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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hanging beds – Yay or Nay?

Hanging beds are on design trend for spring. This time the hanging bed moves indoors to the bedroom from the covered porch. Need proof? Anthropologie has a hanging bed in their Spring line.

Photo courtesy of Anthropolopie

If Anthro does it, many will follow. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing. I likes me some Anthro too.

To put hanging beds into design context, here is how the TheNovogratz’s (love them!) used hanging beds in The Pioneer Woman’s house (love her too!)


Photo courtesy of The Pioneer Woman

The room has an airy feel because of the floating beds. Unfortunately, the girls lost any trace of under bed storage in their tiny room, though.

You can raise some hanging beds to the ceiling as update on the traditional Murphy Bed. I can see something like this being useful in my craft/guest room.

Photo courtesy of hanging beds

I wonder how comfortable hanging beds are to sleep in? Some like the gentle sway and describe it like sleeping on a water bed.

I wonder how gentle the rocking would be with me. I am a notorious sleep thrasher. Anyone who’s slept on a water bed with me wakes up sea sick. With my constant rolling, I’m sure I’d rip the bolts out of the i-beams.

I’m going to go with love the look, but don’t make me sleep on one please.

What do you think? Hanging beds – yay or nay?


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