Bedroom Design Tips

Learn designer Nathan Turner's secrets for pulling together a bedroom that's both relaxing and beautiful.

-Hi, I'm Nathan Turner, Los Angeles-based decorator, and shop owner, and author of Nathan Turner's American Style. These are my tips for creating a serene and relaxing bedroom. Keep it neutral. There are more neutrals out there than just white. Variations of beige, gray, putty, stone. The benefits of going neutral are that it's not gender specific and creates a wonderful backdrop for everybody. Another tip is to choose a fabric you love and use it in a big way on the curtains, on the duvet, and the pillow shams. And what this does is creates interest without overwhelming a room. Give the room another function. A great idea is to put a desk instead of a night stand and it gives you a little workspace or even just a bench to put at the bed. So guys, this is not rocket science. You can do this at home too. Put a neutral on the walls, take a great fabric that you love and use it in a big way, and then give the room another function, but it still makes it really pretty.