Friday, June 19, 2009
Room for Improvement: New Master Bedroom
Moving into a new home and arranging it with new furniture will put a test on your decorating skills, so tonight, our makeover maestro Martin Amado is helping newlyweds complete their space with his expertise.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "On today's Room for Improvement, I'll be showing you how by adding the finishing touches you can turn a master bedroom into a master suite. Let's meet our homeowner and get to work."
Martin Amado: "Room for Improvement?"
Martin Amado: "Hey, David."
David: "Hi, Martin."
Martin Amado: "So, David, this is a great space you have here for a master bedroom, but I know you're not too happy with the way it looks right now, right?"
David: "Well, it's a little bland, as you can see we have some new furniture. We just moved into a new house."
Martin Amado: "So what sort of vision do you see for the room?"
David: "A little bit of an oasis. Something that will be an inspiration to come in here and relax."
Martin Amado: "So the question I get asked first is where do I start decorating a room, and I try to break it down into three easy steps: Paint, furniture and then accessories. We already have nice color on the walls, we have brand new furniture, so all that's missing are the accessories, and I promise, you it's going to make a big difference."
Martin Amado: "One thing I want to point out is that furniture placement in a bedroom is very important because you always want the bed to be the focal point. The bed should always be front end center. As you can tell, this beautiful sleigh bed is front and center right where it should be, opposite the door, which means we can begin to decorate. Keep that tip in mind."
Martin Amado: "When you take new bedding out of the package, of course it's going to be wrinkled. So, yes, folks, I'm ironing the bed. It's all about making things look perfect in the end."
Martin Amado: "Often times, when people make their bed in the morning, they lay their pillows flat, but the key to give it that luxury, five-star hotel look is to actually place them vertically."
Martin Amado: "You want to start from high to low. Beginning with the Euro sham, then the pillow case, then the sham and, of course, you want to finish off with the decorative pillows."
Martin Amado: "Here's a way to save money when shopping for bedroom furniture. Instead of buying the matching mirror that comes with the dresser, go ahead and shop for a less expensive one at a home department store. Another option, install wall art above the dresser or use it as a base to place your flat screen on."
Martin Amado: "And the final tip for master bedroom makeover is to go ahead and add an area rug, even if you have wall-to-wall carpeting. It helps to add some color on the floor and also anchor the bed."
Martin Amado: "This morning, even though the master bedroom was painted and had furniture, the entire room appeared bland and uninspiring, but now, with new bedding and accessories, it has a has a sense of style and elegance for under $1,000."
Martin Amado: "Here we go, at the count of three. One, two, three, go ahead and open your eyes."
David: "Wow, It's fantastic."
Martin Amado: "Big difference, right?"
David: "Oh, yeah."
Martin Amado: "You like the bedding?"
David: "Where do I fit?"
Martin Amado: "So I know your wife couldn't be here with us because she's working, but you have to surprise her at the end and do the whole thing walking her in with her eyes closed."
David: "All right, awesome."
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