Laurent. Bedroom. September 24th , 2017.
Hot zone, got a novel to finish? Somehow, we think you won’t complete your tome here. Not with that view to enjoy each day, plus those large, embracing armchairs on the terrace look far too tempting. Still, we might stretch ourselves to send a few postcards home. Perhaps in a day or two. Screen goddess, while the kids hog the telly downstairs with their games console, we think you should move on up… Yup – a TV is cleverly hidden in the housing at the foot of the bed. If only we could get hubby to bring back the remote.
There are many ways to make the most of that dead space under the stairs – playrooms, storage solutions or even shelving. But a proud pet owner in the states has blown all of the above out of the water with this: a fully functioning dog bedroom, complete with kennel-style entrance, hat rack and luxurious golden bed. We’ve seen some amazing dog houses in our time, but this one really takes the dog biscuit. Yes, we have reached peak pets, people.
Is your sleeping space in need of a re-think? These simple ideas will have a big impact. More than any other space in the home, your bedroom is the one place where you want to feel completely relaxed, comfortable and rested. Whether you’re after quick tricks that you can pull off in an afternoon, or are in need of ideas and inspiration for a complete bedroom revamp, we’ve come up with a host of bright ideas that we think will inspire you.
Light it right, your bedroom needs to be perfectly functional too. Install more than one lighting circuit so that you can switch out the lights at the bedside without the need to cross the room. A dimmer will help create a serene evening ambience while dimmable downlighters work well when task lighting is needed. If space is limited, opt for a wall mounted lamp with an elegant shade like this one, freeing up space on the bedside table. Opt for a warm yellow quality of light, rather than a cool, blue light. ‘Make sure lighting helps to visually maximise the space too,’ advises Mary Barber-Fray of Mary Barber-Fray Interior Design. ‘For example, try lighting the narrower sides of the space to provide a sense of width, whether with wall lights or tiltable recessed spotlights. Choose lampshades that allow light to reflect upwards if you need to give some height to a low ceiling too.
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