Styling The End of Your Bed, A Guide
Repeat after me, the end of my bed is not ‘dead space’! The end of your bed, although it may feel useless, has such potential to offer a functional element to your room. Particularly when space is tight, and you have limited wall or cupboard vacancy, the end of your bed can act as an additional storage function for your room. Fusing together aesthetic elements that expertly complement your bedroom style, this small space is where you can explore stylistic and functional elements at a very minimal expense.
Think seating, ever find yourself at a loss for somewhere to lace up your shoes? Find yourself carting your shoes to the lounge room to find a seat? Utilising your end of bed space with a bench means that you can get completely ready in the comfort of your room. Sourcing a bench seat for the end of your bed gives you extra seating and if used as a multi-purpose space, storage and style as well.
If you’re thinking storage, the end of your bed can be used to house clothes baskets under, or, depending on the bench or ottoman you purchase, the storage can be inbuilt into the feature. At the lift of a lid you can have access to extra pillows or blankets, your favourite books or clothes. You can utilise the space under the bench to house clothing baskets or shoes to maximise the utility and capitalise on as much space as possible.
Now for the style stakes! If you’re looking to use this as both a stylistic and practical feature in your home the trick is balancing out these elements to ensure that neither are compromised. Opting to keep one end of the bench clear and laying the other with beautiful coffee table books mean that the practical element still remains useable. Add layers and depth to the feature with textural throws and detailed baskets. Steer clear of anything breakable, this is not the ideal place for candles and glassware, as the occasional movement can shuffle these items into precarious locations.
Start small and build up until you’re satisfied with the look and feel. This includes choosing the appropriate bench as well. Think about its primary purpose and use that to guide your decision making. If this will predominately be a seating space, then choose a bench with cushioning to ensure maximum comfort. Keeping the primary function in mind will help you decide what to sacrifice and what to invest in.