"This is the master bedroom of my husband's aunt, Texas artist Deanna Kienast. Her husband Joe built the bed. I think this bedroom is perfection!" -- JillFarmer1
Why we love it: Combining a trendy color such as olive green with traditional browns and whites creates a balance between old and new. The headboard is reminiscent of an old-fashioned fireplace mantel. A modern piece of art keeps up the old-new dichotomy.
"Our Master Bedroom maintains that traditional style with a slight nod to the tropics." -- Randvhunt
Why we love it: Painting the wall bright yellow was a bold move and a chance worth taking. The warm color contrasts with the rich wood of the beautiful sleigh bed. Adding the plant and the botanical prints was a great way to carry the tropical theme.
"This is another guest bedroom in my home. I made the valances out of foam kits and made the pictures over the beds by taking a photo of the comforter fabric, printing, and framing it. It's a sweet and comfortable little room." -- ContainerNut
Why we love it: Pairing red and white with dark wood instantly creates a classic room. The furniture is beautiful, as are the bed linens. Bringing in other touches of red, such as the armchair and the flowers, keeps the color theme consistent.
"I kept the theme of shabby vintage by making the duvet with odd squares of fabric." -- jenniferhaver
Why we love it: Rich fabrics contrast the beautiful pastel color palette of coral, green, and yellow. Keeping the walls a neutral color really lets the quilt and bed treatments shine through.
"I got rid of the lamp with the red shade. I think this looks much better!" -- angelastansell
Why we love it: Such a great ceiling deserves to be showcased. The tall four-poster bed draws the eye up to the tray ceiling. Painting the two green stripes breaks up the white of the ceiling, showing off the architectural details.
A Relaxing Retreat
"Here is my Master Bedroom. It's so relaxing. I still need to add blackout liner on the curtains since DH sleeps during the day." -- mamaoftwins_1997
Why we love it: This bedroom was designed to meet the homeowner's needs. Dark curtains coordinate with the bedding. Because the husband sleeps during the day, the curtains are functional because they can be opened and closed as needed. Plus, the four-post bed is beautiful.
Making It Work
"This is the master bedroom in our ca 1835 historical home. The room had red carpet and paint when we purchased this grand ole dame and due to other repairs required could not justify changing out perfectly good carpet. I toned down some of the red with the use of fabric. I now love the red in the room, where before I cringed." -- sandipegel
Why we love it: Redecorating doesn't have to be a complete overhaul. Working with the red walls and carpet was a budget-efficient choice and resulted in a room the homeowner loves.
"This is a Thomas Kincaid set I found at a summer tag sale for a song! I absolutely love the dark mahogany wood against the pale blues. The blue/brown bedding was found at Linens and Things and TJMaxx." -- boseas
Why we love it: Creating a bedding set by mixing and matching takes a good eye. The blues and browns in this set look great together. As the homeowner found out, part of decorating is the thrill of the hunt. Wonderful pieces show up in unexpected places, like tag sales and outlet stores.
Bringing Beauty Together
"An aqua guest room warmed with soft yellow and crisp celadon." -- FatIrene Decorates
Why we love it: French country is a style based on beauty. In this guest room, gorgeous elements such as rich bedding, drapes, and art create an exquisite atmosphere. Yellow and celadon add a contemporary touch. The crystal chandelier really tops off the room.
Soft and Pretty
"One of my favorite bedrooms." -- dcassidy3343496
Why we love it:The beige walls, carpet, and bed were dotted with not only color, but different textures as well. The dusty rose bedspread is light and feminine. Wrought-iron work on the bed and plant stand is a weightier, but elegant element.
Fabrics Take the Cake
"This is our recently updated master bedroom. It used to have a horrible raspberry carpet ... we like it much better now. We did this on a very modest budget." -- katrinatrevor
Why we love it: Neutral walls and carpeting in warm tones bring the bedding and throw pillows to the forefront. The rich fabrics in browns and blues really dress up the room.
Layer Upon Layer
"For my bedrooom I chose chocolate brown and avacado/lime green. I am so happy with all the results and I LOVE my new room!" -- miranda-emerson
Why we love it: Pairing green and brown is a fun, yet sophisticated, way to color a room. Layers of rich damask and satin fabrics also play up the elegance.
Entwined with Vines
"I didn't want to spend a lot of money on window treatments in my upstairs guest room. I made these out of foam valance kits and additional bedding fabric. It's a very uplifting room. My guests love it!" -- ContainerNut
Why we love it: Lime green and white is a crisp color pairing. The fabric used on the bedding and valances is great. The vine-like pattern of the fabric carries through to the wrought iron bed.
Old Fashioned Grace
"Romantic style..." -- annpinheiro2741269
Why we love it: The romantic style of yesteryear is brought alive in this present day bedroom. The chair rail is a classic touch and the long tapestry pillow adds charm.
"I always wanted a bedroom like this. It's a little old-fashioned, but I love it!" -- ContainerNut
Why we love it:The warm and soothing tans and blues set the atmosphere for this bedroom. The addition of a fireplace makes for a cozy and intimate bedroom.
"I found the perfect headboard for my foo-foo room. I found it "as is" and attached it to the side of the wall to make it sturdy and safe." -- sherryramsey
Why we love it: Charming cottage touches, such as the shutter headboard and the handkerchief border, are a nod to creativity. Soft colors and textures are warm and inviting.
"I was going for that French country look." -- paulkev112412294
Why we love it: The blue and white fabric goes great with the yellow walls. The white pictures really pop on the walls. Plus, the yellow in the pictures matches the walls.
It All Works Out
"I have a few final touches to make to this room but overall I am happy with where it is going." -- milnerst
Why we love it: Unlike pieces work together as part of a cohesive room. Brown stripes in the contemporary bedding match the dark wood traditional bed frame. The curves of the chaise lounge update a classic piece. But the deep aqua accent wall really completes the room.
"Yes, as you see I like a dark room. Although it's small it seems to have worked out." -- smoovie98
Why we love it: Enrobing a room in dark colors is a bold choice. But it can create a rich atmosphere, especially with a color palette of plum purple, crimson red, and cream. The fabric used on the bedding is equally luxurious.
"My bedroom is very calm and I love it." -- dbrooks686463
Why we love it: Iridescent fabrics create a jewel box display of pillows. The variety of fabrics and trims is also intriguing.
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