Once you’ve chosen the bed, design the room around its placement. Pick a spot that’s not too near a window, as morning light can make it difficult to sleep in. Blackout shades and shutters at the beach help keep coastal sunlight at bay.
Aim to keep at least three feet between the sides of the bed and any walls or large pieces of furniture. And, if possible, choose a location that won’t force you to walk around the bed when returning from a bathroom visit or carrying a tray with breakfast items or midnight snacks.
While some gorgeous bedrooms at Cinnamon Shore include sitting areas and fireplaces, the old adage "less is more" works for many vacation home bedrooms. Furnish the room with only the essentials—a bed, nightstands, a dresser, and a chair or two are all you need. Minimize accessories—a beach-theme painting, a vintage surfboard hung on the wall, or perhaps some flowers.