All of us are striving to have a peaceful bedroom, right? As a designer, I want to share a few tips on achieving that!
1. A Calming Color Palette | When choosing a color palette for a bedroom, research shows that cooler colors have a more calming effect. I believe this to be 100% true! Start your design off with a soft, neutral palette and then come up with 1-2 cooler accent colors that you love.
2. A Neutral Paint Color | For me personally, I love to switch out my bedding every 1-2 years. I like to feel like my room is refreshed constantly. Because of this, I love to choose neutral paint colors. Grey, Greige, and Tan are all excellent options.
3. A Contrasting Drape | It is very important to incorporate drapery into a design. To some, it may seem silly and unnecessary, but it truly does add height and dimension to a room. I recommend going with a drape that is a different color than your wall. Something a shade or two darker or lighter. Or, even a pattern! Tip: Always hang your drapes as close to the ceiling as possible. This gives the room height!
4. Beautiful Bed Basics | These are the pieces you need for a perfect bed: Euro Pillows (2 for a Queen and 3 for a King) + Standard Pillows (2 for a queen, 2 King Pillows for a King Bed) + Accent Lumbar Pillow + Sheets + Duvet or Comforter + Optional Quilt + Throw Blanket. You can style this two different ways. Option 1 is to place your Euro pillows against the headboard, followed by your Standard or King pillows, and then your Lumbar at the very front. Option 2 is to place your Standard or King pillows against the headboard, Euros next, and Lumbar at the front.
5. Texture | Adding textured patterns or different materials such as linen and velvet really give that extra oomph to any space! I love adding a chunky throw to the end of a bed like this one.
For my bedroom above, I used a neutral color palette with blue accents. This is in an apartment, so the walls cannot be painted and are a standard tan color. I contrasted that paint with a soft and airy gray linen sheer drape. These can be purchased here. For furniture, I chose a neutral headboard and wooden and mirrored night stands. The headboard can be purchased here. The dresser in the space is not shown, but it is a distressed cream.
A soft, white ruffle duvet covers the bed (here), and is accompanied by 2 standard shams (here), 2 Euros (Homegoods) and a beautiful blue velvet lumbar pillow (here). A beautiful bedroom is a must in a home, and truly doesn’t have to cost and arm and a leg!
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