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I recently received a comment from a reader asking me for help to decorate the foot of her bed, but without seeing her bedroom or knowing her tastes or other factors, I could not advise her correctly, since at the foot of the bed she can put everything.
And when I say everything is, as we will see below, everything.
Thus, I have prepared a large collection of ideas to decorate the footboard, with many decorative options, and different types of furniture, trunks, boxes, baskets, and many other things, so that, whatever your style, your preferences and your bedroom, find an idea that fits what you need.
Let’s see how you can decorate the foot of your bed. We started.
Benches at the foot of the bed
One of the best options for decorating the footboard is to add a bench. Why?
Well, because it not only adds decoration, but also storage, in most cases.
There are many banks, from the one we see above these lines, through many others that we are going to see below.
Then, once we finish the banks, we will see many other options. But the fact is that the benches to decorate the foot of the bed deserve their own section. If you are not interested in benches and you are looking for other furniture and ideas to put on the foot of the bed, go down below that you can see many others.
Let’s continue with the banks:
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Add a bench to match the bed. That it has the same wood, the same design, of suitable proportions and you will be right. Whether it has storage or not, is something that only you can know if you need.
Design and photography The Heart and Heaven | @heartandheaven
Rustic and artisanal cut. Don’t worry if your bedroom doesn’t share this style. Even better if you don’t as the bench will create a lovely contrast. If you like that bench, this one from Maisons du Monde will interest you for your bedroom.
Design and photography Erin Wheeler
You don’t like benches with storage, but need storage space at the foot of the bed? Look at this solution that we see above these lines. Add a bench without storage, of your style and to your liking, and put two boxes, baskets or any other package that serves to store what you need underneath.
Sober, elegant and modern, to match the bedroom. In addition, not only the bank is responsible for this beautiful scene, but also the rugs. And if you have enough space, I also advise you to add a rug at the foot of the bed to create a more welcoming space.
Let’s see the following:
Design and photography House Becomes Home Interiors
If the bench or stool is small, almost merely decorative, you can add a basket or basket, to match the bench and gain storage space. If you like that bench, this one from Maisons du Monde will interest you for your bedroom.
If you want to be sure, one of the banks that I use the most in my projects is the one we see above these lines from Kave Home. It is available with upholstery in gray, as we see, or in beige.
It is a bench that fits in any bedroom. With sober and elegant lines, it has perfect measurements and a perfect timeless style.
Add a note of color with the bank. The velvet upholstery is available in many different colors, like this one we see from La Redoute in salmon.
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In a Nordic style, which has been showing a lot in bedrooms lately, and in blue with slanted wooden legs, as well as storage. This bank is from Maisons du Monde.
Matching the headboard. One of the ways to be sure in choosing the bench for the foot of the bed is to choose the same style, color or upholstery as the headboard. It is a totally wise choice that completes the bedding set.
Those with armrests have more presence. If you want a bench that adds decoration and draws attention, you may be interested in this type of bench.
With wooden legs and upholstered in mint green, a bench that fits in most bedrooms. Simple and timeless lines.
Much more elegant, with metal legs and upholstered in soft cream tones, as well as with storage.
If you want to give your bedroom a natural touch, go for rattan or bamboo benches, as the interior designer Mónica Garrido has done in the bedroom that she created at Casa Decor for La Redoute, and that we see above these lines.
Maisons du Monde trunk
Also made of natural fibers, and matching both the bed and the headboard. In some stores they sell the whole set.
If you are not going to store anything, and you are not going to use it as a seat either, the bench can become a perfect surface to mount a beautiful decorative scene, as if it were a console or hall.
Let’s put the benches aside, as you have seen there are for all tastes, and let’s see other ideas to decorate the footboard:
More ideas to decorate the footboard
Design and photography Decor Gold Designs| @decorgold
Two armchairs: You have to have plenty of space to avoid closing the bedroom, but if you have one, it is one of the options that I like the most to decorate the footboards because they give a lot of play, not only practical but also decorative. Look:
Matches the bedroom accent wall. Don’t tell me it’s not perfect?
Gypsytan design and photography| @gypsytan
To put the accent of color. You can have the bedroom in neutral tones but also want to add an accent of color, right? If so, add a pair of armchairs in a nice and attractive color like pink, or whatever you like and you will see what change.
A sofa: Likewise, you have to have enough space, and not only that, but also find the perfect sofa that is in proportion to the bed so that it is not ridiculous, neither the sofa nor the bed.
But once the above has been achieved, a sofa at the foot of the bed is beautiful. It gives a lot of style to the bedroom. In addition, later you can and should decorate the sofa with cushions and others, adding even more decoration to the space.
Poufs: Yes, you can also put poufs at the foot of the bed, on a rug, and complete that corner with great style. You have hundreds of beanbags to choose the one that best suits your tastes and bedrooms. These have been chosen in golden tones, but, as I told you, there are many options, look at another in case this does not convince you:
Design and photography Sugar and Cloth | @sugarandcloth
In gray tones with a large white embroidery and they look beautiful in this bedroom at the foot of the bed, right?
Design and photography Abby Saylor| @abbysaylor
Or with a single pouf on a beautiful decorative rug in bright colors and an elaborate geometric pattern.
Photography Dreaming of Decor
A reading corner. Who says a reading corner, says a seating area for whatever you want. And they don’t have to always be two seats. With one it is also valid.
Trunks: Another classic could not be missing to decorate the foot of the bed: Trunks. New, old, rustic, elegant, with tradition … All of them look good if you choose the right one for the bedroom, and they also provide us with valuable storage space that never hurts. Look at this one from Maisons du Monde how interesting to put at the foot of the bed.
A desk: I was recently contacted by a client who wanted to put the desk to work in his bedroom. The truth was that there was no space on the walls to put it, so in the end we put it at the foot of the bed and it was perfect.
Photography Becky’s Farmhouse
An old metal bathtub. When at the beginning of the article she said that you could put everything to decorate the footboard, she really meant it. As long as it’s done in style and looks good, you can put whatever you want.
In this case, we have chosen to put an old metal tub with the paint practically stripped off that is used to store cushions and bedding, and the result is superb.
Photography Dreamy Whites
A chair. See how simple and how beautiful the chair is in this beautiful bedroom. A simple chair.
Design and photography MOS Estudio
A Trunk to Match the Headboard: This carved trunk matches the headboard of the bed. Designed by Rocío de Mos Estudio, and the headboard and carved wooden chest by Maisons du Monde.
Photograph by Yasmin Sarai | @yasminsarai
Two little tables. If styled appropriately, two tables can be perfect at the foot of the bed. As if it were a dresser.
Or put a dresser directly. I love antique furniture, so this idea to decorate the footboard that we see above, where an old chest of drawers has been used, seems perfect to me. Not only does it decorate and give the bedroom a very special touch, but it also provides space to store everything.
Design and photography Bre Purposed | @brepurposed
A combo of baskets and puff on a fine carpet. Don’t tell me you don’t love this idea to decorate the foot of your bed.
Don’t complicate yourself if you don’t want to. A nice rug and a couple of large baskets for storing bedding. You don’t need more to decorate the footboard of your bedroom with a lot of style.
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This photo is for styling, but the jars or exotic baskets at the foot of the bed look so good that I had to put it into this batch of ideas.
Design and photography Design Loves Detail | @designlovesdetail
Sidewalks: We cannot forget another wonderful seat for this area: The sidewalks. They work perfectly at the foot of the bed. And since we have many models to choose from, we can surely find ones that adapt to our bedroom and style.
Design and photography Amber Interiors
Smaller, more flirtatious. Perfect, right?
Photo Emily Billings for Apartment Therapy
Add some boxes. Nice boxes of course. And then use them however you want. To store books, clothes, objects, clothes and bed cushions at night … Whatever you want.
Design and photography The Jessstyle by House on 77
A coffee table: It has to have special measures and keep proportion, but if it meets these requirements, see how well it looks and how it enhances the whole style of the bedroom, a special coffee table at the foot of the bed. In addition, it also serves as a bench to sit on.
Photo @ theleicester5
Two suitcases. Old suitcases have a lot of charm. Although they do not have to be old, as long as they are beautiful and you like them, they are all worth to decorate the foot of the bed.
As I was saying, there are many ways to decorate the footboard. If you liked any of them but you cannot find a piece of furniture or object for your bedroom, leave me a comment that I will be happy to help you.
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