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Your bedroom should always be your sanctuary. But now more than ever, it’s important to carve out a comforting, beautiful space in your home for rest. Your bedroom should be an expression of you, and the place you feel most comfortable. We have some tips to turn your bedroom into a calming space, most of which can be done with what you already have.
Start with a good base
The most important thing in your bedroom is – you guessed it – the bed! Make sure your bed is to your style and liking-you should love it and be drawn to it when you walk in the room. Your mattress should also be comfortable and inviting to you. If you’re uncomfortable in your bed, your bedroom will become a source of frustration rather than rest.
Do a Deep Clean and Declutter
Declutter all of your surfaces for a more calming atmosphere. Make sure your nightstand doesn’t have too much on it. Even just a dusting and vacuum can make you feel more comfortable in your space. If you can, try to not have work related things in the bedroom. If your desk is in your bedroom, at least keep your work away from your bed.
Fill Your Walls With Something Meaningful
Now is a great time to take stock of your wall art. Are colors clashing, detracting from a calming atmosphere? If you’re stuck at home, it can be fun to rearrange your wall art from another room for something new. Move meaningful things to the bedroom that make you feel calm and at home.
Add Cozy Textiles
Another opportunity to hack your own home is in your textiles. Move that ultra soft blanket from the living room to your bedroom. Bring in anything that makes you feel like your bedroom is a sanctuary.
Add Some Plants
While most of us are housebound, it’s important to bring the outdoors in. Transfer some of your plants to your bedroom, or pot some new ones, to breathe better at night and foster a calming environment.
Pay Attention to Your Senses
Make sure the light levels are low when you’re trying to sleep-make sure there’s no displays glowing or light coming in from outside. Play some calming music, or turn on ocean sounds to sleep to. Pick a comforting signature scent for your room-try things like lavender or vanilla.
Post by Jessica Schoenenberger
As it (finally!) starts to feel like fall outside, I like everything around me to be as cozy as possible. I break out a ton of blankets, candles, and warm lighting in my house to really get me in the mood for changing seasons. We tend to keep our house very maximalist, with texture, color and pattern everywhere, so cozy is easy to achieve. But that is far from the only way to warm your house up for the colder months. I went looking for inspiration on the coziest bedrooms out there of many styles to help you hunker down. All links open in new tab so you can view and read.
Simple and modern, the dark tones in this bedroom are warm and inviting. Start with the rustic wooden bed with metal accents, like our Mies. Keep it modest and clean, but bring in richness and texture in the few accents you choose. Instead of layering, they chose a luxe, heavy duvet, and decidedly cold weather throw pillows (the faux fur trend is everywhere). Finish off with a lavish rug to tie in the design and give that extra level of coziness from top to bottom.
A frosty, shiny take on a cold weather room. To get this look, use a rich upholstered bed as a base- our Linen Hampton would work well here. Choose a few bold, lustrous pieces for bedding, and leave them casually draped. Stick to a lighter, blush palette and metallic accents to keep things feeling elegant. Keep the bedding fluffy for ultimate luxury.
A softer look, with just enough heavy accents to take it away from spring and summer. If you don’t like the classic warm tones of fall, this more accessible look is just right for you. Start with a simple platform bed, like our Madera. Accent the bedding with soft, light colors. Fill in the headboard void with a small abstract gallery, keeping the the color tones complimenting to the bedding. Add a faux fur throw and some knit elements for a transition into fall.
This classic bedroom pairs bright white linens with a few accents that makes it just cozy enough for autumn. Use a bed that is simple and white. Our Newhouse headboard in Belgian linen would perfectly compliment the soft neutral tones here. The oversized pillows and puffy feel of the linens make it perfect for snuggling. Our striped duvet cover would enhance the traditional feel of this space. The central piece of artwork is great to carry over many seasons, and the area rug warms up the floor for chilly mornings.
I had to throw in one with the classic warm colors of fall and a BoHo look that is totally my taste. Starting with a mid-century looking bed (our Alana with the upholstered headboard would be a great addition), simple textured linen patterns are layered for the perfect warm look. The rug combo feels eclectic, and the autumn florals on the nightstand are the perfect touch.
It’s a great time of year to cozy up and spend some quality time with the cool Autumn air gently blowing into your bedroom. Enjoy it now before you have to get the heater going and your windows closed tight!
Post by Tracy Kaler.
New Orleans is a town with its own style and energy –– one that dances to its own pace and claims the French Quarter as its most vibrant neighborhood. Since NOLA is brimming with architectural gems, it’s no surprise that the interiors would be well designed both functionally and aesthetically. These five stylish New Orleans bedrooms are but a few examples of how the city shines from the inside out.
This Victorian bedroom goes bright with colors, and mixes traditional furniture with modern art. Details like rich hardwood floors, high baseboards, and picture mold stand out while celebrating the home’s history.
A tall headboard and color-block draperies allow this spacious guest room in the Chateau Bourbon Hotel to take on a contemporary feel. Yellow adds life to the black, gray, and white color scheme. All paint colors in this space are by Benjamin Moore.
Located in the Garden District, this condo bedroom by Susan Currie Design honors traditional interiors with architectural elements like built-in bookshelves, a window seat, and crown molding. Every detail is in place, but this uncluttered design is both practical and attractive.
This transitional bedroom by Jennifer DiCerbo Interiors remains neutral throughout. The bold sunburst mirror above the bed draws the eye, adding interest to the space.
In the Warehouse District of New Orleans, this apartment bedroom has been completely renovated. The vintage French Quarter doors were pulled inside to complete the look.
Post by Tracy Kaler.
It’s not uncommon to find Leopard, Zebra, and Cheetah prints in traditional and contemporary rooms. In fact, animal prints are often considered classic –– a pair of pillows, a throw, or an area rug can swiftly add punch or personality to any interior.
Animal prints can make a room feel less serious or more luxurious; they’re versatile and adaptable. With the above in mind, it’s easy to understand why these bold, earthy patterns never go out of style. Let’s explore how we can successfully use animal prints in bedrooms.
Ralph Lauren zebra pillows create a soft backing against a wooden headboard in this London home. The elephant art above the bed ties all of the elements together. I like the style of the bedside lamps, but I would’ve selected a different pattern or a plain finish rather than more zebra, allowing the print on the bed to be the star.
Pairing pink with animal prints isn’t the most obvious choice, but the duo creates a dynamic interior in this Connecticut bedroom. Beyond the artwork, the animal print bed and pillows are the only pattern in the space. The Roman shades help soften the windows and allow light to filter in.
Burberry and leopard complement each other nicely in his Little Rock bedroom by Tobi Fairley Interior Design. This room is a fantastic example of how to combine patterns with ease.
A cowhide adds a whim of sophistication to this child’s bedroom. With a few small changes, the space can easily transition to an adult bedroom in the future, if desired.
Post by Tracy Kaler.
If a guest room is new territory for you, a few basic pointers might be in order. Beyond the obvious –– such as a bed, nightstand, and bedside lamp –– a few other items is all it takes to make the space one in which your family and friends will envy each time they visit.
Fresh, crisp linens
Sleeping is number one in any bedroom, and a guest room is no different. High quality linens, or the highest quality you can afford will bring restful sleep to your overnighters. Be sure to choose 100 percent cotton, and have both down and foam pillows available since some people have an allergy to feathers.
Space for clothing
Whether your room has a closet or you choose a freestanding wardrobe, you’ll need storage for clothing and other belongings. If your space is closet-less, a few wall hooks and a dresser may do the trick.
A luggage rack can look fashionable as well as be functional. Your visitors also won’t need to place their potentially dirty suitcases on nice, clean bedding when they unpack. Even a sturdy bench at the foot of the bed can work well to hold your guests’ bags.
A few bottles of mineral water, a tea setup or even a mini coffee maker will keep your guests from traipsing to your kitchen late at night or first thing in the morning. An ice bucket would be extra thoughtful for iced tea drinkers.
A plush robe is the ultimate amenity, in my opinion. Warm when you’re getting out of the bath or shower, and cozy in the chilly evenings or on top of PJs, a washable terrycloth robe is a must for any guest quarters.