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Adding drama to a bedroom

We all dream of a bedroom that makes a statement, and this bedroom has gone from boring to beautiful with small details that have big impact.


Interior Designer, Sarah Langtry, has for some time wanted to finish off her master bedroom. Until now the white walls and dark furniture created an austere and cold setting that wasn't quite right.

The bedroom has an asymmetrical ceiling and a ledge that runs along one side of the wall, close to the top. Painting the walls from floor to ceiling would have highlighted the ceiling shape, so the solution was to paint the wall half-way, thereby visually lowering the ceiling, minimising the ceiling and also adding warmth to the room.

The white ceiling continues down the walls, allowing the room to feel bright, despite the dark wood furniture and deep blue on the lower section.

A layered window treatment consisting of bamboo Roman blind and white drapes trimmed with tassels add a feminine touch to the room. We have previously featured an article on adding tassels on a throw, and you can dress up plain curtains with tassels to add additional elements and perhaps a splash of contrasting colour.





The sage green tassels take their colour cue from framed prints that hang about the bed and the look is tied together with the grey-green foliage on the dresser and sage cushions on the bed.

This isn't a typical bedroom filled with frills and flounces, but rather a more sophisticated take on a traditional style. While the dark furniture features prominently in the space, the addition of pattern on the bed, and details added to the plain white curtains, add a feminine touch without overpowering the room.


What was a bland room filled with dark furniture and little else, has become a bedroom filled with drama. White can be wonderful in the right setting, but when dark furniture is involved you don't want this to overpower the space.



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