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Whether your look is classic or contemporary, stripes are a blueprint that may work for you. In the bedroom, striped walls add interest and order into a space without creating too busy a look at the location where you rest. Soft and vibrant in neutral hues, stripes go virtually unnoticed, but painted in vivid, contrasting colors that they take centre stage.

You are able to add stripes into a room with wallpaper or paint. Wallpaper is a simple way to guarantee your stripes are tidy and regular. After painting, make sure you be meticulous about taping off directly, level lines. This may be trickier than you may suspect, so call in a professional if you are unsure of your DIY skills.

Wish to test stripes in your bedroom? These nine rooms offer inspiration.

Alfonso DiLauro

Here slim vertical stripes add drama and height to this sleeping package. The extra-tall headboard increases the feeling of height, while the solid-hued mattress linens ground the appearance.

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The Virginia House

This infant’s room may do double duty as a guest bedroom when equipped with a spare bed. Keeping the d├ęcor neutral and sophisticated in beige and cream stripes prevents visitors from feeling like they’ve been annexed into a romper room.

Marie Burgos Design

Vertical lavender and white stripes make an airy texture in this loftlike bedroom. The color of this wall stripes also echoes the hue of this bedding for a coordinated but not too matchy-matchy appearance.

Amy Lau Design

The vivid colors of the eclectic children’s bedroom reflect its Miami locale. Designer Amy Lau shows that irregular painted wall stripes can be a lively way to add interest to a room.

Scheer & Co..

Bright blue and white stripes give this room a distinctly nautical feel. If used in a bedroom, this daring wall remedy should be tempered with silent, strong or patterned bedding.

The Lettered Cottage

The smallest of bedrooms may benefit from the inclusion of subtle stripes. Here the lightly hued bands of color draw the eye upward, giving the illusion of space at a decidedly cramped room.

Erika Ward – Erika Ward Interiors

Orange and blue lie opposite each other on the color wheel, and as this chamber shows, complementary colors are always a powerful pick for stripes. Consider experimenting with yellow and purple or green and red stripes — but obviously be cautious with the latter to prevent looking Christmasy.

Overhead stripes and the architecture of the space play . The result is to focus on the area’s sloping ceiling and add a feeling of height. The designer was clever not to stripe the walls as well, which may have made the room seem like a circus tent than a calming bedroom.

Stripes feel modern in this modern-looking bedroom. The pairing of numerous pastel colors with elephants and dark forests is a unique choice.

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Guest Picks: Suggestions for a Sophisticated Girl’s Bedroom

If I could design girls’ rooms all day, I would be one happy designer! Anything goes at a young girl’s room, especially pattern and color. A mixture of investment bits with cheap items, picture elements and storage solutions will result in a classic room to last from the tween to adult years. — Vanessa from Decor Joyful


MP3 Alarm Clock Docking Station and Speakers – $59.95

This combination alarm clock/iPod charger with speakers is just perfect for your own tune-loving girl.

Conventional Bedding – $125

What woman, young or old, doesn’t adore Kate Spade? The embroidered dragonflies and grosgrain ribbon trim with this Egyptian cotton duvet cover include a note of whimsy.

Contemporary Upholstery Fabric – $21.95

Fabric is almost always a great jumping off point to get a colour scheme. I would upholster a curvy headboard with this gorgeous, floral fabric. The turquoise, citrine and gray-brown colors are fresh and pretty.

Traditional Headboards

If you are a savvy DIY-er, you could easily make a custom headboard. Otherwise, an upholsterer can make your vision a reality. I adore the simple curve of this one.

Conventional Nightstands And Bedside Tables

Solid wood pieces are an investment that can be handed down from 1 generation to another. All these Canadian-made bedside tables possess ample storage, and the wood tone pops up any space. The clean, simple Shaker layout gives this piece longevity.

Contemporary Table Lamps – $228.91

I’m a longtime lover of gourd lamps. This peacock beauty picks up on the colors in the headboard fabric and makes a significant statement.

Contemporary Dressers Chests And Bedroom Armoires – $799

The softly bowed drawer fronts onto this dresser include femininity and elegance.


2 Tone Round Mirror – $315.01

I would hang this big, gorgeous gold tone mirror over the dresser.

Eclectic Rugs – CAD 1,800

When I watched these Second Life carpets at ELTE, I couldn’t help but wonder whose home they’d graced during their 40-plus year lifespan. Each conventional Turkish carpet is stripped of its own colour and given a new life with vibrant dyes in a rainbow of colors.

Contemporary Pillows – $39.95

I would place two of those velvet cushions in front of white pillow shams on the mattress.

Eclectic Pillows – $50

This pillow adds a picture punch to the bed when put in front of the two chartreuse upholstered cushions.

Contemporary Chandeliers

This chandelier is a touch on the expensive side but I’m sure you could find the look for less. It is glam and edgy at the exact same time and will bring sparkle to a bedroom.


Teramo Curtain Panels – $79.95

Every room can use a tiny zigzag. I would hang those drapes with pins on the rear tabs, which will make the look of a pleat as opposed to the rod pocket. They will seem more luxe and not as casual as a result.

Contemporary Desks – $299

If the bedroom has space for this, a desk or vanity provides additional storage and a place to apply cosmetics or do homework. This one is simple, practical and cheap to boot.

Conventional Chairs – $299

A comfortable upholstered seat seat will ensure your girl spends time required on her research!

Eclectic Bookcases Cabinets And Computer Armoires – $594

An area to store books and exhibit accessories and treasures is essential in a young girl’s room. I adore the distressed wood and white lacquer finish with this piece.

Mediterranean Ottomans And Cubes – $249

A Moroccan pouf adds that well-worn, traveled feel to a space and provides seating when friends are over. All these are sewn by hand by artisans in Marrakesh.

Vanessa Francis

LUXE FUME Diptyque Print by Anne Harwell – $40

Every room needs art! These perfume bottle prints will up the woman factor in any area.

Eclectic Accessories And Decor – $49

This jewellery holder reminds me of a tiered cake rack. It has a lot of space to store earrings, necklaces and the like.

Eclectic Toilet Storage – $28

These glass jars will be perfect to store little girly things such as hair accessories.

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Dreaming of a Bedroom Walkout

After buying a home that offers an outdoor escape directly from the bedroom, then I have had a firsthand look at what it’s like to have this kind of luxury. Sure, it’s a very simple matter, really — we’d never bat an eye at having a door off the front of the home. It’s normal and expected. But to have a private escape the side of your bedroom is something different entirely.

Whether it’s a walkout that steps directly into the yard or one which slips off to a small retreat, the general feeling is the same. Going to bed only to see that you’d rather gaze at the stars wouldn’t longer cause a stir throughout the rest of the home. And , waking up and needing to slip outside before interacting with other people is a really nice option to have. Most of us have these mornings?

So, as an ode to bedrooms that offer such a treat, here are 13 photographs of stunning bedroom walkouts. Make sure you pay careful attention to the doorways: It seems they all have one thing in common. Wide open accessibility to from, helping the separate spaces merge into a single.

Ziger/Snead Architects

It appears that this modern home is surrounded by lush green foliage. I can only imagine how cool it is to wake up and walk outside on a crisp autumn morning. Robe and slippers, it’s time to get up!

Jagoda Architecture

While looking for photographs to add in this ideabook, I kept coming across bedrooms with lovely French doors but no views of the patios which rested behind them. I was pleased to see this bedroom had another perspective…

Jagoda Architecture

Which is this! I was amazed to observe how large the room is. What a stunning view that this homeowner has — and with just two sets of doors. A bedroom that this lavish would be difficult to leave.

Eggleston Farkas Architects

A home overlooking the lake is one thing. A home with a bedroom walkout to a balcony overlooking the lake is just another. Particularly when there are mountains involved.

Charmaine Werth

A sheer drape swaying involving exquisite doors looks like something you would find in the ocean-view suite on the Caribbean.

Rossington Architecture

This sunny bedroom would unquestionably be a favorite hangout if it had been in my own home. And if the room does not already feel airy enough, there is always the balcony to lounge on.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Another bedroom with just a sliver of this porch glancing through. Judging by the way this bedroom loft is introduced, I am sure the porch perspective wouldn’t let us down. I am especially fond of these rich colored doorways.

John Maniscalco Architecture

Swiping that blanket the foot of the bed and heading out for a kiss from the sun are the first thing on the to-do list, I am positive. Walking outside to be greeted with Lawn Care beneath your feet after a long day would be fine, too.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Gazing through this wall of windows every morning would be a great way to get going. Until you choose a chair in one of these low-slung wooden seats, that’s. Then it is possible to depend on hanging out rather than getting dressed.

Rossington Architecture

Forget waking up to the nudging nose a cat or dog — fish stay to themselves and will not wake you up at 5:30 a.m. on the weekend. A mesmerizing pet which you may visit at your leisure does not come often. But that is okay, most of us adore our budding friends and would not really trade them for a school of bass. Their calmness is merely an added bonus.

Stepping out onto this deck for a day mojito before sun-down could likely develop into a ritual . Lounge clothes on, rum cap off. I wonder if there is a bar cart round the corner?

David Churchill – Architectural Photographer

I really don’t know if I am more attracted to the charm of French doors and their gridded panes of glass or even the smooth transition which these floor to ceiling windows offer, but either way, this specific setup works well within this area. I’d say that smaller chambers look better with a single sheet of glass head .

Urrutia Design

My favorite part about this terrace is all of the texture! Bricks below your footsteps, shake siding into your side, glossy planters down manicured plants reaching upwards — all things which make this outdoor retreat worthy of an open-door policy.

So, are you prepared for a bedroom with outdoor access on your home? Or perhaps you already have one? If you do, we’d really like to see your photographs! Make sure you share in the Remarks section below.

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