Simple Sleep: Shaker-Style Bedrooms

Simple Sleep: Shaker-Style Bedrooms

Kim R. McCormick
Mar 30, 2012

If your preference is for a simple, soothing place to lay your head, one great point of inspiration is the Shaker bedroom.

Original Shaker bedrooms were not a place for privacy or intimacy — followers were celibate, and women and men shared separate respective bedrooms. Instead, these rooms are examples of unadorned but peaceful practicality.

Some of the key components for creating a Shaker-style bedroom include:
Wooden bed: A simple bed may be primarily functional, but the wood and the skill of the craftsmanship will stand out.
Handmade bedding and details: Add a quilt or blanket to simple white sheets for a personal, practical, and pretty touch.
Clever storage: Even if you don't share a room, make the most of your space with shelves, trunks, and wall hooks.
Uncomplicated color: Keep the walls an easy, soothing white, but incorporate color and natural wood tones with accessories and rugs.

Quick History: Shaker Design
Classic American Design: Shaker

(Image: Wikipedia)

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