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Readers' Choice: 2011's 20 Bedrooms

This past year, readers were all about daring, trendy bedrooms chock full of inspirational ideas. While dream bedrooms were added to ideabooks left and right, most people desired simple and affordable ideas they could use to completely alter the look and style of their own bedroom.

Dramatic light fixtures, vibrant colours, exciting wall treatments, and contrasting accents can be viewed in just about every one of those bedrooms. Another popular fad –multiple seating areas in the bedroom — continues as people spend more time in the home, rather than going out. Have a look at Houzzers’ 20 favorite bedrooms added to site in 2011. Which comfy bedroom is calling out your name?

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Urrutia Design

1. Users could not get enough of the merchandise within this gray bedroom room and stored this picture to their ideabooks for inspiration on the best way best to use an armoire, layering different kinds of lighting, and how to use numerous plush benches.

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

2. Figuring out how to decorate a teen’s room can be a challenge. They need something interesting and vibrant, and you want something which’ll go with the rest of your home — and something you won’t need to redecorate in a year. Users loved the slick built-ins within this teenaged girls’ bedroom, the wise utilization of vibrant fabrics, and the playful pink ceiling.

Michelle Hinckley

3. Mixing dark and light colours was one trend that our readers could not get enough of this season. The walls in this bedroom are pretty dim, but the yellow and white accents prevent it from getting dreary. The large windows and furniture positioning keep the room bright and open, while metallic table lamps and a starburst mirror add elegance.

Kitchens & Baths, Linda Burkhardt

4. This gorgeous bedroom is a fantastic example of all-white done right. A mix of subtle patterns and textures keeps the eye amused, but is still relaxing and soothing. Readers also loved the bedding — don’t you just want to snuggle up under that fluffy duvet?

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

5. The exceptional positioning of this rustic barn door automatically made this picture worth saving. Painting the doorway white makes it feel more contemporary and cohesive with the rest of the home, and contrasts with the shearling bedding indoors.

Michael Abrams Limited

6. While this bedroom is unquestionably striking, the gray tones tend to give it a soothing, rather than cold, texture. Readers were attracted to the carefully chosen color palette, as well as the convenient sitting area in front of the fireplace. Various forms of lighting — from sconces, to floor lamps, to the chandelier — provide comfortable levels of lighting for any time of day.

Michael Abrams Limited

7. Though this can be a dark bedroom, the plush cloths and thick upholstered headboard give it an extra-cozy vibe. Houzz users adored the cushioned headboard on the wall and the wise use of this mirror, which brings light across the room and makes the room feel larger.

Brian Dittmar Design, Inc..

8. Together with earthy pastels and off-white draperies, the gray paint in this area feels soft and warm.

Elizabeth Gordon

9. Houzz readers stored this picture for just about every inspiring detail inside the room. The bedside pendants and contemporary chandelier immediately catch the eye, but readers also love the drape behind the bed, the metallic wallcovering, and the stunning and glamorous four-poster bed.

Jill Shevlin Design

10. This chamber has such an peaceful feel — you unwind just looking at the photograph. The robin’s-egg blue wall color feels fresh and soft, and the designer gave it a little life with deeper blues and beiges.

Atmosphere Interior Design Inc..

11. Readers were immediately drawn to the accessories within this area. The headboard and the Art Deco-inspired fixtures give it a glamorous look. The use of all-white resort bedding keeps the room feeling fresh and crisp.

Urrutia Design

12. Houzzers desired rooms that felt cozy and warm this season — bedrooms in which they can curl up and read a book, or browse the world wide web and get a little work done.

This chamber has a gorgeous neutral palette users adored. The wall color, November Rain by Benjamin Moore, softens the dark browns and grays from the fabrics.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

13. The innovative use of wall art within this coastal-inspired bedroom was a significant attraction. A blue-and-brown color palette has been very popular on the site this season, also Houzzers loved the mix of designs on the bedding and rug.

J. Hirsch Interior Design, LLC

14. Lots of the popular bedrooms this season felt contemporary, but Houzzers still adored a soft, traditionally decorated bedroom. The dramatic headboard was a huge point of visual interest in this area, and Houzz users also loved the chandelier that is used as bedside lighting.

Burnham Design

15. Although neutrals ruled the roost in bedrooms this season, Houzz readers also loved when a room showcased bold color. The combination of turquoise, blood-orange, and cherry in this area is cheerful and diverse.

16. Affordable and simple decorating tips were on our readers’ heads this season. The yellow, black and gray color palette in this bedroom known as readers, but they also loved the way the few straightforward bits took this bedroom to another level. An upholstered seat at the foot of a bed, a fantastic headboard, and the coordinated wall art are all decorating details that make a difference.

Studio William Hefner

17. Elegant and luxurious, this silver-and-white bedroom features an open and airy texture Houzz users fell in love with. Each one of the exquisite pieces of furniture look perfectly proportioned and comfortable.

Michael Abrams Limited

18. A unique mix of fabrics and a fabulous pair of drapes in this bedroom known to individuals. Although it’s a little bit of a darker bedroom, that didn’t turn Houzzers away — the big window allows just enough light in for this to feel cozy, but not claustrophobic.

Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

19. There’s almost no limit to the inspiration that Houzzers located in this dim and cozy bedroom. The wonderful light fixture is the very first thing that catches the attention , but Houzz users also saved this picture for the warm wood flooring, gray walls, bedframe and gorgeous fireplace just past the main bedroom.

Van Wicklen Layout

20. This chamber is just another fantastic example of a small girl’s room done right. Houzzers loved the cabin look of this cheerful and fresh bedroom. The indoor shutters were a great touch, and the geometric background behind the beds keeps the room youthful and fun.

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