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House Beautiful Bedrooms

House Beautiful Bedrooms

by House Beautiful, House Beautiful Magazine Editors, Cara Greenberg
     
 
Decorate your bedroom so that it's the beautiful retreat of your dreams. The expertise of House Beautiful will guide you. The most personal and private places in a house, bedrooms shelter us and our guests with warmth and charm; provide comfort when we're tired; and give us a private oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whatever style you prefer,

Overview

Decorate your bedroom so that it's the beautiful retreat of your dreams. The expertise of House Beautiful will guide you. The most personal and private places in a house, bedrooms shelter us and our guests with warmth and charm; provide comfort when we're tired; and give us a private oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whatever style you prefer, from country romance to a smart, tailored look, you'll find many design ideas here that you'll want to make your own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688125875
Publisher:
Hearst Books
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Series:
Great Style Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. ed
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.89(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.68(d)

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Balancing Acts



The most obvious "rule" -- that the scale of a successful window decoration should always be in harmony with the walls and windows of the room -- is unfortunately not always followed.  Too often, a curtain panel is too short, or stock-sized louvered wooden shutters are too small.   Curtains that are too narrow are a common problem, especially when trying to fit standard sizes available at retail to the nonstandard windows of many rooms.  

A big window deserves generous embellishments; undersize hardware and flimsy rods will automatically underplay its inherent drama and grandness.



Rooms with a View



Window coverings play an important role in controlling light.  In rooms with large windows, they provide a comfort shield against the sun's glare and heat.  Often the best choices for rooms that face into the sun are wooden venetian blinds, vertical blinds, or mini blinds with narrow slats of plastic or aluminum featuring cords, wands, or other mechanisms that allow the light to be finely calibrated.



A growing concern about the harmful effect of ultraviolet rays has given rise to a variety of solar screening materials, including a scrimlike plastic mesh that works well for large window walls in contemporary settings.

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