Whether you are thinking about buying a solid wood, metal or maybe upholstered bed frame, it is important that you choose carefully and spend time comparing styles and prices; after all this will be one of the biggest investment purchases for the bedroom. If you are designing your room from scratch then the bed can be a good starting point for the rest of your scheme. For example, if it is shabby chic French look you are after, opt for an upholstered bedstead in faded greys, creams or blue and team this with weathered furniture and painted floorboards, finish the look with faded french linen bedspreads and a droplet crystal chandelier. For a classic French look then visit La Maison on Shoreditch High Street, London, they have the most beautiful antique bedsteads, mirrors and armoires. For antique lighting, try The French House. If it’s a sleek and modern finish then B & B Italia has some very cool and individual pieces, I absolutely LOVE their Lazy Nights bed, combine this with a tri-pod or cord lamp from Design House Stockholm and faded wooden furniture from Hay, if it’s a Scandi look that you are after. Or, consider high gloss cabinets and dressing tables from Camerich for a minimalist feel. For mid-range prices, look at Raft for their classic reclaimed bed frames and Camerich again for their simplistic and modern style (it is a more affordable B&B Italia or Ligne Roset).