Kristen Fencl
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June 6, 2012
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Tahoe/Truckee Home Improvement: Uncover the possibilities with your bedroom

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — If your bedroom doesn’t offer you a respite from the hustle and bustle of the day, then now’s the time to transform it. It’s a new year, filled with wonderfully exciting and new possibilities.

The time and money you consider investing now will definitely pay off in big dividends in your future. Especially, because your bedroom redecorating project might just mean that you’ll find yourself being just a little happier, a bit more joyful and most importantly at peace with yourself and your surroundings.

And, as with every decorating project, it’s important to develop a decorating plan that fits your needs, your lifestyle and most importantly your pocketbook. Consider these three simple steps:


Begin by visualizing your entire project, and then list all the types of activities you’ll want to conduct in your get away haven. Perhaps it’s writing thought-provoking entries in you daily journal; reading your favorite books; knitting, needlework; watching old romantic movies; meditating; contemplating your plans for the next day — whatever your activity think through what types of things will make you the happiest.


Look at your bedroom with a critical eye. Given the amount of space available and your list of activities, will the space available be adequate? If not, you may need to reassess your activity list.


Next, lock in a color scheme. Color sets the stage and provides harmony to everything else that will eventually find its way into your new bedroom. It’s the backdrop that surrounds all of your furnishings, fabrics, accessories and lighting.

Remember any decorating project that involves the world of color, the fabulous furnishings and accessories that are now available and the marvelous material for floors, walls windows and beds are an exciting undertaking.

— Kristen Fencl, CID, is an interior decorator and owner of Decorating Dens. Learn more at, or call 775-832-8012.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 6, 2012 05:08PM Published Jun 6, 2012 05:07PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.