Cozy Bedrooms

Cozy Bedrooms | thedesignfiles.net | design-vox.com

These images are mocking me today because the only place I feel like being is in bed. I was bit by a cat (not my own) two days ago, which might not sound like a big deal but deep cat bites can get infected very easily. According to the doctor I saw 85% of them do. Fortunately so far I am not seeing signs of a serious infection, and I’m taking antibiotics to keep it that way. The worst part has been the pain in my arm from a tetanus shot. I feel rather pitiful.

Cozy Bedrooms | Petra Bindel and Emma Persson Lagerberg | design-vox.com

I am enamored with “messy” beds. Certainly someone did take the time to style these photos but it’s not too hard to pull off the half-fixed bed look especially if you have bedding that works well for it. I registered for some nice black linen bedding and I’m so hoping we receive it. That would be a major upgrade from the cover-less white duvet and scratchy pink blanket we’re currently using.

Cozy Bedrooms | holidayhousehamptons.com | design-vox.com

This bedroom is a little too pristine looking for me but all is forgiven when black walls, fuzzy throws, and hints of brass are involved. Phenomenal use of varying textures here.

one | The Design Files
two | Petra Bindel and Emma Persson Lagerberg via blood and champagne
three | Holiday House Hamptoms via dustjacket attic

Simple Style for the Bedroom

Simple Style for the Bedroom | missclarahotel.com | design-vox.com

It doesn’t take much to make this bedroom feel so classy. The winners for me are that wonderful industrial style sconce (an excellent solution if you don’t have room on a bedside table for a lamp) and the plants. Over and over again I see how much life and texture plants bring to a room and yet I’m still still totally failing at using them in my own home.

Simple Style for the Bedroom | aliharperphotography.com | design-vox.com

This is just simple loveliness at its best. While stylistically it’s a little tame for my tastes, I love all the texture in the window treatments and bedding. I also completely approve of unmade beds, you just need the right kind of bedding to make it look romantic and casual instead of just a mess. Say yes to linen.

Simple Style for the Bedroom | thedesignfiles.net | design-vox.com

Ah yes there’s the touch of edginess I was craving. Not only are the walls dark, they’re textured which is a treatment I love almost every time I see it. It seems like something that would be harder to pull off than it looks though. Eye catching art and layers and layers of what looks like a treasured collection of blankets and pillows make this bedroom cozy and unique.

P.S. I went temporarily insane earlier this week and painted my entryway and living room all by myself in just two days. FINALLY. I am currently grappling with how to rehang art (I tired of the gallery wall arrangement I had previously) so I will probably wait until I’ve got that figured out to share the before and after with you. Eeee!

one | Miss Clara Hotel by Est Magazine via dustjacket attic
two | Ali Harper via dustjacket attic
three | Sibella Court via the design files

Ideas For A Beautiful Bedroom

Ideas For A Beautiful Bedroom | cameralink.se/artists/idha-lindhag | design-vox.com

I am a big fan of simple, textural, layered bedding. I love the relaxed, unfussy look of linen and a soft chunky throw blanket on top. Without a headboard something was needed to anchor this bed and giant framed art fits the bill beautifully. It isn’t always easy or affordable to procure art this large, so try thinking out of the box by searching for art posters (like these), wall murals (like this), tapestries, or by having an image blown up at a copy shop.

Ideas For A Beautiful Bedroom | romainricard.com | design-vox.com

Painting your bedroom walls dark is a sure fire way to make the room cozy and dramatic. Be sure to balance it with lighter elements (like the rug, light shade, and artwork in this room). Rather than using one large ceiling fixture, several smaller lights such as table lamps create flattering, comforting light in small pools throughout a room.

Ideas For A Beautiful Bedroom | ericpiasecki.com | design-vox.com

A couple of standout, stylish pieces elevates a whole room. This lovely modern side table is an eye catcher that along with the unusual lamp proves functional pieces can and should be beautiful too. If you’re working with a tight budget for bedroom furniture, I’d say save money on the bed frame and get something simple that will just be covered by bedding all the time anyway. Then pick either nightstands or a dresser to be your “standout” furniture item and spend a little more on that. Let your standout item be the star by styling it up and making sure it’s well lit. If there’s money left don’t forget art for the walls! Art will instantly make the room feel “decorated” and personal.

one | Joanna Lavén and Idha Lindhag via dustjacket attic
two | Romain Ricard via 79 ideas
three | Eric Piasecki via desire to inspire

Stylin’ Bedrooms

Stylin' Bedrooms | design-crisis.com | design-vox.com

So bold and chic. Quite a bit more pattern and attitude than most people I know can handle. The wallpaper doesn’t feel so busy because of its neutral colors and fairly low contrast. It’s almost more of a texture than a pattern. When mixing patterns it’s good to keep in mind the scale of each pattern. Meaning some patterns are small scale, with small repeating shapes, and others are large scale more like the rug in this room. Patterns work best together if their scale is not too similar. So a smaller scale next to a larger scale will work best. Also: BRASS HEADBOARD yummy.

Stylin' Bedrooms | thedesignchaser.com | design-vox.com

This is how you do bright colors, folks. Not on the walls. I mean sure, sometimes bright colors work on the walls but it takes a lot of skill and forethought to pull it off. I prefer neutral walls with colorful decor.

Stylin' Bedrooms | grundstromer.com | design-vox.com

Brass brass brass on white white white. Love it.

one | Erin Williamson
two | Rickie Dee via The Design Chaser
threeKatarina Grundströmer via desire to inspire

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