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Beds Don't Have To Go Against The Wall

Most people move into a space, pick a wall, and push their bed against it.What if you put the bed in the middle of the room instead?

Beds Don't Have To Go Against The Wall
Well, that’s exactly what the interior designers of the Katamama Suites in Indonesia did, and for a good reason.

Although it may sound strange in opting for this unconventional placement, there are distinct benefits to be had from it.Better views were also a benefit of placing the bed in the center of the room.

City Walls: Extended Headboard Creates Room in a Room

The Area Bed is a combination bed headboard and room divider.Its modular pieces come together to create a sort of low wall, behind which can exist any number of hidden items – inventing a kind of a room within a room.

City Walls: Extended Headboard Creates Room in a Room
The wall can also conceal a dressing area, low bookshelves, or even a decadent freestanding bathtub.

Continue reading below Our Featured VideosNewsletter Sign Up Get the latest design news!The Area Bed collection also includes a bench, a lamp, and two little bedside tables.

Area Bed by Alain Gilles for Magnitude

The Area Bed has a modular headboard with a range of pieces, both curved and straight, which act as room dividers.Belgian bed manufacturer Magnitude asked Gilles to develop a design that would fit with its standard box-spring bed bases."I presented several beds [and] they eventually picked the 'room in a room' concept," Gilles told Dezeen.

Area Bed by Alain Gilles for Magnitude
Visually, the “Area” bed plays on asymmetry to bring a dynamic to something that is usually seen as rather static.

It is also a fairly graphic bed thanks to its extra elements such as the small bedside table, “pocket table”, repositionable lamp and bench.

Bangin' my head against the wall To headboard or not to

Welcome to my {still} unfinished master bedroom.You may remember seeing it featured on First Time Fancy’s Perfectly Imperfect Series….

Bangin' my head against the wall To headboard or not to
One thing that I don’t have is a headboard.

Is it an absolute must in a master bedroom?

From what I heard on Twitter last week… yes, a headboard or focal point around the bed is a must.

Which bed placement do you like best?

Which bed placement do you like best?This is for a guest bedroom for an AirBnB, it's likely that I will have a mix of both single guests and couples.Option 1 - corner, bed away from wallPros: provides space for both people to get out of the side of the bedCons: not enough space on left side for a side table, right side may be awkward side table placement because of radiatorOption 2 - corner, bed against wallPros: gives much more space to the roomCons: person against wall must enter and exit from the foot of the bedOption 3 - bed lengthwise across roomPros: could put side tables on both sidesCons: reduces free space in room considerably

Which bed placement do you like best?

Décadrages' BedUp lifts up to the ceiling when not in use

Instead of folding against a wall, this space-saving bed by French furniture manufacture Décadrages can be hoisted up to the ceiling to create more room in studio apartments.BedUp's beech bed-frame can be raised up to the ceiling with the mattress and bedding still in place, using a mechanism that only requires one hand to operate.Décadrages described the concept as a "manually retractable mobile mezzanine" that provides a comfortable sleeping area and "loft living space at will".The design enables those in compact dwelling to squeeze an extra eight square metres out of their living space.Earlier this year, a design graduate created a storage system that hangs from the ceiling so it doesn't take up floor or wall space.

Are Murphy Beds Dangerous? Helpful Facts (Explained)

Are Murphy beds dangerous?We put a TON of research into this article:9 cheap murphy beds found online (the very best!)

Are Murphy Beds Dangerous? Helpful Facts (Explained)
6 Facts You Should KnowChoose A Seller With A Good ReputationThere are several stores with Murphy beds and the quality varies a lot.If you want a rundown of the cheapest Murphy beds from these sellers we have made a thorough list of the best options in this article about affordable Murphy beds onlineLike most things in life, there are common dangers that can easily be avoided.Here is what should know in order to properly use your Murphy bed safely:Related Article: Can Murphy Beds Be Used Daily?

How To Decide If a Loft Bed or a Murphy Bed Is Right For You

Two of the most popular options for creating more space are loft beds and Murphy beds, such as the Compatto – Murphy Bed over Sofa with Floating Shelf.Wall bed systems, such as the Compatto Wall Bed Revolving Bookcase with Table, fold horizontally or vertically into the wall.A Murphy bed that folds into the wall during the day like the Compatto – Italian Revolving Wall bed Single is a better option for many.

How To Decide If a Loft Bed or a Murphy Bed Is Right For You
If your ceilings are shorter, a horizontal Murphy bed that is mounted to the long side of the bed may be the perfect choice.

Expand Furniture Offers a Large Selection Of High-Quality Space-Saving FurnitureWhether you’re looking for a mezzanine, basic loft bed, Murphy bed, or other space saving furniture solution for your home, Expand Furniture is your #1 choice.

How To Decorate A Bedroom with A Slanted Ceiling

13.8K sharesDecorating a bedroom with a slanted ceiling (also called an attic bedroom or a bedroom with a sloped ceiling) can be tricky.Layout Ideas for a Bedroom with a Slanted Ceiling The hardest part when you design a bedroom with a sloped ceiling is where to place your bed.Place your bed under the sloped ceiling If the slanted ceiling isn’t too low, you can place your bed under the sloped ceiling.Add storage space under the slanted bedroom wall The space under your slanted bedroom wall is not wasted.Place your wardrobe under the slanted bedroom ceiling Custom made wardrobes A custom made wardrobe is the most stylish way to add a wardrobe under the sloped ceiling.

Boy Room Idea

You can also sand with a hand sander, pole sander, or a drywall sander if you will be doing a lot of retexturing.I really loved the geometric wall I did in our last house, so I decided to recreate it.

Boy Room Idea
Geometric Accent Wall Tutorial:I used all 1 in x 2 in x 8 ft mdf for it because its an engineered material that has no flaws like real wood.I started with my middle piece first and built off of that one for the rest of the wall.

Then I attached them to the wall with my brad nailer and used 2 inch 18 gauge nails.

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Put a Mirror Facing the Bed

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t have a mirror facing your bed, here are my top 5!5 reasons why you shouldn’t have a mirror facing the bedIt might seem a bit silly to worry about putting a mirror opposite your bed, however, there is psychological evidence to suggest that it could potentially interfere with your sleep.

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Put a Mirror Facing the Bed
Believe what you will, but here are some other reasons why having a mirror facing the bed could disrupt a good night’s sleep.It Can Disturb SleepHaving a mirror facing the bed can disturb your sleep, especially if you’re sensitive to light.Be mindful of how big your mirror is and where it will go when looking at bedroom mirror ideas.

Board and Batten Bedroom

When we moved into the builder grade home we currently own, I knew I wanted to customize several areas with board and batten.After completing our front room and great room with geometric -patterned white board and batten and completing a little nook with a black slat wall, I decided to bite the bullet and bring a dark wall to our bedroom.The first thing I did was paint the portion of the room without the feature wall a bright white.

Board and Batten Bedroom
This way, I would not have to worry about getting the paint into the small crevices between the board and the wall.I hope you love the room as much as I do, and I hope I have inspired you to do your own board and batten wall!

50 Ideas for Placing a Bed in Front of a Window Definitely Will Love

What “a Bed Under Window” MeansA bed under the window means a bed in which your head is right under the window (when you are lying in bed/sleeping.Here are 50 Ideas for placing the bed in front of a window.There are some practical reasons why you want to avoid window bed placements, but sometime you have no choice.Proper Feng Shui Bed Placement“At nighttime your body needs strong support, as well as protection, in order to do its best with the work of regenerating itself.For the best feng shui bed placement, the wall you put your bed on must be a solid wall, meaning without windows.

I moved our new bed just to entertain the idea...

Our new bed slipcovered bed came last week and it has been incredible.After we were able to get the base down inside, it worked swimmingly–both the bed and the disguise.

I moved our new bed just to entertain the idea...
For show and tell here on the blog, I had an idea to style our room two different ways.

It wasn’t necessarily the obvious choice for a bed, but there were a lot of pros to doing it that way.

The main being all the gorgeous natural light spilling in around the bed and I love the have my eye on the door.

How to Refinish Twin Beds with Chalk Paint

Anyway, I’m so excited to show you how to refinish twin beds with black chalk paint!!(disclosure policy)drop cloth or plasticrisers to keep furniture off the floorsandpaper/sand blockvacuumtack clothpaint-I used Behr chalk paint in Classic Noirstir stickpaint can openerpail for paintpaint rollerpaintbrushsealer-I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint LacquerPrepPut down a drop cloth.

How to Refinish Twin Beds with Chalk Paint
The finished projectThe project is done, and I was able to successfully refinish the twin beds with chalk paint.

I hope you enjoyed this post on how to refinish twin beds with chalk paint!If you’d like to see another makeover I did with chalk paint, click the link below!

To Accent Wall, or Not, That is the Question

To Accent Wall, or Not, That is the Question1.Whether there is or isn’t an interesting focal point, there are two ways to go about creating an accent wall.

To Accent Wall, or Not, That is the Question
If the room is a big, boring box with furniture inside it, an accent wall may be a good addition.

Our painted tongue and groove entry accent wall kind of pulls double duty, covering the heavily knock down textured walls while creating a soft, textural backdrop.

If you have a favorite piece of art, draw attention to it with a subtle accent wall.

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