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Louis Bed is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pretty Purchased this bed for a guest room after admiring it in a family member's house for years! It arrived sooner than expected, took approx. 15 minutes to set up, and it looks fantastic. No issues with height or length, as mentioned by other reviewers. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I fell in with a French cane bed that was way too expensive from another vendor. When I found this one and on sale, I was thrilled! It's really beautiful. Assembly was a little hairy, but probably because I did it on my own.
Date published: 2013-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely and elegant bed. I am delighted with this bed which is both comfortable and elegant. It looks like an antique. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2011-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I love the Louis bed. My husband was able to put it together without too much trouble and it was delivered in perfect shape in a timely fashion. It looks enough shappy chic but not too antiquey.
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bed....solid construction and very nice finish My first time purchasing furniture with Ballard and I am completely happy with the Louis bed and foot-board. The Old World finish is beautiful. It could pass for an antique bed. The bed's construction is a lot heavier and nicer than I had anticipated. Customer service was excellent again as usual. I know I will be shopping again with Ballard very soon.
Date published: 2012-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks as shown, good workmanship The low profile bed is beautiful, the color is true to the online photo, and it arrived much sooner than predicted which was a welcome surprise. However, the support cross-pieces on my queen bed were King-sized--about 6" too long--so had to be cut down with a hand saw. Including a box spring makes the bed look very top-heavy and may require a small step stool for access; omitting the box spring, however, requires adding a plywood base because the 4 cross-pieces don't provide enough mattress support. We purchased, cut, and stained two 4x8 pieces of ply and are very happy with the result despite the fact that, as noted by others, the queen mattress is several inches shorter and narrower than the bed frame. The ply covers the otherwise exposed "innards" of the bed's structure.
Date published: 2012-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great style Elegant (not bulky), solid, differs from mainstream beds and fits perfectly with victorian house; very pleased with this bed
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice but not quite what we expected. From the product description we were expecting wooden side rails "surrounded in a hardwood frame with beaded detail" however it has very ugly metal side rails. We will need to get some custom made which will be very expensive, as we do not wish to use a bed skirt. Other than that the headboard & footboard are beautiful and go with our antique French furniture very nicely.
Date published: 2012-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Louis Bed looks terrific, but assembly is slightly tricky. We really love the look of the bed & it is true to the picture on Ballard's website. I will say that the first bed we received was defective so we were promptly sent another one, which was terrific customer service. The second bed arrived & mounting the headboard & base board to the brackets with the box spring is not easy or at least it wasn't for us. It was a bit of a process, but it all worked out in the end. Great bed but a bit some sweat & elbow grease are required for assembly.
Date published: 2011-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from louis bed It is a very lovely bed especially at the price. The workmanship is good and the color of the stained wood was just as expected.
Date published: 2011-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected it to be more sturdy It's very elegant but I would of thought it might a bit hardier in construction.
Date published: 2013-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from worth the price? I finally received my bed yesterday (we waited +/- 2 months) and put it together as soon as I got home. I purchased it in "old world brown" liking the colour that I saw in the picture, but it is lighter than it is in the photo. For some reason I thought it would automatically come with side rails, especially for the price I was paying -- to some people it may not be much. Instead, it's just an extremely ugly metal bed frame that will probably not even get covered completely with a bed skirt from the end of the mattress to the actual footboard. Do I like the looks of the bed? Yes. Will I recommend it? Yeah, sure. Do I think it's worth the price? No.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty but too small This bed is much smaller than I thought it would be. Ordered it for a guest room and too much trouble to take down and send back...... Would probably be great for a little girl's room but sorry I ordered this bed. Also, metal rails show at end where dust ruffle comes together. Will have to try and sew edges together or something. Bed is also low to floor..... Not a bad look but the quality and finish isn't there for the amount of money. Sorry for this negative review but the prompt was sent for it.......
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor design Big gap between mattress & footboard for queen mattress. The frame is adjustable side to side but not length.California King is 84" long Queen is 80" long leaving a gap.Note you need a short box spring as well.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not very substantial, head- and foot-board hover above the floor The bed looks great, but it scratches easily and is light/flimsy for the price. Also, the legs of the headboard and footboard hover an inch above the floor while the bed frame rests on the floor. This is probably a manufacturing issue that doesn't seem to be common based on other reviews. Still, we don't think that the quality of the bed matches the price.
Date published: 2014-12-29
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