Create the Ultimate Bedroom Escape

Does your bedroom put you to sleep? Literally, it should, but is should also exude tranquility. Dream big and follow our five simple steps to design the sanctuary of your dreams.

Color It Beautiful

If you want splash and dash in your master bedroom tour de force, choose a complementary motif with colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. In either case, here's an important tip: The easiest way to colorize a room is to select the largest pattern in the space first and then pull colors from that pattern. This bedroom, designed by Lori Dennis, follows the 60-30-10 rule of successful color. The main color palette (the 60) is the pleasing neutral on the walls and window treatments. The splash of burnt orange on the organic bedcovers adds a pleasing bright spot (30), and the accents in a darker hue add the contrasting 10 percent.

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