A bedroom should be many things: a sanctuary, a place to curl up with a book, a place where the entire family can pile onto the bed, a place to get ready each morning and decompress each night. But first and foremost, a bedroom should be beautiful. We find that bedrooms are often the eyesore of the home, left for last, while living rooms and kitchens flourish. Maybe it's because the bedroom is often out of sight of guests, maybe because most people see their bedroom as a place to sleep and not much else. Whatever the reason, oftentimes, people neglect their bedroom when it comes to decorating their home, when they should be doing just the opposite. Sure, the bedroom isn't the central gathering place of the home. But as we said above, it is a sanctuary, and often, the one and only room in the house where you can truly unplug. For that reason, it should be beautiful. It should make you feel calm and regal, like you can rest your head in the evenings and take on the world each morning.
With that in mind, we've designed this glamorous Hollywood Regency style bedroom. Hollywood Regency is all about the glam, with soft, luxurious fabrics such as velvet and silk, paired with neo-classical lines, glossy surfaces (hellooo, chrome and lacquer!), distinct patterns (greek key, anyone?) and of course, hints of gold. Opulence is key when it comes to decorating a Hollywood Regency bedroom, and we've brought it in in spades in the room above. Starting at the top, with a gorgeous gold flush mount light fixture, and ending on the floor, with stunning furniture pieces in luxe fabrics and statement finishes. The gold tones of the ceiling light are carried into the accent lighting, with a simple but chic table lamp. From there, the gold migrates to a signature of the Hollywood Regency decorating style: a burnished sunburst mirror. As you can see, we're not afraid to mix metals, and you shouldn't be either. The best rooms are the ones where something is just a little bit unconventional, and in our room, that piece is a gorgeous metallic silver hide bench. Put it at the foot of the bed; the stainless steel base will play perfectly off the shimmering pewter linen of the bed frame and headboard. For the dresser, we've selected one of our favorite pieces: a three drawer chest inlaid with natural bone (in a starburst formation that plays off the mirror!) and framed by black stained wood. A true 'covet until you have it' piece, this chest would look great as an oversized nightstand (especially if you're going for extra storage), or could also be put side by side for his and hers dressers. Finishing off the room is an armchair fit for a queen. If you've got room, we'd recommend a pair of these for a reading area, but just one would make for a great statement as well. Oversized and deep enough to suit the man of the house, but tufted and glamorous enough for the lady, this upholstered armchair delivers a classic Art Deco silhouette, making for the perfect finishing touch to our Hollywood Regency bedroom.
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