A popular misconception among design enthusiasts is that the barn door is only suitable for bedrooms with a rustic or farmhouse flair. In fact this is exactly opposite of the truth and these gorgeous wooden wonders look even more appealing when they slide their way into contemporary bedrooms.
We all know how versatile IKEA’s Billy bookcases are and here is yet another cool use for them. Submitted to IKEA Hackers by Frondon of Germany this clever bed remains hidden behind two bookshelves until it’s time to go to sleep.
While green and blue are traditionally the two colors that work best in tropical bedrooms vibrant shades of orange and pink also blend in beautifully with this rich decorating style.
It is a great way to conceal the walk-in closet a small home office in the bedroom or a messy shelf without having to deal with the traditional doors that swing open. Many homeowners have put this to good use by using one large barn door for home workspaces and displays next to one another ensuring minimal wastage of space.
West Elm also makes an array of GOTS-certified organic cotton sheets and shams in fun prints and textures like an energetic Ikat and a billowy pintuck. The patterns can be purchased as a set but we think it’s a lot more fun to mix and match!
Balance this by using decor that shouts out tropical and introduces textures that are as nature-centric as possible. If you want a bedroom that combines both the tropical and coastal styles then throw in a few ship wheels and starfish along with a bamboo bed frame and pops of corals and greens to get the best of both worlds!
The Company Store’s luxurious 180-thread count organic shams duvet covers and sheets place just as much emphasis on comfort as they do on the quality of the organic cotton percale they’re made of. In addition to meeting Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) they’re available in a bevy of soothing prints.
Whether they flip down from the wall or out from behind bookshelves these double-duty furniture pieces come in a bevy of different styles finishes and configurations. Read on for some of our favorite wall bed picks from sophisticated top-of-the-line models to affordable DIY versions!