Do you want your bedroom to make a statement? In a bedroom, the focus should be on the bed as it is the feature of the room. When designing a master bedroom, builders often create one long wall to accommodate a king-size bed and nightstands. If you tour older homes there may not be such an obvious place for a bed in the room. This is also the case for standard bedrooms. Creating a focal wall in a bedroom will anchor the bed in the room.
This bedroom has a dramatic wall of padded leather panels behind the bed. The black leather creates a bold statement in the space and can help for sound control to ensure a full night’s rest. The padded panels replace a standard headboard so that the entire wall feels like one great big headboard. Neutral bedding and wood floors keep the eye on the feature wall.
One idea is making the entire wall behind the bed padded leather panels. If padded leather panels are too strong of a design statement for you, consider using paint, fabric, wallpaper or even tile to create a focal wall behind the bed. You can coordinate the wall and linen colors or use a contrasting color for the walls to help it really stand out. Pattern, color, and texture can all be used to create a fantastic feature wall.
Sometimes the best place for a bed in a room is in front of a window. The old rules of design said you should put a bed in front of a window, but today’s design rules are more adaptable. If you do put a bed in front of a window, use the curtains to frame out the bed and window to create a focal wall.
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