From headboards and lighting to wallpaper and rugs, every element in a bedroom adds to the space’s overall look. As Kristen Pawlak of KP Designs/Decorating Den Interiors knows, interior design is a personal expression of style — that’s how she works with homeowners to incorporate their aesthetics into the spaces she creates for them.

The following bedrooms were designed for three different houses in Louisville, and each offers a distinct look and feel.

Contemporary and chic

Contemporary and chic: This bedroom features an upholstered headboard with shelter sides and button tufts.

Grays, whites, and sleek lines make up this contemporary bedroom in Buechel. The client wanted an upholstered headboard with shelter sides and button tufts, which Pawlak set against a metallic, geometric wall covering.

“Our accent color here is a pretty goldenrod (hue),” Pawlak told The Courier Journal, pointing out the accent pillow that pops among the all-white bedding.

“Something else (the homeowner) wanted was a gas fireplace insert,” she added. “It changes colors — it’s really cool.”