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12 Architectural Built-Ins for the Bedroom

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by Christine Chang Hanway last modified Jan 02, 2015

In 10 Secrets for a Better Night's Sleep , the "bedroom as sanctuary" plays a key role. Architects have long known that creating calm and killing clutter in your sleep space is simple and efficient with built-in storage. Here are 12 favorite examples. Above: In his own bedroom, Vincent Van Duysen incorporates a headboard into a wall of bookshelves. At bedside level, the shelves turn into drawers with a pullout night table. Hear what the Belgian architect has to say about everything from essential objects to daily exercise in  20 Questions: Julianne Moore and Vincent Van Duysen Talk Design . Photograph by Martyn Thompson . Above: In London interiors firm  Sigmar's  design for a bedroom, extra storage is created by building a wall out from the window, creating a window seat and cabinets at the same time. Above: A bed with pullout drawers and a headboard with a recessed niche becomes a room within a room. Photograph via  Vtwonen . Above: Architect Jerome Buttrick carved out vertical shelving,  complete with accessible light switches and outlets  on either side of Remodelista editor Julie Carlson's bed .  Photograph by Maria del Rio for Refinery 29 . Above: Paul de Ruiter Architects of Amsterdam integrate a bed into a built-in headboard and use the thickness of the wall to create storage on the sides. Photograph by Tim Van de Velde via ArchDaily . Take a tour of the rest of the house in Rooms With a View and Maximum Storage Too .  Above: Architect Claire Cousins fashions a bedroom out of plywood in a loft in Melbourne replete with built-in storage. See more in  The Plywood Makeover: An Artful Apartment in Melbourne . Photograph by Lisbeth Grosman via Desire to Inspire .   Above: In a remodel of a Victorian house in San Francisco, architects Mork Ulnes commissioned furniture designer  Yvonne Mouser to design an ingenious wood headboard that incorporates built-in storage while also providing structural reinforcement. See the complete remodel in The Architect Is In: Saving the Hippie Soul of a Victorian House .  Above:  Norm Architects  of Copenhagen created a display niche that takes the place of a headboard. Above: San Francisco architects Turnbull Griffin Haesloop incorporate bedside tables and a dresser into the headboard of a bed, which also acts as a room partition.  Above: In Japan, mA-style Architects designed a double-layered house where the exterior layer is used as a zone for closets and storage. Photograph by Kai Nakamura via mA-style Architects .  Above: Floor-to-ceiling cabinets are built flush into the wall of this bedroom. Photograph by Jonas Berg via Style Files . Above: In my own bedroom, my husband and I maximized space by building our bed into an awkward niche and creating built-in storage above and pullout drawers below. More of our space-saving solutions can be seen in Living Small in London .  For more space-efficient bedroom ideas, have a look at Sleep and Stow: Bed Frames with Built-in Storage  and  Steal This Look: A Well-Organized Closet on a Budget . On Gardenista, Michelle presents a 186-Square-Foot Garage Converted into the Ideal Guest Room . N.B.: This post is an update. The original ran in October 2014 as part of our Genius Storage Solutions issue. More Stories from Remodelista Happy Holidays Object Lessons: The Classic Cocktail Shaker (Plus 5 to Buy) Trend Alert: Peasant Chair Roundup (Plus 5 to Buy)






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