Look! Disappearing Bed Frame

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Okay, it doesn’t actually disappear, but you have to admit that this bed does look like it’s floating. I recently came across this great remodel over at Plastolux, but what really stopped me in my tracks was this nifty trick the owners used to diminish the visual space usually filled by the bulky bed frame. Can you guess what they did?

Darin of seed architecture and his wife did most of their own work remodeling their 1912 old Portland style home. In an effort to make the master suite (previously two small bedrooms) as efficient as possible, they built everything in. And in order to decrease the visual size of the bed frame, they covered it in….mirrors!

This is the first time I’ve seen this trick and it really does eliminate that big dark box holding up your bed since it is reflecting the floor around it. Granted, it is probably most successful if you can find a mirror that is the length of your bed frame (and if you keep a bottle of Windex handy at all times), but it’s still an idea we will keep in our back pocket.

(Image credits: Frank Desantis / Seed Architecture Studio; found via Plastolux)