Can You Help Me Buy a Bed?

Wouldn’t it be nice if I actually bought something instead of just talking about buying something? Well, today is my birthday and I think I’m going to spend that capital on a fancy new bed. I’m currently agonizing over two options, and I know you fine people will happily tell me what to do. Let’s check out the playas:

I know I know, the styling and photography make me want to claw my eyes out, too. But this sucker is only $255 for a king from Overstock. I have black nightstands so I would definitely go with the black frame. It’s only 11 inches high which is ok, but it could be lower… maybe I could saw the legs off? I’m also worried about the corners jabbing my shins in the middle of the night.

Then there’s this guy from West Elm (thanks for the tip from kind commenter DMS). I love the proportions, and it’s only a shade over nine inches high, which is perfect. But it’s $400 (plus shipping and tax), and I’m not sure how I feel about the white with my black furniture…

You can kind of see my nightstands in this ugly picture I took for craigslist when I posted our bed for sale.

So, what do you guys think? Black or white? Or something else? I’m open to anything cheap and low slung platformy. Headboards need not apply because I think once lowered the bed will sit just beneath window. Then I can switch out the curtains for some roman shades and this room will be done. Hooray!

But first I need to choose a bed. Help.