Monday, April 24, 2006
Room for Improvement: Bedroom
So often during Room For Improvement, we focus on the furniture. But tonight, Martin Amado is showing us if you want a beautiful master bedroom, the way you decorate the walls makes a difference.
WSVN--Martin: "There are so many design styles from modern to country and everything in-between but a traditional look is always timeless and that's what we're creating inside a master bedroom on todays room for improvement."
Martin: "What do you feel is not right with your master bedroom at the moment?"
Illiana: "I need more decorations absolutely because I have nothing. The walls are empty."
Martin: "So it's about time that we raise up the style factor and maybe raise up the romance as well as a consequence."
I'm building the entire design frame around the existing furniture which is very classic looking now I want to keep that consistent of course with the colors and decorative accessories so at the end we have a rich and elegant looking space.
First up let's create a little more space. As you can see the foot board is a very close to the dresser making this appear very cramped the walkway. By moving it over to the opposite wall it's just going to free up the traffic flow.
If you have a room that is off center a great design trick is too basically use curtain panels to extend it's dimensions and that way it helps give the room more balance in the end.
Another challenge we are facing is the sliding glass doors are much lower than the windows. The solution is to install the rods at the same height and that way it maintains a visual consistence around the room.
Here's a money saving tip when it comes to bedding. Instead of buying all the pieces that match you assemble just buy a few solid toss pillows to help break up the pattern and go ahead and splurge on the accent pillow.
These lamps shades are out of scale with the base so a simple thing as swapping them out gives them a brand new look.
Some room spray for that extra special touch and we're done.
Before the plain master bedroom was screaming for attention back now curtain panel create a luxurious background and the decorative accessories complete the transformation final budget of less than 13 hundred dollars ($1,246.00).
Martin: "One, two, three...open your eyes."
Iliana: "Oh, my god. This is not my room. It's beautiful. Thank you, Martin."
Martin: "As you saw a traditional style doesn't have to be boring. It can still be rich and elegant looking and that master bedroom of course can now stand the test of time. I'll see you guys next week."
One programming note - next week, room for improvement moves to mondays at 5:30.
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