One of my favorite parts of traveling is checking out the decor at hotels. I've stayed everywhere from hip budget motels to luxury spots that barely had a clue, and over the years I've taken away a handful of space-savvy ideas. Recently, I spent the night at the lovely Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. The seaside hotel had an angled bed — and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since.
The room wasn't small by any means — it was a palace compared to my itty-bitty bedroom — but the king-size bed, angled against a built-out corner, really opened up the space. I suspect it was positioned to take advantage of the spectacular ocean views just outside, yet it accomplished so much more. The plush bed felt like an inviting centerpiece that somehow didn't dominate the room. I'm sure it helped that the rest of the coastal-chic furnishings, especially the custom nightstands, were designed to complement that particular layout.
A quick bit of research revealed that angled beds are more popular than I realized, considering I've never actually seen one in someone's house. One real estate blogger urged sellers to consider staging with an angled bed, as it can make a small bedroom seem much more spacious. We've even covered the subject here on Apartment Therapy. Turns out some of our readers have done an angled bed with incredible style.
Still, every time I try to envision it in my own room, the idea fizzles. It just seems so awkward, especially with my totally-necessary nightstands and dresser. Do you have an angled bed? If so, what made it work for you?
Image: Surf and Sand Resort