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Originally published November 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM | Page modified November 16, 2013 at 8:49 AM

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Make your bedroom a dreamy place

To start, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. Pick a color that makes you feel good. If you like a serene, calm look, blue or a blue-green are solid choices.


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The bedroom often gets little attention when it comes to décor. Guests rarely see it, and getting a good night’s sleep is about all that some people really want out of the room.

But think about it: The bedroom is where you want to go to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. With a well-appointed bedroom, you can relax, recharge and rejuvenate in style.

It’s important that your bedroom reflects your personality. Do you like to read? Perhaps built-in bookshelves are in your décor future. Do you like sailing? A nautical theme might work nicely for you. Do you collect old record albums? Your wall decorations could be album covers. Do you like to travel? Vintage suitcases piled on top of each other make an interesting nightstand.

You get the picture. Decorate your bedroom in the style that fits you.

To start, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. Pick a color that makes you feel good. If you like a serene, calm look, blue or a blue-green are solid choices. Do you want the room to have a feeling of intimacy? Choose something with red, such as lavender or a deeper purple.

What about a television in the bedroom? Some say no. Those late-night shows can be entertaining, but they may keep you up past your ideal bedtime.

A small bedroom does well with ceiling-to-floor draperies. They don’t have to be heavy drapes; the height is what matters. High-hanging drapes add visual height, making a small room feel a little more ample.

A chair is almost a must in the bedroom, even a small chair. The chair gives you a nice place to sit and put your shoes on, or to read or relax if you’re not quite ready to sleep.

And don’t forget plants. Live plants are a welcome sight in any room, and they help cleanse the air at the same time.



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