Thinking About a Breezy Neutral Bedroom Makeover? Find Ideas Here!

At this very moment, I’m tired from all the housework I did today, and I just sat down to take stock of our bedroom which is our latest DIY project. We initially thought we would simply paint and change out light fixtures. However, after discovering how cold it becomes in winter, we first need to make some structural changes to make it more functional. With those changes nearly done, I now must decide on paint colors and furniture. I still love our bedroom furniture and may keep it after revisiting this post! If you’re Thinking About a Breezy Neutral Bedroom Makeover, I hope this helps both of us.

Serene neutral bedroom with white oak hardwoods, cottage style furniture, and white bedding - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – Breezy Neutral Bedroom Makeover & Decor Ideas for French Nordic Design Style

Thinking About a Breezy Neutral Bedroom Makeover?

Obviously I will be referring to images of our former bedroom since the new one is still a big ol’ mess. You may recall the neutral color scheme was soothing light grey and bright white.

Neutral, serene, European country bedroom with Stikwood accent wall (Hamptons), white bedding, and BM Revere Pewter painted furniture - Hello Lovely Studio. #reverepewter #cottagebedroom
Neutral Bedroom Makeover Ideas as Well as Resources to Get the Look

The floors were white oak hardwoods which brought some warmth along with oil rubbed bronze lamps and hardware, antique brass sconces, and natural rustic alder wood doors. It was such a relaxing, tranquil retreat, and we never tired of it in the seven years we enjoyed it.

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Bedroom Paint Color Ideas for a Neutral Palette

Our bedroom walls were Benjamin Moore “White” (BEHR Ultra Pure White is pretty much identical). The new bedroom is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, and I am considering painting the new bedroom white. I plan to paint the trim first and then decide on the walls.

Rustic knotty alder doors and bright white walls in our serene bedroom with romantic European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. #europeancountry #alderdoors #serenebedroom

I may leave the the walls the warm gray color though since I’m painting our doors and trim white, and it may need the contrast. I loved how the crisp white worked with the warm hardwoods and knotty alder wood doors (no stain, just poly on top) in the bedroom.

Belgian linen slipcovered arm chair near my nightstand (painted BM Revere Pewter) and Stikwood Hamptons bedroom wall. #neutralbedrooms #belgianlinen #europeancountry
Neutral Bedroom Makeover Ideas as Well as European Country Bedroom Resources

While neutral, there was plenty of texture and interest with the natural wood doors, painted wood accent wall (Stikwood Hamptons), and crisp cool white trim and walls.

Knotty alder door (left natural with no stain) to our French country white bathroom with Louis chair and clawfoot tub. #frenchcountry #romanticbedroom #alderdoor

Idea to Add Texture in a Neutral Bedroom

I highly recommend this product called Stikwood in Hamptons White which was an easy DIY that only took a couple of hours and made a huge difference.

Stikwood Hamptons reclaimed pine peel and stick wood statement wall in our white French country romantic bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #stikwood #hamptons #shiplap #woodplank #statementwall

It’s real, reclaimed, pine that has an adhesive backing so no nailing required.

Neutral, serene, European country bedroom with Stikwood accent wall (Hamptons), white bedding, and BM Revere Pewter painted furniture - Hello Lovely Studio. #reverepewter #cottagebedroom

The texture that planked Stikwood wall added went a long way, and now that I am living with the same bed in a different bedroom without the accent wall, I miss it! In fact, the color of our bed is almost exactly what our new bedroom color is!

Neutral, serene, European country bedroom with Stikwood accent wall (Hamptons), white bedding, and BM Revere Pewter painted furniture - Hello Lovely Studio. #reverepewter #cottagebedroom

Texture from the rustic alder doors also contributed to the warmth of our bedroom, and I especially love this look with white trim.

Knotty alder doors, white oak flooring, and neutral decor in a serene European country bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. #europeancountry #knottyalder #serenebedroom

Consider Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter for a Netural Light Grey

The soft linen-y neutral light grey on the bedroom furniture is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. I watered down the paint a little so the base color (antique white) could glow through it. An old dresser in my walk-in closet was also painted Revere Pewter:

Knotty alder door to my closet with vintage dresser and stenciled mirror - Hello Lovely Studio.
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter

Find more ideas for lovely light grey paint ideas HERE.

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.

Pine Cone Hill Bedding Ideas for Luxurious 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 comfort the Bed Blankets from Boll & Branch. This brand is loved by designers, celebrities, and even the White House. I have my eye on this gorgeous, well-priced cableknit blanket:

Cable knit throw blanket in Heathered Pewter from Boll & Branch.
Knit Throw Blanket in Heathered Pewter
Pewter color cable knit throw blanket by Boll & Branch.
Cable Knit Throw Blanket

Find more blanket and bedding options RIGHT HERE.

Tranquil & Timeless Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Pretty Lamps for a Dresser

Table Lamp Possibilities

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

Charming White Lantern 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 crush on this ultra feminine and romantic bedspread and may throw it in my cart to consider it for a guest room – the price for the 3 piece set is so low.

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

Here’s an option that is very similar to mine, but my favorite ones are HERE.

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 from Piu Belle
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:

Bedroom Bench Ideas

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

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

Spa-like Plush Towel Set

While I have always loved fluffy white towels for the bath, my favorite finds lately have been in shades of grey. I put these in a guest bath, and the rich gray hue is called “stone.”

Order for Closets & Bath

Throw Pillow for a Neutral Bedroom

Side Tables for Sitting Area in a Neutral Bedroom

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

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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10 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 weekโ€™s party too!

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

      Thanks so much for hosting and pinning, Marilyn. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Sleep Center
    June 2, 2022 / 8:56 am

    Fantastic dรฉcor ideas! Well said, that Tranquil grey & white contrast moves the heart into a meditative sanctuary. Thanks for inspiring us.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 2, 2022 / 11:13 am

      Thanks so much for reading.

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