HGTV fan theycallmemartha wasn't happy with the headboard in her guest bedroom. So instead of buying a new one, she simply designed a slipcover to fit right over the old one. Together with her husband, they easily transformed the look of the bed — and the room — with padding, fabric and a few buttons.
Instead of a traditional headboard, HGTV fan IsabellaandMaxRooms flanked the bed with two sets of curtains. Matching table lamps and an elegant crystal chandelier complete the room's young and chic look.
It's hard to believe this contemporary bedroom is for a preteen girl. The design incorporates the girl's favorite colors and patterns. The bright green headboard adds to her love of rock 'n' roll music. Design by Jennifer Jones.
According to designer Jill Sorensen, comfort, function and fantasy are all you need for a pleasing guest retreat. She accomplishes that here thanks to plush twin beds, thick drapery and a fanciful burst of turquoise courtesy of the campaign chest-turned-nightstand.
It’s important for any bedroom to reflect the personality of its owner, so don’t be afraid to break the rules and inject a little humor. “I had so much fun decorating this space,” says designer Kristin Peake. “It’s an eclectic room, and so was our thought process. We even found a clear, hollow lamp and filled it with gumballs!”
This space is similar to the original layout – but it separates the bed and chairs by a walkway and adds a dresser into the seating area. This is a great option for long, narrow rooms, and it effectively breaks the space into a sleeping area and conversation pit.
In this glamorous, contemporary master suite, dark walls create the perfect backdrop to a white chaise lounge. “We defined the seating area with a richly-textured rug and added a fur throw blanket and sequined throw pillow to create the feeling the clients were looking for,” says designer Nina Magon.
Tucked in front of a bay window overlooking a swimming pool, a pair of upholstered chairs offers a comfy place to sit to watch TV or read. When selecting upholstery, designer Debbie Talianko says to “keep solid fabrics on large items and bring in texture and color with accents.” And remember, “using plenty of white gives a restful feeling.”
To give this master bedroom an infusion of Hollywood chic, designer Jennifer Leonard layered rich patterns and textures on the bed. Adding “jewelry” was the piece de resistance, she says. “The accent pillows have elegant embroidery and glass beading,” she notes. These are the finishing touches that lend a hint of sparkle and shine.
Inspired by the colors of an Indian sari, designer Robin Pelissier mixed a range of patterns in shades of lavender and blue to create a look that’s luxurious and personal. “We wanted the homeowner to feel like a queen,” she says. “We looked at pictures of Indian-inspired wedding dresses to create this richly-detailed space.”