You Asked, Brian Answered Bedroom Edition

Brian Gluckstein shares his expert advice on your bedroom design questions

Brian tackles design dilemmas from you! Be sure to follow @glucksteinhome on Instagram to submit your questions for our next Ask Me Anything with Brian.

Q: What’s the best height for a headboard?

A: I’d say 54 inches high, but if you want a modern look you can go either very high or very low with the headboard either 42 or 58 inches.

Q: What do you think of fabric on the walls in a bedroom?

A: I love using fabric on the walls, whether through paneled walls or by using fabric on an upholstered headboard. It creates a soft cozy feel and really helps insulate the room from noise.


Q: How do you paint a bedroom with a sloped ceiling?

A: Sometimes I’ll paint the slope the same colour as the walls, but it’s often nice to do an accent wall with a different paint colour on the wall behind the bed.

Q: I’m starting fresh on a new principal bedroom. What colour scheme would you use for a beach cottage?

A: For a beach cottage I like a light and airy feel- creams, sands, and maybe different blues to play up the nautical look.


Q: My master bedroom is very long, how can I divide it or position furniture comfortably?

A: In a very long bedroom, I like to create a sitting area. I’ll place the bed against the wall on one end of the room, then position a sofa in front of the bed with a chair or two, and then an armoire or dresser in front of that with a television on it.


Q. How large should the rug be under a king size bed and where should it be placed?

A: You take the bed and the night tables and have the carpet go from one end of the night table all the way to the other end of the other night table. It can start anywhere underneath the night table and go all the way to the wall across from the bed, about a foot away from the wall.

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