Create a Cottage-Style Bedroom
Luxurious fabrics and one-of-a-kind accents make waking up a pleasure in this bright and airy retreat
The average person spends around 8 hours each day in the bedroom—yet it often lags behind the kitchen, the bathroom, and even the living room when it comes to getting some decorating TLC. Not so with this master bedroom, which is featured in the new book Coming Home (Rizzoli). "It was top priority because it has such great light," says Terry Pylant of Atlanta-based Historical Concepts, which designed the space. The result is a cheerful, sun-dappled room with furnishings that are full of character, down to the very last detail. To wit, nailhead trim bedecks an upholstered headboard and a leather ottoman, vibrant accents highlight an updated wing chair's angles, and an intricate matelasse quilt graces the bed. Colors inspired by the home's coastal location—sky-blue walls and pops of red-orange that evoke a sunset—top off the look. Read on for ways to create a similarly fresh space in your home.
To up the coziness factor of your bed, make an upholstered headboard. All you need is ½-inch plywood cut to size, plus 1-inch foam, batting, fabric, and nailhead trim. Get the complete step-by-step on how to build this headboard yourself.
Fabric, $24 per yard; calicocorners.com
As versatile as a neutral, ice blue on the walls creates a spa-like atmosphere. The deeper blue on the window muntins makes for a playful surprise.
Harmony Interior Latex in Iceberg and Regale Blue, $48 per gallon; sherwin-williams.com