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15 Cool Alcove Beds

Alcove beds are naturally fun for kids. Although they could be very practical in contemporary living spaces so they are good for adults too. Such beds are natural space saving solution because they usually occupies corners or other not the most practical parts of rooms. Besides they sometimes are much more comfortable and cozy because people tends to like secluded spaces. The history of alcove beds starts from the Ming dynasty in China (from 14th to 17th century). Since then they become parts of many homes all around the world.

 

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  1. Emmy Says:

    #13 is Thomas Jeffersons bed!

  2. Saio Says:

    DO WANT.!

  3. Katie Says:

    Emmy, I thought so too, but I wasn’t sure until I looked it up. Then I scrolled down and saw your comment XD

  4. fajas colombianas Says:

    I love that pink room with the pink accented bed. <3

  5. George Says:

    I like the one that luke like old fashion style :)

  6. Natasha Simpson Says:

    I am loving these spaces! They all look so cozy !

  7. Annie Says:

    Really cool…. love to have one of them

  8. Jejunes Says:

    I love the idea, but wouldn’t it make it be an absolute PAIN to make your bed?

  9. EMILY Says:

    I LOVE THE FIRST ONE :)

  10. sophie Says:

    the first one is definitely a step up from Harry’s first living quarters

  11. Debra Says:

    Jejunes, I wouldn’t think it would be any more difficult then making a waterbed or other bed with a wrap around frame that’s sitting in a corner. I had a bed like that for years- you learned tricks to do it easier.

  12. feuerschale Says:

    wow. some v nice ideas. thanx

  13. Lindsay Says:

    Haha, I totally knew that it was Thomas Jefferson’s bed too!! I was going to look it up, but then I saw the comments. Good call people :)

  14. Web Design Says:

    alcove beds for president

  15. Kate31 Says:

    Each has its own, clearly personal, perfect snugly feeling.But could someone please explain how to get in and out of Number 4?
    As for Number 6, can’t say I understand the need for a tv!

  16. brandi Says:

    so nice to see I am not the only person that isn’t so keen on the modern American idea of sticking beds in rooms in such ways that they become the biggest waste of space, the main focal point, and the most annoying furniture pieces in the whole house. You would think that sex and sleep are the only two things that are important to people in this country. My bed rolls and folds up, into a floor level couch perfect for reading. Frees up the floor space for more useful daytime activities like yoga, meditation, art, and moving about without having to deal with a monstrous piece of single purpose furniture.

  17. Dreama Says:

    Aww, these are so cute & cozy looking! Makes me want to have my room remodelled (I talk as if this is even a possibility) *sigh* Great post, thanks! :)

  18. Susan Rae Says:

    All are wonderful! But 7 and 13 are most inviting to me!

  19. Lojope Says:

    First one is Harry Potters dream room

  20. laura Says:

    Hey Jejunes beauty is pain! Hahah. :)

  21. Mary Says:

    They all look so cozy. I would like any of them.

  22. Josh Says:

    Props for the Monticello reference.

  23. matt Says:

    You can’t get into one of these beds from more than one side. What if there are two people sleeping in it?

  24. Mikaela Sullivan Says:

    Love, love, LOVE alcove beds!

  25. cheri Says:

    IM MAKING A ALCOVE BEDROOM,HOWEVER I CAN’T FIND A MATTRESS TO FIT THE SPACE,ALL REG MATTRESS ARE TO LONG, THE LRNGTH IS 67″ ANY HELP, PLEASE?

  26. Courtney Says:

    Soooooooo i now have to have one of these in my dream home. so cool

  27. Emily Says:

    I’m pretty sure but 3rd from the bottom with the pink covers is Thomas Jefferson’s. I’ve been to Monticello

  28. amers Says:

    almost all of these have really bad feng shui. . .just sayin’

  29. Chloe Says:

    These look amazing, but some of them have TERRIBLE feng shui. Beams or overhangs and slanting ceilings above sleeping areas blocks the flow of energy which causes existing energy to stagnate i.e: 1
    …..but they really do look pretty. However the ones without the beams/slants would do just fine. example: 6 7 and 8 . they have the arch, but it’s not directly above the bed.

  30. Erica Says:

    Love the curtains hiding the beds, like in no. 8, 7 & 6. Lots of fun! :)

  31. Ellie Says:

    I want one

  32. megan Says:

    looks extremely eyecandy, but changing the sheets would be an eye sore

  33. Barbara Says:

    i love the idea of alcove beds. #3 is absolutely beautiful.
    http://barbsiesmusings.blogspot.com/

  34. Barbara Says:

    oh i want. #3 is sooo cute, i absolutely love

  35. Farhan Says:

    I like #4 and #10…simple and romantic

  36. Rose Says:

    We live in a hot climate and a ceiling fan over the bed is essential. I think I would find the lack of air circulation stifling even in cool weather. Also, Thomas Jefferson had servants to change the sheets for him. I wouldn’t want to do it. Nor would I want to try to get out of bed to go to the restroom in the middle of the night without disturbing my husband. Some are pretty, but none are practical.

  37. Sandra Says:

    Great work. It takes a special kind of mind to see the possibilities.

  38. C.D. Says:

    #3 looks a little too American Psycho for me… lol

  39. Robin Says:

    Love most of them…

  40. Dprints Says:

    I would be scared to fall off when I was half asleep in the #3

  41. Haatie Says:

    I’m living in Africa and looking to build a small home for myself. I love this alcove idea. I think I will see if these guys can handle it (builders) Number 6 reminds me of a closet i used to hide in when i wad 6 or 7 years old. (Now 54)

  42. jessica methe Says:

    They all look so beautiful….. !

  43. Tom Napiontek Says:

    The suspended bed in a box is one of the coolest architectural designs ever.

  44. Sarah Says:

    My favorite is the blue beds, because I love blue :)

  45. Monica Says:

    There are many decoration idea for a bedroom. So beautiful…

  46. George Saunders Says:

    Alcove bed? More like fap dungeon.

  47. Sonya Says:

    These alcove beds are such a fab design for any small and other spaces!

  48. Aida kitchens Says:

    Wow amazing designs em lovin it..:)

  49. French Furniture Says:

    wonderful collection…

  50. Marian Says:

    These were common in the poor peoples homes in 19-early 20 century Ireland!

  51. Cindy Says:

    I really like your bed collections. They look awesome and can totally give a unique look to the bedrooms.

  52. Jen Jelly Says:

    I’d love to sleep in that first one, so cozy.

  53. Apiwat Says:

    Give me one, I’ll sleep in there for weeks.

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