decorating a bedroom

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

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Work in Symmetry

There is something welcoming and approachable about traditional decorating in the bedroom. To bring order and balance, make use of symmetrical arrangements. Well-mannered pairs of lamps or nightstands in the master bedroom, twin beds or bookshelves in a child's room, or two luggage stands or chairs in a guest room offer flexibility and a sense of continuity. The doubling effect creates a polish that's pleasing to the eye.