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With its soft, soothing colors, and feminine touches, this master bedroom feels like a small sanctuary. Two cozy armchairs snuggle under the window, extending the function of the space beyond sleeping hours. Two X-benches cap the foot of the bed in style but are easy to move by the chairs when a footrest is needed.
Faced with the risk of decor looking like doll furniture in the generous proportions of this room, there was only one option -- think big. A custom headboard features gentle curves that conquer an impressive wall space with feminine grace. Two hefty white side tables introduce modern appeal while matching the scale of the headboard. Overhead, a luminous acrylic-bead chandelier adds sparkle, while curtains suspended well above the top of the window frame draw the eye all the way to the ceiling.
In general, most people avoid positioning a bed in front of a window for fear of blocking light. But when no other wall option presents itself, follow the lead of this bedroom and make the most of an architectural asset. Framed with luscious folds of fabric and a pleated valance, this window feels like a natural extension of the upholstered headboard by mimicking the look of a canopy.
A thread of reddish-orange unites the patterns in this bedroom, but if you look a little closer, you'll also discover a subtle circle motif. Dots on the bed skirt and draperies, circles on the duvet cover, and rings on the Roman shades all work together to add movement to the space. The piece de resistance: a trio of porthole-style mirrors above the bed.
Symmetry can be a common thread in any room -- and it's not boring if you use a mix of shapes and materials. Matching nightstands, lamps, and mirrors flank this bed, giving the room a subtle pulled-together look that doesn't appear overthought.
Taking its color cues from industrial concrete walls, this bedroom features a tufted headboard covered in steely gray linen and a contemporary painting rendered in metallic silvers. An antique four-poster and walnut chest continue the traditional theme, warming up the potential coolness of the concrete walls with a touch of timeless formality.
Relax the formality of traditional furniture and bedding choices by introducing at least one modern element. Here, geometric wallpaper behind the bed does the trick. It beautifully complements the embroidered trim on the white bedding while balancing the sweetness of the design with a little edginess.
Take a page from this attic and maximize an awkward corner with a headboard that has wow written all over it. The beautifully constructed piece is outfitted with white wainscoting and displays favorite beachside accessories. Function meets style with reading-light wall sconces. Electrical outlets are close at hand for alarm clocks, cell phone chargers, and more.
An upholstered headboard covered in custom fabric retails for big bucks, but it's easy to get the look at home with a little DIY creativity. This headboard is made from MDF (medium-density fiberboard) softened with foam and covered with a slipcover made from a personality-plus fabric. Solid-color bedding allows the headboard to steal the show.
Pump up the power of a nice but bland bedroom set with a host of decorative accent pillows. Selected for their contrasting shapes and textures, the pillows on this bed add interesting depth and color to an otherwise neutral scheme. To enhance the fun factor, the duvet features miniature 3-D flowers, which are attached with snaps so they pop off easily come wash time.
If an absence of color soothes you, try taking this bedroom's approach. Awash in a sea of gray, the room creates interest with tone-on-tone fabrics, intricate paneling, and textural contrast between a leather headboard and a glittering chandelier. To replicate the wall treatment above the headboard, simply frame wow wallpaper with picture molding.
Decorating to keep both genders happy means walking a fine line between feminine and masculine. In this bedroom, a luxurious, gender-neutral color palette of soft blues and grays mixed with strong browns bridges the divide. A leather headboard and bench turn the bed into a sturdy focal point. A curvy armchair, silk linens, and a potted plant soften the brawny look.
An abundance of natural light shines off this modern bedroom's black-and-white surfaces. Beige walls and white linens give the space an airy feel. The black four-poster bed and wood bench add substance and structure. The completed minimalist look is soothing and relaxing.
This bedroom is as pretty as a seaside scene. Sand-color drapes and bedding and pale seafoam-green walls evoke the misty moods of the ocean. A slightly distressed four-poster channels an old-fashioned beach house. Sand dollar artwork is the only obvious ode to the sea, but its understated colors fit the room.
Reminiscent of a posh hotel, this bedroom brings a luxurious look home. Soft white walls provide a soothing backdrop for rich textiles. The brocade headboard and the plaid bench complement each other beautifully because they come from the same color family. The plump pillows and duvet extend an invitation to relax at day's end.
This room has a lot of white, but the curtains, walls, and bedding all boast a different texture, which brings eye-pleasing depth to the space. Rich wood furniture adds a dash of warm contrast while orange pillows add a pop of color. Thanks to the neutral base, all that's needed to refresh the look is a new accent hue.
Although all the patterns in this room vary, they all complement each other. The striped artwork, the carpet, the checkered bed skirt and bench, and scroll-patterned chair all carry the same color of blue. Using solid colors -- such as on the drapes and walls -- keeps the room from becoming too busy.
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