When choosing a situation for a bedroom, first of all, you need to think about the main piece of furniture, which will dominate the interior of the room - the bed. One of the most common models of this type of furniture is a half bed, which will be a comfortable bed for sleeping not only for one person, if desired, two people can be accommodated on it.
Dimensions of "one and a half" will make the rest calm, and sleep - healthy.
Advantages and disadvantages
When choosing one and half beds, you should study the prices, manufacturers and brands of beds, as well as pay attention to all the disadvantages and advantages of this piece of furniture. On the market, "one and a half" are the best-selling and demanded bed models; they fit perfectly into the interior in almost any style: from hi-tech to provence.
In addition, due to their size, they can fit in a room without taking up a lot of space. As a rule, one and half beds are chosen by those who like to sit comfortably and spread their arms in a dream - such poses are quite acceptable due to the width of the product. If two should be located on the bed, but the room’s area does not allow you to get a double bed, the “lorry” will be a wonderful way out of the situation.
The main advantages when choosing single beds are:
- the ability to take various comfortable postures for sleeping, the size contributes to this; this makes available the calm and deep sleep that every person needs;
- if you need rest in the daytime, or just wanted to read a book or newspaper - a lorry will do it well;
- as mentioned earlier, due to its size, the bed will fit perfectly into any room, suitable for a young couple and decorate any interior;
- the market has a huge number of models and brands of single beds, they are able to satisfy the most demanding customer.
Designers can offer a great many options in the design of the bed, adjusting it to the style of room design. If preference is given to minimalism, a one and a half bed made of metal will look good, when choosing an interior in the Baroque style - a “one and a half” made of solid wood will perfectly decorate the room, adding refinement to the design.
One and half beds can become a winning option for the design of the room of a teenage child. Compact and stylish, it can be supplemented with drawers for storing linen and other things, which will significantly help save space in the room. It's no secret that at this age during sleep the correct position of the spine is formed, it is this particular model of the bed with the right mattress that will help to achieve the correct posture. Very often this type of beds can be found in hostels and hostels, they are chosen due to reasonable price and convenient parameters.
However, the beds have their drawbacks, acquiring a “one and a half” with a lifting mechanism (built-in lockers for storing things and linen), you must be prepared for the fact that the mechanism may fail over time with intensive use. This problem can be solved by replacing the damaged part. When purchasing a forged one and a half bed, you should be prepared for the fact that after a certain amount of time, the bed frame can bend.
Types of "one and a half"
On sale there are various types and models of single beds: for any color, taste and wallet. It can be products with a lifting mechanism or with drawers for storing linen, you can consider some options in more detail. Popular now are the "one and a half" with a lifting or folding mechanism. They save space in the room and add extra storage space. Often it is purchased complete with an orthopedic mattress, which helps in the formation of a healthy musculoskeletal system. This model is usually chosen for adolescents from 12 to 16 years old, because the back during sleep does not fall down, but is in the correct straight pose, which can be achieved by the rigidity of the mattress. Also, a very important point when choosing a bed with a lifting mechanism will be the type of this mechanism.
In general, there are three types of devices:
- The bed will be rotated on hinges with the help of only the physical strength of a person, there is no separate device as such.
- The spring mechanism that allows you to raise and tilt the bed using a special device, you will have to make a little more effort than with the bed from option one, but only at the very beginning.
- The mechanism with gas shock absorbers. It will appeal to most people, since it practically does not require large loads, but also costs accordingly more than all other types.
If it is necessary to enter a half bed in a room with small dimensions, then a bed with drawers will be a good option. The design of such a bed provides for two possible options - a frame with niches fixed inside, with guides along which drawers slide, which allows them to open on both sides of the bed, as well as a bed with linen niches.
Choosing the second option, it is necessary to understand that in order to access things, it is necessary to recline the bed itself, for which a lifting mechanism is provided.
Considering the types of single beds further, one should rely on the structure of the bed: its frame is located on the legs, the frame and the head of the bed are attached to it, interconnected by side boards or other fixtures. In turn, the headboards also come in various types, among which three main ones can be distinguished:
- The attached headboard is an independent part of the bed, so if you remove it, you can continue to use the “one and a half”, its properties do not deteriorate from this.
- A stationary headboard is part of the structure that serves as a support for the bed frame.
- The hinged headboard is , rather, a decorative element. It can be made of various materials, including textiles, a soft headboard will become a godsend for the bedroom of a teenage child.
One of the most popular types of headboards can be called equally suspended and stationary, as they form an integral element and fit perfectly into the interior of the room. They can easily fit even in the center of the room, as all the parts are connected to each other. But with the model of the “one and a half” with an attached headboard, such a freedom of choice no longer appears, they are attached directly to the wall and are usually decorated with textile upholstery with decorative elements.
This backrest will fit perfectly into the interior of the nursery for girls or boys, with the right choice of textiles and colors. An interesting find will be a one and a half bed with a side back, which will add a bit of modern style to the space. One and a half bed can be supplemented with hotel-type nightstands located on the sides, or the back can be completely excluded.
The first thing when choosing a double bed is to pay attention to the manufacturer of this piece of furniture. Now there are many international brands, for example, one of the most famous brands - Ikea. Companies produce beds according to their own standards. Different manufacturers may vary. It all depends on the system of calculus measures adopted in the country - metric (centimeters and meters that we understand) or English (in pounds and inches).
There are standard dimensions of the bed, which you should pay attention to before buying. In addition to the width and length, it also includes the height of the frame, as well as the front and rear panels, but the latter are not always provided for by the design of the bed. For European manufacturers, the standard sizes are: width from 140 to 160 cm, length 200-210 cm, and height - about 50 cm when considering the mattress.
If we are talking about the measurement of single beds in feet and inches, then, accordingly, the standards will be different. In the UK and the USA, even their own names for each type of one and a half beds are accepted. A bed of type Small Double will be 190 cm long and 122 cm wide; Double will be the same length, however, already in width - 137.2 cm. King bed will correspond to its name: it is 150 cm wide and about 200 cm long.
If we talk about the skyscraper of the bed, then strict regulation in this regard is not provided . As a rule, it is directly related to the selected model. An interesting fact is that the height selection of models in manufacturers' catalogs is presented as for hotel rooms. There are also photographs of various models. Domestic manufacturers are also engaged in the production of double beds, they are usually about 200 cm long and 140 cm wide. It is possible to order a bed according to an individual design: the headboard can be either high or low, the width and length also vary according to calculations.
One of the main factors that affect the choice of one and a half beds is the material from which it is made. The appearance of a piece of furniture is not so important as the elements from which it was made. There are various types of material suitable for making beds: they can be wooden, iron, made of chipboard or MDF, with various inserts in the form of glass or plastic.
If the choice is on an iron bed, you should make sure that it is covered with anti-corrosion varnish or paint. The advantages of furniture made from this material are that they are very easy to clean, that is, they are washed quite easily. The most reliable and stable beds will be made of solid wood. The most common varieties used for making can be considered oak, birch or ash. When choosing a bed made of wood, it should be remembered that many manufacturers perform an orthopedic base, to which it is quite easy to pick up an orthopedic mattress.
Choosing a bed from cheaper materials, there is a risk of stumbling on products of rather poor quality, which is also hazardous to health.
Beds made from chipboard or MDF are capable of releasing formaldehyde, which is used during their production, which can adversely affect the health of the owner. Of course, this type of material should not be completely ruled out, there are models that are executed quite qualitatively, however, this should be supported by a certificate that is directly available to the seller.
How good the material would not be, it is very important to make sure the quality of the assembly of one and half beds. It should not stagger, the frame should be firmly bolted to the rest of the parts. Also, glue drips or poorly screwed screws and nuts are not allowed. All this can lead to fragility of furniture and a waste of money.
Color and decor
Currently, the market offers a great many variations on the theme of single beds, suitable for almost any style and interior. In accordance with the design decisions can be presented in the style of hi-tech, minimalism, Provence, modern or classic.
If we talk about hi-tech style or minimalism, then one and a half beds suitable for these interiors will be made of iron or, more rarely, wood interspersed with glass, leather or plastic. These beds are usually made without hinged headboards. Such an interior is also characterized by "one and a half" with a hanging mechanism, they will save space and perfectly hide things and underwear.
Also, the shape of the bed affects the design of the room, often in addition to the standard rectangular one, a square or round bed is chosen, they, in turn, determine the style of the room. Recently, beds with monograms or canopies have begun to gain popularity again. Perhaps a four-poster bed is not the most practical option, however, this interior solution has its advantages. If a nursery is being prepared for girls, a canopy will help create the illusion of privacy or give the room the look of a princess’s bedroom in a castle. But often such a decision in the design of space causes, rather, trouble - the canopy is a source of dust accumulation.
If the material from which the canopy is made is not dense, then the process of circulation and air passage may be disturbed. Such a development of events can lead to poor access of oxygen to a person sleeping under a canopy, in addition, the air will be saturated with dust.
When choosing a Provence style or variations on the theme of the classics, the bed is often decorated with various textile details: a soft back, a bedspread with frills or ruffles, and various patterns are applied directly to the side panels of the bed. Typically, these styles are characterized by pastel colors, light paint and upholstery, which contributes to rest and a relaxed sleep. The baroque style, which can be called a kind of classic branch, is characterized by wooden one and half beds with a gilded headboard.
Which mattress is suitable?
In a general sense, the bed can be called a kind of frame for the mattress, they should ideally fit each other if their future owner wants to get enough sleep and have a good rest. Since the European and American-English models do not match in size, you should choose a mattress and a "lorry" at the same time. Choosing a good mattress is often not difficult, you need to measure the width and length of the bed frame. As a rule, all the necessary information is already indicated by the manufacturer on the certificates or product manuals. Thus, you can immediately see which mattresses are great for the selected bed.
One of the most important dimensions of the mattress is its height, when choosing the right product, you should remember that it should be about 15-20 cm higher than the side panels of the bed. Currently, a variety of mattresses of various parameters are presented on the market, however, there are standard sizes: 140 x 190 or 160 x 200 cm. After all the necessary measurements have been made, you can begin to choose the manufacturer and the specific model of the mattress.
In a general sense, there is a separation of mattresses into two types: spring and springless. The first type, in turn, is divided into additional categories: Bonel and Pocket Spring. Choosing the first spring block, you can immediately focus on a relatively low price, in addition, its design allows you to arrange the body weight evenly over the entire surface. But at the same time, there is an effect only on the springs, which are in direct contact with the sleeping one. The second option is suitable for those who care about the orthopedic properties of the mattress. It will also distribute the weight over the entire surface, however, each spring in this unit will be independent, individually packed. A distinctive feature can be called the fact that such a mattress will be durable and durable.
If the choice of the future owner fell on mattresses without springs, then you should think about options for filling them:
- Flax is the most common natural filler, helps protect against dust mites and has excellent heat conductivity.
- Latex - a material that is a modified rubber, hypoallergenic material, it has a porous structure.
- Foam rubber is a synthetic material, but at the same time it also has hypoallergenic properties, keeps its shape perfectly and remains elastic for a long time.
There are other types of fillers - coconut, bamboo or palm fiber, algae, synthetic winterizer, as well as many other materials. Each of them has its own special properties and can be suitable for the discerning buyer.
When choosing bedroom accessories, you should think about the general form of the room, how they fit into a single style of space design. Therefore, choosing a bedspread or blanket, it should be understood that the bed will play the role of a dominant in the room, so you should approach this issue very carefully. You can take the color scheme of the room as a guide and make a start from it, make everything the same or choose some color as an accent.
In the design of the bedroom design, harmony is important, so accessories should not be knocked out. If the room is decorated in a rustic style or in the Provence style, then a blanket with pillows should be selected from the appropriate material. Faux or natural fur products, a knitted blanket or a patchwork quilt, and sometimes a ruffled bedspread, are suitable. If the room is decorated in a classic style, then satin or satin can become a fine material for the bedspreads, they can be plain or with unobtrusive patterns. When choosing an ethnic or oriental style, you can decorate a single bed with a plaid blanket with themed patterns, rich blue colors are suitable.
When choosing a bedspread for a bed, you should remember several key points that you should rely on regardless of the chosen style:
- The bedspread should be large enough to drape the entire bedding and bed frame.
- The colors and textiles of the blankets or bedspreads should match other fabric elements in the room, for example, curtains. Often they are ordered specially the same, so as not to disturb the harmony of the style of the room.
- It is very important to restrain patterns and prints in decorating a room, they should not be on every textile accessory, you can not go too far with this element of decor.
- It is important to consider the quality of the bedspread or plaid; they should be hypoallergenic and made from natural materials.
The most popular companies are:
- The undisputed leader in the manufacture of single beds from foreign companies is the Swedish manufacturer Ikea. They fill almost the entire market segment due to the fact that they have a large number of stores in many countries around the world. It is also important to note that they produce one and a half beds of rather high quality, while the price can vary, which allows future owners to choose the bed that suits them.
- You can pay attention to other suppliers-manufacturers of single beds: Danona - suppliers from Italy or Isku - a Finnish furniture company. In the domestic market, these companies are represented by official distributors; in terms of cost of products, they are in the middle price segment.
- Russian manufacturers on the background of foreign ones lose in numbers. As a rule, they are represented by small workshops. One and half beds are produced by the WEF, the 21st Century Alliance, Ascon and Beds of Fedor Fokin. The WEF company mainly produces beds made of wood, and their price is correspondingly higher than that of other suppliers.
- Fedor Fokin's beds will also have a higher price than similar models from Ikea, which is associated with a rather small production, unlike the Swedish giant. Many of the domestic manufacturers also offer to purchase a mattress complete with a bed.
Creating the design of the bedroom, it is necessary to take into account that the bed in it will play a major role. When choosing styles, you should remember that there are several basic styles that will help determine the design of the room. Beautiful interior solutions can be represented by interspersing with bright color accents, with an overall calm range. A bedspread or interesting patterns on pillows can play such a role.
You can also adhere to a single concept when choosing an interior for teenagers, whether it's a pirate schooner or a princess castle. At such moments, the main thing is not to add a huge amount of detail, then the whole room will look harmonious and cozy.
Further see the review of a single bed with a removable cover.