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These are the problems that I grapple with.
Because I am moving into a room that's big enough to not need a loft bed, I now need to buy a bedframe. And because I am officially an adultTM, this will clearly be the bed that I die in, so it's a rather important decision. As a result, I'm having a minor anxiety attack.

At first I thought I wanted a really basic blond wood platform bed, like, perhaps, this one:

But then I thought more, and (of course) browsed the Ikea website, and I came across this:

Which is nice and all, but maybe not worth $350? I'd have to see it in person, of course, but I have a slight fear that it might be cheap looking.

To make matters worse, I'm now doubting the whole concept of a blond wood bed, period, because I might end up with a higher ratio of dark furniture than previously expected, and really, which kind of wood would go best with parakeet green walls? Add to this the fact that I just slept in a dark wood bed at The Chelsea that I adored, and, well--this whole adultTM thing is rather hard.

Mostly I just want a bed that's as inconspicuous as possible, with no headboard, that gives me ample storage space in the nether regions. Of course, because of the timing of it all, I'll probably be sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a week, so I suppose that'll give me plenty of time to mull things over.
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bardot From: bardot Date: December 7th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
i like my west elm bed, but it's spendy. i am a fiend for craigslist, though. found that ikea bedframe for $25 in silverlake. it fit in my tiny car, too.
luxnightmare From: luxnightmare Date: December 8th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooooohhh, West Elm looks way nice and they are having some deals. Will have to consider.
drfardook From: drfardook Date: December 8th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Check out gothic cabinet. The ex and I shelled out for a queen captains bed with 6 pull out drawers which worked quite nicely. Its extra for a dark stain but its worth it.

They're platform beds which unlike the ones I saw at Ikea don't require you to buy slats or any of the other accessories. They'll also set it up for you as part of the delivery charge.
melonaise From: melonaise Date: December 8th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
In our guest bed room we just use one of these with a bedskirt to hide the storage boxes underneath. It has more space underneath than a normal bed since it doesn't need a box frame.
lapsedmodernist From: lapsedmodernist Date: December 8th, 2008 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
my last Ikea bed (about $250) broke TWICE. Just sayin'
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