'Floating bed' takes advantage of a lovely backyard view.
Few of us would think of placing a bed smack in the middle of a room. But Lester Katz of LK Design did exactly that in a master bedroom makeover for a west Omaha client who was game for something different. Katz pulled the queen-sized bed away from the wall and faced it toward the room's windows to take advantage of a beautifully landscaped backyard. "The homeowner was blown away" by the effect of "floating" the bed in the room, Katz says.
GET THE LOOK
-Start with a bed that is handsome from all sides and has a headboard that's 30” to 36” high. An upholstered headboard can be a great choice, especially if you enjoy reading in bed. Test the headboard's comfort before purchase by leaning against it for a few minutes.
-Anchor the bed with a console table or another piece of furniture that's about the same width as the headboard.
-Unify the space with a dynamite ceiling pendant. Add a remote control switch so that you can operate the lights without getting out of bed.
-If you use table lamps, install floor-mounted electrical outlets so that the cords can disappear under the bed.
-Find side tables that allow plenty of room to get around and are finished on all sides.
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