Special Bedroom: Charming

It’s difficult, and expensive, to find this type of unusual embroidered linens if you would like to produce a look similar to this bed. But a few handmade pieces can add immediate charm to your bedroom.

Visit a few antique stores to capture some vintage linen at a reasonable price. You may also have some luck at odd-lot stores such as Tuesday Morning.

Recreating the shabby-chic look of the bed requires some focused shopping for a simple four-poster in dark wood tones. If you paint it with a paint/primer combination that will work on the stained wood, then sand the edges to bring out the dark color underneath, you can easily get a similar effect.

This room is about layering textures until you reach the point where the space has an inviting, cushy feel. There is a sense of gentle abundance about this room, and it is pretty feminine. Notice the ruffled shade on the lamp and the few dark colors introduced by the artwork in the background. Sticking with white and off-white helps the space feel soft and integrated. With a few choice purchases, you can give any bedroom the same gentle charm you see here.