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The Sophisticated Bedroom

It’s one of those things we know when we see it, but how exactly does one go about decorating a bedroom that looks as sophisticated as it is functional? It actually isn’t all that difficult and doesn’t even particularly depend on a certain design style of bedroom furniture: a modern style bedroom can possess sophistication just as easily as a traditional styled room. It’s all about focusing on specific design qualities: a sophisticated bedroom is refined, elegant and cosmopolitan.

Color Dictates the Mood

Neutrals like gray, silver, or deeper hues of beige can create a sense of calm in a room. Earth tones such as sand, mulled wine, or sage also have a tranquil effect. Bolder colors often generate excitement or energy which creates a different vibe. Neutral or earth-toned colors tend to be more sophisticated than brighter or bolder ones.

Less is More

De-clutter the space. Nothing ruins the atmosphere or appearance of a bedroom faster than clutter. Tidy things away when they are no longer needed; throw things away or recycle when they’re broken or worn; and get into the habit of not leaving miscellaneous items lying around on the dresser or the nightstand.

Choose accessories wisely. An elegant flower arrangement in a cherished vase; three or four pictures in simple frames grouped together; or one or two porcelain figurines or bronze sculptures will lend the room elegance and sophistication.

Examine the bedroom furniture pieces currently in the room. If you are not using the chest of drawers crammed into the corner, move it to another place in your home. Or if you’ve fallen out of “like” with a piece of bedroom furniture, someone else is sure to like it; list it on the internet and see what happens.

Replace and Upgrade

How long have the curtains been in the room? Especially if they are five or more years older, consider replacing them with window treatments such as sheers and chicly patterned fabric curtains or classic Roman blinds.

If the washable cotton duvet has been on the bed since the kids were toddlers, it is definitely time to upgrade. Choose bedding that matches the colors in the room, has a textured feel or weave and will enhance the appearance of the bed. Select solid colors or bedding that has a small rather than large pattern.

Adding bedroom accent furniture pieces like an accent chair, a lingerie chest, a jewelery armoire or a bedroom vanity gives the bedroom décor a cosmopolitan appeal.

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