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.

  • Whenever I meet with an interior design client, I spend the most time determining which style is most reflective of her likes and dislikes. You should do the same kind of digging when planning your dream bedroom.
  • The key to creating a great bedroom is what designers call the "elements of design." That means to build a working space, you need to first break it down. And that all boils down to function.
  • Every room in the home requires two forms of lighting: task and ambient. Carefully select the right brightness level for tasks such as reading, sewing or dining in the master bedroom.
  • What color will best suit your place of rest? Analogous color schemes, that is colors right next to each other on the color wheel, promote restfulness.
  • The dictionary definition for "gestalt" is a set of elements such as a person's thoughts and experiences considered as a whole and regarded as amounting to more than the sum of its parts. It's really our human tendency to "complete" objects. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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