Unused Space Gem: The Foot of the Bed
The end of your bed might be the perfect spot to pay bills or catch up on thank-yous. The desk and chair provide function while grounding the appearance of the bed.
A piece the same height as the footboard results in a seamless transition between the furnishings.
If you choose to go the desk route, don’t feel as if you must have a chair with the desk at all times. If it feels interruptive to the flow, push it off to the side. When not using the desk for work, use its surface area for other things, such as jewelry.
A desk with drop-down sides offers surface-size flexibility.
A bookshelf provides loads of organization, and larger styles help to define the bed’s presence. Get creative with the shelves: If you don't use them for books, store sheets and blankets instead.
Short, wide shelves such as these fall below the line of the bed, so they don’t interrupt visual space. If your bedroom is small or already has a lot going on, these may be the best option for you.
There’s a reason benches at the end of the bed are popular: They provide style, function and a spot to tie your shoes in the morning. Be sure to find a design that incorporates some type of organization, such as this open bench accessorized with baskets.
Instead of a typical bench, you can choose a chest that opens to reveal storage.
Two chairs accessorized with a small table make a perfect spot for a relaxing weekend breakfast.
A loveseat with a small portable side table will also do the trick.
You’ve got to love this clever design: a piece at the end of the bed that appears to be an inconspicuous storage unit, yet opens to reveal a television. Talk about a stylish solution to hiding the TV in the bedroom.
This table on wheels can scoot forward for reading, eating or working in bed.