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21 Choice Bedroom Furnishings To Facilitate Repose

The bedroom is a space that should offer the dweller sanctuary and respite, quietude and repose. In a world that is heavily reliant upon tech and gadgetry, the bedroom is often that one place in the home where we are able to shut ourselves off from everyday demands. The ideal bedroom will banish noise, fuss and clutter, having only those furnishings and objects necessary to facilitate a restful sleep. Ergo, the bedroom will forgo a television, scatter cushions, soft toys, busy layers and overdone fringes (a view that is of course this writer’s own).

Bedroom furniture is broadly categorized as: a bed, bedside tables, wardrobes, drawers, seating and, for some, a blanket box. The following choice furnishings are perfect for the well-designed bedroom.



The striking Milano bed, with its poised steel frame and bent beech strips, was designed in 1983 by De Pas, D’Urbino and Lomazzi for Zanotta.

Milano by Zanotta in profile

Milano by Zanotta showing bent beech strips

Images © Zanotta Spa.

Autoban Suite Bed

Made with American black walnut and Danish oiled, the Suite Bed from Autoban (an Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio), features a rather distinct wrap-around headboard with a soft inner lining.

Autoban Suite Bed in Danish oiled walnut

Image via De La Espada.

Irving Bed

The Irving Bed, designed by Soren Rose Studio, sports a clean and contemporary form.

Irving Bed profile

Irving Bed by Soren Rose Studio

Images © Soren Rose Studio.


The Papilio bed was designed by Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia. Handsome and sumptuous, this is a bed on which to enjoy dashing dreams.

Papilio bed in fabric

Image © 2015 B&B Italia Spa.

Miut Comfort

The Miut Comfort bed, designed by Julia Fellner for Zeitraum, reinterprets the box spring bed in a much softer, notably graceful and lightweight form.

MIUT Comfort bed

Image © 2015 Zeitraum GMBH.

Bedside Table

621 Side Table

The 621 Side Table was designed by Dieter Rams in 1962. Available in two sizes – small or large – the 621 offers a variety of uses and is ideal as a bedside table.

621 Side Table by Dieter Rams

Image © Vitsœ.

Side Table One

Crafted from solid oak with a rustic country aesthetic, this little fella is an ideal bedside companion.

Side Table One in oak

Image © Another Country.


This Nightstand by Formstelle for Zeitraum encapsulates the concept of a bedside table in a configuration that is both elegant and functional.

Zeitraum Nightstand in American walnut by Formstelle

Image © 2015 Zeitraum GMBH.

Ghost Buster

The Ghost Buster night table is another Philippe Starck creation for Kartell. A square cube on four legs, Ghost Buster strikes a fun and quirky pose.

Ghost Buster night table in heavy white

Ghost Buster night table fume

Images © Kartell.



Valises, designed by Maarten De Ceulaer for Casamania, is a clever interpretation of the commonplace wardrobe. Evoking the image of a pile of suitcases, Valises’ smart and contemporary design offers a witty way in which to store items.

Valises wardrobe

Images via Nest.co.uk.


Exceedingly hip and modish, combining both classic and contemporary lines, the Bramante modular cupboard unit was designed by Kazuhide Takahama for Cassina.

Bramante modular cupboard unit

Image © Cassina.


Shell is a handsome and utilitarian trunk cupboard that was designed by Ubald Klug for the Röthlisberger company.

Shell in birch

Shell in black stained birch

Images © 2015 Röthlisberger Schreinerei AG.


McQueen 8-Drawer Chest

A truly solid and refined piece, the McQueen 8-Drawer Chest in American black walnut was designed by British industrial designer Matthew Hilton.

McQueen 8-Drawer Chest in walnut

Image via De La Espada.

Reflect Drawer

The cozy Reflect Drawer was designed by Soren Rose Studio for Muuto.

Reflect Drawer by Soren Rose Studio for Muuto

Image © Soren Rose Studio.

Grossman Dresser 4 “62-series”

The Grossman Dresser 4 “62-series” was designed by the pioneering female designer Greta M. Grossman, whose clients included Hollywood A-list names such as Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman.

Grossman Dresser 4

Image © Gubi A/S.

Stack of drawers

The ‘stack of drawers’ by Susi & Ueli Berger for the Röthlisberger company is a practical and poetic montage of seven drawers in seven sizes.

Stack of drawers in red gum

Image © 2015 Röthlisberger Schreinerei AG.


Gramercy High Chair

With its high back and exalted appearance, the Gramercy High Chair is the perfect pew for noble contemplation.

Cozy design of Gramercy High Chair

Photo by Kristian Holm © Soren Rose Studio.

Pelican Chair

A veritable design classic, the Pelican Chair by Finn Juhl is a study in Danish organic modernism.

Pelican Chair by Finn Juhl

Image © House of FinnJuhl™.


Fri™ is an easy chair designed by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen that provides the sitter with a reassuringly snug seat.

Fri easy chair

Image © Republic of Fritz Hansen.

Blanket Box

Blanket Chest Two

The Blanket Chest Two in ash wood with brass details offers a smart and clean storage solution.

Blanket Chest Two in ash & brass

Image © Another Country.

Brunel Blanket Box

This simple Brunel blanket box was designed by Rob Scarlett for Heal’s. With a cushion seat in grey fabric, the modest design is a comfortable and useful bedroom adjunct.

Brunel Blanket Box With Cushion Grey Fabric

Image © Heal’s.

Gerard McGuickin
Gerard is a writer, a thinker and a modern-day gentleman living in a modish neighbourhood in south Belfast. Walnut Grey Design is his popular manifesto of good design. From Gerard’s discerning perspective, design should be aesthetic, smart, honest and gratifying. Moreover, it must be for keeps. A self-confessed urbanite, Gerard is enthralled b[...]

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