Left: Taking inspiration from traditional French styles, this solid wood Montgomery bed has handwoven rattan head and foot boards, and is exquisitely detailed with hand-carved shell and acanthus leaf motifs. Available in both king and super-king size, it costs from £1,399 at The French Bedroom Company.
Below left: With their clean lines and polished finish, old-fashioned metal bed frames are becoming increasingly popular. Pairing with cool blue, white or grey sheets beautifully offsets the richly toned brass details of the frame. With an iron core and plated in brass, the Arthur bedstead has a lifetime guarantee and costs from £1,995 at Wrought Iron & Brass Bed Company.
Below: A plush upholstered bed frame offers the ultimate in comfort. The Glenroe fabric base with buttoned head and foot boards will help lend a bedroom a soft and welcoming feel, from £1,500, Darlings of Chelsea.