Monday, June 28, 2010

Transform Your Bedroom into a Serene Haven

The bedroom is the one space in your home that doesn’t need to be worthy of entertaining guests, and as a result, it often gets overlooked on the priority list when decorating. But your bedroom should be a sanctuary, a place for you to escape from the rest of the world and relax. With a few simple changes, you can make your bedroom more comfortable and inviting at the end of a long day!

Shed some light. By incorporating soft, ambient lighting into the bedroom, you will create a more peaceful mood. You can opt for a dramatic ceiling fixture like the one shown above to give your room a more luxurious feel or you can use smaller scale lamps with shades or sconces on the walls and on nightstands.

Play with gray. Neutral grays like the one shown in the color palette below can instantly transform a busy, cluttered space into one that feels sleek and calming. Ivory, blue, or yellow accents also add a soft touch to any bedroom!

Cozy up. Create a seating area or a reading nook by placing an upholstered armchair and ottoman in the corner of the room or a loveseat at the foot of the bed. Use windows to your advantage to nest yourself like we see in the photo to the left.

Indulge. Add glamour to your room by using metallic and glass accents. Mirrors, frames, vases, and lamps are all great ways to incorporate a little shine. You can also make your room feel more luxurious by mixing rich fabrics such as velvet and silk when choosing curtains, upholstery, bedding, and throw pillows.

Whether you want to completely make over your bedroom or just add a few serene touches, remember to stay true to what makes you feel the most relaxed! If water soothes you, consider a small fountain in the corner of your room or driftwood on the wall. If you enjoy being outside, add natural touches such as plants, cut flowers, or even a bonsai tree. The options are limitless!

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