Beyond the Storage Headboard: 10 Bedrooms with Recessed Shelving

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When I first moved to California, land of earthquakes, one of the first rules I learned was not to hang anything over the bed. This strikes me as a good solution: recessed shelving over the bed.

Recessed Bedroom Shelving in the Home of Tine K | Remodelista

Recessed Bedroom Shelving in the Home of Tine K | Remodelista

Above: Shelving above a guest bed from Tine K in Denmark.

Maison Martin Margiela Le Champs Elysees Paris Hotel | Remodelista

Maison Martin Margiela Le Champs Elysees Paris Hotel | Remodelista

Above: A shelf above the bed at Margiela's La Maison Champs-Elysées in Paris.

Recessed Shelving in a London Bedroom | Remodelista

Recessed Shelving in a London Bedroom | Remodelista

Above: A simple bedroom in a London apartment via Airspace.

A South Africa Bedroom with Recessed Shelving | Remodelista

A South Africa Bedroom with Recessed Shelving | Remodelista

Above: An illuminated niche displays a collection of tribal pots in a South African beach house via French by Design.

Recessed Shelves in a Tribeca Loft | Remodelista

Recessed Shelves in a Tribeca Loft | Remodelista

Above: A bedroom in a Tribeca Loft designed by Stephen Roberts Inc. via Architizer.

Norm Copenhagen Recessed Shelving in the Bedroom | Remodelista

Norm Copenhagen Recessed Shelving in the Bedroom | Remodelista

Above: A bedroom by Danish firm Norm Arkitekter seen on The Contemporist. For more from the architects, see our recent post: Clever Kitchen Lighting from Copenhagen.

Beaded chair and storage alcove at Dar Beida in Morocco | Remodelista

Beaded chair and storage alcove at Dar Beida in Morocco | Remodelista

Above: A tiny alcove carved into the wall just above the bed at Dar Beida in Morocco from Midcentury Modern Meets Medina.

Australian Beach House Recessed Shelving | Remodelista

Australian Beach House Recessed Shelving | Remodelista

Above: An entire shelving unit is carved into the wall in an Australian beach house on Home Life via My Scandinavian Home.

Design Within Reach American Maple Bed Frame and Recessed Shelving | Remodelista

Design Within Reach American Maple Bed Frame and Recessed Shelving | Remodelista

Above: A bedroom featuring Design Within Reach's American Modern Bed in Maple and a maple-lined shelf overhead to match. Photograph via Design Within Reach.

Recessed Shelving from James Cleary Architecture | Remodelista

Recessed Shelving from James Cleary Architecture | Remodelista

Above: Overhead shelving is lined in light wood from James Cleary Architect.

Recessed Shelving in a Concrete Bedroom | Remodelista

Recessed Shelving in a Concrete Bedroom | Remodelista

Above: A concrete wall opens up lots of wall niche possibilities as seen in this masculine bedroom via The Style Files.

Looking for more traditional headboard ideas but won't compromise the smart storage? See our post 10 Favorites: Headboard Storage.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 8, 2009 as part of our Shaker Style issue.

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