Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Transitional Master Bedroom in Neutral

Photo by Mayer & Bowden Photography

Hi Friends,

Is it time to make-over your bedroom? If so, think about going Neutral. The use of tone-on-tone colors in a bedroom is calming for the soul and creates a calming environment. Neutral colors in varying values are your best choice for creating a room that lulls you to sleep.

Although, this is an elegant room, you can recreate a similar effect for a fraction of the cost. Establish a seating area around the ottoman. More than likely you have two chairs that are setting in your spare room or even the garage. Repurpose them for this space, its a no cost option that is also good for the environment.

Your local hotel surplus outlets and resale furniture shops have large selections of furniture, most in very good condition. Check for a similar bed frame and upholster the headboard yourself; another weekend project. Use your existing mattress. If you don't have night stands, lamps and an ottoman in a spare room or the garage, check for these at the home surplus outlets, furniture resale shops or even yard sales.

Moving on to the window treatments. Make a dramatic statement, hang them from ceiling to floor which will make the room appear larger. Its a lot of fabric but again this doesn't have to be a daunting task or break the bank. Visit your local fabric outlet, check the clearance tables and don't hesitate to ask if they offer discounts or have a mail list for coupons.

Check back for instructions on:
- Crown Molding Installation
- Headboard Upholstery
- Ottoman Upholstery
- No-Sew Drapes

You don't have to travel far to enjoy the comforts of a 5-star hotel. Create your own at-home bedroom getaway with inspiration from chic hotel-style ideas you find here. Remember you can work at your own pace, check back for updates and instructions but most important, take ownership over your room design.

Enjoy your weekend projects!

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