You should have as many family photos as you wish in other rooms in the house, but it's best to keep the bedroom's artwork less emotionally loaded. Elegant photographs add some character to your space without reminding you of specific people while you're trying to fall asleep. All of the photographs pictured in this Upper West Side bedroom are by Marsha Lebedev Bernstein.
For a Silicon Valley family's woodland retreat—sans the rustic implications of a cabin in the woods—architect Cynthia Wang and designer Jamie Bush conjured a completely new take on the country house that brings urban cool to Sierra, Nevada. The minimally-decorated bedrooms feature built-in wooden closets and a desk to keep from eating into the floorspace with hefty furnishings.
There's a certain ethereal feel to attics because of the unique architectural lines. If you have an a-frame or sloped ceiling, embrace that dreamy vibe with romantic materials and light colors. The way the light pours into this room is just divine—we'd never want to leave this little cocoon. Decorate with loose linens, a netted pendant light, and a vintage area rug for a pop of color.
Transform a neutral bedstead with a floral duvet and pillowcases. Finish with a wool throw in a paler sky hue for an elegant look. To make your room feel larger and brighter, paint the walls in a chalky off-white or pale shade of blue. For a more dramatic statement try a darker backdrop, which will look gorgeous with bright white and inky blue linens.
1 - Wall Mounted Rack | 2 - Wire Basket | 3 - Woven Basket | 4 - Iron Baskets | 5 - Spice Rack | 6 - Storage Bench | 7 - 3-Tier Tray | 8 - Coat Rack | 9 - Rustic Caddy | 10 - Organizer Rack Chalkboard | 11 - Countertop Stand | 12 - Wooden Crates | 13 - Bin Ladder | 14 - Towel Holder Rack | 15 - Coffee Mug Holder | 16 - Organizer Rack | 17 - Galvanized Caddy