Wallpaper is a transformative way to create a statement in a room. This deGournay wallpaper with 12-carat white gold and aluminum accents is striking and serves as the foundation of the room, but its neutral colors allow for the freedom to add accent colors such as the moss green and magenta chosen for this space. Choosing neutral colors for a big-ticket item such as handpainted wallpaper will give you more versatility because you can always switch up the other colors in the room quite easily.
We decorate a lot of bedrooms big and small and in lots of budget ranges, but the one item that makes the most difference is bedding. Make sure the bedding and duvet cover fit the bed. My personal taste is to have color and pattern in the bedroom that are soothing and conducive to relaxing.
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.
Design tip: Try adding a decorative component to the exterior surface of the foldout piece. A painted pattern on the back of a closed table or desk would add a visually interesting element to the room.