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FALL 2014

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“Colour sets the stage and provides harmony to everything else that will eventually find its way into your new bedroom.”

Janine Workman Special to the Calgary Sun

3 DAY Photo Courtesy DeCorating Den


With colder weather and shorter days on the horizon, fall is the perfect season to cosy-up at home. And nowhere is a snuggly space more important than in the bedroom, where the right decor can powerfully affect a solid night’s sleep. All people fall into two categories in the bedroom, says home décor expert Karl Lohnes. The first type is categorized as a “cave person,” someone who needs window coverings that keep the room pitch-black in the morning. The second type is a “cloud person,” someone who needs light in the morning in order to wake up. Identifying your sleep habits is a great place to get started on your bedroom décor as it helps you choose window coverings that support the way you sleep, whether you need black-out blinds or lacy curtains.


“Window treatments here need to be both beautiful and functional,” said Katie O’Dwyer, interior decorator and owner of the Decorating Den. “Styles, fabrics, trim, hardware and fabrication techniques can vary tremendously to satisfy both function and beauty.” Along with a place to catch a good night’s rest, a modern bedroom can function as an all-around at-home retreat. “Rugs, draperies, upholstered walls and furniture can act as important soundabsorbing elements to provide an intimate setting or solitude,” said O’Dwyer. “Make it personal, cosy, functional and private and you’ll find yourself retreating there more often than before.” She suggests visualizing what sort of activities you would like your “getaway” haven to support. “Perhaps it’s writing thought-provoking entries in your journal, reading your favourite books, watching TV or meditating, to name a few,” she said. O’Dwyer recommends evaluating your

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