Home Editor Jennifer Kopf shares editors' picks for the best bedrooms of Southern Living.
[BLANK_AUDIO]. Hi, I'm Jennifer Kopf, home editor at Southern Living. Your bedroom is your retreat, and should reflect your tastes and personal style. Think of it not just as a place for sleeping, but also as a place where you can escape and leave the outside world behind. Upholstered walls gives a bedroom a cozy feel no matter what the size. All the walls in this frosted retreat are fully upholstered in the same fabric use in the window treatments, bed skirt, and decorative bench. Keeping everything in the same pattern prevents it from feeling busy. [MUSIC] Natural dark wood finishes also add lots of warmth. The beams were salvaged from a nearby barn. The paneled screen above the large four poster bed, antique antlers, and frame pictures add rustic details. [MUSIC] While the sink-in bedding and wall to wall size of the carpeting adds softness. Instead of wallpaper, the back wall of this bold bedroom was covered with a graphic floral stencil. Its combination of color and pattern has show stopping results. [MUSIC] To add a calming element the squared off headboard is slip covered with soft blue linen. The casual natural fiber rug and rustic bench play nicely against the dressier mirrored side tables. A comfy chair and task lamp combine for a cozy reading nook in an unused corner. A practical layout combined with dressmaker details create a bedroom that's the best of both worlds. A soft wash of aqua blue with red accents unifies all areas of this large space. A sparkly chandelier provides ambient lighting, while reading lamps and wall sconces are more hard-working. Tucked away near the window, a writing desk adds a quiet spot for letter writing or paying bills. The bumped out bay window provides the perfect spot for a tucked away seating area. For a handsome bedroom, nothing delivers like the classic combination of blue and white. A metal 4 poster bed with canopy is completely modern while referencing a classic southern icon. Nickle sconces add bedside reading light and reflective sparkle. A contemporary botanical fabric provides the only pattern in the room, giving it more impact. [MUSIC] A tucked-in desk is an always ready home office. The aged finish of the wood desk and the natural textures of the chair and basket add warmth. Kids' bedroooms can be playful without being juvenile. This bedroom is all boy. The vibrant green walls play well against the oatmeal carpet. Wood bunk beds and organic natural colored bedding. Worn black finishes on the antique dresser and vintage chalkboard provide balance and aged texture. A dog painting above the dresser, and extra touches such as the globe. [MUSIC] And child's table and chairs add playful details, perfect for a kid's room. Find more bedroom decorating ideas in Southern Living magazine, and at southernliving.com.