My manfriend and I recently downsized our bedroom. We moved our office area into our bedroom and moved our bed (and nothing else) into where the office used to be. The bed takes up most of the room (we can’t fit anything else in it)… it’s more like a bednook really.
Now I need ways to make the room look more like a cozy sleeping space and less of a solitary confinement room. I’ve draped a scarf on the wall to make a “headboard” (it’s just a mattress on the floor) but now it’s got this “Old European shack in the middle of winter feel” to it. Any advice? -Naomi
Ok, I’ve got a few ideas about this one before we open it up to the Homies. Since my son sleeps in a closet, I’ve done a lot of thinking about tiny closet spaces, and done a LOT of poking around the web for inspiration. My three biggest suggestions are lighting, fabric, and color. Here are some of my favorite shots to get you excited about your little bed nook:
First, you can always go totally sparse with a dramatic throw, like Ellen & Jake did:
Or use curtains:
Or paint the walls and use colorful bedding:
Homies, what are your suggestions for bed alcoves and bed nooks?