Monday, January 9, 2006
Room for Improvement: Moroccan Bedroom
As most kids make the transition from high school to college, they want a bedroom that's sophisticated without being stuffy. But in tonight's Room For Improvement, Martin Amado shows us just because you want a more mature look doesn't mean you can't explore the wild side.
WSVN--Martin Amado: "Grab your passports because on today's room for improvement we are taking a trip halfway across the world as we give a college student's boring bedroom a dose of Moroccan flair."
Martin: "So tell me what it is about the room that's not working for you at the moment."
Kay: "It's been like that since the beginning of high school so I kind of want to be a little relaxing."
Kay: "I want something maybe a Moroccan, maybe Indian Middle Eastern Influence.
"Kay's bedroom still has a high school feel so by bringing up some accessories and changing up the paint color, we are going to give it that world travel look that we are going for.
Always cut in first with your brush and then go back to head it with the roller. If you do the opposite what happens is the brush leaves streaks and we don't want that.
When you think of Morocco, you think of rich vibrant colors and this rich red is the perfect backdrop for all the accessories, so let's let's get it started.
A good idea to hide unsightly closet doors is to hang a curtain panel right over them and in this case it helps to continue the tent-like feel around the room, so when you need to accent the clothes all you gotta do is open the panels.
Pillows with different patterns, colors and textures also help capture that Moroccan feel.
A cheap fix is to turn this end table and put a toss fringe pillow on the top and turn it into a vanity stool.
Just what we did with the toss pillows, scattering different area rugs will give it that market bazaar feel around the room.
Final touch some comfy pillows so that Kay can hang out with her friends.and we're done!
Before what looked like a typical teenager's room now takes it to a far away land all in one day and with a budget of under 600 dollars.
Martin: "When I count to three you can open your eyes so here you go. You nervous, yeah One, two three."
Kay: "Oh my gosh it's so me, oh my gosh it's so pretty, thank you so much."
Martin: "Well our tour ends here but Kay's just beginning, especially now given her college studies I'm sure she appreciates having an exotic retreat to escape to. I'll see you guys next week."
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