Designer Tip- REPEAT SIMILAR ELEMENTS THROUGHOUT YOUR ROOM
In this room I was going for a rustic, yet glamorous feel. Immediately I knew I would be using wood to bring in the rustic warm texture. So, you will notice in the photo above that I have: a striped wooden focal wall behind the bed, a driftwood mirror (on the left side of the room), and a limb lamp (on the dresser).
I like to have some pops of color in every room and yellow was the one I chose for this space. You can see the dots of marigold in the photos above and below.
I not only like to repeat colors and textures throughout a space, but also shapes. Can you see how the lines of the mirror mimic the lines of the headboard?
Do you also notice the touches of metallic through the bedroom? The ceiling, the headboard, the silver leafed dresser, a few frames, and multiple accessories are adorned with a silver sheen. This coupled with silk drapes and the headboard/mirror shape bring all sorts of glamour into this guest retreat.
See the little framed photo nestled in the serving tray? Well, not only is it's color palette perfect for the room, but it's scene is similar to the one of the painting over by the dresser.
And I kind of love that the negative sky space in the painting of the mountains mimics the shape of the headboard and the mirror! PERFECTION! :)
A lot of these elements and repetition are things that people won't pick out or realize right away (or maybe ever) but they serve to create a space that is beautifully unified and has depth. I kind of like to think of my rooms/designs as pieces of art- there are MANY layers to them. You can appreciate the entire scene at first sight (hopefully) but the longer you look the more you notice and appreciate the space.
So you probably think I am a loon with all the artsy fartsy talk, but hopefully you found this somewhat helpful for creating a room you will love in your own home!