Tranquil Grey & White Bedroom Decor: Calming Comfort

If just thinking about Tranquil Grey & White Bedroom Decor: Calming Comfort simmers down your senses, frees your mind, and moves your heart into a meditative sanctuary, you have landed in the right place, friend.

My French Nordic cottage style bedroom is a retreat with painted furniture (BM Revere Pewter), white oak flooring, rustic alder doors, and a reclaimed pine Stikwood statement wall. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Tranquil Grey & White Bedroom Decor: Calming Comfort

Because I think I could contemplate decorating with mostly soothing grey and white all day, and…ahem…sometimes, I do. This is no passing trend, doncha know. Indeed, a love affair with neutrals and white has burned bright since I feathered my first nest.

My French Nordic cottage style bedroom is a retreat with painted furniture (BM Revere Pewter), white oak flooring, rustic alder doors, and a reclaimed pine Stikwood statement wall. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Just Paint it White & Grey

In fact, I have shopped for vintage and cast-offs my entire life. When I discovered the power of white paint to transform thrifted treasures in the early ’90s, it was all over.

My French Nordic cottage style bedroom is a retreat with painted furniture (BM Revere Pewter), white oak flooring, rustic alder doors, and a reclaimed pine Stikwood statement wall. Hello Lovely Studio.
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A paintbrush dripping with white paint in my hand is a recipe for joy! Truly, it never gets old, boring, or tiresome for this devotee and fan of understated, ethereal, atmospheric hues.

My French Nordic cottage style bedroom is a retreat with painted furniture (BM Revere Pewter), white oak flooring, rustic alder doors, and a reclaimed pine Stikwood statement wall. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Our bedroom walls are Benjamin Moore “White” (BEHR Ultra Pure White is pretty much identical).

Serene bathroom with knotty alder wood door. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Even though the walls may not appear to be bright white, you have to remember this space only has the one large window with Northern exposure.

My serene Nordic French style bedroom with Benjamin Moore White walls and Stikwood accent wall. Hello Lovely Studio.

The soft linen-y grey on the bedroom furniture was handpainted by me, and I used Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, thinned with water. (For a very old scratched up wood dresser which stores linens in my closet, I did not dilute the Revere Pewter.)

Knotty alder door to my closet with vintage dresser and stenciled mirror - Hello Lovely Studio.

Find lovely light grey paint ideas HERE.

My master bedroom with European country style, Stikwood accent wall, and bronze Parisian gate lamps - Hello Lovely Studio.

Someday I must post an inventory of all things around my house painted white. However, it is not likely to be as dramatic a story since we parted with more than half of our furniture with our last move.

My master bedroom with white oak hardwood flooring and rustic alder doors - Hello Lovely Studio.

Onward with tranquil grey and white bedroom furniture decor ideas.

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Lovely White & Grey Bedding Ideas

Sheets to Last

Now that colder weather has arrived, I am a huge fan of these luxuriously thick and soft Egyptian Cotton sheets from Vera Wang.

The thread count is 800; however, what matters to me is hand feel and how they have performed over time.

Gray Vera Wang Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Vintage Stripe Sheets

I have also come to appreciate what Joanna Gaines designs and offers in her cost-friendly Hearth and Hand line for Target.

These vintage stripe sheets are gorgeous in person. I have also raved about the brand’s linen blend hemstitch sheets.

Linen Blend Sheet Set with Hem Stitch - Hearth & Handâ„¢ with Magnolia - image 3 of 3
Hearth & Hand

I love them for warmth in winter. However, the warmth is a bit too much for my husband’s comfort.

Beautiful Pine Cone Hill Calm Comfort

If you know this brand (with designs from the brilliant Annie Selke!), then you probably adore the quality and comfort.

Wainscott Matelassé Reversible Coverlet
Pine Cone Hill Wainscott Reversible Coverlet
Wainscott Matelassé Reversible Coverlet
Wainscott Reversible Coverlet

Quiet Calm Neutral Grey Bedding

I can attest to the quality and atmospheric color of this gorgeous Pickstitch Bed Blanket in Pewter scored from Boll & Branch. Its quiet muted warm grey color reminds me of natural linen (similar to BM’s Revere Pewter paint color mentioned above) and will work in neutral bedrooms of varying styles.

For a bedroom retreat, introducing a little texture always enhances the look. But not just any ol’ scratchy, too rustic texture. This gorgeous bedding accent with a contrasting white “pickstitch” delivers soothing textural interest.

Gorgeous light grey Pickstitch blanket (Pewter) from Boll & Branch makes the perfect subtle accent in a tranquil bedroom. #bedroomdecor #bedding #blankets #pickstitch #bollandbranch
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Find more blanket and bedding options RIGHT HERE.

Tranquil & Timeless Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Pretty Lamps for a Dresser

Table Lamp Possibilities for Night Tables

I love the French inspired look of this lamp which is similar to the RH Paris Gate ones in my own bedroom.

Charming White Pendant

Also, do check out the cost conscious, romantic, French inspired bedroom decor ideas RIGHT HERE in my little Amazon store!

Romantic and Feminine Bedroom Accents

Even when you decide on a romantic white bedroom decor scheme, there are still so many directions to go, and one size never fits all.

There’s white and unfussy, rustic and white, feminine and white, vintage style white, shabby chic white, modern French white, and the list goes on!

Lush Decor White Ruffle Bedspread. #bedroomdecor #bedding #romanticbedroom #shabbychic

Romantic Feminine Ruffle Coverlet

I have a little crush on this bedspread and may throw it in my cart for a guest room – the price for the 3 piece set will rock yer sox, foxy!!!!

Lush Decor White Ruffle Bedspread. #bedroomdecor #bedding #romanticbedroom #shabbychic
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Lush Decor White Ruffle Bedspread. #bedroomdecor #bedding #romanticbedroom #shabbychic

White Eyelet & Crochet Bed Skirt

My serene Nordic French style bedroom with Benjamin Moore White walls and Stikwood accent wall. Hello Lovely Studio.

Light Grey Quilt Idea

I love this waffle coverlet/quilt from PiuBelle which I own and often keep at the end of the bed – it’s just the perfect weight and color!

Waffle Matelasse Quilt…hello lovely indeed.

Here’s another option:

Felicity Quilt Set Laura Ashley - image 1 of 1
Light Grey Quilt Set (Laura Ashley)

Neutral Stripes for the Bedroom & Beyond

A fair share of interior designers and stylists choose this lovely and inexpensive throw for texture and style for their clients:

Boheme Madera Bed Bench - Scout & Nimble. #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #benches #bedroomdecor

Bedroom Bench Ideas

This particular Belgian style bedroom bench at Scout & Nimble is my favorite and would be the perfect upgrade to the sub-par one at the end of our bed at the moment!

Timeless Beds for a Tranquil Retreat

French Inspired Affordable Headboard

Belgian Inspired Showstopper

This Boheme Bon Vivant deconstructed bed with tufted linen is oozing with character and interest!

Boheme Bon Vivant Deconstructed Upholstered Sleigh Headboard
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Boheme Bon Vivant Deconstructed Upholstered Sleigh Headboard
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My serene Nordic French style bedroom with Benjamin Moore White walls and Stikwood accent wall. Hello Lovely Studio.

Essentials & Accessories for Tranquil Bedrooms & Baths

Natural Wood Warmth

Rustic Bachelor’s Chest

Tranquil White Plank Statement Wall

This bumpy imperfect wall in our bedroom improved dramatically when we made it a statement with Stikwood White Hamptons.

My European country rustic farmhouse bedroom with Stikwood planked wall - Hello Lovely Studio.

Spa-like Plush Towel Set

While I have always loved fluffy white towels for the bath, I just refreshed our own bathroom and chose a set of these in a rich gray hue called “stone.”

Order for Closets & Bath

Serene and sunny white bedroom in Arizona with board and batten panel wall and sliding modern barn door. Hello Lovely Studio.

Just Add White Whimsy

Casual Throw Pillow

I have this rustic industrial basket in our bedroom and use it for a variety of purposes.

Sometimes laundry will get thrown in, and sometimes it will be filled with fairy lights and white tissue poufs to transform a mood.

French wire laundry basket filled with tissue poufs and fairy lights for Christmas - Hello Lovely Studio. #christmasdecor #whitechristmas #farmhousechristmas
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There is simply nothing like WHITE for elevating the everyday, and white can often benefit from airy contrast.

Serene and sunny white bedroom in Arizona with board and batten panel wall and sliding modern barn door. Hello Lovely Studio.

Side Tables for Neutral Bedrooms

Grey & White Turkish Bath Towels

I’ll never tire of my Turkish towels from Pamuk & Co.!

My master bathroom - Hello Lovely Studio.
My serene Nordic French style bedroom with Benjamin Moore White walls and Stikwood accent wall. Hello Lovely Studio.
We rise by lifting others - inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. Connie
    August 22, 2019 / 11:12 am

    What a truly lovely post! As an admired and “owner” of an all white bedroom, I completely am in agreement with the beauty they hold.

    Though my health issue is different than yours, I have lived with it for the past 26 years. We learn to “live” rather than wallowing to the “what ifs” and the “I can’t….”. For me there were the years of so many unknowns, so many questions of “Why? Why? Why?”. But ultimately my searching with God’s help brought me to a place of pretty good health. You have learned that as well, I know. You see the world as it is, and take all the best from it, rather than spending time in the gutter of “if only…..” and “I wish things were different….”

    The things we’ve learned from our adversities often would never have been something we’d have studied or researched were it not for our own trials. And because of that education, we have helped many others.

    Your own story has led you to a most lovely place indeed….one you share with each of us daily through your beautiful posts full of wonderful words and delightful images….and hope, for those who are still in the throes of their initial search for healing.

    May God guide you daily ….and thank you for being there for so many of us.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 22, 2019 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you for such kind, tender, thoughtful words of lifegiving truth. Thinking of you and any battles you face and wishing you comfort and blessing. I love having you here, friend.

  2. Marilyn Lesniak
    August 28, 2019 / 9:57 am

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 28, 2019 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks so much for hosting and pinning, Marilyn. 🙂

  3. katherines corner
    August 28, 2019 / 1:09 pm

    Michele, I wish we lived closer. You have no idea how much I want to give you a hug and dance with you in your kitchen to the happy song. I apologize sincerely for not being aware of your Chrons. When I read that you have been living with it for 35 years, I just nodded my head because I’ve been living with my illnesses for a long time too. Michelle, I think you can agree with me…we are not our illness, we are not our disease, we do not let illness define us. I know how difficult Chrons is. I worked in gastroenterology for many years. Please continue to be the bright light you are and know you are always stronger than you think you can be.
    Okay now about your beautiful bedroom…I love it all as you know, I’ve commented about it before. It feels light and airy and the perfect place to begin and end a day. Biggest hugs my bloggy friend.

    P.S. I keep forgetting to mention the ballet shoes and their significance. I wanted to take ballet classes when I was a young girl and into my teens but it was always out of reach. My father was very strict and he thought ballet classes were a ridiculous waste of time and money. I needed to spend time working on academical things. Anyway….. I love the idea of pointe shoes and how they signify strength, discipline, and passion.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 28, 2019 / 7:23 pm

      You’re so kind and tender, Katherine. You totally get it. That’s a good point you are making about not letting it define us…especially since a lot of creatives and artists like me can easily get hung up on identity! My identity as a child of God (with a made up mind…hahahaha) is the important one for me. So interesting that you worked in gastroenterology! I’m tough like those ballerinas on pointe, and I have a history I can point to that shows I keep dancing over obstacles. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I’d live to see our youngest start school. Then later, I wondered if I’d see the boys graduate. They are 27 and 24 now, and I’m so grateful. Thank you for the hugs and warmth – reflecting it all back on you and hoping you are well in spite of illness. 🙂

  4. August 29, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing all of the gorgeous design inspo and for being candid about your health struggles. I also have dealt with chronic bowel disorders since I was a teenager. Having Lupus, Lyme, and MS obviously affects my GI health. I have relapsing/remitting periods of bowel paralysis and obstruction where I have to be on liquid diets for weeks at at time. I developed SIBO as well and that is probably the worst thing I deal with now along with Mast Cell Activation disorder which has to do with histimine overload. I have learned what my food triggers are, and even some “safe” foods are triggers if I eat too much of them. Food and diet is a full time job for me, but I am so much better than I was and I have learned how to cook filling meals and snacks with extensive food allergy diet after many years of trial and error.

    So thankful for beautiful people like you who continue to create and inspire through the struggle.

    Blessings to you Michelle!

    Oh, I am happy to feature you at today’s TFT party!https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/sweet-eye-candy-and-tasty-recipes-at-thursday-favorite-things/

    • Michele
      Author
      August 29, 2019 / 5:42 pm

      We really ARE sisters, aren’t we? Oh my word. What a journey has been yours – and so much of it I can relate to. I am going to google a few of those terms you mentioned and always have a listening ear if ever need or want to share more. These struggles have surely made us cherish home more than the average homebody, yes? Home needs to be restful and orderly and unfussy because there is nothing uncomplicated about a life with chronic illnesses. And oh how faith prospers me in valley times! My cells are counting on me to be faithful and lean into every healing balm God has provided. And yet I keep messing it all up and going to sleep and leaning on my own resources which are never in my best interest. Thank you for the vulnerable sharing and for joining me. You’re doing such a fabulous job with or without assorted diagnoses – and I honor you more and more as we become acquainted, Amber. Love to you and thank you for the feature – I’ll be over soon! 🙂

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