Ask Steven and Chris: Master Bedroom
Question: Dear Steven and Chris,
I remodeled our kitchen last fall and let's just say that no one has asked me if Steven and Chris were my designers. Since I didn't get any complements there, I was hoping you could help me update and redesign my master bedroom.
Linda GuinnSteven and Chris Say:
- The great thing here is that you have a large beautiful space! You are also off to a great start here, so we are going to use some of what you have and add a few new pieces in here.
- Lets start with the most important piece of furniture in the room - the bed. Make your bed the focal point: In your bedroom the bed takes front and centre stage, as it should. We can let you in on a small secret, all designer beds are overstuffed
- We want to see you add an oversized headboard. It will give the bed a sense of grandeur that we think is missing now.
- We have noticed that you have a furniture set here. You will notice that designer rooms will never have a set of furniture - Matching bed frame, night tables, dresser, armoire, etc. Choose luxurious finishes. Make this space exactly what you want it to be - as you do spend a large chunk of your day there.
- Texture - Don't forget about texture. It is one of the most inexpensive ways to add luxury. Think silks, velvets, and suede. You are in the unique position of having enough space for accent chairs and plush curtains which can only help you. Having these textures in nature inspired colours, like watery blues or warm sandy hues, can have a calming effect in your room.
- Use multiple sources of light. Now that we have said that, you will notice that designer bedrooms have layers of light - It is the difference between a sterile room and a soothing space. Don't be afraid to layer artwork behind a bedside table, as seen here. It's another opportunity to layer, which translates to luxury.