Posts Tagged ‘bedroom decorating’

Contemporary Style in the Bedroom

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

15784248_SThe clean lines of contemporary style work well in a masculine or gender neutral bedroom. Not every master bedroom needs to be a frilly, romantic space with a four poster bed and valances. Sometimes clean lines and a lack of clutter are more relaxing and restorative.  For a guest room, the clean lines of contemporary style can create a space that will suit most guests from parents to college friends.

This contemporary bedroom is filled with style despite the lack of frills and ornate details. The bed has a low profile of a platform bed. The upholstery that covers the bed frame nicely coordinates with the walls and curtains. The hardwood floor gives the room a warm and earthy feeling.

Add a sleek console on the wall opposite the bed to create a focal point to balance the bed. Hanging a mirror above the console will help give interest on the walls. You could hang cubes to provide shelf storage for books or objects.

The patterned curtains give the room a sense of artistry in such a simple bedroom.  The curtains help to frame the window providing natural lighting and the curtains.  The color of the curtains coordinates with the rest of the room and really brings the deep purple color out in the room.  If you have a gorgeous view, be sure to draw attention to it rather than hide it.

A Few Design Tips

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Family, Hints and Advice

Do you want a home where you can relax and where guests can feel at home? Here are a few tips to make your space personal and inviting.

Make it Personal

  • What color were your walls in your bedroom when you were a child? Why not use the same color scheme now? Use the same color for your bedding.
  • Use a desk to work double duty as a night stand. The extra storage means you have everything from your laptop to jewelry within reach.
  • Save dried flowers, matchbooks, bottle caps or other mementos and use them to fill large glass jars. These are personal reminders of events in your life that are colorful and add whimsey to your room.
  • Stack your own personal coffee table books. Display only the books that mean something to you.

Add color

  • Keep large pieces neutral and accessories bright. For example, a gray couch is a great canvas for fun pillows. Choose a variety of materials like linen and silk with vibrant patterns to create a cheerful palette.
  • On your walls, vintage maps make great artwork. Choose places that mean something to you.
  • Make a table pop with colorful glass vases or teacups collected from your trips around the world.

Cheat a Little

  • Mirrors can make a small space feel larger. Photos can add dimension as well. Remember those bulletin boards from your college dorm room? Same idea here. Display your favorite pictures and rotate them often. Call it wall art.
  • No pricey chandelier. No problem. An oversize floor lamp can easily be transformed into a central light.

Remember – your space is YOUR space so make it uniquely yours.