What design elements take a room from simply furnished to beyond decorated? I thought it might be fun and hopefully inspirational, to look at some bedrooms that have a singular element, maybe even a surprising one, that lifts the design to a unique level. Designers and homeowners are often quite creative in their thinking. How can you take a room from ordinary to special? Let’s look at some ways as to how one might achieve this. Let’s face it, we all spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, and not always asleep. Even the simple act of passing through the bedroom should leave you thinking……this is a wonderful space and I am happy to have simply passed through. I love my own bedroom, and especially in the late afternoon when the winter light sets it aglow, it draws me in. I will often grab a book or simply slip onto the bed and spend a few minutes watching the wind blow through the trees, or the birds feeding. My one bedroom wall is all glass and is it allows for beautiful and maximum views. Today those views are of the winter snow that fell yesterday, and will remain longer than usual because the temperatures, like much of the east coast, will remain well below freezing during the day, and plunging to single digits at night. So onto some rooms that also have an element that adds to not just good design, but also asks you to come in and enjoy.
I have broken this into a two part post, one today, one tomorrow. I thought we could go through today’s photo’s where I point out what I believe makes these rooms work, while naming the single feature I think is the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence. Then tomorrow, we can go through different photo’s, and you can evaluate them for what you think is the feature that makes a difference in the overall effect, and then I will share again my ideas. The purpose is to help you develop an eye for details. It should be fun, so even if we disagree, you will be training your eye and further developing your own sense of style. Here we go……remember, even if the style of the room isn’t your cup of tea, there are certain elements…..layering, color combinations, texture etc., that work for any design style, and the point is to discover what it is. Some might be a little tricky or surprising even, but let’s have some fun!
I hope this was a fun post for you to read. It really is in the tiniest of details that we move a painted and furnished room to a decorated room that reflects who we are, what we like, and also offers, particularly in a bedroom, a respite from hectic lives. Tomorrow we will look at bedroom details again, but be ready to say to yourself……”I know the answer to this one!”
Thanks for coming by. Laters, charisse