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Sleeping beauties: 20 of the best luxury beds

Our edit of superlative beds, from four posters to statement headboards

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It’s fair to say that we’re more attuned to the importance of sleep than ever before. From the move towards natural mattresses to the now ubiquitous tracking app, we’re waking up to the precious value of those eight hours.

So what of the main event? Choosing a bed is a more personal decision than picking out any other piece of furniture. It goes without saying that it must be comfortable – which might mean a headboard squishy enough for long reading sessions, or a height that feels just right – but it also provides a natural focal point for the bedroom. Whether you opt for smooth leather, soft textiles, a statement headboard or a grand four-poster, our hand-picked edit of brilliant beds are all high on contemporary style.

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1 ‘Volare Due’ bed by Roberto Lazzeroni for Poltrona Frau
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Poltrona Frau

An evolution of Roberto Lazzeroni’s ‘Volare’ bed for Italian brand Poltrona Frau, the buttery leather cushions of this updated design soften the subtly industrial feel of its frame. From £8,700, chaplins.co.uk

2 ‘Roselle’ bed, Loaf
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The rattan revival shows no sign of abating, and this bed’s compact form, solid oak frame and neat tapered legs offer a streamlined take on the trend. From £1295, loaf.com

3 ‘Milano’ bed by Paola Navone for Baxter
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Marco Bello

This unashamedly plump design by Italian titan Paola Navone speaks to the sensation of being wrapped up in a duvet. Beds don't come more cocooning than this. From approx £10,287, miliashop.com

4 ‘Landa’ bed by Stefano Spessotto for Calligaris
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The quilted headboard of this bed is cleverly folded over itself The double pillow is designed for maximum comfort when reading at night – backache begone. £2,151, calligaris.com

5 ‘Salina’ bed, Ercol
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The white wash stain of Ercol’s ‘Salina’ range brings out the lighter tone of the pale ash beautifully. As well as a solid headboard option, there are cabinets, wardrobes and drawers to match. From £1,125, ercol.com

6 ‘Noonu’ bed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia
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B&B Italia

Inspired by the sofa of the same name, the ‘Noonu’ features a streamlined silhouette and a curved headboard that gently envelopes sleepers. It’s a low-slung, luxurious option. From £4,916, bebitalia.com

7 ‘MyNight’ bed by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti for Lema
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Designer brothers Gabriele and Oscar Buratti wanted their ‘MyNight’ bed to be just as comfortable as any sofa – cue two seriously plush back cushions to form the headboard. Clever retracted feet allow for heigh adjustments. From £4,942, lemamobili.com

8 ‘Gaudi’ bed by Matteo Nunziati for Flou
stylish bedroom buys ‘gaudi’ double bed by matteo nunziati for flou at aram store

With its elegant solid wooden frame that embraces the mattress and upholstery within, Flou's latest design is a lesson in streamlined simplicity. Choose from black-stained or coffee-brown oak and an array of fabric covers. From £4,218, aram.co.uk

9 ’Cartmel‘ bed by Says Who for Heal's
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Victoria Erdelevskaya

Made from light oak, the rounded corners of this design by Danish duo Says Who soften its silhouette. It's a contemporary take on farmhouse style that would suit almost any space. £2,999, heals.com

10 ‘Ricordi’ by Spalvieri & Del Ciotto Design Studio for Zanotta
best bedroom buys zanotta ‘ricordi’ bed by spalvieri  del ciotto design studio  £3,316, chaplins

A bed with a simple shape but impeccable details, Zanotta’s ‘Ricordi’ bed is a timeless addition to any bedroom. The padded headboard gives comfort when reading, while matt black front legs contrast with the natural ash frame for a modern edge. £3,316, chaplins.co.uk

11 ‘Another Bed’ by Another Country
‘Another Bed’ by Another Country
Another Country

The simple shape of Another Country's debut bed allows the focus to fall on its finely crafted solid oak frame. From £2,975, Another Country

12 ‘Yale’ by Jean-Marie Massaud for MDF Italia
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MDF Italia

A voluptuously padded headboard is the defining feature of MDF Italia's Yale bed. Neatly contrasted with its slimline legs and base, it seems to float weightlessly above the ground. From £4,682, aram.co.uk

13 ‘Clarence’ bed by The Conran Shop
best bedroom buys   the conran shop's yellow velvet clarence double bed
The Conran Shop

Beneath the ‘Clarence’ bed's contemporary silhouette lies precisely crafted beech slats set within a metal frame for optimum comfort. Upholstered in plush velvet with a range of colour options, it has a sophisticated appeal. From £4,295, exclusively at The Conran Shop, conranshop.co.uk

14 ‘Marlow’ bed by Tim Rundle for Heal’s
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Created by renowned designer Tim Rundle, this handsome four-poster bed is the crowning glory of the ‘Marlow’ range; think exquisitely crafted details such as invisible joins on its solid walnut frame and a slim, integrated headboard. £2,899, heals.com

15 ‘Dike’ bed by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto
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B&B Italia

For a bed with big impact, look to Maxalto's luxe ‘Dike’ bed, which cocoons sleepers and reduces noise disturbance with its wrap-around statement headboard. From £9,000, chaplins.co.uk

16 ‘Newbridge Soft’ bed by Carlo Columbo for Flexform
‘newbridge soft’ bed by carlo columbo, flexform

Squidgy yet supportive, the subtle angle of the ‘Newbridge Soft’ headboard has been carefully considered to create a comfortable experience while reading or sitting up in bed. From £5,000, flexform.it

17 ‘Ziggy Baldacchino’ bed by C Ballabio for Porada
‘ziggy baldacchino’ by c ballabio

This elegantly crafted four-poster frame will be the star of any space. Featuring buttoned upholstery on the headboard and tapering feet, ‘Ziggy’ has all the hallmarks of a future classic. From £5,600, porada.it

18 ‘Christo’ bed by Pinch
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The sweeping curves and pleasing symmetry of Pinch's 'Christo' design brings a refined feel to bedrooms. It’s available in solid European oak with a white oil finish or solid black American walnut with a clear oil finish. From £6,850 for a king, pinchdesign.com

19 ‘Ocean’ bed by Bill Amberg for Savoir Beds
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Flanked with a statement headboard and footboard in beautifully soft leather, Savoir Beds’ collaboration with designer Bill Amberg is the pinnacle of luxury in the bedroom. It’s shown here with a ‘No 3’ mattress and ‘HW’ topper. From £47,000, savoirbeds.com

20 ‘Greenwich’ bed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Molteni & C
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Molteni & C

With its minimal, contemporary design, ‘Greenwich’ is versatile enough to work in any space. There’s a huge range of fabrics to choose from for the upholstery, and the feet come in pewter or zinc. From £5,465, molteni.it

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