Instead of a headboard, place bookshelves to frame the bed. Add lights for late night reading. This would be great for a guest bedroom. Leave the shelves at the end of the bed empty for the guests to unpack their clothes. or kids room
DIY Paneled Wall that covers up textured walls!
Reminded me of your house. neat idea for extra space! before after from ceiling space to playing space: unused space -- why not build a loft, a little nook for working and playing station.
Rustic bedroom with wood beams and a giant chandelier from Palm Design Group:
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