The bedroom is the most personal space in the house - whether it is a comfy, cozy refuge from life's stress or a multipurpose room intended for sleeping, working, and watching television - and the colours, fabrics, and furniture set a mood that reflects our personalities and our lifestyle. In the latest volume of her "Painted house" paperback series, Debbie Travis addresses the elements that go into planning, budgeting for, an creating the right bedroom. She gives tips on selecting the essentials, from mattress and linens to storage for clothing to lighting (whether it's taking advantage of the sunshine or finding the ideal reading light). In 40 easy, low-cost decorating projects, Travis draws inspiration from rooms around the world, giving readers advice and instructions on putting together a "plantation" bedroom with a four-poster bed, a breezy oasis that conjures up thoughts of Bali, a "well tailored" room, complete with a pin-stripe desk and blazer-button tab curtains, and other appealing styles.
Debbie Travis is the author of five previous books, has a syndicated column in the Chicago Sun-Times and is the host of the eponymous TV series