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Bedroom Design: 5 Things Every Woman’s Bedroom Should Have

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.

The Classic White Closet - Hancock Park, CA Residence

Something sentimental.
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.

Goodies

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.

Diana

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.

Row House Interiors Bedroom Detail

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.

Creative Control

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Bedroom Design: 5 Stylish Los Angeles Bedrooms

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!

Indoor-Outdoor, Midcentury, Los Angeles

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.

Los Angeles Home Staging | Elevado St., Silver Lake

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.

Hollywood Hills Bedroom Redesign

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.

Mansfield Ave, Los Angeles

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.

Mid-City Los Angeles || Light + Bright Spanish Style

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Bedroom Design: 5 Stylish Greenwich Village Bedrooms

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.

Greenwich Village Townhouse Guest Bedroom

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.

Greenwich Village

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.

Greenwich Village Loft

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

Eclectic in Greenwich Village

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.

Greenwich Village Apartment

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Bedroom Design: Dreaming of Castle Life

Post by Tracy Kaler.

Dalcross Castle

Have you ever pretended to live in a castle? Okay, so that might sound silly, but I think feeling like a princess, if even for a day, has been every little girl’s dream at one point or another. Even as adults, we can dare to dream!

Let’s do just that. Here are five gorgeous bedrooms that embody castle life.

Tall ceilings, wide moldings, and a circular turret (doesn’t every castle have a turret?) complete the architecture of this room. Located in Glasgow, Scotland, the red color choice and damask wall covering lend a regal feel. This bedroom is in a real castle.

Living in a Castle in Glasgow

An arched ceiling, exposed wood, and interior stone details give this Minneapolis bedroom a castle-like feel. Warm and masculine, the room’s architecture is lovely, but the color palette and accessories could use some tweaking.

Traditional Bedroom

Maxwell and Company modernized this castle in the UK. Twin beds work perfectly with the sloped ceilings. Upholstered walls and smart built-ins make this space pretty and practical. This home is also a real castle.

Dalcross Castle

This mountain house takes on a medieval feel with its massive wood beams, pitched ceiling, velvet textiles, and bronze chandelier. The sprawling master bedroom’s sleep area and sitting area are separate, providing more than enough space for two people to use the room at once. One could easily be sleeping in bed while the other is relaxing or reading on the sofa.

Dancing Hearts

And for that little girl who can’t get stop dreaming of living in a castle, here’s her very own. This clever castle bunk bed, formal window treatments, and crown cornices give the feeling that this bedroom exists in a castle, if only in that little lady’s imagination.

Castle Bunk Bed home spaces

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Bedroom Design: 10 Summer Decorating Ideas to Try in Your Bedroom

Post by Tracy Kaler.

In my opinion, warm weather is the ideal time to redecorate. Most of us are in a better frame of mind when our bones are warm, so our creative juices are more likely to flow at full speed.

Whether you’re looking to spruce up your accessories, brighten your bedroom with a paint color, or take on a complete overhaul (perhaps you’re really ambitious!), this season is a fabulous time to rethink your décor. Here are ten summer decorating ideas to try in your bedroom.

1. Hang black and white prints for a timeless yet modern aesthetic.

2016 GBAHB Ideal Home

2. Add new light fixtures for ambience and task lighting.

Union Square

3. If you’re funky and adventurous when it comes to decorating, play with faux fur. Pillows are a terrific place to start.

Randolph Home

4. Paint a decorative pattern or stencil a motif on your walls.

Hampton

5. Go bold in your artwork and make it a focal point in the room.

Soho Loft - NYC

6. Tired of neutrals? Add color in more than one place. Perhaps you should start with a splash on the bed, and then move on to the accessories.

Northside Colonial

7. Want to redecorate, but on a budget? Get thrifty and try flea markets, where you’ll discover fantastic finds at affordable prices.

Lake House Minnesota

8. Splurge on a new area rug. Choose a soft yet durable style.

Mar Vista

9. Update your window treatments. Curtains can give new life to your bedroom.

Cliff Road

10. Invest in a new headboard. Why? Because you deserve it.

Napa Chic-Transitional Master Bedroom

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