Bedrooms 286 Stories

Storage Help for Small Bedrooms: Beautiful Built-ins
So many of the master suites I see these days are so large that sometimes I wonder if homeowners are hosting a ballroom dance class for 20 in there. Most of us are lucky to fit a queen-size bed, a couple of nightstands and a dresser into our bedrooms...
Rethinking the Master Bedroom
For some time now, it’s been the norm in new construction to include an enormous master suite in the plans. Is it a blessing, or is it just overboard? The answer is, there is no cookie cutter answer — it depends on you. Zeroing in on what...
Build a Better Bedroom: Inspiring Walk-in Closets
A cramped closet stuffed with a thicket of shirts, skirts and trousers makes dressing a struggle and leaves clothes crumpled and damaged. Which is why so many of us would love a walk-in closet. The last word in style in the clothes storage world, these...
Designer Tips for Creating a Better Bedroom
We’ve probably all looked at a particular room in our house and thought there was something missing. That thought can be particularly annoying when you’re looking at your master bedroom. After all, it’s hard to relax when you have the nagging feeling...
10 Tips to Make a Small Bedroom Look Great
Planning a small bedroom can be fun (honestly). With the right design tips and techniques, you can turn your snug room into a dreamy retreat. From clever storage solutions to multitasking furniture, these great ideas will breathe new life into your compact...
Single Design Moves That Can Transform a Child’s Room
Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of kids’ bedrooms on Houzz? From them I have picked these 20 rooms to illustrate the premise of this series:...
Objects of Desire: Dressing Tables Groomed for Style
I’ve always been nostalgic for the golden age of Hollywood, when women dressed to the nines and could seduce with a single hair flip. So when I first struck out on my own, I sent myself on a mission to find a vintage dressing table. I quickly found...
Room of the Day: From Dark Basement to Bright Master Suite
There’s not much sexiness to a concrete retaining wall. But with a few clever design moves, you can certainly dress one up enough to turn a few heads. That’s what the homeowners of this two-level San Francisco hillside house did when faced with an...
Paint Your Bed for a Colorful Night’s Sleep
More often than not, bed frames are a neutral color — they have white, black or wood finishes that coordinate with nearly everything but can lack charisma. Instead, consider using a bright color to add personality and vitality to what is presumably...
Better Your Bed (and Body) With Bolsters and Neck Rolls
The rule of thumb is that the quantity of accent pillows on a bed shouldn’t exceed the midpoint of the bed’s length. Whereas many hail from “the more, the merrier” school of thought, many others see half a bed of pillows as excessive. But...
Get in the Swing of Things With a Hanging Bed
Who hasn’t enjoyed a breezy summer nap on a porch swing or in a backyard hammock? If only you could re-create that feeling in your own bedroom. Well, it’s time to wake up to the suspended bed.
Loft Beds Give Rooms a Lift
Getting your bed up in the air can be space saving and utilitarian, but it can also be fun. There is something cool and a little playful about loft spaces. They feel private and tucked away, even when they are airy and light. And they often have the added...
11 Creative and Thrifty Ideas for Bedside Tables
Bedside tables are the landing pad for so many of our things — cell phones, books, tissues and reading glasses, to name a few. And yet the tables themselves are rarely as varied as the stuff that goes on them. Why are we so engineered to accept a generic...
Decorating With Antiques: Luxurious Linens
It was a startlingly beautiful, albeit rather hot Sunday morning in Arles, in the South of France. My wife, Becky, and I were wandering through the local farmer’s market when we happened upon the antique linens vendor. Uh-oh. You should know that...
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