Original chevron wood floors in Paris apartment of Jean-Christophe Aumas work with the leather & brass dining chairs. The bright blue doorway is a hit of colour in an otherwise neutral decor, Photo by Christian Schaulin.
Always love a painted door!Paint a Door instead of the walls! creates intrigue without overpowering The marriage of purple paint and dark wood floors also looks surprisingly classic. The door can be painted over when this darker tone seems too harsh.
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