Master BedroomTransitional Bedroom, Boston
The king size bed was a tight fit between two doors in this master bedroom. As a space saving tactic, two crystal pendants were hung on either side to free up space on the small bedside tables. A small bench at the end of the bed provides a place to store a throw blanket or toss a sweater at the end of a long day.
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5. Bedroom contrast. The bright white background of the three polka-dot Euro shams pops against a solid wood headboard, and the contrast feels fresh, crisp and even bold against the mostly muted tones of the wall and bed linens. Recruiting polka dots to use as a backdrop to the subtler colors and textures was a smart design move: Their size makes them important to the overall design scheme, but their almost hidden, tucked-back placement ensures that they won’t overpower the room’s serenity.
Faceted side tables also look marvelous in high-shine materials like glass, metal and mirror. These finishes amplify the effect of the light-bouncing planes, resulting in luxe pieces that will lend a hearty dose of glamour and head-turning appeal.Faceted mirror side table: West Elm
Do you like polka dots but aren’t ready to go all-out? Try the pattern on sheets, throw pillows, area rugs or a shower curtain. Several companies make polka dot wall decals, so your commitment level can remain minimal. Decals are also great for renters who can’t make alterations. Check out these jungle-themed polka dot decals for kids from the Houzz Shop. Other sources to explore include The Lovely Wall Company, Create-a-Mural and Urban Walls.See more patterns: Buffalo Check | Toile | Houndstooth | Paisley
Blue Is the HueA dark headboard adds curve appeal, too. Blue is universally the most loved color. Break it up with soft gray and white to get the balance just right.Tip: Use white backdrops for dark colors. "Dark colors appear most striking against white," Itten said. This room lands right in the Goldilocks zone: not too manly, not too girly — just right.
This long cylinder-style fixture is a surprising choice for this bedroom. It adequately fills this very narrow space, providing great light and visual impact, whereas a table lamp would have felt bulky and impractical.
Area rugs delineate the master bedroom's three functioning areas: the sleeping quarters, a lounging nook and a reading area. Flanking the bed, exquisite glass pendants preserve precious surface area and offer a romantic ambiance to boot. In addition to lighting, mirrored side tables help maintain the masculine-feminine balance.