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Don’t Forget the Bunkie Boards!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

If you’ve been reading Furniture and Design Ideas recently, you know we’ve had bunk beds on the brain. And why not? Today’s bunks are more versatile than ever, creating fun, yet practical living spaces in modern children’s bedrooms. They can be playful, sophisticated, and all points in between.

We’ve talked about building a boy’s bedroom with loft bunk beds from South Shore and twin over full bunk beds from Alligator Enterprise.

And if you read our post on seaside-inspired teen furniture, you saw a great Young America bunk set, perfect for artful shabby chic rooms.Wolf Corp Bunkie Board for Twin Bunk Beds

Look for contemporary bunk bed features like:

• Desks and bookshelves
• Platform storage drawers
• Vertical cupboards
• Rolling or spring trundles

Yes, there are a lot of great bunk beds out there, but naturally, size, structure, and design all vary. So today, we also want to talk about bunkie boards.

And what are they? For bunk bed frames that don’t include built-in mattress support, these boards fill the role of a box spring or wood slats.

It makes sense when you think about it; a bulky box spring isn’t going to work well with bunk beds – especially on that top bunk!

When you’ve decided on your dream bunk bed, find out if the frame includes slats that support each mattress. If not, you’ll want to add bunkie boards. Some bunk beds will only need one board for the top bunk alone, while some models need support for both mattresses.

Loft Furniture

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Loft Furniture Design

Loft Interior DesignOne of the most in-demand places that people want to live in is a loft apartment with cool furniture. With their high, exposed ceilings, floor-length windows, and overall minimal & sleek look, the look of a loft is incredibly stylish without trying too hard. Concrete, brick, and other construction materials are showed off instead of covered up, and pipes or beams also lie untouched.

Because the focus is usually on the actual apartment itself and not the furnishings, loft style design is normally more low-key and minimally detailed. Here are a few key words associated with pieces that would fit in a loft apartment:

Loft Furniture – IndustrialLoft Designs

The industrial look is the most minimal design you can go for in a loft apartment. There are a lot of apartments out there that have steel doors and walls, instantly giving a raw, engineered look, or you can choose industrial-inspired pieces for your loft.
Wall Latern

There’s the Industrial Moderne Collection Wall Lantern, made with a bronze finish that puts a modern twist on the Industrial Revolution.

Wire Shelving

For the ultimate in minimal, try the Safco 36″x18″ Industrial Wire Shelving in Black made from sturdy steel. The shelving units have an open wire design that promotes air flow, keeping dust away.
Industrial Office Chair

The Safco Task Master Deluxe Industrial Office Chair has interesting steps on its base that mimic an industrial spiral staircase.


Loft Decor

Clean, undressed windows and interesting construction lines give off an architectural feel. Give your space an architectural look with the following:


Adjustable Floor Lamp

The Architect Adjustable Floor Lamp by Adesso will make you feel like a true architect! It actually combines all three looks together – industrial, architectural, and even metallic.
Loft Bunk Beds

Modern and clean lined, the Nurseryworks Truck Product Architecture Duet Bunk Bed perfectly represents architectural style. The bonus? It lets you choose the cabinet color and frame finish so that it will blend into your design style.




Loft Furniture – Metallic

Loft Apartments

Metallic accents in a loft apartment gives the whole living space a modern, clean look. Metals like stainless steel, aluminum, and iron will last a lifetime and always be in style.


Metal Wall Clock

The unbelievably simple Nextime Time Piece Radius Metal Wall Clock is finished in stainless steel and will give you a perfect metallic accent for your home.
Queen Metal Bed

Guaranteeing strength and durability for years to come, the Amisco Theodore Queen Metal Bed is available in a variety of steel finishes for you to choose from.

Of course, you can always have fun with a loft apartment and opt for funky patterns and bold colours! Lofts are considered to be a youthful, hip place to live, so incorporate that trendy feeling into your furnishings!
Chandelier Light

Since most lofts have high ceilings, show them off with a unique chandelier, like the ELK Lighting Refraction Etched Nine Light Chandelier.
Contemporary Dining Set

Combine architectural lines and metallic accents with the Global Furniture USA Sweeney Contemporary Dining Set. Its interesting design and shape will compliment the fresh & unique look of a loft.
Wenge Coffee Table

For a real distinguished look, try the Modloft Crosby Rotating Coffee Table in Wenge and Red Lacquer Finish! The combination of the red lacquer and wenge wood is definitely funky, and its ability to rotate into different shapes offers function and versatility. A great way to polish off a loft style look!

I would love to see your favorite loft furniture pieces.

Nicolette Interior Design Diva

Loft Furniture – Architectural

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