Ultimate Guide to Bedroom Decorating and Design
High Style Inspiration for the Back-Home-Bound
A design guide to creating a sophisticated, grown-up, yet budget-friendly bedroom retreat back home in the parent’s nest.
Create a Lofted Bed
Create a convenient storage space and give the bed a contemporary, cool lift using cinder blocks, plywood from a home improvement store and a three yards of metallic vinyl found at marine supply or craft and hobby stores.
Begin by “gift wrapping” 4 16x8x12” concrete blocks in a metallic vinyl using a glue gun to secure edges. Only 3 sides will show when assembled. Next, cover a 39”x75”x3/4” piece of ply wood (cut free at home stores from a standard 4’x8’ board) with the same vinyl fabric using a heavy-duty staple gun. Only a small amount of board’s edge will be visible when complete so only a 4-5” border is need around the bottom of the board. Measure and place covered blocks topped with board so the bed loft will be at center of wall. (Add a fifth block in center for extra support.) Throw on the mattress and viola!
Design Note: We chose to use a vinyl for its luxurious appeal; however, any heavy-duty fabric will work. Check your mattress measurements some vary in size by an inch or so.
All American Naugahyde
$14.49 per yard
Available at Grays Upholstery Products
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