Today we talk about an alternative to decorate the main wall of the bed, entering into an approach that will delight lovers of relaxing bedrooms; for those looking to lighten the sleeping area of bedside tables, furniture and dressers, banishing the alarm clock, mobile and any electronic device that prevents a total disconnection. To do this, we will clear our horizon of distractions, decorating on the level of the bed, and not next to it, using one or more shelves above the bed.
We can place them at the height of the headboard or at a higher one if we are in favor of reading in bed. Choose a floating shelf of medium depth, not too wide to avoid a great contrast with the wall, the idea is that it almost mimics it, thus avoiding "morning snoozes".
In it we can place pictures, books, children's toys and other decorative objects. But, perhaps, we are concerned about the stability of these; no problem, nowadays, thanks to the influence of Scandinavian design, we have shelves with L-shaped profile, whose front retains our pictures and sheets of any possible slippage, keeping everything safe.
The lightest option that will give an air of peace to your bedroom is undoubtedly a single thin, elongated shelf that runs from side to side along the wall and frames the bed just like a built in headboard, but in a much simpler way, with a simple shelf above the bed.
If you are looking to crown our bed without taking away too much space from the main wall, choose a short shelf and decorate it with a large print, a couple of photos, a plant or a typographic poster; light elements that harmonize very well together.
Why place two totally symmetrical shelves? If you want to add dynamism to the set, install each shelf so that they start from the farthest point of the bed (coinciding with the adjoining wall), so that they coincide with each other at their midpoints, thus avoiding the possible visual rigidity of two parallel shelves and placing them, in appearance, in a spontaneous way that fit equally in harmony.
This type of box system frames the bed more than the headboard itself. It adds character and makes it clear that this is a bedroom for reading addicts, where they can place their mini library of essentials right next to the bed.
Aesthetically, floating shelves offer a cleaner result, but if you're looking for a more Rustic, Boho or Industrial look, L-shaped profiles or anchor brackets will be the key to achieving those styles.
So far, our suggestions for decorating with shelves over the bed. We leave you with a varied gallery of examples of how to use them in children's rooms, including integrated lighting, and in a wide variety of environments.