Ahhh....sleep. Is there anything more wonderful or refreshing? And of all the fantastic Objet Petit A's in this world, sleep is very high up on the list, isn't it? So in our opinion, few things are as important as making sure your bedroom is fabulous. And no bedroom is complete without a highly inspired bed and super comfy and pretty linens with just the right thread count.
Now, when it comes to picking just the right bed, always put comfort #1 on the wish list. But that never means you have to compromise on style. And of course there are so many design directions that are both wonderfully comfortable and functional and thrillingly gorgeous with their design. For example, I love upholstery on the headboard. It can be so pretty to look at during the day when the bed is made, and such a comfortable place to lay your head while all tousled up within the sheets while reading that favorite book at night.
Although there are too many inspired choices to cover all of them today, one very creative choice is to place a book shelf behind the bed. And talk about having all your treasured books at just the right handy spot! But it also looks so interesting. Mix it with some favorite objects, hang a few paintings or drawings in a creative way and you have a highly individual space that calls your name lovingly every single night at bedtime. Love it!
Stone can also provide a very interesting backdrop for a beautiful bed. I often like white linens as it provides a versatile base on which to place fine spreads and comforters and other textiles. And never forget interesting pillows that both look lovely and serve as nurturing puffs on which to lay a weary head at the end of the day. Because if you're like me, if you had to pick just one item to take away with you to a far off land....it might just be that fave pillow. So make sure extra special attention is paid to all these important details necessary for arriving at your ultimate heavenly nest.
Now, never will I say that inspired bedding is confined to the bedroom. Quite frankly, a comfortable bed/chaise hybrid can be incredible on a terrace. Because if there is one thing that is a close second to a peaceful and refreshing nap in your bedroom, it's a peaceful and refreshing nap with a lemonade or weekend cocktail beside you on the patio. Wonderful!
So, whether you choose less is more or more is more for your dream bedroom, always know that the investment to get it right is something you will definitely never regret. And make sure to couple your "beauty sleep" with a beautiful space for the bedroom. After all, that wonderful feeling as you wake up rested and energized everyday is...well...priceless.
Laura Lee Clark