Turn of the Century CottageBeach Style Bedroom, Chicago
Photography by: Werner Straube
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5. Dresser or chest. Rather than restricting your night-table furniture to the small or low profile, you might go bold with a relatively large piece of furniture like a dresser or chest of drawers. This can provide much-needed extra storage, particularly in a narrow bedroom. The key with a larger piece is to create balance. When the bed is placed in the middle of the wall, add another large piece of furniture to the other side; a second dresser or a desk typically will work. Be sure both pieces are similar in height and width to create a more symmetrical look.
Try tiny touches. If letting green flourish on your walls is too big a step up from neutrals, try it as an accent. A great way to do this is to paint a piece of furniture. Complete the look with dollops of white and doses of black for a fresh, summery feel.
Before we moved into our current home, I asked our teenage son if he was willing to have his bedroom also serve as our quasi guest room, and he graciously agreed. We bought him a queen-size bed, and anyone who stays comments on its comfort. The room has big windows with a beautiful view, so that’s nice, but it’s still a lot of work transforming the room of a teenage boy, who is, let’s say less than fastidious, into a pleasing place for a guest. My son does all the picking up and vacuuming, but I change the bedding and, since the dogs are frequent visitors, launder his duvet and duvet cover.
Isn’t this green Windsor-style chair cheeky and fabulous? Even in a bedroom filled with interesting and imaginative touches, the chair is a standout and adds a certain je ne sais quoi that makes such a difference.