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Create a Cozy Bedroom Nook

April 16, 2015
This tiny bedroom alcove was transformed into a cozy sleeping nook with a clever use of patterned upholstery, playful hues and simple storage solutions.
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Transforming a Bedroom Alcove

The quaint nook in this bungalow bedroom was transformed into a cozy place to lounge by upholstering the walls with botanical fabric, incorporating playful patterns and layering shades of spring green throughout.

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Upholstered Walls

Wall upholstery is commonly used by designers to add pattern, texture and softness to a space. It also helps soundproof bedrooms and improves a room's acoustics. For a tailored look, add welt cord around the perimeter of upholstered walls. The welt will help frame the fabric and hide any pins which may peek through the top of attached fabric panels.

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Coordinating Colors

Sleeping nooks work best when outfitted with calm colors and soothing textures. Keep a space serene by layering several shades of the room's dominant color rather than using high-contrast hues. Here, different shades of the spring-green tones seen in the botanical fabric were used on the trim and in the Roman shades.

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Varying Tones

Designers often mix several shades of one color through textiles, wallcoverings and paint to create a well-layered look. This same principle applies to creating a bedding ensemble. Different shades of spring green were used on the velvet upholstery of the headboard and the stonewashed linens.

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