Often the master bedroom is the last room in the house a homeowner tackles, probably because it’s a private space–not the first room seen when guests enter the home. However, it is a space where the homeowners will spend a large part of their time, so it’s important to make it inviting and comfortable.
The homeowners whose bedroom is shown below had only one major issue with the room: light leaking in through the shutters in the bay window. However, once we started discussing the space, other issues emerged.
HERE’S WHAT THE BEDROOM LOOKED LIKE BEFORE:
The bed itself lacked interest, and the wife didn’t like it, so I suggested a more interesting headboard, upholstered in the same spa blue as new draperies, which would have block out lining, and be installed from wall to wall, completely covering the bay window when drawn closed. The drapery not only solves the light gap problem, but the beautiful, spa blue fabric adds softness and color in this very traditional room. For bed linens, we mixed floral (feminine) with paisley and houndstooth checks (masculine), so the space would be equally appealing to both husband and wife. The homeowners had two lovely antique dressers, one of them located on the focal wall where the headboard of the bed needed to be, so I persuaded them to rearrange the furnishings.
We replaced the three small rugs with one large, room-sized Oushak from NW Rugs, which makes the room feel larger and more pulled together. We added night stands for storage, and when I couldn’t find lamps that I liked for this space, I asked Naomi’s Lamp Shop to make lamps from a pair of burgundy vases. The pair of benches at the end of the bed came from another room in the house, and work perfectly as a spot to perch on while dressing. Notice how many pairs of things there are in this room! Symmetry is one indicator of very traditional design, and it also is symbolic of two people being in a relationship.
Now the room feels pulled together, with additional storage space provided by the new night stands, and enough color and pattern to be interesting, yet restful. If your bedroom has a bad case of the “blahs,” give Emery & Associates a call. We would love to help you transform your bedroom from drab to dreamy.