Ultimate Guide to Bedroom Decorating and Design
Bedroom Decorating Secrets
Get inspiration from these six bedrooms and transform your space into a place of peaceful refuge.
Fit for a Prince
Boys' rooms are tough. When the children are young, they're into sports, popular music, and all sorts of things that don't lend themselves to lovely wall decorations. Tailored stripes and plaids bring order to this 10-year-old boy's room designed by Jane Churchill.
What Makes It Work
• Striped fabric. Both distinctive and understated, the scale is strong enough to make a statement but not so bold that it overpowers the room. The vertical lines visually raise the height of the ceiling.
• Upholstered headboards. With points instead of curves, they lend a masculine look.
• A quietly neutral rug. It doesn't compete with the patterns in the room.
• A sky-blue ceiling. A simple detail, it picks up the blue of the stripe.
Bedroom Basics: Aqua or frosty blues, especially when used with taupes and chocolate browns, are sophisticated and fresh enough to work in traditional or modern rooms.
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