February 3, 2011

Built-in me up, Buttercup!

I am OBSESSED with built-ins lately.  We are hoping to expand our family someday but not our home, so my mind often wanders to dreams of having a kids room on our third floor or turning our guest room into a kids room or moving to an undisclosed island in the Caribbean while someone else takes care of the kids.  Wait…that last one is my I-need-a-vacation daydream.

Anyway, here’s some built-ins-in-the-bedroom eye candy for you this lovely Thursday morning…

Let's take a moment to admire the function of the built-ins below.  They creatively fill the space under the eaves.  They afford each bed owner their very own shelves for photos, alarm clocks, etc.  They have beautiful open storage up above and functional, yet still stylish, storage underneath.  The effective use of bead board and horizontal paneling to further personalize the space is just the icing on the cake. 

This space is more for functional beach-house dormitory living…but I like the layout of three beds along the wall…not sure we’re planning on expanding to three at the moment, though.

Here’s another layout with all the beds in a line against one side of a narrow space.  I LOVE the porthole details!

I was glad to find this inspiration because it shows only two beds lined up (so I don’t get stuck thinking only three can do the look).  The shelf space in between the beds is genius!

Not sure having only one desk in a room would be helpful for a shared space…but I love the dark blue painted background in this fun bedroom:

The other option for built-ins in a small space is to go up like in the next few examples:

Did you share a room growing up?  Would you have liked the built-in idea or not?

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(photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

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