The former Fixer Upper star not only created swoon-worthy spaces for her many, many clients on HGTV, but she also found the time to lay out some gorgeous suites in her own Waco, Texas farmhouse, too. (She even got her five kids to enjoysharing rooms. What is that magic?)
Now, the Homebody—and soon to be We Are the Gardeners—author is sharing her top-secret tips with CountryLiving.com. And with some major winter storms on the way, you’re definitely going to want to take advantage of her advice. Ready to create the dreamiest, coziest bedroom in just a few clicks? Keep reading for her list of essentials.
“Just basic, good pillows to lay your head on at night. These are the pillows that you don’t see. They’re what you lay your head on,” she says. “I think so many times I was investing in the bedding that I was like, ‘Oh, we’ll throw whatever pillow there.’” Not anymore!
“Bedding that’s practical, but also pretty,” she says. “You can find a blend that’s both, and that’s comfortable and not stuffy.” She also suggests, “A good throw at the end of the bed.”
Every space needs “lamps for when you don’t have lights on and you want to have that softer light,” she says. “Lamps are great for making it feel even warmer.”
“A good rug will ground the space and that’s where you can bring in more color,” she says. “A rug sets that stage for everything else that you layer on top of it.”
“The least amount of clutter and noise—the better and more calming,” she says. “Let the textures be the thing that makes the room feel complete, more than all the stuff on the walls because you want to feel like when you step in your bedroom, it’s a retreat.”
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