Posted by Erin | Filed under Musings
One of my favorite memories of my childhood bedroom was the bunk bed I shared briefly with my older sister (my parents quickly learned that no sleep would be had if the arrangement continued!). Yet our normal wooden bunk bed pales in comparison to this masterpiece found in a Slovenian apartment…
Can you imagine the good dreams you’d have while pretending to sleep amidst the highest of treetops? I love how creative the aesthetic is, but the function is still maintained in its entirety – perfect for sibling sleeping arrangements, or even a separate reading nook for a lucky little kid.
And wouldn’t this piece fit right into the barn-inspired kids suite Miriam posted? Proof that fun design elements don’t have to be reserved for grown-up spaces only!
Image Credit: Design East
… go overboard with your bedroom’s light fixture?
The bedroom is the perfect place to experiment with statement lighting, as it’s often a pretty minimalist space. After all, who needs more than a bed and a pair of nightstands in their place of slumber?
Dress up your average bedroom by adding a gigantic, unique light fixture centered over the bed. The room will feel less like a utilitarian space and more like a glamorous nighttime retreat – perfect for catching your much-needed beauty rest every night.
Image Credit: The Style Files
… transform a basic white tutu into a statement pendant for your bedroom?
Now, I’m not an electrician so I can’t attest to the safety protocol of lighting, but I’m absolutely in love with the idea. And at the very least, it could simply become a faux pendant, yes? (All of this coming from a girl who loves form and not function, of course!)
And you wouldn’t have to stop there – how about covering your favorite floor lampshade in a salmon tutu, or perhaps even spotlighting a dining room table pendant with a black tutu? The look is positively fun and surprisingly versatile – all the makings of a DIY done right!
Image via Annaleenas Hem
… color block your bed frame?
Even the most traditional of bed frames can look modern with nothing more than a roll of painter’s tape and a can of your favorite hue. Created by Barb of Knack Studios and spotted on Poppytalk, I love the color palette, composition and bold statement of what used to be an average bed frame (photo below).
I think it suits just about any space, yes? Tell me, friends – would you give this DIY a try? (I definitely would!)
… ditch your outdated nightstand in lieu of something simple, accessible and [more than likely!] hanging out in another room of your house?
Yes, an everyday chair can act as an impromptu – or forever! – nightstand. Why not grab a spare from your dining room table in lieu of the bulky nightstand that might currently be cramping your bedroom’s style?
The look screams function, but is also stylish at the same time. Would you ever give it a go? Is the look too cluttered for your taste, or just the right amount of surprise?