choose from a selection of flexible finance repayment options. Representative 39.9% APR


A sleigh bed is a classic piece of furniture that can elevate the look of your bedroom and add a touch of elegance. With a range of styles and materials available, there is a sleigh bed design to suit every taste. When choosing a sleigh bed, consider the size and height of the bed frame, as well as the material and style. When purchasing from a trusted retailer like Pay Weekly Beds UK paired with proper maintenance and care, a sleigh bed can last for many years, providing comfort and style to your bedroom.

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