Shelving fills the wall area above the bed nicely and provides a prime spot to showcase art and lightweight objects. Just be sure to follow the mounting instructions carefully. You can’t go wrong with shirting-stripe patterned linens—they’re gender-neutral, especially in shades of blue and gray.
Styling Smarts: The Bedside Table
While it doesn’t have to be an official nightstand, opt for a piece that offers storage. Models with drawers conceal clutter best, but if you’re in a tight space, try a stool or chair.
Get the Look: Fairwater Collection Full/Queen Comforter 3-Piece Set (comforter and shams), nordstrom.com, $150. Fairwater Collection Euro Shams, nordstrom.com, $50 each. Mason Quilted Ombre 36 x 16-inch Pillow with feather-down insert in White, CB2 stores and cb2.com, $90.