Category Archives: Bedroom Design
Post by Tracy Kaler.
A bedroom that isn’t completely enclosed might sound less than practical, but depending on where you live, sleeping outside can be a lovely alternative to the traditional interior room. From getting in touch with nature to experiencing the sounds and smells of the great outdoors, snoozing under the stars has its merits. In case you’re not convinced, let’s take a look at some of the best outdoor bedrooms around the globe.
Interior and exterior lines blur in this Asian-influenced master bedroom. Glass doors fold open and create an outdoor space in this Western Australia home.
You couldn’t pull off this patio just anywhere. Of course, this creative bedroom tucked under a pergola is in Miami. How enticing does this space look for a nap, or even an entire night slumbering in the backyard?
Located in the mountains of Bali, this tropical home boasts a simple space for sleep. With bamboo construction and trees as the backdrop, this open-air bedroom might be minimalist, but it’s far from mundane.
Island-inspired, this Los Angeles bedroom takes sleeping under a cabana to another level. Wispy palm trees lend a tropical feel.
This magnificent vacation home in Mexico opens its doors to bright blue waters. This brilliant architectural design is ideal for beach lovers.
After seeing these five innovative and lovely outdoor bedrooms, how do you feel about sleeping under the stars?
Post by Tracy Kaler.
All bedrooms start with a great mattress, and luxurious bed linens, if affordable, are a must as well. Don’t forget the window treatments for softness and light control, and a chair or bench to put your shoes on and take them off at the end of a long day. Besides the basics, however, a lady’s bedroom doesn’t feel complete without these items.
A well-designed closet.
Any fashionista will attest –– having a great closet is a must. Size doesn’t always matter here, either. A small, well-planned closet with shelves, hanging space, and drawers will suffice, as long as you can stay organized.
Whether it’s a vintage jewelry box from your great grandmother or a bargain flea market find that you had to have, one sentimental tchotchke adds soul to any bedroom.
A dressing table or writing desk.
Every lady’s bedroom should have a designated spot to sit down and write a note, apply makeup, or open mail. If you have a small bedroom, consider placing the table next to your bed to act as a nightstand.
Pretty accent pillows.
Pillows certainly aren’t required, but they add pattern and interest to any bed. Don’t go overboard, however. Two to four pillows should be more than enough, especially if you have shams.
A full-length mirror.
I don’t know a woman who doesn’t want to see what she looks like before she leaves the house. Install a door mirror, or purchase some other full-length mirror to check that you look your absolute best every single day.
Post by Tracy Kaler.
The West Coast capital has long been known as a style hub. Whether looking at fashion on the runway or interior design, Los Angeles trends differ from the East Coast, and have their own look, feel, and personality. Let’s take a peek at five stylish bedrooms in Los Angeles.
This LA bedroom takes classic midcentury modern to another level. The bed’s clean lines, textured coverlet, three-dimensional art, and funky pillows create a stylish yet comfortable environment. The pool view isn’t bad either!
This Silver Lake bedroom embodies a chic, colorful design, yet manages to keep things simple. The headboard is understated, but the wall hanging (actually an area rug turned horizontally) makes a statement.
A gorgeous bedroom in the Hollywood Hills takes a risk with black walls but manages to pull it off. Antique furnishings such as a Chinese chest pair well with the linen headboard and matelassé bed covering.
This neutral bedroom features white walls and furnishings with dark hardwoods and a natural fiber area rug. With so little color in the interior, the room gives the outside view an opportunity to shine.
Fun and whimsical, a bedroom in a Spanish style home uses bunk beds to save floor space. The décor keeps the mood light and is ideal for a child’s room.
Even if you’re not techy, some of the gadgets today might appeal to you. Gadgets are invented to make our lives easier, and we can all use a little help with the way in which live (and sleep), so I say, why not? And some are just plain fun to use too. Here are four high-tech gadgets you might want to purchase for your bedroom.
When the weather’s cold, especially, this gadget really comes in handy. Most people like to sleep in a cooler temperature, like 60 or 65 degrees, but then they want a warmer room when they’re ready to get out of bed in the morning. A programmable thermostat will allow you to set the temperature on a timer and your heating and air conditioning will come on at the specified time. Hence, no more waking up in a chilly bedroom.
Dimmers will spoil you, especially if they’re Lutron. Not only are these light control gadgets energy savers, but they allow you to get the right amount of light you need at all times. Hate snoozing in a pitch black room and need just a touch of light when you sleep? A dimmer can accommodate.
Automatic aromatherapy diffuser
Aromatherapy has been proven to remedy stress, and by adding essential oils to an automatic diffuser, not only will your bedroom smell wonderful, but you’ll feel calmer and might sleep more soundly through the night. Some diffusers also work as humidifiers and air purifiers. Most models come with automatic shut-off.
A sleep tracker/monitor
If you’re having a tough time sleeping, a sleep tracker can provide insight as to the quality of your sleep and might even help you improve it. Sleep monitors can tell you how many hours you’ve slept, how long you were restless and which stages of sleep you’ve slept in on a given night, keep track of your heart rate, and more.
Post by Tracy Kaler.
New York City’s Greenwich Village, also called “The Village” by locals, has long been known as a vibrant, funky neighborhood where artists live, work, and play. It’s no surprise that some of the city’s most creative interiors come from apartments and townhouses in the area. If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a Village home looks like, now’s your chance to take a peek. Let’s get inspired by these five stylish Greenwich Village Bedrooms.
This somewhat industrial guestroom in an 1840s Greek Revival townhouse keeps the décor simple but adds a touch of funk in the accessories. The ceiling fan is especially interesting.
Compact yet complete, this Village bedroom boasts masculine colors. The bed against the window would normally be taboo, but with the layout of the space, it’s probably the only option. The windows hit above the top of the bed, so the design works well.
A Greenwich Village loft celebrates exposed brick. Sheers allow light to filter through tall windows, and built-ins keep the room clutter-free and save space. Notice the tiny bedside lamps.
This cozy guest room uses a small bed and keeps extra throw pillows on hand. A shag area rug, large armoire, and floor-length draperies finish off the space nicely. Since there’s not enough room for bedside tables, a shelf above the bed can hold necessities
This bedroom is the work of legendary designer David Easton. Colors are soothing, and the lighting is warm. The paneled bed wall makes for a soft backdrop, setting the stage for the straightforward yet elegant furnishings.