Beyond the Storage Headboard: 10 Bedrooms with Recessed Shelving
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When I first moved to California, land of earthquakes, one of the first rules I learned was not to hang anything over the bed. This strikes me as a good solution: recessed shelving over the bed. Above: Shelving above a guest bed from Tine K in Denmark. Above: A shelf above the bed at Margiela's La Maison Champs-Elysées in Paris . Above: A bed niche painted dark gray, via Design Ville . Above: A simple bedroom in a London apartment via Airspace . Above: An illuminated niche displays a collection of tribal pots in a South African beach house via French by Design . Above: A bedroom in a Tribeca Loft designed by Stephen Roberts Inc. via Architizer . Above: A bedroom by Danish firm Norm Arkitekter seen on The Contemporist . For more from the architects, see our recent post: Clever Kitchen Lighting from Copenhagen . Above: An entire shelving unit is carved into the wall in an Australian beach house on Home Life via My Scandinavian Home . Above: A clever storage niche via Vt Wonen . Above: A bedroom featuring Design Within Reach's American Modern Bed in Maple and a maple-lined shelf overhead to match. Photograph via Design Within Reach. Above: A concrete wall opens up lots of wall niche possibilities as seen in this masculine bedroom via The Style Files . Looking for more traditional headboard ideas but won't compromise the smart storage? See our post 10 Favorites: Headboard Storage . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 8, 2009 as part of our Shaker Style issue.