Taking a look at the room in which we spend, on average, a third of our lives, this book offers sound advice on furnishing and decorating every sort of sleeping space, encompassing both practical and aesthetic elements. A wide range of alternatives is shown, from open-plan sleeping areas to children's rooms, and mezzanine levels to rooms in a converted railway carriage or barge. Featured styles range from traditional and country to global and modern, and examples include exotic Oriental, streamlined Shaker, airy Mediterranean and modern eccentric. Different types of bed, bedroom treatments, lighting and storage are explored, with each one weighing up the relative merits of different elements such as sleigh beds or four-posters, fascia boards or French pleats, and Edwardian wardrobes or streamlined storage areas. Practical advice on creating different fabric features for the bedroom, such as corona drapes, a half canopy, and an upholstered headboard are also included, each accompanied by step-by-step illustrations. Charting the whole process of creating a bedroom, from responding to a space to choosing the finishing touches, the book should give the ideas and the impetus to make your bedroom the room of your dreams.