Ten Bedroom Decorating Ideas from my Design Portfolio.
The Bedroom is by far one of my Favorite spaces to design and decorate.
It can be a fun, serious, a room that is a sanctuary, a room for guests, a room for kids, the list goes on and on. I think that’s why I love to design and decorate bedrooms the options are endless. Could be because I have design SO Many! Every project has 2-3 and sometimes 4 bedrooms. Practice makes perfect? I’ve gathered a variety of bedrooms from my portfolio. Had to limit it to ten…could have gone on and on, but decided to start with ten.
1. Painted Trim
In this bedroom, I used a paint technique that is a favorite of mine. Instead of painting the walls a color, I painted the trim – ALL- of the trim a color and left the walls a neutral white. When I say I painted all the trim that includes the doors, baseboard, crown molding, and even the shutters. When I ordered the shutters I gave them the color that was selected for the trim and they were delivered in the exact matching blue to all of the trim.
2. Traditional Mahogany Carved Poster Bed
Neutral accents balance the ornamental bed
This is a project I did in Rye, New York, and the bed is an old Ralph Lauren carved poster bed that was the inspiration for the entire room. I like to tone down heavy with neutral and lighten up heavy pieces. In this room, the natural cotton and jute area rug is a great neutral to all of the rich dark wood and the striped sheer draperies, simple cotton coverlet and woven wood blinds are compliment the bed and let it be the focal point of the room.
3. Blue and White
Soft Subtle and Serene
Two-tone and simple – just blue and white. The patterned pillows and bed blanket add a little extra interest in the room and were the inspiration.
4.Coastal Cabana Bunk Room
Florida Fun Bright and Cheery
There is room for Everyone in this Guest House Bunk Room. The room was designed for fun and kids with a bright vibrant stripe on the sofa along with a couple of prints and a simple cotton area rug.
5. Blue as the Main Attraction
Shades of Blue
I usually start any room with a pattern and this oceanfront bedroom was no exception. The euro sham fabric is a Beautiful Travers fabric (LOVE!) that was the inspiration for a calm serene master suite that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
6. Blue and Beige Plaid
Blue-gray and Beige
The walls in this bedroom are a much darker blue-gray than the previous bedroom and I used simple beige to lighten and add contrast in the room. A neutral floor, raffia chairs all simplify and lighten up the formal bedroom.
7. Tufted Headboard
A chartreuse tufted headboard, not something you see every day! But this room is so beautiful with a fully upholstered bed frame and horizontal stripe bed cover with coral and shades of yellow. The decorative Euro Pillow repeat the fabric in an envelope style.
8. Modern Twin in Sepia
Current and on Trend with Sepia Neutrals
Fully upholstered bedframes and headboard with nailhead accents and a Pop of pink macrame.
9. Botanicals Twins
Bright Blue-White-Yellow and Botanical Prints
Super simple bedding with a vibrant accent pillow and a creative series of botanical prints hung above the beds.
10. Traditional with a French Twist
An elegant and easy guest suite
I often have a little trouble getting clients on board with adding seating at the end of the bed but it is a great place to put a couple of chairs, bench or small settee. These Country French style chairs are so cute in a yellow and white plaid that coordinated with the print on the pillow shams. Everything else is simple, bedding, drapery sheers, sisal rug.
Going through my portfolio it’s apparent I like blue, white and yellow bedrooms. I’ll have to gather a group with some more daring and different colors for next time.
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