Mathilde Ivarsson. Bedroom. November 29th , 2017.
It is white and blue that traditionally ushers in the magic of sun, sand and surf into your bedroom. But go down a different route this summer and replace the white in that equation with far more exciting shades of gray. Apart from giving your nautical or coastal style bedroom a fresh, new look, replacing white with gray gives you greater decorating freedom and a chance to try out newer shades of blue. In fact, you can fill the backdrop with light gray and maybe even a hint of white and use pops of teal, turquoise or periwinkle for greater visual impact. From bedding and drapes to a complete bedroom furniture set in blue, a gray background lets you switch between hues with ease.
The idea of a floating bedside stand might be new, but you would not really know that if you flipped through the images of the most inspiring bedrooms around. Pretty much every homeowner seems to have embraced the idea gleefully and a cool little floating box next to the bed definitely enhances the contemporary appeal of your bedroom. Saving precious square footage, combining these levitating delights with bedside pendant or sconce lighting is the perfect way to complete a small bedroom where every inch matters.
From space maximization, we move on to doubling the amount of bedside tabletop room and storage area with twin nightstands. The advantages here are obvious and even in a really small bedroom; the bedside table duo offers symmetry and sense of visual continuity. If you are planning on using two bedside table lamps in a small bedroom, then choosing identical nightstands is a smart option. In large rooms, a mismatched nightstand approach works perfectly well. No matter which route you take, make sure that you get the placement and proportion just right.
Sure, you want a fabulous nightstand that can hold your latest gadgets, provide some tabletop space for the lovely lamp and even tuck away some of the mess around your bed. But getting all that done on a budget is even more fun! A DIY box-style bedside table is easy to craft and you can use everything ranging from worn-out, vintage trunks and cinder blocks to a simple wooden crate and a few metallic beams. The idea is simple, does not take more than a weekend and you have a nightstand that is well and truly unique.
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