Posts Tagged ‘homes and gardens bedroom style’

It’s Bedtime!

February 26, 2009

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I’ll tell you a secret: my bedroom is a total embarrassment, the last bastion of ugly in my house. I can’t convince myself to spend time and money on it when I’m only in there to sleep. But every girl deserves a room of her own, and this grey and yellow space sends my decorating impulse into overdrive. The luxe velvet, the sexy lamps, and that stunning bolster pillow? Swoon!

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I adore the ladylike charm of this oversized floral wallpaper, especially in contrast with the flashy mirrored tulip table. And don’t you love how the curly fern embroidery adds an exotic touch to an otherwise traditional headboard?

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A folding screen is a brilliant opportunity to inject a hit of pattern without the cost and permanence of papering all four walls. A vintage wallpaper retailer—like Secondhand Rose—makes a terrific resource for covering your own screen. Find super-easy instructions here!

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Subtly striped textiles offer a quiet alternative to the bold prints in previous images. I really appreciate this restrained approach to dressing a four poster bed. Not only does it look more contemporary, it’s more economical too, as you would need significantly less fabric than you would for a full canopy.

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I would never go this girly in my own bedroom (the huz might have a thing or two to say about the palette!) but isn’t this a sweet, cozy boudoir? The variety of materials—the fuzzy mohair throw, the organic glass lamp, and of course those drool-worthy pillows—elevates coral to a whole new level of sophistication.

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Of course it’s not just about color and pattern; texture plays a key role in creating a relaxing retreat. The cool, neutral hues of this space form a soothing backdrop to a woven wicker headboard, a gauzy net drape, and a plush fur throw—a beautiful testament to the power of layering!

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What a smashing mix of styles! A tailored headboard meets playful pillows and a shimmery pailette-trimmed counterpane. A sleek, low nightstand provides deep storage and reins in the sumptuous details of the bed. And how fab are those butterflies in the far left of the pic?

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Of course for all my talk about color, pattern and texture, I still love this serene and simple setting the best. A fluffy duvet and a few well chosen cushions let the room’s architectural elements do most of the talking, and the whole space seems to whisper, ‘Won’t you come to bed?”

All images courtesy of Homes and Gardens Magazine.