Alexis Stewart's bedroom is calm and minimal -- the kind of place that makes you want to take a nap. The vintage bed, with its cantilevered nightstands, almost seems as though it's floating. The globe light has a nice glow even when it's off. "I saw a light like this in a hotel room and liked the idea of something that wasn't too utilitarian looking," she says.
A plain white bed is like a blank canvas. Color-block by adding two different solid-colored pillowcases, draping a throw across the bottom, and fitting the bed with a bright sheet. This orange headboard is store-bought, but you could also staple-gun colorful fabric around a headboard.
These decorating ideas and easy projects will help you convert your bedroom into the room of your dreams.
First, tie everything together by using consistent elements. This bedroom is painted a richer, more assertive color, but the simplicity and clean lines of its furniture unify it with the rest of the apartment. Soothing colors are accented with punchy decorative elements.
The key to enlivening a neutral room is to brighten it with several shades of the same color. In a mostly pale room, a plaid blanket makes a strong statement. The chandelier, the wall-mounted bedside tables, and the cushion on the dog bed reiterate the blanket's several shades of blue.
We all like to dream in Technicolor, yet many of us are reluctant to decorate a bedroom in anything but hushed neutrals and restful pastels. This room's unique color combination of teal blue and moss green is bold but beautiful. A floral pattern on the wall decorations, rug, and bedding pulls it all together.
A warm scheme of burnished golds, burnt oranges, and deep browns makes a bedroom feel sunny, even on a cloudy day, and warm and enveloping at night. The wooden furniture evokes tree trunks and branches; the fabrics, October leaves. This timeless color combination is grounded and enlivened by the patterned rug, which, counterintuitively, functions as a neutral. The room becomes the ideal spot for snuggling under the covers (with or without man's best friend).
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