A Review of the West Elm Wright Upholstered Bed
November 9, 2020
We purchased the West Elm Wright Upholstered Bed almost a year ago and have gathered up our thoughts to share with others looking to see if this bed might be a good fit. It’s hard to find any reviews on West Elm furniture, so hopefully our review might give you some insight on our experience with the Wright bed!
For reference, we have the queen size bed and our master bedroom measures 12 ft x 13.5 ft. Our mattress is 11-12 inches tall and from floor to top of mattress is around 25 inches.
The design of the Wright upholstered bed is what really drove me to purchase it for our master bedroom as the centerpiece of the room. My favorite thing about the Wright bed is the wood details that frame the upholstered headboard. West Elm also offers the Wright bed in the non-upholstered version, which is equally as beautiful. For us, we chose the upholstered bed because our dresser and nightstands already add a lot of wood to our bedroom, so the fabric helps to break that up a bit. The walnut color is really beautiful and complements our other master bedroom furniture.
I also love the unique look of the angled headboard. I had never seen this before and am always drawn to unique furniture pieces that make a statement. One drawback of this type of design is that the angled headboard makes the bed longer than a regular one and takes up more space in the room. In our bedroom, we measured the full length of the queen bed (93 inches) to make sure there would still be enough walking space between the bed and the dresser.
I really like that the headboard height is taller than the average headboard, measuring at around 25.5 inches. The full height from the floor to top of the headboard measures 46.5 inches. We also considered getting the West Elm Modern Bed or the Modern Show Wood Bed, which has a similar look but really wanted a taller headboard. The Wright headboard is upholstered in their twill fabric in the color Stone and its beige-neutral color will complement any color scheme for your bedroom. I love that the fabric offers a subtle warmth and texture to our bedroom, really helping to cozy up the space.
FYI: They named this upholstered twill fabric Stone, but we have our West Elm Andes sofa in Stone Twill as well and it is definitely NOT the same fabric. The Andes Stone fabric is much more gray and the Wright Stone fabric is more beige.
The white glove service delivery fee is always kinda annoying to pay at first, but looking back it’s actually pretty nice because they set everything up for you in the designated room and take away all packaging materials, which is a huge time saver. In our case, the delivery guys actually unassembled and carried down our previous mattress base for us, which was super helpful since we live in a townhouse and we would’ve struggled to carry a really heavy mattress base down two flights of stairs. After clearing out our previous bed for us, they assembled the Wright bed and the whole process was very painless.
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Think of ALL potential furniture you might want to buy from West Elm and bundle it into one order to save delivery cost, since they have an unlimited flat rate shipping for furniture. We’ve purchased furniture from West Elm multiple times for separate rooms and had to pay the delivery fee in each of those instances, so in general one regret I have is not thinking farther ahead and buying it all in one go. What we did when decorating our home was tackle one room at a time, but in the future I would try not to do that and instead browse the whole West Elm site to see what other furniture you may want to get. Even though it’ll be a bigger purchase up front, you would definitely save money with the delivery fees adding up through separate purchases.
The fabric has held up really well and still looks as good as new, despite our cat scratching up the headboard from time to time. The bed is supposedly made out of an engineered wood frame with solid birch wood legs, so I did have the expectation that it would be decently well made and sturdy, but one complaint we have is that the bed is a little squeaky when you get in and out, even from the beginning. Not sure if it was due to how the delivery guy assembled our wooden slats below the mattress, but we did get used to the slight squeaks over time and it doesn’t bother us as much as it did at first.
Overall, we do really like the Wright bed. The slight squeaks make me not necessarily rave about this product, especially compared to other West Elm furniture pieces that we absolutely love (like our Andes sofa), but it is a really beautiful bed with a great design and helps to anchor our whole modern neutral bedroom look together.
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Thanks for this helpful post. Odd question: do you remember how many boxes the bed came in? Was it two or three? West Elm says our Wright bed is ready to be delivered (this happened once before and it wasn’t) and lists two boxes: 1) headboard, 2) side rails/slats. it’s left me wondering if we’re still missing a box. appreciate your help!
I’m glad it was helpful! I don’t remember how many boxes unfortunately and the delivery guy set it up for us so I didn’t pay attention. It seems like that might be the right amount though!
Will the fabric on this head board pill? And is it hard to keep clean?
Do you find that it’s difficult to clean underneath the headboard? It looks like a 6” gap and I was curious if it’s just asking for an area for pet fur to gather. Thanks!
Interesting. We have the West Elm Mid-Century king size bed. The bed is beautiful, but I’m not happy with the quality. The center posts are not stable at all.
Style of our home is a modern Scandinavian.
Thanks for sharing! Definitely see if their customer service can do anything for you. We don’t have experience with the midcentury bed but I wouldn’t be happy with unstable center posts either!