Monday, August 21, 2006
Room for Improvement: Master Bedroom
It is one of the biggest mistakes most people make when it comes to decorating. They become overwhelmed overspending. But in tonight's Room For Improvement, Martin Amado shows us why when in doubt - suttle can be special.
WSVN--The philosophy of less is more also applies to decorating so how do we achieve a minimalist design in master bedroom that still has a design look without appearing to be bare or boring. That's the dilemma on the today's room for improvement.
WSVN: "Room for Improvement. Good Morning, Ivan. Well, Ivan this is has bare to the bones has it comes to master bedrooms."
Ivan: "Me and my wife really do not like a lot of clutter. It has pretty bare right now. I really want something to bring it all together."
Because I want this bedroom to appeal to both him and her, I'm not using any florals or loud colors. It will be a color palette of beige and cremes with a accent of pale blue. That and some other surprises up my shelve with paint.
The first thing we are going to do is make the bed more of a focal point if you notice we don't have a head board. But by using the actual measures of the window and painting and contrasting color on the wall we are going to create the illusion of one.
Now, I went for a chocolate brown color just to give me a nice contrast with the beige linens.
We all get these discount coupons in the mail and sometimes we toss them out. But the best tip of most major home department stores honor competitor coupons so it's a great way to save money while shopping and all the saving can up.
I continued the window treatments around the room and even in front of the closet doors just to add another layer of softness on the walls and at the same time create a more romantic ambiance.
If you notice having a duvet or comforter that's reversible, it's a great way to get two looks in one.
Final touch is this bamboo vase which add a nice sculptural element in the room and the shape mimics the lamps so the entire space comes full circle. We're done.
This morning we took a bland master bedroom to a whole new level of style by painting a headboard and adding just the right amount of accessories it now evokes the feeling of a vacation suite for under a thousand dollars.
Ivan: "Wow! This is beautiful. You brought it all together Martin. You kept it masculine, yet feminine."
So in one day by sticking to a very neutral color scheme we created a zen and peaceful master bedroom that applies to both him and her. I'll see you guys next week.
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