As another year comes to a close, we'd like to take the opportunity to look back at all the marvelous makeovers we've seen here on Curbly in 2011. In this roundup of the best of the best, we're concentrating on bedrooms and offices. The criteria for landing on this esteemed list is simple: the rooms had to make us do a double take. Sometimes that meant studying the before to make sure it was the same room as pictured in the after. Sometimes...
Woody bedrooms belong in log cabins...or don't they? These three gorgeous bedrooms celebrate natural timber in very interesting ways. Each have a very "Zen quality," perfect for a good night's rest.
The addition of the canopy in the first example lends a serious amount of romance.
For an interesting mix of styles, check
From straight up modern to a little bit British Colonial, bedrooms by the sea rank up there with some of the most romantic imaginable. And, yes, sometimes it's more about the view than the decor!
You don't have to ask me twice to write about DIY headboards. To me, headboards are a piece of furniture with which you can do just about anything, design-wise. Understated or ornate, they can be painted, upholstered, woven, salvaged, taped on the wall, or built. You can essentially make a headboard out of anything that fits behind your bed. So much freedom, so little time. Let's take a look at some of my favorites and how you can get started.
Font decorating hasn't captivated me, until now. These four rooms, dressed up in graphic font wallpapers by the Italian company Wall and Deco, have me rethinking this whole font decor thing. These walls add just the right character (Ha!, no pun intended) and would provide hours of obsessive word searching. Oh! Get a load of that duvet and pillow combo. Scrumptious.
There's something quite beautiful about the fact that almost any old dresser can be turned into your own personal work of art. They're essentially a blank canvas waiting for an inspired transformation. Often, the hardest part is seeing beyond the chipped paint and missing hardware to where you can take that thing. Whether it's plain or fancy, painted or stained, here are 10 statement making dresser makeovers to inspire (well, only nine fit in my collage so you'll have to read on through to see the tenth one).
Black out window shades kind of remind me of support (panty)hose that stewardess' wear. Heavy duty and not so pretty. Well, simple solutions are always the best don't you think?
Although each bedroom in this lineup is beautifully decorated, we're mostly interested in its exterior decor. It's very hard to beat panoramic ocean views. They're so perfect,
If you're looking for some design inspiration for your bedroom, just take a look at these 21 images from Home Interiors Zone. They're stylish yet relaxing. They also prove that beige doesn't have to be bland!
1. De-clutter. Bedrooms can become a dumping ground for newspapers, magazines, kids toys, you name it. Get rid of all that extraneous non-bedroom stuff that's laying on the floor and bedside tables. And if you have an unused piece of exercise equipment in there, it might be time to...