Consider Architectural Elements
I often have clients that are paralyzed by windows on either side of the bed. They can not get beyond the notion of placing bedside tables in front of the windows and the window treatments, for that matter. Don’t let windows stop you from using fabulous side tables. I think a layered look on the major focal wall gives the space a really high end look. Also, you don’t have to worry about what to hang on the wall above the bedside tables (which I discuss later in this post).
A chandelier creates drama and elevates a entire atmosphere in a bedroom. Also notice the his and her reading cans above the bed. These are a clever solution for additional light.
I adore swing arm lamps and actually have them in my own bedroom. The main reason, it frees up lots of table top space for additional accessories.
Remember, lighting can really take a bedroom in a dramatic style direction as well. Check out these modern pendants mounted on the ceiling – a real statement.
Consider selecting bedside tables to contrast your headboard/bed. This can give you such a wonderful impact. I am not a fan of a matching bedroom suite. I love the idea of the bed being the star of the room with the bedside tables juxtaposed for interest. In this case, the beside tables are stealing the show!
Well Thought Out Artwork
When considering a bedroom focal wall, you have three spots to consider – over the bed and above either bedside table (unless you have windows to fill these spots). The trick is to contrast the bedside table artwork with what you include over the bed.