Trying to find a bed that was a centerpiece without being overwhelming was a challenge but designer Kim Scodro was able to settle on this 24k gold encrusted bed. Subtle hints of gold give it enough sheen to call the eye without being over the top.
Microgardens can be as tiny as a few square inches in a container or several square feet in a garden bed, says Anne Gibson of themicrogardener.com. Here, a small raised garden bed is intensively planted with edibles.
Bedroom. The design of this bedroom starts with the bed. Whites, soft grays and other soothing tones make this bedroom positively restful, and did you notice the sofa? The only thing that would make this bedroom more calming would be a view.
A beautiful lawn makes planting beds sparkle. This bed features a blend of shrubs, perennials and annuals, including Sweet Caroline Bewitched Green with Envy sweet potato vine and Hippo Red and Hippo Rose hypoestes. The planting also includes several ornamental grasses: ‘Fireworks’ variegated fountain grass, ‘Sky Rocket’ purple fountain grass, and Vertigo elephant grass.
This bedroom alcove was created with a custom raised bed and upholstered headboard, enabling a dressing and storage space to be housed beneath. Geometric panels akin to a giraffe's hide create a cool safari vibe in this midcentury loft.
Whether you have a roommate who stays up late while you need to sleep (5 a.m. crew practice!) or you just want to disappear into your own space for a while, this bed tent can do the trick. It can also eliminate awkward “Next time, can you knock first?” moments.
Raised garden beds can add vegetables, flowers and even a design element to your garden. Configure the Suncast tiered raised garden bed, sold through retailers such as Wayfair and made of plastic resin, in a variety of shapes.
Camille Flurry's Athens, Ga., bedroom is the perfect example of a tween room done right. To create a one-of-a-kind, eclectic, super-cool space, Camille's mom, Amy, combined handed-down family pieces with finds from local flea markets, vintage boutiques and art festivals. The white bed and nightstand first belonged to Amy as a child. She supplemented these finds with traditional area rugs from local stores. The chandelier is a budget-saver from a local lighting company that Amy customized with red spray paint to brighten Camille's room.
The sleeper sofa has come a long way in the last few years. Many new sofas and sectionals feature a high-quality mattress so the sleep experience is better than ever. Make the bed with high quality linens- freshly laundered sheets, a fluffy comforter or duvet and LOTS of blankets go a long way to making guests feel like they’re in a 4-star hotel room. Throw in a few extra pillows, too- so they can prop up to comfortably read or watch TV.