SOUTH COOGEE - House
This room plays off a white backdrop against textures, recycled timbers and soft grey accessories. Add the faux fireplace and the room is made for sweet dreams!
Photography by Sue Murray - imagineit.net.au
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Beside the bedThe bedroom is a power-hungry room in the house and providing a powerpoint for your bedside lamp is a must. But remember that many people plug their phone in beside the bed, too. Think about how many devices you require on your bedside table and install the appropriate number of sockets. If you prefer to wake up to the radio rather than your iPhone alarm, consider providing a socket for a radio clock also.Tip: These days you can install USB sockets directly into the wall – if you use an iPhone and iPad, you might want to install these outlets as well.
Play it safe with electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs)Remove any electrical appliances or electronics – TVs, stereos, laptops, mobile phones – from within two metres of your bed. These devices emit light, which can signal your brain to stay awake, interfering with a good night’s sleep and leaving you with elevated stress-hormone levels in the morning. Opt for a battery-operated clock and, if you can’t live without your electric blanket during winter, make sure you unplug it at the wall before you climb into bed.
Timber laminateTimber laminate furniture has a printed surface that mimics real wood. It is generally made from plastic that is bonded to a composite base. It’s the most affordable of the three materials mentioned, and is best kept for trend items that you are happy to replace within a few years. Wondering which finish to choose – wood veneer or laminate?
Similarly, a ducted system fitted into a lowered ceiling can help bring focus to a statement piece, such as an elegant bed. The system then becomes an architectural element in its own right.14 ceiling treatments that will make you want to look up
“I find it interesting that most of the respondents in the study expressed a preference for locating the bed against the same wall in which the door is located, as it makes sleepers less visible to potential intruders,” Mikhailova adds.“Another benefit of that layout is that light shining through an open door won’t wake up anyone sleeping,” says Stepan Bugaev, artistic director of Pobeda Dizaina (Victory of Design).That’s interesting Among Houzz users, a bed located against a wall with a door in it was the second most popular choice: 14% to 15% of users voted for it in the informal Houzz polls, with French users (17%) favouring it the most.