Saturday, April 5, 2008

New ideas for Bedroom design

Right Stripes

This contemporary room shows how shades of one color used together can create a successful scheme. Color is confined to the walls and teamed with plain white furniture for a bold, clean-cut look.

Mellow Yellow

The master bedroom is a cheerful spot throughout the day. Walls are glazed in sunny yellow, and Scalamandre "Jour de Juin" silk provides the perfect upholstery for the Julia Gray four-poster bed. A simple green-and-white lattice-patterned carpet is the anchor.

Lounge Act

If there's not room for a bench at the foot of the bed and a separate sitting area, combine the two concepts. This chaise fills in nicely for a standard bench while anchoring a seating group that also includes an upholstered armchair. An oversize mirror makes the room appear larger.


A bumped-out wall serves as a framework for the gracefully shaped headboard of this bed. With this bed, the mood of the room could have been clearly formal but the blue and white checked upholstery takes it into the realm of casually elegant.

Country French Flourishes

"Pillement Toile" wallpaper in a sage colorway coordinates perfectly with the French provincial furnishings. A custom headboard was upholstered in "Pillement Toile" linen, as well, with shirred borders and a flat field.

Color Crazy

.Bright cotton hangings create an intimate alcove in this one-room guest cottage. Fabrics can be used casually in a variety of ways to contribute texture and color to any decorating scheme.

Frugal Flair

Look for exotic silky fabric in markets and use it to trim a plain white duvet cover or bedspread and to make cushion covers that add an aura of luxury to your bed

Fur Fabulous

Just made for the city slicker, this room combines a contemporary color scheme in smart neutrals with seductive leather and suede to create a cozy love nest.

Flair for the Dramatic

A canopy bed is a good choice for a room with a dramatic, vaulted ceiling. One with a shorter, standard headboard would have been too similar in height to the rest of the room's furnishings, visually cutting the room in half horizontally.

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