Built-in Beds

Why do I love little bed nooks so much?
Because they look so cozy I guess. I like that closed-in feeling.
The closest we ever came to having a nook-like setting for sleeping was in one of our previous homes. Hubby and I had the smallest bedroom and an old fashioned metal bed with a squishy mattress that was pushed up against the wall in a corner. I remember I really liked the feeling of being in that small space for sleeping.


And although it is pretty unlikely that I'll be re-creating these at home, I always love the gypsy-caravan-looking bed nooks. Aren't these awesome?
Maybe I could re-do the interior of our older class-C motorhome like a gypsy wagon? Can you just see it rolling down the road with beads and fringe swinging back and forth? I could add carved woodwork and we could eat out of little wooden bowls by candlelight. Oh my husband would love me.

Most of the photos above were found on pinterest...
If you want to waste a lot of time drooling over some magnificent photography, go there. It has everything!

9 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

Oh, I already have a perfect place planned for this. It may never take fruitation, but we have to have our dreams. Don't we?
Can I steal the 1st photo? I'm collecting ideas! Hope springs eternal, I say.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am the same way. We just switched bedrooms and gave our teens our room with a sitting area so they could have friends and not be so crowded and so I could put chairs in there for their friends. Our room now is small and cozy at the back of the house and I love it.

Kelli said...

I ADORE sleeping nooks like those! :) As a little girl I always wanted that type of bed but never had that kind of bedroom. I also wish I had thought of this when we were building our house in '97. I would have BEGGED The Hubster to make a room like that for one (or both) of our girls! :)

Ashley said...

I love the little nooks, too! Maybe I will add it to my list of desires for when we start house-shopping again.. Or maybe I will just draw it into the plans for that house we'll build on your land!

Rebecca said...

I love them, too! I really enjoyed the collection of pictures you've gathered, too.

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Thomas Jefferson had a bed like that at Monticello. It was built into a wall, and he was surrounded by his books and office desk. I suppose when he grew tired, he simply turned around and climbed into the bed. It *is* very cozy-appearing. Thanks for sharing the built-in beds.

Hugs,
Mary

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE the way they look too. But I know I would not be comfortable sleeping in one. I hang my feet off the bottom of the bed...I don't even like to use a footboard.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

WONDERFUL post!! I love the first cubby but I also love the Gypsy caravans too. I'd sleep good in any of those I'm sure. Seeing these pictures reminds me of my Aunt's summer cottage at Grand Beach in Manitoba. They named the cottage Cherio Cottage as most of my family was from England. The two bedrooms had built in beds and low ceilings and low corner windows. You brought back some very happy memories for me...thanks!
Maura :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

oops that was Cheerio Cottage ;)

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