Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bedrooms Decorating Gallery

A Calming Influence Bedroom

A large-scale bed anchors this room and sets an elegant tone. The upholstered and tufted headboard and sideboards have a masculine feel, but the luxurious silk bedding adds a feminine touch. Next to the bed, backlit frosted-glass panels allow a soft, warm glow to filter into the

bedroom while hiding the contents of the bookcase behind.

-Golden yellows were chosen to brighten this north-facing bedroom.
-Pendent lights are a sophisticated and unique alternative to bedside lamps.
-A pair of mirrors reflects light to brighten up this bedroom.
-The custom-made bed and headboard includes tailored style with button detail.

Age-Old Beauty

In keeping with this home's cottage theme, lavender and soft white hues set the mood in the master bedroom, where a serene palette won't detract from the picture-perfect views. Soft floral fabrics and curvaceous furnishings lend a feminine feel to the room while rich black finishes add an air of sophistication.

-An overstuffed linen duvet is a charming contrast to the floral window treatments.
-A four-poster bed accentuates the room's tall, sloped ceilings.
-Painted furnishings, such as the bedside table, help execute the room's breezy style.
-If you can't afford antiques, choose reproductions with distressed finishes

Breezy Retreat

Pale blue walls form the backdrop to this easy breezy retreat. Instead of a headboard, the bed is centered under the bright window and framed by gauzy panels mounted to the sloped ceiling. Serene white linens lend the feeling of a boutique hotel.

-Pendent lights are made from large rattan balls and paper lanterns.
-A single orange pillow adds a needed punch of color in the room.
-A rattan bench serves as a footboard and a cozy spot to read.
-White bedding and cool walls are a sharp contrast to the dark wood floors.

Bedded Bliss

This style-conscious master suite displays a sense of fun. The leopard-pattern wool carpet sets the playful mood, letting the upholstered headboard, subtle decorative-paint finish, and neutral draperies imbue the room with a sense of luxury. The result is a room that is both warmly familiar and forever fresh.

-Nail-head trim in an interesting pattern is a fine finishing touch on the ottoman.
-Contrast piping around the upholstered headboard adds interest and glamour.
-Heirloom pieces, such as the hall chair in this room, make a space feel personal.
-Awash in shades of ivory and gold, this room's neutral palette delivers a sense of calm.

Beach Living

Inspired by the sands of Bermuda and Bora Bora, a creative homeowner gives his landlocked home the illusion of sand, sun, and surf. In the bedroom, a sense of serenity prevails thanks to the minimal use of color and a focus on sumptuous textures.

-Black-and-white photographs complement the palm-print bedspread.
-A sophisticated striped fabric is repeated on the curtains and bed skirt.
-A crisp linen-covered headboard is a calm break from the room's patterns.
-A wicker desk chair and rattan baskets bring warm texture to the room.

Backstage Pass

This rock 'n' roll theme is something child and parent can appreciate thanks to a color scheme that's limited to neutrals and contrasting black or navy and understated furnishings. Music posters play an important role but they are contained within parent-approved frames.

-Work with your teen to create a room that expresses his personality.
-Silver accessories add a bit of edginess.
-An MTV pillow adds funk to the timeless and masculine bedding.
-Whimsical music sheet wallpaper adds to the room's well-tuned theme.

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