Steps to Create a Dreamy Bedroom

 Start off with a comfortable bed and deluxe frame.

 Use Roman Shades (possibly with black out liners) in a natural linen fabric or in a grass or bamboo material.
Splurge on bed linens with lovely detailing like these from

Place a couple of these (a good deal from Overstock) or a longer bench at the foot of your bed.

Paint your bedroom a soothing color, 
like these from Benjamin Moore.

This shade would be pretty on the walls, like in my bedroom, or just on the ceiling like in our guest room.

Invest in pretty nightstands with storage.

                                    Hang an interesting chandelier, like this one, as a finishing touch.  In our bedroom, we hung a crystal chandelier from my mother.

Find all the above sources and more dreamy furnishings on my 

Also, this was a pleasant surprise!
houzz interior design ideas 
 My company was recognized as a winner of their 
2013 "Best of Remodeling" Customer Satisfaction Award. 
Houzz is a great resource to gain inspiration and help you determine your design preferences.

Thank you, House Beautiful for including my last post on slipcovers in your top five weekly reads!


  1. you are speaking my language, you know! or should I say "y'all are speakin' my language!"

    congrats on the houzz award. well deserved!


  2. congrats on your award! that's fantastic!

  3. Mary Ann - how exciting for the recognition! So happy for you! Fabulous ideas for a dreamy bedroom….that is what I am working on right now actually!

  4. Congrats on the award and publicity! I would this a sweet dreams bedroom - so soothing.

  5. Congratulations on everything, Mary Ann! I love your bedroom ideas and selections. The bed is divine!

  6. Congrats on the houzz and HB honors. Very well deserved.

  7. Beautiful choices for a bedroom. Congrats on all the recognition, Mary Ann. You deserve it! xo Diana

  8. Loved this Mary Ann! I have neutral bedding and a tufted headboard that's similar to the one above. I'm still looking for lamps for my side tables and the right window treatment. I want a black out Ronan shade but I'm concerned about the weight of the fabric.. and pulling it up and down. I have two fairly wide windows.. not sure what to do yet!

    Congrats on the award!

  9. Wow Mary Ann, those acknowledgements are quite and honor!!!
    So proud of you :)

  10. Wow Mary Ann I'm so happy for you...you deserve it!

  11. Mary Ann,

    You go girl...lol congrats you bring readers what they like to learn more about. I know I enjoy learning what you share and appreciate the time it takes to blog about it.


  12. Congratulations, Miss Mary Ann! That's such an honor and couldn't happen to a nicer person and better blog. :)

  13. A big congrats to you! So well deserved. Love your ideas for a neutral bedroom, great paint colors and agree about investing in good linens....so worthwhile! Great post.

  14. This does sound dreamy, and I love all your choices. congrats on the Houzz badge! We earned it, too!
    xo Nancy

  15. Well I was typing a comment and it went away! :) Now, congratulations on your awards! That is so wonderful. I love your tips on a calming lovely bedroom. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. Congratulations! What a nice nod to your fabulous talents. We're planning a mini-redo of our bedroom and this definitely helps with ideas.

  17. Lovely bedroom, MaryAnn! Nothing like a calm neutral for a place to slumber.

  18. It is great to see you guest posting on Houzz. That is fantastic and I love the design ideas!

  19. Congrats Mary Ann. I adore all of your beautiful bedroom ideas, but seriously, who can afford most of those items? If I were to purchase that gorgeous chandelier, for example, I would be paying for it for at least 2 years. See, This is what stresses me out. I see all these gorgeous things for my home, and I can't afford any of it. Thanks for the inspiration, and more anxiety.

    1. I know Carol...that's why I am a big bargain shopper and check out thrift and consignment stores...there are a lot of white sales going on now (great linens at Home Goods and Tuesday Morning)....and Pottery Barn has a pretty beaded chandelier, too. These are things to aspire to...and looks to create within your budget. Relax...just decorating :)

  20. So I guess my bedroom in black is not dreamy...but congratulations on House Beautifuls Top 5 Reads. Your slipcover post was very helpful!

  21. Congrats on the Houzz and House Beautiful acknowledgments. Your tips on creating a dreamy bedroom are great. Fortunately I just finished our bedroom and seem to have hit most of the marks.

  22. Sounds like the winning combination to me! I always love your style!

  23. Wow, Mary Ann! That is exciting! Also, I love how you say, "Relax, just decorating" as I need to keep this in mind!
    jeanne c

  24. I’m sure that it will come out great when you follow these steps, but I’m not sure whether it will last long having kids around, it will surely get messed up quickly.

  25. Absolutely love these tips Mary Ann - my bedroom/bathroom is in dire need of a facelift and these tips are perfect!! Congrats again on the Houzz award and on the endorsement by House Beautiful!!!

  26. Beautiful inspiration photos and congratulations on your awards!!!!

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  28. Congratulations on everything, Mary Ann! I love your bedroom ideas and selections. The bed is divine! Painters

  29. Good work! I always like to leave comments Ashley Wood Stoves whenever I see something unusual or impressive. I think we must appreciate those who do something especial. Keep it up, thanks


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