With a few savvy ideas, designer Nate Berkus, host of The Nate Berkus Show, transforms a Family Circle reader's sleepy bedroom into a dreamy retreat.
"I want a peaceful, clutter-free place where I can relax," says Linda Brandel, who lives with her husband and 11-year-old daughter in Cheektowaga, New York. "I've tried moving the furniture around, but the room still feels disorganized." Even more than a smart rearrangement, Linda craves a sophisticated color scheme. "It's so blah," she says. Bare wood floors and small high windows that offer little light also have Linda stumped. And at the top of her wish list is a comfortable seating area. "The room is big enough," Linda notes. "I just don't know how to make it all work."