Bye-Bye Bed

Most of us know a bed ought to be comfortable. But there is something a bed ought to be. At the end of a very long day, even when you walk in to your bedroom, your heartbeat should slow as you take a look at this refuge from a fast-paced universe. Perhaps I expect too much from my bed; but, unless you are an insomniac, one third of every day is invested inside. It should be calmingly pretty. Perhaps even fairly outrageously cool, pulling you on it, such as a magic carpet ride into your fantasies. That’s exactly what the subsequent beds do for their owners.

Warning: The next content may make you tired.

Jody Brettkelly

This nest-like bed is excellent for Oakland, California, homeowner Jody Brettkelly, that wanted her bedroom to be like a treehouse. From that room, her and her husband have views of San Francisco, the branches of the magnolia tree outside and the clouds. Made of woven rattan, the see-through bed is airy and light.

They intentionally kept the space simple. “We’ve got four kids ages 9 to 15, and we both work full time. It is important to have a refuge clear of clutter and the day’s anxieties,” states Brettkelly, that oversaw the layout and runs the busy lifestyle blog About Last Weekend. Aside from the bed from Kenneth Cobonpue, the area’s only other pieces of furniture are Roche Bobois bedside tables. And that bed? Apparently, the same kind Brad Pitt cries in.

Brian Dittmar Design, Inc..

This is for the guy. And he’s imaginary. That is because inside designer Brian Dittmar finished this project for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. His mission was to design a tailored space where everything is crafted by hand. Dittmar took it hiring Bay Area metal artist Paul Benson to make a framework intended as “a homage to art deco skyscrapers,” Dittmar explains.

Brian Dittmar Design, Inc..

If Dittmar had made this to get a real customer, he’d have gone with a king-size mattress, instead of the queen revealed.

“The scale of this space and also the scale of the bed ought to be compatible. You want at least 30 inches from the face of the bed to any wall. Otherwise it’ll feel cramped and squeezed in.”

The bed shown here would have withstood a king ; but, because it was a series house and many people would be in the room at once, Dittmar travelled smaller.

Are you a nature lover? So is the woman who designs these beds for her clients.

Tiina Anttila of Lumme Designs was created in rural Finland. “I ended up spending almost all of my years in the concrete jungles of New York City and later Helsinki. I wished to dream and sleep in the woods,” she says of her creation which transported her into the forest.

The beds are made from birch, ash or mahogany. Posts are laser cut into trees. Prices start at 9,500 euros. Anttila also makes wallpaper printed with her illustrations (seen here).

In fact, Anttila can make the entire fairy tale forest look with her bedspreads made from silk, linen or cotton.

A.Clore Interiors

This bed was to get a teenager who wanted an eclectic upscale feel with lots of colors, says interior designer Amber Clore, who is located north of Orlando, Florida, in Sanford.

Clore exaggerated the height of the headboard to make a major focal feature while remembering the dimensions of this negative table lamps. Otherwise, the room would have been out of proportion.

When coping with a huge headboard, she states, “it is best to have it centered on a wall or onto an architectural feature, like a post, window or column.”

It is summertime round with this swinging bed that is the hammock raised. It’s possible to rock to sleep. As stated by the firm that made it, Professional Construction Solutions, the back is connected to the wall with hinges.

You’re able to eliminate the ropes and then fold the bed against the wall. Even though this is not in a bedroom, I would really like to know if anyone has a bed which swings in the bedroom. Or would that lead to motion sickness?

Laura U, Inc..

Sleep in this custom-made canopy bed and you may feel like you are overnighting in Northern Africa or even the Southern Mediterranean. It generates the illusion of being in a tropical interface with its vivid blue framework and gauzy curtains.

The owners were very tall, says interior designer Laura Umansky, so the canopy here is taller than normal and the bed is more. You ought to have sufficient ceiling height to encourage a canopy. The bed will engulf the space, she states.

As for bed placement hints, Umansky says ideally it ought to be across from the entrance; but she also takes into account the doors and windows. “We attempt to orient the bed so you do not walk into the side but watch it in front of you.”

Lori Dennis, Inc..

Soooothing. In fact, this bed was created for people who prefer to escape and meditate. Interior is as velveted as a jewelry box coated with soft blue eco-friendly tufted velvet by Création Baumann.

The outside is 100 percent gold leaf. Yes, those are butterfly lamps glowing in the inside, not to be outdone by the curved speaker in there which plays soft music. I am getting very, very sleeeepy.

Cranium Furniture, Inc..

Does your bed seem a small square? What would you like to do?

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Nap No Bedroom Required, in a Breeze

I always know when it’s 2 pm — no opinion demanded. It is the same every day, however many hours I’ve slept the night before. My eyelids become heavy, and I get that fuzzy-thinking feeling. It’s nap time.

If you are like me, the most crucial point to know is that this is normal. We generally have two periods of intense sleepiness at a 24-hour cycle, after between two 4 and pm a.m. and yet another about 10 hours after. An perfect nap is 20 to 45 minutes long. A 20-minute nap can promote alertness, concentration, coordination and an improved mood.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to nap during the day, then here are a few strategies for a quick and productive snooze.

Wendi Young Design

Find a quiet corner in the house in which you are able to draw the curtains. This daybed with excellent light control provided by the Roman shades is perfect for a two p.m. date with the sandman.

Philpotts Interiors

Use a blanket. You’ll have a hard time falling asleep if you’re chilly. Be cautious to not overheat with heaters and blankets, as this might cause you to oversleep.


Surround yourself. Blue is associated with tranquility and produces a calming effect. It is fantastic for the mind-body connection. Think of the sea and the skies and the calming influence of being outside.

Madison Modern Home

Attempt to find a space in your house where you feel removed from everything that is happening. Ideally, you would like to be away from the noise of TVs, mobile phones as well as the doorbell. This cozy nook feels exactly like a nest, and curtains provide a visual barrier.

Mahoney Architects & Interiors

Many people today say they have a hard time falling asleep during the day. Try reading a novel. For many people, this really is the magical tip for slipping into that quick catnap.

Dreamy Whites

Produce a bed of white linens and use lavender-scented lace spray. Much safer than having a candle, aromatherapy can relax your body and create the calming effect you need to fall asleep.

Dan Forer, Photographer

White noise might help also; try the noise of waves or birds chirping.

Ownby Design

If you’re one of those folks who prefers to not nap during the day or just cannot fall asleep, consider taking 20 minutes to sit at a nice room or by a fire and have your own private timeout.

Allow me to know what you think in the Comments section — following your nap, naturally.

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