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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.

Trend Spotting: Wall Mounted Headboards

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

13536537_SUpholstered headboards are a big trend in design right now. A variation on the upholstered headboard is the wall-mounted headboard as seen here. The wall-mounted headboard can make a big design statement as well as save space in a bedroom.

This wall-mounted headboard is upholstered and tufted with buttons. The headboard has a clean modern look with its neutral color and clean lines.  If you are using wood on a wall-mounted headboard, you may want to coordinate it with other wood furniture and the wood on the floor. Having a dark, ebonized wood headboard with light wood floors would not look as polished as having both woods be in the same tone.

Wall-mounted headboards can be done in a number of upholstery types and sizes. If you don’t want the permanence of a wall-mounted headboard but you like the look, you can hang fabric from a rod behind the bed.  Another less permanent option would be to stretch fabric on a canvas stretcher and hang that above the bed for a similar effect.

When choosing an upholstery and finish for a wall-mounted headboard or any upholstered headboard, select a fabric that you can live with for a number of years. Solid colors may stand the test of time more than the latest pattern. Choose classic colors and neutrals and update your bed linens to follow the trends to make the most of your investment.

Bedroom Design Trends

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

Many times we spend most of our energy and money on design for the main rooms in our homes, the rooms that are public, that everyone sees. We urge you, however, to think about doing something creative in the bedroom. After all, at the end of the day our bedrooms are our sanctuaries, our retreat from the world around us.

Wall paper is trendy again! Here a metallic paint design on colored wallpaper creates a dramatic look for this contemporary bedroom. To balance the space, choose a neutral, solid headboard and accessories.

Make your bedroom as serene as possible. Create a retreat-like atmosphere with soothing and well blended colors. Light purples, creams and soft greens are very popular.

Bedrooms are becoming our home within our home, almost like a hotel suite-like retreat. The master bedroom is more than just a room to sleep in — it’s trending toward becoming an all-in-one space where you can complete daily tasks without ever leaving the confines of the bedroom. Convenient features are a master suite must-have. Coffee bars complete with mini refrigerators and espresso machines give new meaning to hotel-style luxury. Another handy addition are appliances. Washers and dryers located within the space allow the convenience of tackling laundry any time of day.

Gold is becoming the accent color of choice. See how these lamps to play up this room’s Asian flare without going overboard. The graphic shape and the gold adds a rich tone against the wallpaper and headboard.

And finally inject a big dose of style with a one-of-a-kind headboard. Having a custom headboard made is often cheaper than purchasing one. Bedding can be designed based on a high-end patterns or colors you love. There are always ways to get creative with fabric.