For me, bed nooks arouse a certain nostalgia. They instantly transport me back to my 8-year-old self, when fort building was an art form. It was always my goal to create an enchanting princess tent, reminiscent of the one in "The Holiday".
Unless you have a massive house or you are a really cool parent, forts have to be taken down before bedtime. (The rule in our house.) It's not a fun battle. If you want to get your kids to go to bed and forgo the arguments, build them a bed similar to any of these and everyone will have sweet dreams!
This changing table area could be converted to a cozy reading nook or vanity when a child is older.
Nooks are not exclusively for kids! Granted, I would be delighted to occupy any of the above myself, but my husband would likely not welcome sleeping in bunk beds. Thus, a potpourri of mature slumber alcoves to choose from, for my pretend
Most of these alcoves are better suited for a small apartment, guest room, vacation home, or sitting room than a master bedroom, but if I had a nook, you would know where to find me.
We'll end with this perfectly pink Phoebe Howard hallway nook:
I look forward to future cyber trips through volumes of built-in carpentry inspiration. Until tomorrow...
"There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world, and those who want power in bed." - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis