Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Do You Love Your Bedroom?

Many of us are existing in aimless, uninspired, neglected bedrooms. It serves its purpose, but it isn't enjoyable. My bedroom is my favorite room in the house. It isn't exactly where I want it to be yet, but it's getting there. I love spending time in there and that's what it's about. It should be a place to get away and escape the world.

Many of us hide behind the fact that not many people will see it. That is no excuse. The bedroom isn't for everyone else, it's for you. You should look forward to spending time in there.

The quickest way to begin a bedroom transformation is to buy new bedding and accent pillows. Changing the look of your bed can change the look of the entire room. An even bigger transformation would be to paint your bedroom. Paint creates mood and drama. Use calm, warm colors like blues and browns and greens with brown undertones. Even purple is calming- maybe a deep aubergine with pops of orange in the bedding or artwork (for the fearless). Gray works well too- especially grays with brown or green undertones.

Just as importantly, it's good to implement layering of different textures, patterns and colors. This is key to creating a warm environment, unless you're going for a more modern, minimalist look; otherwise your room is just boring and under dressed.

Here are some bedroom inspirations to help get you started. It will be so worth the effort, I promise!

Credits: 1. Apartment Therapy 2. Nusa Dua Beach, Perkasa Tour; 3. This is Glamorous via Apartment Therapy; 4. Sarah Dorio via Desire to Inspire; 5. Matter via Remodelista; 6. Paris Hidden Hotel, Remodelista; 7. Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper; 8. Mocca & Me; 9. Eric Kuster via Mocca & Me; 10. House of Turquoise; 11. Michael Penney via House of Turquoise; 12. Helen Green via House of Turquoise; 13. Elle Decor Nov. 2009; 14. Elle Decor November 2007; 15. Coastal Living via Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper; 16. Burham Designs, Lonny Magazine via Mochatini; 17. Guide to Dubai.

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