When decorating a master bedroom, we tend to lean towards a calming color palette and sculptural light fixtures. We also like to personalize the space with bedding. In this Upper East Side master bedroom in New York City, we created a dusty lavender color scheme with an accent of hand-embroidered wallpaper. The bedside pendants are like the jewelry and the metal nicely contrasts with the delicate flowers. The bedside tables personalize the space—vintage nesting tables for her and a Frampton Co table with storage for him.
For an unexpected headboard, use a decorative element that’s not typical for a bedroom. Consider painted wooden window shutters, a decorative wall divider that can lie flat and be attached to the wall, or an ornate iron panel painted a fun color. Just make sure to place oversized pillows in front of this kind of installation or hang it where your head can’t touch it.
Pendant lights come in all sizes and styles, from simple glass orbs to delicate crystals, and are a fabulous way to turn an ordinary bedroom into an extraordinary haven. Look for pendant lights with cutwork or jewel-like openings. When illuminated in the dark, the lights will cast a radiant jewel-box glow in your bedroom.
Storage furniture, such as bedside tables with drawers or even small dressers, can also be affixed to the wall, leaving space beneath to store shoes or stylish baskets stashed with necessities.