Style Guide: Bedroom Accents
Your bedroom should closely reflect your personal style. Personalize and polish your bedroom design with elements—both classic and new—that add character.
Layer a folding screen behind your headboard to add presence and more dimension to your bed.
The bedroom is a natural place to display vintage and family heirloom quilts as wall art.
Don’t be afraid to try layering and mixing linen patterns. Combine colors that are of a similar intensity (pastels with pastels for instance) for a more cohesive mix.
Fresh flowers are always a lively and welcome presence on a bedroom side table.
There’s nothing quite so cozy on a winter evening as a fireplace in your bedroom.
Group small art pieces for greater visual impact. Reinforce the color scheme of the room by using art in the same colors.
Window treatments aren’t the only way to accessorize your windows. Hang small, framed prints on a window using suction cups and ribbon.
Another creative art accent is large wall maps. Group several on a focal wall for big visual impact.
A vintage-looking clock has more character than a modern digital clock.
For a contemporary look, stretch a panel of a bold geometric fabric on the canopy frame of your bed.
Make a modern take on a traditional theme by framing three prints of your initials in a pretty font.
Having a stepstool next to the bed is a playful nod to a traditional piece found in many fancy historic homes.
Instead of artwork, use large salvage pieces, like window sashes, painted in bright colors.
A full-length mirror is a necessity for any home. It does double-duty as a fashion aid and home accessory in your bedroom. Choose a mirror with a decorative frame or etched detailing to complement your space.
Monograms are a Southern staple, and monogrammed items will add a classic appeal to your bedroom.