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How to Decorate a Perfect Bedroom

Designer Alexa Hampton shares 5 tips for creating a suite space

From Interior Designer Alexa Hampton

For the Seattle Showhouse, interior designer Alexa Hampton knew she wanted to design the master bedroom. See the end result, below, and read her helpful tips for creating a suite space.

1. For bedside lighting, I often use swing-arm sconces. They take up no room on the bedside table, and if you’re reading in bed, it’s the perfect way to illuminate the pages of a book. For added detail, I like to use pleated silk shades on the sconces in an accent color.

Portrait: Andrew French

2. This room is awash in neutral tones with varying patterns. In order to keep the eye interested, I used pops of red accessories. In addition to serving as a foil to the neutrals, they bring a necessary warmth to the bedroom.  

3. These bedside tables are new to my collection with Hickory Chair and function well because they are as practical as they are pretty. They have a top surface large enough to place a lamp for added light and iPads and phones while charging, a middle shelf for stacks of books, and a lower drawer to conceal personal items.

4. I like to treat closet doors differently than passage doors. If you have a closet in your bedroom, consider wallpapering the doors or adding mirrored panels. 

5. Getting in bed after a long day is always heavenly, but the experience is even better if you have invested in wonderful linens. I used Leontine Linens in this room. They are a wonderful company to work with because the bedding can be tailored completely to the design of the room.


Photography: Jeff Beck