Make your bedroom your favorite room in the house


Toss pillows and a faux fur help to add texture to the “top of bed” assemble. PHOTO CREDIT: Tribune News Service


High-end bedding with a contrasted edge creates a “hotel style” feel in this master bedroom. PHOTO CREDIT: Tribune News Service


Toss pillows and a faux fur help to add texture to the “top of bed” assemble. PHOTO CREDIT: Tribune News Service


High-end bedding with a contrasted edge creates a “hotel style” feel in this master bedroom. PHOTO CREDIT: Tribune News Service

For many people, the bedroom is a key room, one in which much of the day is spent. From a design standpoint, it’s a place into which you might want to invest in elevating your decor.

How do you make a bedroom your favorite room in the house?

Create a mood

To help springboard your design vision, ask yourself: How do you want your bedroom space to make you feel? Do you want the space to feel warm and cozy or cool and tranquil?

Whatever you choose, you are going to want to make the right selections that will help set the right balance. Warm colors will help make a space feel cozy, while cool colors will create a more tranquil and calm feeling.

Select a design aesthetic

What is your aesthetic? Modern or traditional? Once you know your style and desire, this will provide direction as you select the perfect bedding. More modern? Think of clean elements, such as piping or stripes and clean, graphic prints. Traditional? Look for soft fabrics and small simple prints.

What is the most important upgrade you should make to a bedroom? Do you love your bed? Will it stand the test of time? Quality should be a driving force when it comes to selecting a bed. Look for a bed made out of sturdy and strong materials. If selecting a bed with upholstered elements, consider materials such as leather or stain-resistant fabrics. Next should be your selection of a long-lasting foundation, meaning a high-quality mattress.

Choosing a mattress should be done with care. If possible, see, touch and feel the product in person. After mattress selection, concentrate on top of bed, focusing on quality sheets, pillows and duvet inserts and covers.

When designing a bed from scratch, what should top your list?

When creating the ideal bed, a key designer tip is layering. While a great mattress is essential, don’t overlook the opportunity to create beauty in the top-of-bed selections.

Cathy Hobbs is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert.

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