A chic bedroom design without breaking the bank
a drapery shop. As for the patterned trim, use an inexpensive fabric with grosgrain ribbon sewn on either side to provide a finished look.
The hotel-style bedding is clean, crisp white with a double line of embroidery and, if you use a bedskirt, you won’t need anything other than a metal frame to house your box spring and mattress. No expensive bed frame required.
Take note of the calming colours in the room. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Linen White and the trim in Pittsfield Buff. I like that the trim is darker than the wall; it gives definition to the room.
The addition of the soft pink on the valance trim and decorative pillow is feminine, without being girlie. And not a floral print in sight.
When I ask Bovard about the use of mismatched night tables, she tells me it gives the room an interesting look. She finds that matching feels “a little too department store-esque.” She also points out that “the finishes and heights make them relate to each other, but they are different enough to create a more layered look.” All good pointers when starting your furniture search.
I do like the addition of the matching Moroccan mirrors and porcelain lamps that help instil a sense of symmetry. And if you can believe it, Bovard tells me the launching-off point for the entire room was the hanging star pendant.
Remember to switch out your builder’s light fixture when you move. It’s a small, relatively inexpensive detail that will make a noticeable difference to your bedroom.
I hope you respond to the inspiration of this welldesigned room as much as I have. I think it ticks all your boxes for a sophisticated, feminine bedroom in your first condo to call your own.
This bedroom from interior designer Laura Martin Bovard is chic, urban, worldly, fresh, refined and feminine. It can also be recreated on a budget.