Bedroom Decorating IdeasOk, as Nancy Meyer's movie demonstrates, it's complicated! Your bedroom is your private sanctuary. If you feel like never making the bed, so be it. If you wake up one day, and feel like you need some new decorative bed ideas, here's a few of our favorite bedroom accessories: petite boudoir or neck pillows including a Manuel Canovas pillows from France, an eyeglass holder for by your bed, a Diane James silk flower to help make your night table feel fresh and pretty at all times of the year.
Our new plush throws are adorable for making a decorative bed. There are bears, sheep and polka dots to snuggle up with or under. You can also use them for watching a movie on the sofa or bundling up at a football game. A plush throw with a bear on it can be a romantic thing to have at the foot of a decorative bed or to give as a gift with plenty of bear hugs.
To get ideas for how to make a decorative bed, I love reading magazines like:
House Beautiful. They recently did an issue featuring decorative bed decor that showed nine fabulous bedrooms. And they were fabulous! The deluxe upholstery fabric choices in each decorative bedroom scheme were especially delightful. Bedroom number 3 was a red toile fabric similar to our red toile. We hope you get inspired to make your bed a decorative bed with our bedroom accessories and also our decorative fabrics.
Famous Decorative Beds
One of the most luxe examples of decorative bedroom decorating in all of American history may have been that in the decorative bed of Helena Rubinstein, the cosmetics company founder and one of the most successful businesswoman of her time,(1870-1965). Ms. Rubenstein moved around a fair amount but her final bedroom was in a triplex on Park Avenue in Manhattan.
-From Over the Top Suzanne Slesin's book about Rubinstein, we learn that under doctor's orders at age ninety four, Madame Rubinstein was to spend at least a few mornings a week in her decorative bed but that this did not interrupt her work. She invited her key executives to her bedroom. It could accomodate up to at least a dozen people. They perched on acrylic chairs. Ms. Rubinstein was quite a Modernist.
Even if you don't plan to have business meetings in your bedroom, make a decorative bed front and center in your bedroom and make it special!
Another of my favorite bedrooms is the one belonging to Idina Sackville at "Clouds," one of her African homes.
Here is an excerpt from the book The Bolter by Frances Osborne, Idina's great granddaughter describing Idina's decorative bed:
"It was a large room, almost the size of the drawing room, but, sited on the corner of the house, it again had windows on two sides. Near the door lay an enormous bed covered in a rug of wildcat skins and above which hung a childhood photograph of herself, Avie and Buck. Beyond its sleeping area was another "room," space for a writing desk and chair, another sofa even, all looking out to the view beyond. The door was propped open by a tortoiseshell-topped elephant's foot, to allow her dogs to wander in and out."
No wonder they called the house "Clouds." The decorative bed decor sounds heavenly!
LA based blogger and Editor of LA Observed observes some contemporary bedrooms on his blog, and comments on Sex In the City's Carrie Bradshaw decorative bed decor. Great fun!
A decorative bed is a way to express yourself in a very personal way. From Shabby Chic to just not too shabby, bedroom decorating can be elegant to casual depending on your locale and style. Make your decorative bed worth going to bed for.
If there's no need to do your bedroom decor all over, it's always nice to add a few decorative bed accessories like decorative pillows to freshen up and pamper you a little. Have breakfast in bed on one of our serving trays.