Popular Platform Beds – Best Bedroom Piece


Getting compact looking beds can actually make your bedroom look bigger. Today small homes and apartments are a reality and many of us need scaled down versions of old times’ four-poster beds or master beds that were really huge. Platform beds can be an ideal choice for small homes and there are quite a lot of choices available for you to pick and choose what may suit your home and style.

Bedroom décor overall can focus around the bed you have chosen. With the low-slung platform beds, you save a lot on the vertical space. The bed lies low to the ground and nightstands are also compact matching with the bed. This results in the furniture not dominating the room but matching and staying compatible to the overall décor.

Platform beds are ideal for loft homes or if you happen to have a small bedroom with sloping ceiling since it takes very less of vertical space. Today some platform beds do have headboards but not too high or too elaborate like for normal beds. Sideboards are almost always separate, but the beds have an extended wooden board-lip that extend all around serving as additional night stand

Box springs are not part of these platform beds. They have slats – placed closely so as to support the mattress directly. This is more comfortable for people with spinal problem who want a flat and a firm kind of bed – and this fits the bill nicely. Platform beds are no fuss beds comprising a bed, with a slatted bed support frame and directly your favorite mattress on it.

There is also storage area under the bed with a low pull out drawer under the bed that can store extra blankets, thin cushions and sheets etc easily. Low rectangular platform beds and round platform beds are both popular. Some round beds have a swing action. Some platforms do not have legs but rest on a square box-like structure which is used for storage.

Futons are another kind of low bed – actually foldable bed that is placed directly on the floor. Though originally only wooden platform beds were available, today there are beds from glass, from fiberglass, from polycarbonate, from bamboo, from cane and compressed wood also. Here are some pretty platform beds from Italy Design. Some are round in shape and others rectangular. How do you like them for your home?

Two Types of Low Platform Beds

Round Shaped Bed with Nightstand and Bench

Murano Glass Frame Bed with Quilted Headboard

Low Platform Bed with Matching Nightstand – Bench

Low Height Round Bed with Angular Nightstand

Bed Decor in Contemporary and Traditional Styles

Bed in Chocolate with High Head Board

Asymmetrical Headboard and Low Round Bed

Adjustable Headboard and Matching Dresser

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Smart looking Floating Shelves For Teenager Rooms

Youth of today want smart looking rooms for their needs, and their storage also must look smart and fashionably matching to their room décor. Children – teens and tweens love to have colorful looking bedrooms for their use. They love to have modern style furniture that can make their rooms self-contained and sophisticated looking. Floating shelves can be a good option for their storage needs.

Whether big or small, kids think their rooms as their private domain and are keen that all their books, dresses, music and games are within reach. Today modular furniture is well planned for meeting the kids’ needs. Built-in tables, bunk beds, storage under the beds, and pullout extra trundle beds are options to explore when you are thinking of getting furniture for your teenagers.

As the children grow, their storage need also expands to accommodate more books, more music, more games and more dresses as well. Precious floor space can be saved by floating shelves that the children may need. When the kids’ rooms are not very spacious, every inch of the room needs to be utilized. These modular options are not only space saving but they enhance the look of the room as well.

Floating shelves are open type simple shelves without doors. Today some wall supported shelves which have doors are fixed as floating shelves so they can be used for storing dresses and other items too. But open type floating shelves are best as they give an open light and airy look that will make the room look less cluttered and neat.

Some of the floating shelves are wall to wall and some can be a corner options. Well made open shelves are really modular in that in case you need more storage, you can add more shelves without doing a major overhaul. Good quality shelves last long and will be able to hold quite a bit of weight also – like the heavy text books and lots of games, music etc.

Generally you can fix floating shelves wherever you have sufficient wall spaces. The best place for the floating shelves can be just above where your table/desk is normally located. You can reach for your books etc without much trouble. Here are some beautifully furnished youth rooms from Zalf. The bedrooms are fitted with beautiful looking floating shelves. Check what you like best?

Wood Color Finish Floating Shelves

Startling Yellow and Wood Finish

Simple and Elegant Shelves in Blue

Shelves Floating in Powder Blue

Room with Open Shelves in Purple

Pristine Looking White & Lavender

Mustard and White Decor Shelves

Cubby Holes and Shelves in Green

Bright Colored Floating Shelves

Apple Green and Buttercup Yellow

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Attractive Looking Bedrooms Beautifully And Gorgeously Furnished


A dynamic and capable homemaker keeps thinking of ways to improve her home. She does not wait for any particular happening or period of the year to makeover any of her rooms. As and when she finds something new, something different and something better, she looks for ways to incorporate it in her home décor so her home and furniture is the best for her. Making over your bedroom can be exciting and thrilling if you are trying out new ideas. Getting new furnishings for your bedroom can be quite adventurous and fun. Summer months can be the time to get pastel and soft cool shades for your bedroom. That does not mean it has to look drab. You can bring color to the décor with vibrant bed linen.

If you have chosen white as the base color for your bedroom, with white walls and white color furniture as well, you can try to bring a contrast, a splash of color with a bright color to one wall of the room. That will bring relief to an otherwise all white bedroom décor. Also you can choose bright coloured linen that will look stunning – setting off the white. Pastel coloured walls go excellently with brown colour furniture like teak, mahogany etc. Sheer beige curtains and cream walls with teak bedroom furniture set – beds, side tables and coffee tables – can set off each other beautifully and give a rich and sophisticated look to the room. Brown colour bed can look great with white coloured sideboard and console tables also.

Warm coloured veneers like pine also look great in bedrooms especially with white wall décor and white flooring. It gives a spacious look. Even when the room dimensions are small, this combination can make the room expand and look spacious and nice. Bed linen – bed sheets, bed covers, duvets and all can be mix and match – with white bed spreads with deep shades of contrast color sheets.

Look at the storage space underneath the bed to hold books etc. and the nightstand next to the headboard looks very elegant. The matching sideboard and end table in teak finish complete the set and look very attractive and nice. The white bedstead and companion sideboards contrast nicely with the bed linen and trim over the wardrobe.

Hope your makeover resulted in such a beautiful bedroom?

Gorgeous in White and Pine

Elegantly Decorated Bedroom
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Dark Brown Bedstead with White Sideboards

Cool and Comfy Bedroom

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Beautifully Done Bedroom with Overhead Storage

Attractive in White and Lavender

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Get a Bed For Your Bedroom Furniture

We end up spending at least one third of our life on the bed. A good bed is the first step in getting a good night’s sleep and life long pain-free back and healthy life. Right size, tight firmness, right height, and giving the right amount of support are the important aspects when you are checking on buying the right bed for your bedroom – for you, family as well for guests. Price of a bed need not be the only criteria for purchasing the bed. But generally more expensive beds are always of better quality and more comfortable than cheaper variety and they are more luxurious as well as longer lasting than cheaper beds. Also when you get some additional features like storage, and special headboard, the price also goes up.

What are the most important things to keep in mind when you are buying furniture for your bedroom? A good strong and sturdy bedstead, a high-quality supportive and firm mattress and good quality, pretty looking complete set of bed linen and pillows, cushions, bolsters – made of natural fibers preferably – these all items make up your bedroom furniture. Buying a good size bedstead and matching mattress is of extreme importance. Bigger the bed more comfortable will be both you and your spouse. Separate mattresses will be a sensible idea since that will lessen the disturbance caused by partner’s movements. Get mattresses that will have just the right amount of firmness – not hard – for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Once you decide on what will suite your kind of lifestyle, your likes and dislikes, what will fulfill your needs, and what will show off your individual taste and character, you can check out at the local store all the options available for your own bedroom, for the guest room and for the kids rooms as well. You may have to take into account the size of the rooms without fail. Buying a bedstead can take planning and patience. Find out what kind of material will look just right in your home and what will suit the general style and ambience of your home. Discuss with your interior decorator and surf the net for new ideas and innovation in bedsteads and their headboards and footboard details which can be customized.

Here are some single bedsteads for your guest room and kids’ room from Ascot Co. Check what appeals to you most so you can get it for your home.

Teen Single Bed with High Headboard

Simple and Sleek in Black Espresso Finish

Pretty Looking Pink Floral Bed Set

Elegant Looking Bed against Stone Wall

Beige Wall Colour and Oak Bed Set

Beautiful Pink Four-Poster for Your Princess

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Storage Organizers for Keeping Clutter Away in Your Home Maintenance

Orderliness and tidy look can be only achieved if we methodically and periodically remove clutter from the house on a regular basis. Organizing must be done frequently as there can be too much accumulation of items as we keep buying more and more. Especially with the kind of small houses and studio apartments we have, storage options are not many.

How to keep the shelves and cabinets neat and tidy? Keep checking your entire kitchen for things that are out of date, recipes that you do not use, broken china that should be thrown away, bent and tarnished cutlery and cracked crockery. Check that you are not stocking old flour, creamers, and other stuff with expired date of manufacturing.

Ruthlessly start throwing things that you will not need at all. Put in a carry bag things that are in good condition but not presently used by you and things that you no longer are using as much as before to be given away. Change the paper lining after thoroughly cleaning it and giving it a lick of paint if needed.

Likewise in the bedroom and bathroom closets and bedroom wardrobe cabinets, check for stuff that are not your size now, that you no longer use now, things that are out of your present dress mode and stuff you have not used in the past six months. Throw away what cannot be used and pack in a carry bag what can be given away to others,

Now that you have got rid of the clutter that takes precious space, check whether you need more storage space. You can have some floating shelves or open shelves that you can stake against the wall in your living room, dining room or bedroom for additional storage. Pretty-looking floating shelves can be fitted in the foyer as well over console tables etc.

Check how good-looking the old shelves are. Give a touch of paint if needed in the same matching colour scheme as the flooring or other furniture in the room. Check what things you can keep on the shelves. Arrange the items beautifully and aesthetically so that the room has an enhanced look. Get a vase of fresh and fragrant flowers for a touch of aesthetics.

Here are some beautiful organizers and shelves from Smart Furniture. All of them are good looking and will add grace and beauty to your home. Which is your favourite?

Under Stair Organizers for Knickknacks

Simple Organizer for Kitchens

Roomy Organizer for Living Room

Organizing Your Book Collection

Organizer to Keep Stemware Etc

Living Room Organizer for Books and Curios

Elegant Dining Room Organizer

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Multi Use Furniture For Small Houses And Apartments

Making your small home or a studio apartment beautiful and well maintained can be a challenging and intriguing problem. Especially if you have lived formerly in a bigger house, and now you have moved into a studio apartment or small house, you will feel cramped for space. You will wonder what to do with so much furniture which looked perfectly okay in a bigger house, but which threatens to overwhelm you by their sheer numbers.

Then what kind of furniture will be best for a small house or studio apartment. Any furniture that can be put to more than one use is the best kind of furniture for a small house. You may have enjoyed having a huge 12-seater dining table in a huge country house, but which will be just too humongous in a small house.

Likewise you may have a number of shelves, cabinets and armoires in a big house which will be needed around the house – in your bedroom, living room, kitchen and store room. But when you have moved out to a cute little loft home or an apartment, you have to think ways and means to find storage space by utilizing every inch of your home.

You need to find storage under the bed for storing the extra linen drapery and rugs etc, headboards with storage for your books, spectacles and remotes if you happen to have a TV fixed to the footboard. You need to look for ottomans with storage, find ways to utilize the cabinet door space and behind the doors for storing extra towels, bed sheets etc.

Also kitchen space needs to be utilized to the maximum. Getting a pot rack above the cooking area, utilizing the kitchen island as extra storage space for cutlery, crockery and stemware etc can make the kitchen look less cluttered and neat. Likewise drop-side or expandable dining table will be a better choice so that you can manage space better.

Like-wise, you can have multi-use stools like shown here that can be used as a seat, as a serving tray as a storage for pillows and as a small lap-top desk even. These are manufactured by Antoine Lesur. This multipurpose stool looks very versatile and chic as well. You can store couple of cushions which can be used on the seat when used as a stool or a serving table etc. Hope you would like to have one like this?

Using It as Side or End Table

Use It as a Coffee Table

Use as Storage for Cushions

Removable Top Tray for Serving

Pretty Looking Small Table Holding Beverage

Option to Use as a Stool

Multiple Use as Storage or Footstool

Easy To Remove Option

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