Give your home unbeatable character in just one weekend. These home projects offer quick, impactful solutions to fill your indoor and outdoor spaces with style and function. Whether you seek easy landscaping plans, curb appeal projects, or budget decorating ideas, these hand-picked updates are designed to bring out your inner weekend warrior.See More
Make the place you start and end each day a personal retreat -- one that pampers the senses, delivers the storage you need, and provides room to relax any time of day.
Blue and brown is a tried and true color combo, but this bedroom keeps the look interesting with unexpected accents. Instead of the traditional matched set of bedside tables, a barely-there Lucite table topped with a ceramic lamp floats next to one side of the bed while a more traditional round table snuggles next to an industrial floor lamp on the other. Framed prints above the bed extend over the two tables, subtly uniting the entire look.
Shh, don't tell, but this bed's high-style canopy was fashioned using inexpensive linen sheets from IKEA. The sheets fall in graceful folds from a gilded crown, and they tuck neatly behind a headboard slipcovered in a white sheet. A yellow toile coverlet and shams complement the timeless appeal of the corona.
Tailored and luxurious, this master bedroom gets its personality from a melody of patterns and a three-color scheme. The key to the mix of pattern's success: combining one large-scale pattern with one medium and one small-scale pattern within the same color family of blues, yellows, and tans. Varying the pillow size keeps the room's traditional-leaning prints feeling fresh.
The padded headboard in this master suite takes its height cues from the room's high ceilings. A pair of lamps with extra-tall bases matches both the height and the heft of the headboard, ensuring the room exudes a pleasing balance of scale. An antique starburst mirror gracefully conquers the rest of the space between the bed and ceiling while beautifully reflecting the shimmer of silk and velvet pillows set atop a white coverlet.
A classic canopy frames a modern upholstered bed in this master bedroom and proves that opposites do attract. Likewise, the armless upholstered bench, which rounds out the foot of the bed in fuss-free style, takes on a traditional flavor thanks to a large bolster pillow covered in shimmering iridescent blue-green silk.
Relaxation is clearly an art form in this master bedroom, where a curvaceous chaise stretches across the foot of the bed in a welcoming invitation to grab a book and sit awhile. An extra-high mattress skirted with flirty flounces of taffeta and piled high with fluffy feather bedding oozes glamour and comfort.
The first inclination in a small master bedroom is to, well, think small, but the reverse is true. Here, a four-poster visually fills the room, creating the illusion of volume and space. To maintain an open and airy look and to foster a contemporary vibe, the bed's rails are left free of fabric dressings. Geometric linens and a midcentury Saarinen table play to the modern overture.
Shapely curves -- in the legs of the bench, the backs of the armchairs, and rolling across the top of the headboard -- soften the boxy dimensions of this master bedroom and add romantic allure. A trumeau mirror reflects the sentiment while elegantly stepping up to fill the gap between the top of the fireplace mantel and the room's soaring ceiling.
Neutral, low-contrast colors for walls, draperies, and bedding work together to make this master bedroom look bigger, as do boldly scaled accessories, such as the bedside lamps. Suede-covered panels flank each side of the bed, doing their part to add architectural interest while drawing the eye upward.
To create feminine appeal without ruffles and bows, this master retreat employs a host of pastel hues and floral fabrics. The scheme starts with a timeworn rug, steps up to a sweet pink ticking-stripe bed skirt, segues to a creamy tone-on-tone duvet cover, and then pops with a combination of pink and blue accent pillows. Sheer patterned curtains suspended at the head of the bed provide a crowning touch of romance.
A framed collection of intaglios turns the wall behind this bed into a gallery. Though the relics are small, they gain prominence by being mounted on antique Italian wedding documents set off by chocolate-brown matting and white frames. With so much to take in above it, the bed is smartly dressed in white linens that complement the frames without competing with them.