Archive for Bedrooms
I have a friend who loves to check out model homes. Over the last year we have seen several. When I reviewed my pictures I noticed all the bedrooms, master or guest, looked so much the same. I will highlight a few of my likes and dislikes. There is definitely one common characteristic-TOO Neutral!
This has a nice accent touch with the blue!
“Greige”-can’t decide whether it wants to be grey or beige. Have always liked the woven textured headboard.
I like the crisp contrast of the white headboard and duvet with the black pillow details. The simple banding accent on the wall really frames the headboard nicely.
I have never been a fan of a “winged” headboard. Wings belong on a chair (or not at all)!
The faux fur throw is so dated and way too heavy looking in the space.
I like the persimmon accents on the duvet and pillows. It adds some life to all the neutrals.
This is the only room that added more color to the bedding. I like the use of the print accent fabric on the headboard. Repeating that fabric would have enhanced the ensemble. The draperies feel a little “airy” for the other bedding fabrics.
Neutral bedding again but nice embroidered detail. I love the tete-tete bench at the end of the bed.
Finally, a bedroom with some color. The vibrant red-orange accent wall and coordinating fabrics breathe some life into the space.
So what have you learned not to do: Neutrals are nice and safe but oh so boring. Karate chopped pillows are way over done. Duvets, though practical, always look a little unkempt. The bed scarf is trending out. Any fur, faux or not, should be left in the zoo.
So here is what to do: Add some color wherever you can, in pillows, trims, paint, and seating fabrics. Stop beating on your pillows (no one really lives with these chopped pillows). Create high contrast like the white with black accents bedding. Mix up texture for added interest. Bedside tables do not always have to match. Lamps for reading are a must by each side of a bed. A comfortable bench at the end of the bed is always welcoming.
Maybe in the future as I explore other models with my friend I’ll have more exciting design options to show you.
Regardless of trends that come and go, make your bedroom your sanctuary where you come to end your day and rest well!
Until next time…
Working with you to create your lifestyle!
Mary Sherwood Lifestyles