Since we moved two weeks ago, I have been on the hunt for ideas for the Master Bedroom. I would like a comfortable retreat that is not too formal, a little bit sophisticated and chic, a definite No Kid Zone, with just simple luxuries. You would be amazed how difficult this look is to find.
I am not much for the “bed in a bag” decorating, since I prefer a more unique look. I enjoy the eclectic style but not too eclectic. Nor am I the super frilly, lacy type. I did that as a teenager. So what’s left?
One of my favorite places for ideas is Pottery Barn. I like their mix of antique and modern looks, although I don’t have a Pottery Barn sized budget to work with. I love their ideas, but then I scope out antique stores, thrift and junk stores to find the look that I want. I did discover something new though, on the Pottery Barn website. They now have decorating videos. I didn’t think I they would be much different than the Pottery Barn Decorating books (which were terrible by the way), but they videos are great. My favorite one is on making a perfect bed:
The spray bottle idea is great! Wrinkle free bed linens, wow, what a concept!
Some of the other important things they do but don’t mention in the video include the use of a foam pad on top of the mattress, and covering the box spring with a matching sheet for a clean look. One hundred percent cotton sheets or even bamboo sheets are a must. If you have never slept on them you will never go back to the blends. Trust me on this. Multiple bed pillows with varied pillow cases create interest, and a big, fluffy comforter is essential no matter what the season.
I also notice they always have an accent throw to add texture or color to the whole ensemble. They even use a round bolster pillow behind the regular ones to bring them forward, giving them a fuller look. Very clever.
I was in their store recently and loved their bedding display:
I really liked the ladder suspended on ropes behind the bed. Yards of fabrics are draped from it. I think it would be beautiful with sheer fabrics. Extra pillows and blankets could be displayed above the ladder. Now all I need is a ladder……..
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