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bedroom practical in case you feel cold. Be sure that when you are selecting these layers you do so with each of them in mind. They should coordinate with each other and connect your space. They can serve as your final touches or just the start to your space. • The type of flooring you choose is a personal one. Carpet can be soft and warming; While hardwood floors can look luxurious. Or you can have both with hardwood floors and an area rug. • Waking up to a fabulous view is a great way to start any day. If you don’t have a view simply add artwork so that is the first thing you see. • A luxurious addition to any master space is a sitting area. All you really need is a comfy chair, a side table for a hot cup of coffee or nice glass of wine. If there’s room consider adding a bench at the foot of your bed or a foot stool to your comfy chair. • Add mirrors. This tip has more to do with furnishings then getting a little frisky. Mirrors reflect light and create the illusion of more space. • If you work a job that requires you to sleep during the day consider room darkening window treatments. This will

help you get a more restful sleep. • If outside noise is a problem the answer is simple. A sound machine. Make sure you and your new soulmate combine your furniture styles. Many times items with straight lines that are paired with curvy shapes can represent both of your tastes and definitely make things much more interesting.

to focus on the things you have in common and use that to build your foundation. Be sure to edit and try new things until you come up with the perfect formula for your master retreat. Now it is easier to surround yourself in beautiful home décor SHOP MY NEW HOME COLLECTION WWW.BLUEDOTHOMEMARKET.COM Design is everything. EVERYTHING!

One of the questions I am asked a lot is TV or no TV? I think it is again a matter of choice. I think it is easier to create a restful retreat if you don’t include electronics. But if you must, try to keep them in a cabinet so you can hide them away and stop them from becoming the main focal point. Don’t be afraid to go big with your accent pieces. Find pieces that incorporate some of the bolder shades in your color scheme. When you have neutral walls accent pieces become more critical for creating a balanced design. Newlyweds are uniquely different people so it’s OK if it takes a while to find your decorating groove. Try

Todd Russell

About the Author: Todd Russell is a professional Interior Designer with over 20 years experience in helping couples create unique living spaces. He can be found on his Facebook page Blue Dot Interiors. https://www.facebook.com/ bluedotinteriors gayweddingsmag.com / GWM 33

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