For our new master bedroom my inspiration came from this gorgeous geometric fabric from Designer Fabrics.
I absolutely love the pattern and the subtle gray and white colour scheme. It worked great with our existing coverlet and duvet cover so I ordered 2 yards of it and made a custom upholstered headboard which is the definitely the focal point in this room. The headboard was easy to make and a very inexpensive way to use this fabric.
The large window required a lot of fabric for draperies so I used a solid gray cotton double width fabric which looks great and was very affordable! The drapery system is called Ripplefold; it’s a very simple and modern heading which is typically used in commercial applications but it works beautifully on large windows and you tend to use less yardage than with pleated draperies. I love the way drapery finishes off a room but I don’t like fussy or overdone window treatments so the ripplefold style was the perfect solution.
I made the drapes myself and they’re actually very simple to sew. See directions here: http://www.kirsch.com/products/basic-hardware/brochures/RipplefoldBrochure.pdf . I used blackout lining behind the fabric for privacy, light control and to add insulation; this also gives the lightweight fabric some fullness and allows them to hang nicely. The drapes are hanging on a commercial drapery hardware system called KS Track. In my application I have opted not to use the ceiling or wall mount brackets that can be purchased, instead I drilled directly through the track and installed it flush with the ceiling for a cleaner look.
The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Metropolitan (AF-690) from their Affinity Collection. I love this colour because works perfectly with my fabric scheme and it has a slight green undertone in it which warms it up. Grays can be very tricky to select as most silvery grays tend to go very blue when you see them up in a room. Grays with green undertones are much easier to decorate with, they marry well with almost any other colour and they have a slightly warmer feel which is great for a bedroom.
Overall I’m quite happy with the master bedroom for now. It still needs new flooring (or we may refinish the existing wood floors), some accessories and an area rug but that will come with time!
Wall Paint – Benjamin Moore Affinity Collection – Metropolitan AF-690 http://www.benjaminmoore.ca
Drapery & Headboard Fabric – Designer Fabrics http://www.designerfabrics.ca
Drapery Hardware – KS System http://www.jackson.ca
Pendant Light – Rona