Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Room for Improvement: Master bedroom
When it comes to decorating, many couples commit the same mistake. They think of their master bedroom as a place to just sleep and watch TV. But in tonight's Room For Improvement, Martin Amado shows us how to turn your bedroom into a relaxing, romantic retreat.
WSVN -- It's a nice luxury to have a master bedroom right there that looks out onto the pool area, but when you want to spend more time outdoors than you do in, then there's a problem. But we're here to help in today's Room For Improvement.
Martin: "Hey, Barbara. Good Morning."
Barbara: "Let's go into the bedroom. It's right this way."
Martin: "You have a big, spacious master bedroom, but you're not too happy about the way it looks right now."
Barbara: "Yeah, a little warmer. That's what I want: Warmth, romance -- just to make it a little more inviting."
Now, Barbara isn't too crazy about the current bedding, and I'm not either, so that's the first thing that's going to go. The room needs more layers and textures to make it more inviting. We are going to do that with area rugs, new bedding, window treatments, toss pillows, and it's going to make it a beautiful romantic retreat all in one day."
First up is window treatments. If you happen to have a similar situation where you don't have enough clearance for a traditional rod and fineal, then a drop-in curtain rod, which goes just like this, is the prefect solution.
Even though we have beautiful shutters in place, we are completing the window treatments with a curtain panel. Many times people think adding curtain panels will make the room too dark, but if you add sheer ones it helps to diffuse the light and soften up the wall at the same time.
Notice that at the moment, we have this huge wall and a small piece of furniture, whereas over here we have a large piece of furniture and a small wall. By switching out the two, it's going to balance out the room and look much better in the place.
These modern platform beds make it really difficult to use a traditional lamp and shade only because there's no clearance here on the ledge and actually against the wall. But using a lamp that swings out, it makes it really cool and a prefect fit.
This is the last candle and we're done.
This morning we found a plain room that didn't reflect the style a true master bedroom should have. After one day, it's now a modern retreat.
Barbara: "Oh, my gosh. It's looks so different."
Martin: "Did we accomplish our goal?"
Barbara: "100 percent. Over and above what I expected."
So, now we have a nice view inside. We gave just the right finishing touches that compliments the furniture, so we can now say the room has been improved.
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