Friday, November 21, 2008
Room for Improvement: Master Bedroom
Couples know decorating a room for him and her can be tricky, so in tonight's Room for Improvement, our makeover maestro Martin Amado is showing us how to create the perfect balance.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "Today we're working on a beautiful master suite that's already elegant enough for her. The problem is we have to add a little bit of him in the design as well and make them both happy. Let's go meet the homeowner."
Martin Amado: "Room for Improvement. Is anybody home?"
Martin Amado: "OK ,Olga, so tell me about your master bedroom."
Olga: "My husband and I both picked out the furniture. We were very happy with it, and he's still happy with it. However, he just wants more of his personal touch in the bedroom."
Martin Amado: "All right, so let me get to work, and we'll surprise you at the end."
Martin Amado: "The main problem with the bedroom right now is it's looking quite bland. Everything is beige on beige on beige. It's also off balance because all the heavy furniture is only being used on one side of the room."
Martin Amado: "We'll be getting our exercise today bringing all the stuff upstairs."
Martin Amado: "And this, my friends, is what a one-day makeover looks like."
Martin Amado: "I love using panels with grommets on the top. It gives you the pleating effect of a traditional curtain, but yet in a more contemporary style."
I'm not a big fan of having all the furniture match in a room. I think it looks too much like a showroom, so I'm going to remove the mirror that comes with the dresser and place wall art instead."
Martin Amado: "New night stands. The other ones were just way too big."
Martin Amado: "Time to get rid of the floral bedding and go for something more neutral."
The stripes on this comforter set give the bed a bit more visual punch, but if you're afraid of having too much pattern, go ahead and break it up by adding some solid toss pillows, and it tones the entire space down."
Martin Amado: "And one more thing, if your a husband that complains about not knowing what to do with the toss pillows at the end of the night, the solution: a storage bench at the foot of the bed. These decorative boxes are great to hide all the junk."
Martin Amado: "It's important to choose wall art that ties in with the color scheme of your room."
By grouping your accessories at different heights, you give it more visual interest, and in this case, I'm taking a wall shovel but using it as a pedestal, and look at what a difference this makes.
Martin Amado: "I still brought back Olga's upholstered piece to make her happy, and we created a cozy little seating area. I hope they like it."
Martin Amado: "This morning, the master bedroom was perfect for Olga but didn't reflect her husband's style. By punching up the color scheme through earth tones and darker finishes we created a perfect master suite for both him and her all for under $2,500."
Martin Amado: "So I know your husband couldn't be here cause he's working, but you think he's going to like it?"
Olga: "He's going to be speechless. You know, he's going to be thrilled."
Martin Amado: "Well, thank you so much for letting us do this for you, and to all the viewers, thank you so much for watching. We'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement."