Our new place in West Hollywood is quite adorable. However, in the case of our bedroom, "adorable" is no more than a euphemism for "small." The bedroom is roughly 10x12, and one wall will have to be taken up by a wardrobe solution, as there is no closet (a terrifying prospect to a clotheshorse like myself). Despite the small space, I would love to put a canopy bed in here, or an equally dramatic bed. If the proportions and design of the bed are right, the bed will fill the space without overwhelming the room. A lot of people seem to make the mistake of choosing a low platform bed if they have a small space, but the trick in pulling off a successful small space is to layer and add height when you can. This will move the eye around the room and trick you into seeing a larger visual space. That said, here's a few beds I'm interested in!
I despise the fabric headboard, but it is allegedly easily removable. I like the simple shape with the detail at the joints and ends.
The stainless steel look is too modern for what I'm looking for, but I like the simplicity and sleekness of this bed. It would be perfect for a more contemporary space.
It's the wooden cousin of the above Portica Bed--same great simple shape, but the warmness of the wood would be better suited to my bedroom.
Yes, this is from Pottery Barn TEEN...an often-ignored big store destination. The design is admittedly pretty feminine, but the dark metal could easily be translated into a more masculine space. Its dramatic shape is appealing and begs for some great lighting!
This bed is no longer available to buy, but it was highly touted in many a design blog a few years ago, and it is readily available on your friendly local Craigslist. I have a good friend who has been a proud owner for a few years, and despite my love/hate relationship with Ikea, it is a good design for a great price.
Update: I ended up going with the Ikea Hemnes, which I found on Craigslist for in insanely low price. It looks great in the bedroom, although it definitely tests the confines of the small space. I still have vague plans to potentially upholster the entirety of the bed, but that's not high on my list of priorities at the moment.