The traditional bed sits in a dramatic valance headboard, creating an eye-catching display in this serene bedroom. Soft green is carried through the space from the curtains to the bedding, while a pair of swing-arm sconces adds ambient reading light. Silver nightstands add a metallic vibe to the space and provide much-needed storage.
Install a sleek sconce on the side of the bed, instead of cramming a lamp onto a small side table, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Sconces may feature swing arms or other ways to change the direction of the light, which helps create a comfortable environment for nighttime reading. A wire basket below a bedside table provides additional, yet stylish, storage.