Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Room for Improvement: Master Bedroom
We spend a large part of the day in this room of the house. Although our bedrooms are for sleeping, the decor can really set the mood. In tonight's Room for Improvement, Martin Amado is giving a master bedroom a new look for the new year.
WSVN -- We are changing the tables on today's Room for Improvement. Originally, we were going to surprise the homeowner's wife with a brand new master bedroom at the end, but it turns out she's still home. So now it's officially become an ambush makeover.
Martin: "Room for Improvement. We're surprising J. She has no idea we're here. Do you know who I am? Who am I?"
J: "You're from Channel 7!"
Martin: "We are going to give you a room makeover. This is thanks to your husband who contacted me. What would you like your master bedroom to look like at the end?"
J: "Something romantic and some sort of seating area where I can read."
Martin: "Why did you want to do this for your wife?
Tavaris: "She always wanted something beautiful and romantic."
So, the two main problems with the room right now are its layout and the fact that it looks very dark. We are going to lighten everything up with a new color scheme, rearrange the furniture, and you'll see how in the end it's going to give it a fresh new look for 2007.
J wants a romantic master bedroom, and I can guarantee you this toddler bed is not going to set the mood for that, so let's get rid of it.
We have a heavy concentration of furniture on this side of the room, which is making the bedroom feel really cramped. This hunter green color on the bedding and curtains isn't helping it either. So, let's rearrange the furniture.
Before we move this monster bed, let's get rid of these panels and this plastic garland. It's ruining everything for me.
These hidden tab panels give you the look of pleated curtains without having rings and hooks and, of course, the added expense. They are easy to open and close. They look great, and it's all about getting the look for less.
The size of the lamp should always be in proportion to the night stand. If you notice, this one is a bit too small and thin, so we are going to get rid of it. The brand new one is now the perfect scale.
For the most part, the rule of thumb when hanging art work is that the center of the piece should be at eye level. As you can see with this one, it's way too high.
This print used to match the curtain panels, but we have something better.
Nothing sets the mood more for a romantic evening than candles, and this is the final touch for J and Trave's bedroom.
This morning the bedroom was congested with dark window treatments and bulky furniture. But, with some rearranging, new bedding and accessories, it is now the master retreat J and Trave have always dreamed of for a budget of under $1,500.
Martin: "One, two, three."
J: "This is gorgeous. I wouldn't have even thought of this."
Trave: "The wow factor."
J: "It's not as dark as it was before."
Martin: "Well, now you have something special. So, you guys at home, just take a look around, and see if you have any spaces you would like to refresh and renew for the new year. Because, as you saw today, it can be done. This is another Room for Improvement. I'll see you guys next time."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Martin Amado's Website: www.martinamado.com/stylist