a recessed nook becomes a headboard for the bed. I think I'd take the nook all the way to the ceiling to avoid it looking like you put the bed in a repurposed closet; and put the ledge up higher, so that you can recline against the wall
Pedra Liquida for Casa do Conto, Porto, Portugal. When a house burned down, its replacement became the “house of storytelling,” with musings on architecture incised in the concrete ceilings of public spaces and six guest rooms.
"I wanted the bed to look like a bento box," Kevin says. A can't-go-any-lower black-stained bed and marble-topped side tables achieve the effect. An oversize graphic painting (another commission) keeps the furniture grounded in the soaring room.