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How you can bring style to the foot of your bed

How You Can Bring Style To The Foot Of Your Bed

Posted on: September 10, 2019

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Nine times out of ten, the design of your bedroom revolves around your bed.

While that's fair because the bed gets most of the attention, it's important not to overlook the supporting cast of furniture and decor that will help bring the best out of your bedroom design.

The foot of your bed is often ignored, but it can be an excellent area to really make the rest of the room pop if used correctly.

From minimal designs to more layered and lived-in spaces, the foot of the bed can turn into an unsuspecting focal point for most bedrooms.

In fact, it's usually the first thing people notice when they enter a bedroom, even before the bed.

There are many things to consider when you decide what to do with the foot of your bed.

It can be a functional space for getting dressed or undressed, a spot for storage, a surface to set things on, or even a spot to enjoy your morning coffee.

The only thing you shouldn't do with the foot of your bed is leave it empty.

We brainstormed dozens of different things that anyone can do with the foot of the bed.

In the article below, we list the ideas that made the cut.

Table Of Contents

  1. Mark It With An "X"

  2. Patterns Are Your Friends

  3. Get Studious

  4. Everybody Loves Lucite

  5. Get Comfortable With Floor Pillows

  6. Get Even More Studious

  7. Take A Load Off

  8. Don't Forgot Function

  9. Don't Ignore The Foot Of Your Bed

1. Mark the Foot of Your Bed With An "X"

Benches are a very common accompaniment to the foot of the bed.

But, there's no need to settle for a standard, boring bench.

Up the ante by choosing a more interesting silhouette.

Choose a seat wrapped in suede with legs that form an X, instead of the standard straight legs.

That simple change will give it mega appeal and will help punctuate the big picture.

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2. Patterns Are Your Footboard's Friend

If you really want to make a fashion statement at the foot of your bed, you should focus on color and scale.

In master bedrooms, always make a big impact with the bed, but you can also include large-scale seating at the end of the bed.

To amplify the style of the room, you can create major contrast using color and pattern.

Since most bedding is white these days, you can use wild and colorful fabrics on your bench that will pop against the white of the bed.

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3. Get Studious

Adding a bookcase at the foot of your bed can add a hint of vintage with a modern twist.

A small rectangular bookcase at the end of your bed is an excellent idea that will allow for extra storage while creating a focal point in the room.

The idea is to fill your bookcase with books that will inspire you to read every night before bed.

Try to keep the rest of the room neutral or rustic to allow the bookcase to maintain the spotlight.

Related Post: 7 Design Tips to Get the Most Out of your Studio Apartment.

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4. Everybody Loves Lucite

Most people ignore the end of their bed because they don't think there's enough space for them to do anything with it.

If this is the situation you're in, know that you can gain style simply by incorporating specific materials and silhouettes.

Clear acrylic is a prime example of a finish that will suit even the smallest of spaces because it doesn't impede your sight line.

Opt for a simple, shallow shaped end table that can help enhance visual space in even the most modest bedrooms.

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5. Get Comfortable With Floor Pillows

Floor pillows

Floor cushions are very family and pet-friendly, but always seem to be in the way when you put them in the middle of a room.

The best way to use floor pillows without them getting in the way?

Stick them at the end of your bed.

The pillows will not only provide a place for your children or furry friends to lay and play, but they will provide a nice change in elevation to help move the eye through the room.

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6. Get Even More Studious

If the bookcase wasn't nerdy enough for you, why don't you just add a desk?

Although a desk might seem counteractive in a space that is supposed to be calm and relaxing, it might be exactly what you need to finally get your home office.

The idea here is to have a small desk you can quickly work on as needed.

You can also use the desk to store trinkets or special items that will add to the decor of your bedroom.

It can also serve as a place to add holiday decor as you can easily swap out your decor depending on the occasion.

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7. Take A Load Off with a Bedroom Lounge

Whether you're arranging a living room or a bedroom, long, narrow spaces are always a challenge.

If we're talking about your bedroom, make the most out of what would otherwise be wasted space by creating a seating area right at the foot of your bed.

Grab a cozy loveseat to naturally complement the width and height of the bed, as well as add an entirely new level of functionality to the room.

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8. Don't Forget Function at your Footboard

Both fashion and function are important when deciding what to do with the foot of your bed.

When it comes to the end of your bed, think about creating a space that can be used as a spot to tie your shoes, a place to drop your purse, or somewhere to collapse after a long day.

Stools benches and tables will all do the trick, but if you want to be glamorous, opt for a love seat like we talked about above.

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Ideas for the foot of the bed

Don't Ignore The Foot Of Your Bed

No matter what you decide to do, just be sure to do something.

Leaving the area at the foot of your bed empty is almost a crime since there are countless things you can do that will make the design of your bedroom completely come to life.

The eight things we talked about above are great ideas, but don't feel obligated to use one of them.

When it comes to the foot of your bed, the only limit is your imagination.

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