We absolutely love Scandinavian bedrooms that feature a nifty sleigh or platform bed as this instantly becomes the focal point of the room without trying too hard. You can build on this by adding an exposed brick wall that is painted white custom bedside pendants a few black and white posters and an understated nightstand (probably an upcycled piece from an old tree stump) to complete a truly relaxing nature-centric bedroom design that is distinctly Scandinavian.
Many people picture hempy colors and bland textures when they think of organic cotton but Pottery Barn’s selection of organic bedding in designer patterns is proof that this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact we gravitated towards their breezy palm and nautical navy rope designs before we even noticed that they were made of Oeko-Tex® certified organic cotton.
The Ulisse bed is perfect for offices that double as guest bedrooms – or if you’re a workaholic that just can’t seem to tear yourself away from your desk. The multi-use piece serves as a 5-foot desk during the day and folds down into a queen-size bed. The best part is that opening the bed doesn’t disturb your work so you can pick up right where you left off the next morning.
Resource Furniture’s La Literal system provides the convenience of murphy beds with a modern minimalist look. The sturdy wood and metal construction allows you to open both beds or just one bed at a time depending on what the situation calls for.
Spotted at the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show Milano Smart Living’s flip-down bunk beds double as artwork for children’s rooms. The large-scale murals that disguise the beds when they’re not in use can be customized to suit your tastes.
Adapting a Scandinavian style is not just about aesthetics alone and it also gives an ergonomic advantage for those with a small bedroom. If you are short on space the inherent simplicity of the Nordic style its use of a neutral color palette with white being the predominant color and the shunning of unnecessary accessories and decor are indeed big advantages!
With tropical style you can turn to natural materials such wood and bamboo to create a unique space that reminds your little ones of their recent vacation to that exotic tropical getaway.
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.