Pick a style and make the bedroom your favorite space

Scripps Howard NewspapersMay 17, 2013 

Choosing a specific design style for your bedroom can transform it into your favorite space in the house. Learn about the most popular design styles, to help you pick the one that appeals to you.

Eclectic: Use different colors, patterns and textures to create a cohesive look.

Cottage: A casual, inviting environment makes cottage style a great choice for guest bedrooms. An easy way to add a cottage feel is to repurpose items.

Mediterranean: This style features bold color and texture to create a one-of-a-kind look. A hand-painted bed and whimsical chandelier would represent the region’s culture.

Romantic: Soft hues and delicate fabrics characterize this style. An ornate headboard, silhouette bed pillows and white draperies would bring a feminine touch.

Contemporary: Think sleek furniture, solid colors and chic furnishings.

Asian: Elements might include a warm color palette, nature-inspired furniture and Japanese shoji screens. All work to create a calm, serene feel.

Coastal: Muted colors and light fabrics are staples. Consider a striped ceiling treatment and bamboo ceiling fan to complete an ocean-inspired look.

Modern: Minimal design is the epitome of this style. Minimal furnishings and a neutral color palette enhance the look.

Old World: This style has a luxurious, regal look. Wooden ceiling beams, ornate wall sconces and textured walls are key design elements.

Traditional: A spacious bedroom with traditional furniture creates a timeless look. Include dramatic bedding.

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