1. Padded Headboard
A padded headboard adds additional fabric to your bed,
allowing you to tie in more texture and color with your surrounding fabrics for
cohesive harmony. A wooden headboard tells a story of heirloom
quality, whereas a padded headboard says "Hello boutique hotel
2. Window Treatments
Bare windows can look great in the right setting, but
windows covered in fabric soften up a room and tone down harsh sunlight to
create ambiance. If you would rather not use fabric, consider using the
ultimate of all window treatments - louvered shutters!
Whether you're designing a bachelor pad or a sensuous
boudoir, replace your existing surface-mounted fixture with a chandelier and
watch your bedroom go from ordinary to extraordinary. This happens to be the
easiest trick in the book for a true designer look.
4. Throw Pillows
The more throw pillows you have on your bed, the more
inviting it appears. Designers love to use pillows because they add additional
color and texture. Forms should be in every shape from square to round and
in all varieties of sizes to add volume to the bed, which otherwise
can appear very flat. Add a bolster for that extra je ne sais quoi.
5. Painted Ceilings
The traditional white ceiling is great for reflecting light
down onto the room, but for a more sophisticated approach, paint the ceiling
the same color as the walls. Not only will this "movie-set" trick
change the mood of your bedroom for the better, it will also make it appear
larger, allowing ceiling and shadow lines to disappear.
6. Crown Moldings
As any qualified interior designer can tell you, "it's
all in the details"! Adding a 6" border of crown molding at the top
of your walls will make the bedroom and all its contents appear more elegant.
Moldings act like a frame on a work of art.
7. Floor Covering
A fabulous floor of plush wall-to-wall carpet with a good
quality pad will set the tone of unwavering standards. Should you choose
classic hardwood floors instead, you will want to purchase exceptional area
rugs to further define the space.
Any great bedroom also includes comfortable seating. If
your bedroom is too small to accommodate the quintessential Hollywood-style
chaise lounge, try a simple upholstered chair in a corner.
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