We’re living in a beautiful era of design, especially when it comes to the bedroom where anything goes... though that does not mean everything goes. Whether curating a contemporary take on classic or vintage décor or embracing all that is new, go for a balance of fantasy and history, and allow your imagination to be guided by the whole picture. Less is often more but there’s always room for intrigue or splashy elements.
Black and White Is Always Fresh
Like an outfit you always want to wear, a black and white bedroom will beckon and comfort, day and night as it pairs the classic tones of light and shade. Embrace it as the nuts and bolts and the everything of your décor or...
Or Express your Heart’s Colour Palette
One coloured wall makes a room immediately pop and depending on your core vibe, you can go bold and bright with a tone on the pink spectrum, or choose an elegant yet strong colour such as yellow or mustard that calms even as it brings energy. Then get creative with one or two aligning colours that bring gentle contrast and allow for all the moods.
Grey Brings Romance
Grey is the classic neutral tone that has personality and history in its own right. From soft and almost white to the charcoal end of the colour spectrum, grey can lay the foundation for sensuality and style in a bedroom, especially in a space where light shines freely from the sun through the window or with gorgeously curated spotlighting from above and lamps that stand and curve. Also don’t shy from the grey and pink combination, which in a bedroom setting invites fantasy with comfort.
Patterns Upon Patterns
Get creative when selecting patterned cushion covers, rugs and wall hangings or art — mingle four or five similar yet unique geometrics together and they become siblings that tousle and play with each other to bring just the right amount of personality into your space that is both private and deserves a little bit of show.
Create a Haven of Neutrals
Wicker and rattan make a beautiful breezy core that can be dressed up or down – use them to mellow out a bold décor setting. Or here they are the heart of a neutral palette of whites, greys and blacks that layer upon each other in a bohemian décor that says: nape before dark and sleep until well after the sun comes up.
You Can’t Be Too Precious with Lighting
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A chandelier lighting the boudoir? Well yes, go there and let your eye for beautiful design guide the way. Chandeliers and hanging lights provide atmosphere and just the right amount of drama in the room where all your comfort and dreams play out. Otherwise, choose spotlights that bring in a little Hollywood and plenty of downtime.
Set the Moods – and let them shift – with Wall Art
The world comes in through your walls, where neutral décor can be transformed to far-flung places or firmly grounded right where you are. Be bold and expressive with art choice, whether it’s a wall hanging that could have been born in a busy bazaar across oceans, or a collection of paintings hung naturally together that bring in stories from different stages of the day or your life.