10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed

The bed is the focal point of a bedroom. It should draw your eye and ground the space. Depending on what kind of bed you have, there is probably some space left above the headboard, which leaves you with the dilemma of what to do with that empty space.

There are a lot of ways to decorate above the bed so it makes a statement. It’s a great opportunity to get creative and add some character to the room. Whether you want to do something big or small, extravagant or simple, there are plenty of ideas to choose from and easily customize for your tastes and lifestyle.

Here are 10 bedrooms that used the space above the bed in a stylish and clever way to inspire you.

Decor Ideas for Above the Bed

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThis headboard also serves as a work of art with an intricate pattern and details carved into it.
Source: Behance

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comOne small sculpture adds some extra character above the bed. The pop of gold speaks to the other gold accents in the space and breaks up the gray.
Source: Cuckoo 4 Design

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThree pieces of art balance the bed and look clean but chic.
Source: Domino

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more eclectic look, an entire gallery wall is very charming and full of personality.
Source: The Everygirl

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comYou don’t necessarily have to attach something to the wall to add some style above your bed. How about a chandelier?
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA shelf above the bed gives you the perfect spot to lean artwork or place some decorative items that you can easily switch out whenever you feel like it.
Source: Lust Living

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s another example of a shelf over the bed, this time with electric candles that provide a romantic glow.
Source: Decorola

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA mirror always looks elegant and will also help brighten up the space and make it feel larger.
Source: Veranda

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThis fun wall element provides texture and a bit of whimsy.
Source: Domino

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comOf course, an eye-catching work of art is a classic and always inspiring choice.
Source: House & Garden

So many fun ways to take advantage of this space!

Warm regards,
Megan

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look

Today, it can be hard to keep a decluttered look in the home when there are so many things we need to have around. Whether it’s books, movies, office supplies, kitchen supplies, accessories or other miscellaneous items, there are a lot of small things that take up space and are visually unappealing.

That’s why I love baskets. They have become very popular in home decor and organization because of how functional and stylish they are. Want to hide some of the books and movies on your entertainment center? Put them in baskets. Need more space for your filing and office supplies? Put them in baskets. Want to condense how much shelf or drawer space you’re using in the kitchen? Put some of it in baskets.

There are so many uses for baskets and they always manage to make shelving look so much less cluttered, as well as more charming. You can get them in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and styles, so you can always find exactly what will work for your specific taste and needs.

Here are 10 examples of decorating with baskets to inspire you and give you some great ideas.

Decorating with Baskets

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comWicker baskets create some nice contrast against the white bookcase and hide away miscellaneous files and items.
Source: Emily Henderson

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comMetal baskets have a nice industrial look that works great in a modern or farmhouse decor.
Source: The Glitter Guide

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comA few baskets on the bottom shelves anchor these bookcases and provide some pretty texture.
Source: Bliss At Home

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comSwitch up the type of baskets you use in one area to make it look more interesting.
Source: Pop Sugar

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comBaskets are perfect for a kid’s room to hide toys in a chic way.
Source: Studio McGee

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comBaskets are great for hiding paperwork and a variety of other office supplies, especially if your desk is in a public space.
Source: One Kings Lane

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comEntertainment centers can quickly become cluttered with movies, books, and game consoles but baskets help keep the space streamlined.
Source: Pottery Barn

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comThese baskets provide so much charm and character to these shelves while also being wonderfully fuctional.
Source: Design Sponge

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comA bookcase works great as a room divider and baskets that fit right into the squares make it look more charming and offer tons of organization.
Source: Made by Girl

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comFor the perfect farmhouse bookcase, you have to have some baskets!
Source: Starfish Cottage

Love them!

Warm regards,
Megan

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors

Contrast is one of my favorite design tricks to use to create a powerful statement in a space. It’s a simple concept that can be used in a variety of ways, including color, texture, and styles. One of my favorite classic contrast looks is light walls paired with dark floors.

This look is so elegant and timeless. It instantly elevates the sophistication of a space and gives it that “wow” factor before you even introduce any furniture. It’s completely versatile so it can suit any style you like and can be easily personalized to your tastes. The most classic choice is dark wood floors with white walls, but there is a lot of room to explore within this look.

Another great thing about rooms with light walls and dark floors is that it doesn’t matter how large or small the space is. In a large space, it creates a beautiful statement that pulls everything together. In a small space, you can enjoy having the dark floors while the light walls bounce light to make it feel larger.

Here are 10 rooms with light walls and dark floors to inspire you.

Rooms with Light Walls and Dark Floors

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comCrisp white walls and a white sofa contrast beautifully against the rich, dark wood floors, allowing them to stand out.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the natural light bouncing off the white in this room illuminates the beautiful wood grain in the floors.
Source: Thistlewood Farms

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe original fireplace is able to serve as a beautiful statement in this room, joining the floors and the walls.
Source: My Domaine

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dark floors ground this all-white kitchen so you get a nice balance between warmth and cleanliness.
Source: Home Bunch

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe light walls don’t have to be a stark white to get the same effect. This soft taupe still creates contrast in a more subtle way.
Source: Architectural Digest

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe wood beams wonderfully mimic the dark wood floors and pull this room together.
Source: Desire to Inspire

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat an entryway! All the dark wood really stands out thanks to the white walls.
Source: Domino

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comAgain, wood beams carry the darkness of the floors upward, this time in an elegant hallway.
Source: Style Estate

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comA soft blue on the ceiling compliments both the white and dark flooring to make this space more dynamic.
Source: My Design Chic

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe gray tile backsplash was a perfect choice to blend the dark floor and white cabinets.
Source: Desire to Inspire

Always so chic!

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Laura Dern’s Eclectic LA Retreat

Actress Laura Dern has created a home that is as unique and artistic as she is, featuring incredible artwork, film set mementos, and elements from nature. The main color palette for the home is black and white, but there are well-selected pops of color through every room that give it plenty of personality.

The most impressive part is how much she has embraced nature in the home. Most of the rooms are almost entirely surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that allow the forest surrounding the home to be appreciated even while you’re inside. There is also tons of natural light that makes it feel bright and open. In the decor, there are touches of nature, such as plant life and wood pieces.

The house isn’t huge, but the high ceilings, natural light, windows, and light-weight furniture make it feel spacious and open. If you want some ideas on how to make a small space feel larger, you can pick up some great ideas from this home.

This beautiful home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest is definitely unique and offers a lot of inspiration. Enjoy!

Laura Dern Home Tour

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comModern furniture, charming artwork, and a blue area rug bring a lot of character to the white living room.

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comFloor-to-ceiling windows blur the lines between interior and exterior.

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe light fixture over the dining room table looks like wild branches, which is perfect for the nature-inspired space.

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comA splash of blue on the walls is lively and cheerful in the master bedroom.

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comGorgeous greenery surrounds one of the sitting areas, making what few walls are in it practically disappear.

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite cabinets keep things sleek and modern in the kitchen, not to take away from yet more windows.

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThis black and white modern vignette looks like it was taken straight from an art gallery.

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comA built-in banquette in the kitchen is the perfect spot for breakfast and casual meals.

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe outdoor area is just as charming as the interior with more modern furniture and a low-maintenance gravel ground.

Home Tour: Laura Dern's Eclectic LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom is simple and spa-like, also open to the stunning woods outside.

What a unique home full of personality!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis

During the summer, I start dreaming about tropical vacations. The sea, the sand, the palm trees. Not all of us live near the coast, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the coast to your own backyard, even if you’re landlocked. You can easily create a tropical patio with the right landscaping, colors, and decor.

Palm trees, of course, will make a world of difference in making your outdoor space feel more tropical. There are many different types of palm trees, so consult with a local expert (employees in the garden center at your local hardware store will be able to help) to find out which ones would be the best for your area’s climate. If you don’t have the space for palm trees, you can buy potted ones or even purchase some fake ones that look very real to put around your patio or balcony for the same effect.

Color also plays a big role in making a space look more tropical. Bright coastal colors, like greens, blues, and yellows are great choices to make it cheerful and beachy. Any style can look tropical depending on the accents you choose, whether you want to go rustic, modern, or anything in between. Incorporate coastal textures like driftwood and wicker to make it even more authentic.

Here are 10 tropical patio ideas to inspire you and give you some ideas on how you can transform your outdoor space into your own oasis.

Tropical Patio Ideas

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis | HomeandEventStyling.comCheerful blue cushions and yellow accents pop against the tropical greenery surrounding this patio.
Source: PopSugar Home

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis | HomeandEventStyling.comRustic meets coastal on this gorgeous patio full of rich textures like wood, wicker, and stone.
Source: How to Decorate

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis | HomeandEventStyling.comYou feel like you’re in the middle of the jungle on this patio. White cushions and curtains make it look chic and comfortable without taking away from the incredible surroundings.
Source: Apartment Therapy

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a minimalist look that is tropical, white elements contrast beautifully with the greenery and rustic wood accents.
Source: My Domaine

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming is the chevron pattern on the sofas? This tropical patio has a Moroccan flair that gives it lots of character.
Source: Brit.co

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis | HomeandEventStyling.comTurquoise accents and other coastal accessories bring your mind right to the sea.
Source: Southern Living

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis | HomeandEventStyling.comYellow always looks very chic when paired with black and white stripes, which also brings a chic touch to the gorgeous greenery surrounding it all.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis | HomeandEventStyling.comThis patio has a great bohemian, laid back vibe. How pretty is that blue and white tile?
Source: Old Brand New

10 Tropical Patios That Feel Like an Island Oasis | HomeandEventStyling.comI love the antique, rustic vibe of this gorgeous outdoor dining room that you can imagine sits in the middle of the jungle or looks onto a beautiful sea.
Source: House and Leisure

Now I want to go to the beach!

Warm regards,
Megan