Ever noticed when you look at designer spaces, it’s the abundance of upholstered items in a room that adds up to a luxurious feeling in many cases. I think extreme modern and contemporary decor is the only exception to this.
Master bedrooms are the most neglected room in the house. We decorate the children’s rooms (after all, it’s their personal space) and we decorate the living room or main areas of the house and the master bedroom is usually last.
So, instead of running out and buying the first matching bedroom set you can find (when you finally decide to bite the bullet and decorate this room). Get an upholstered headboard instead. You immediately add a luxurious note to the room, and then you can get almost any end table to look good beside them. Easy!
I have had my linen upholstered bed from Martha Stewart with the most wonderful white and mirrored end tables sitting in my master for months but I don’t have art in there yet. . . so I have not taken photos for my blog. Sigh.
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How about an ottoman as a coffee table. So luxurious because it’s so comfortable and adds softness and colour too. Here another coffee table would have been required but the ottoman breaks up the seating as well as providing comfort and—have I mentioned—luxury! Love it!
I’m a huge fan of ottomans anywhere a TV is installed, so if that is your living and family room, it requires an ottoman. Don’t you want to put your feet up while watching TV? I certainly do.
It has an ottoman or two underneath it. Why place an ottoman here? Because it adds colour and comfort. Luxury again. I’m almost at the point where I don’t think you can have too many ottomans? There are so many places they can live happily in your house!
Creative Director and Founder of Understanding Undertones® and the Killam Colour SystemTM. Decorator, author, speaker and internationally sought after Colour Expert. See Colour DifferentlyTM with Maria Killam.