CSL Tour 2011
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10. Put up window treatmentsAfter this step your room will really begin to feel pulled together. In the bedroom the window treatments are what will give you that serene, private, cocoon-like feeling that we crave in our sleeping space. Draperies are a classic choice, and their fullness and softness look right at home in the bedroom. Roman shades are another classic, and may be the best choice if you have radiator covers beneath your windows that prevent you from having long curtains. Of course, you can also layer window treatments with drapes over shades or blinds. If you have trouble sleeping, be sure to have your shades or curtains lined with blackout fabric.If you are looking for something a little different, consider adding a pelmet or valance above your windows. These frames (a pelmet frame is made of wood; a valance is fabric alone) lend structure and elegance. Place them over the windows with drapes flowing out beneath or, as shown here, create a custom canopy over the headboard.
Mix and match your lighting fixtures. They don’t have to be from the same lighting family or design. Notice how in this room the star motif overhead, the night table lamps and candle wall sconces mix styles.
7. Pretty mirrors behind bedside lampsNo, you won’t be able to look into them, but that is not the point here. Placing mirrors behind lamps is a great way to ramp up the glow of your lamplight – the pretty frames are icing.