The foot of the bed and the furniture pieces we often situate there are part of a long tradition in bedroom design. Pieces like storage trunks or benches have long served practical purposes and, in many cases, still do for that space. But it is certainly not necessary to restrict oneself to preconceived notions of what to place there particularly if traditional solutions don’t fit the size of a room or the way you use your space.
A storage trunk is a traditional choice that offers a perfect place for bed linens and can add character, perhaps be part of a family’s history.
A bench has long been the frequent go-to piece for the foot of the bed as it provides an occasional and convenient place to sit and is a great place to toss off the quilt when it gets too warm.
But, think outside the box. It certainly doesn’t have to be the expected. The single bench could easily be replaced with two small ottomans, two chairs or a loveseat.
For a large space, place a sofa there to act as a seque to an adjacent sitting area.
In contrast, in a small home or Master Bedroom the challenge may be how to fit everything you need. Creative solutions can look fresh and solve the dilemma!
A low bookcase is also an efficient choice -
The foot of the bed can also be a great place for a long, low dresser,
Or a dog bed, so Blackie has his own place to sleep!
And, if you are serious about your television watching…
The list goes on. So, if the traditional options don’t serve your space, fear not. It can often be the need for an alternate solution that sparks the creation of fresh and fabulous ideas!