Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sit Down Low

When considering seating options for your home, sometimes a regular couch or a chaise lounge can be boring or just too expensive.
And if you like the low seating lounge feel, consider using a bed for seating. All done on a budget of course, with a twin or full size mattress.

Use a simple bed frame & mattress or a box spring & mattress placed on the floor and pair with a glam duvet to cover it, completed with pillows.
For something really low, go for shipping slates/palettes to put your bed on. The exposed raw wood would look great in an industrial type loft.
Consider covering your bed with a white cotton or jersey fitted sheet and white pillows for an airy light feel, perfect for a sun room or guest room.
And how easy would it be to wash and keep clean!
How cozy is this small bed like frame, perfect for lounging by the fireplace.
Consider using a twin mattress or smaller child's size mattress for this chaise look.

How cool is this Moroccan style setup up with loads of colorful pillows.
The options are endless when you change your coverings and pillows.

Put your signature style on it by placing a bed on unexpected objects like tree trunks, shipping materials or other strong solid materials from a junk yard or given away free on your local Craigslist.

*Can't remember where the images are from, just some I saved while browsing the net and blogs.


  1. This is a wonderful idea! I need a couch, but I really don't want to buy one right now...I can use my son's single bed as a couch and buy him a double (which he needs). Thanks for the tip!

  2. Mae, I'm so glad that you like the bed idea and can use it!


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