How To Design A Bedroom Sanctuary

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Interior Designer Sherry Tyra provides tips on how to turn your bedroom into a relaxing retreat.

    Sherry Tyra: In today's busy on-the-go world, having a haven to come too is a must and for many people the sanctuary is the bedroom. Hi! I'm Sherry Tyra with elivingtoday.

    com. I'm going to provide a few designer secrets to help you create a peaceful and luxurious retreat. First, choose the right color palette. Color really sets the mood for a room. While soft, cool colors and neutrals create a soothing mood, strong colors add drama. A good rule of thumb when choosing colors is 60, 30, 10, 60% of the room should be the dominant color like walls, 30% a secondary colors such as upholstery and 10% an accent color, usually done with accessories.

    Next beauty your bed and bedding. The Better Sleep Council says that in general, a mattress set that has been in use for seven years should be replaced in order to give you the best comfort and support possible. Also consider upgrading your whole bed. An adjustable bed such as the Designer Series by Leggett & Platt can offer not only customizable comfort that lets you adjust the head, knees and feet, but a sheik look too.

    Always look for ways to express your own unique style. An upholstered headboard offers a soften look. For a modern look consider skipping the headboard for a personalized treatment like tile, artwork or distressed wood work.

    And finally put the accent on style. Accent pieces really finish off a room and give it a complete look. Use mirrors on the wall instead of big bold art to help expand the space and fill the wall. Other ideas for stylish accents include on tray on the nightstand, small throw rugs on either side of the bed to add color, texture, and a luxurious feel to a room or a collection of small vases or frames.

    By following these tips you'll have a stylish and functional retreat in no time.