Copy the Design: Stunning Main Bedrooms From Drew and Jonathan Scott
Love the main bedrooms the Scott brothers designed on this season of Brother Vs. Brother? Here's how to get the look at home.
This post is sponsored by Stearns & Foster, written by me and owned by HGTV.
Drew and Jonathan Scott know a thing or two about creating restful main suites. After all, they've created hundreds of beautiful retreats on their HGTV shows. But you don't have to be a design expert to create your own stunning getaway at home; you just have to follow these simple design rules.
Essential #1: Walls That Pop
Designer bedrooms come in every hue, from dramatic charcoals to restful blues. Something they pretty much all have in common, though? A focal wall behind the bed.
Wallpaper in a textured emerald green adds a bright accent here, but the possibilities don't end there: Think a dramatic painted pattern, a reclaimed wood feature wall, or even just a statement art piece over the bed.
Essential #2: A Dramatic Headboard
Speaking of focal points, an oversized headboard can do double-duty as a functional piece and the center of attention. It's not just about looks: An upholstered headboard provides a soft backdrop for reading or watching TV in bed. Don't worry if you can't spring for a designer version; you can easily DIY one that's just as chic.
Make This: Upholstered Headboard With Nailhead Trim
Essential #3: A Cozy Foundation
On average, we spend a third of our lives in bed, making the matress a home's most-used furniture piece. Because one person's "too soft" or "too firm" is another person's "perfect," taking potential matresses for a test drive before you buy is key. Find the most comfortable matress in the store, then try it out for 10-15 minutes to make sure you still love it.
One universal tip? If you're currently using a double bed, consider upsizing to a queen or king for roomier, more restful sleep with your partner. While you're at the mattress store, invest in an pillow tailored to your sleep position. It's the ultimate extra!
More Tips: How to Choose a Matress
Essential #4: Plush Bedding
Once you've found the perfect mattress, top it with bedding you'll love, too. If you can, this is a great place to splurge: You're spending every night here, remember? When selecting cotton sheets, a higher thread count offers a softer feel and more durable wear, and won't fuzz or pill. To test before you buy, hold the sheets up to the light; light will not shine through a high-thread-count-sheet. Another test? Scratch the sheet with your fingernail to see if any pill comes off. If so, it's a lesser-quality version.
To top your sheets, down filling is the gold standard: Down or down-alternative comforters keep you warm while being lofty and lightweight. And don't forget decorative throw pillows!
More Tips: 10 Bedding-Buying Secrets
Essential #5: Something Soft Underfoot
When you peek your toes out of bed in the morning, you want something soft to land on. Even in rooms with carpeting, though, an area rug under the bed adds another layer of pattern and helps give the space a finished look.
Essential #6: Dramatic Lighting
Lighting brings the drama, and in the bedroom, it's all about levels. An overhead pendant offers a bright light and a focal point, while smaller bedside lamps provide lower light as the evening winds down.
Consider installing dimmers on overhead lights to further customize the look of your lighting.
Essential #7: The Finishing Touches
After the real essentials are in place, the little details are what give your space a real designer look. Outfit the room with a tea or coffee station, a reading nook, family photos, fresh flowers or art you love — whatever makes you start and end the day on a positive (and restful) note.
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