It is often said, your biggest spend should be on a bed! Possibly sensible as we spend a third of our lives on it?!
I dislike low italian beds on the floor and always prefer a high bed/mattress that one should elegantly glide off!
Hans Christian Anderson covered it in princess and the pea, where her royal stuff is only assured by her physical sensitivity to a pea under some greatly stacked number of mattresses. Go Girl!
There are some excellent bed manufacturers in the UK
Savoir beds springs immediately to mind; I love dressing up a bed, particularly in either a classic or modern four poster setting.
Savoir, and anyone else with princess pretensions do let us design something special for you.
Stephen Ryan, Interior Designer London