Designer Debbie Perez remade this teen girl’s bed by using her existing bedding in a way she had never imagined. Installing a bed rail, unseen on the back side of her bed, gave the opportunity to arrange her pillows in a way that gave her bed a “sofa” look.
When Gram graduated to a big-boy bed, Sara gave him a double partly because she didn't want to deal with bed rails. "He has so much space that he never rolls to the edge!" she explains. What's with the birch forest in the room? It's wallpaper, inspired by the woodsy view out the window. Young and fun but not babyish. Birch Tree wall mural from Urban Outfitters
The framing and built-in stairs in the bunk-bed unit are painted white, and black metal railing provides visual contrast. The skinnylap wall treatment adds texture while keeping a neutral backdrop. The lofted bed leaves a nook space perfect for setting up a study space.
Slumber party at your house! The frame and rails of these fantastic bunk beds were made from antique barn beams. The top bed is a twin and the bottom beds are full size. Windows were installed above, allowing natural light to stream down into the space.
The vaulted ceiling kids' bedroom in the HGTV Green Home 2010 has a bunk bed made from industrial metal pipe railing and stairs. A cozy reading nook with a comfy orange chair is illuminated by paper-mache lamps.
Shifting the bed to the center of the area allows the windows to be its backdrop. Simple, lightweight Roman shades offer guests a glimpse of the outdoors, while Karl's water-inspired painted chair rail flows behind it all.
This guest room features two bunk beds that provide plenty of space for visitors. Tufted taupe upholstered guard rails are positioned on the top beds, while all-over neutral tones complete the look of the room, creating a laid-back vibe.
This boy's bedroom features a road-trip theme, perpendicular bunk beds, a study nook and a skinnylap wall treatment. The black window awning pops against the light colors of the fixtures and compliments the bunkbed railing.
Soft green walls in this dining room create an ideal backdrop to showcase the gilt-framed art to best advantage. A traditional wood sideboard and white chair rail and wainscoting give added elegance to the space while black lampshades act as visual punctuation marks that give definition to the space.
Add a special treatment halfway up the wall, to cut your costs. Tile or wood paneling, which can be cheaper, gives any bathroom a certain finished style. Designer Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B Design used tile in this National Kitchen + Bath Association winning bathroom, but also suggests using beadboard. If you opt for beadboard, she suggests adding chair rail around the room and a standalone backsplash above the vanity. “It would be faster to install and less expensive on the material purchase,” says Bruntz, who lives in Nebraska.