Farmhouse style furniture is so fun to pick out, and my favorite part yet of furnishing our farmhouse has been the search for beautiful farmhouse beds. Beds are the defining feature in any bedroom, and swapping our your bed for a classic farmhouse bed is a quick way to add farmhouse charm to your room. For our three bedrooms, we settled on three very different styles of farmhouse beds: spindle, metal & wooden cannonball. (Note: this post contains affiliate links to products I love ♥)
Farmhouse Spindle Beds
My all time favorite type of bed is the spindle bed. They are also known as Jenny Lind beds, named after the Swedish opera singer who toured the United States in the mid-1800s. Products from clothing to tobacco to pianos were named after her as part of the marketing campaign for her cross country tour with P.T. Barnum, and spindle beds soared in popularity under her name. Still produced today, these gorgeous beds come in designs ranging from elegant to whimsical.
New spindle beds can be found in toddler size to king size, but the antique versions are difficult to find in today’s standard sizes. Our vintage Jenny Lind bed is 7 x 2 feet, and it makes for a perfect little reading spot in our spare bedroom.
Metal Farmhouse Beds
Metal farmhouse beds have such a classic look and are very easy to find these days. A metal farmhouse bed was big on my wishlist for our guest bedroom, and I’m so glad we found one! I was worried at first if metal beds were sturdy, but fear not! They are plenty sturdy!
We opted for a plain black metal bed and added some glitz by spray painting the knobs and feet gold. It definitely adds a lot of charm to our farmhouse bedroom!
Wooden Farmhouse Beds
The wooden cannonball bed in our bedroom is one of my favorite pieces in our home. My grandparents purchased it right after they were married, and it spent almost half a century in their bedroom under an antique painting of my great great grandfather. I had always admired it, but I never told them how much I loved it. When my grandpa passed away a few years ago, my grandma decided to get a smaller bed and asked if I’d like to take the old cannonball bed. It was such a surprise, and I’m honored to take care of it!
Which type is your favorite? Do you have a farmhouse-style bed?
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