Timeless and Tranquil Bedrooms to Calm Your Senses Now

Time’s just about up, 2022! Time to reflect on a timeless yet eclectic range of bedroom designs on my radar this past year. At our house, we addressed every room except our bedroom. I knew it entailed endless details, and too many other rooms required all of our time. (Lookin’ at YOU, entry, powder, kitchen, three bedrooms, and laundry room!) At this very moment, dust is everywhere as we are in the middle of our primary suite remodel. After correcting heating issues with structural changes, I painted doors and trim in the main space a crisp white. I haven’t touched the sitting room or closet yet. My husband gutted the entire bath (a Jacuzzi tossed out the window may have bumped my vintage patio table, cracking a vintage glass top I treasured, but as the only snag, who can complain?). The new framing and drywall is nearly done so it’ time to choose finishes and ponder timeless and tranquil bedrooms!

Timeless and Tranquil Bedrooms

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

I think you’ll be surprised at the diversity here!

Ethereal minimal luxe classic white bedroom by Rose Uniacke - photo @simonuptonphotos for @theworldofinteriors. #roseuniacke #roseuniackeinteriors
Rose Uniacke – Photo: @simonuptonphotos for @theworldofinteriors

Because while there are certainly some common denominators for timeless and tranquil bedroom design (restful, gentle colors on the walls, no jolting contrasts), there are countless ways to create a retreat that will still be relevant years from now.

Handwoven baskets from Zimbabwe and wicker sconce above bed with indigo striped headboard and bedding - design by Anne Hepfer in MOOD (Gibbs Smith, 2022). #blueandwhite #beachybedroom
Timeless and Tranquil Bedrooms…Anne Hepfer – see more from her book MOOD in THIS

Minimal European Country Luxe

Is it my favorite style? Probably!

Serene minimal bedroom - Patina Farm (Brooke Giannetti) European country farmhouse in Ojai. #patinafarm #vintagemodern #modernrustic #romanticbedroom
Brooke Giannetti bedroom at Patina Farm – Velvet and Linen

Another iteration of that bedroom…

Serene modern French farmhouse bedroom at Patina Farm with white linen bedding, Swedish bedside tables, and design by Brooke Giannetti - Velvet and Linen. #patinafarm #modernfrenchbedroom
Patina Farm

Not just because I love European antiques and sumptuous linens, but an airier more minimal approach is restful to my bones. California laidback chic also feels timeless and tranquil to me:

One Bedroom, Three Ways

Encouragement quote about enoughness on Hello Lovely Studio. #encouragementquotes #empowermentquotes #strugglequotes

English Country Classic Bedroom Style

I fell in love with the rooms at Heckfield Place, a magical property that feels like the perfect home away from home.

Beautiful English country classic bedroom with moody green walls at Heckfield Place. #englishcountrybedroom #europeancountry
@heckfield_place – see more from this property HERE

Cool Blue Walls, Fabric & Window Coverings to Soothe

Blue can be so calming and perfect to surround yourself in.

Blackened (Farrow & Ball) paint color in a bedroom - @fionawiseman_interiors. #blackened #paintcolors
Farrow & Ball Blackened paint color in a bedroom by @fionawiseman_interiors

Repeating a favorite pattern or two need not be overstimulating. Rather, it can be magical as you drift to sleep.

Blue bedroom with traditional style canopy, wallpaper, and gourd lamp - Cathy Kincaid. #bluebedrooms #traditionalbedroom #bluebedroomwallpaper
Cathy Kincaid Interiors – see more blue bedrooms in THIS

Nature-themed wallcoverings are also a brilliant way to create a distinctive tranquil mood in a bedroom.

Pale Serene Color Palette Ideas

Even if you decide on a white or neutral bedroom, be prepared to devote some time to choosing the RIGHT white.

Romantic French country bedroom in a new build in Texas - Brit Jones.
Sherwin-Williams Alabaster in bedroom by Brit Jones Design – find linen with ruffle bedding options HERE

Depending on the light a bedroom receives, cool or warm undertones in the white color can make all the difference.

Athena Calderone bedroom furniture designed by Athena Calderone for Crate & Barrel.
Athena Calderone for Crate and Barrel

A restrained color palette can be calming and easy to live with.

Serene minimal modern natural bedroom by Jenni Kayne Home. #minimalbedroom #pacificnatural #warmmodern
Photo: Jenni Kayne Home
Gut feeling quote: what if your deepest intuition, that gut feeling, is trustworthy like a loving friend blessed with the qualities of a guardian angel - Hello Lovely Studio. #angelquotes #guardianangels #intuitionquote

Yet restraint need not be boring!

Modern rustic luxe white bedroom by Leanne Ford with bed in front of windows. #leanneford
Leanne Ford designed Ever Bed, Crate & Barrel – Photo: @erinashkelly for House Beautiful

I have been taking more risks at the new house and allowing my eye to adjust to new combinations and color stories. However, neutral, faded palettes feel like home.

Serene bedroom with grisaille scenic mural ("Beauty Everywhere" from Photowall) - Hello Lovely Studio. #grisaille #wallpapermural
Hello Lovely Studio – a guest bedroom was updated with paint and wallpaper at our Georgian style home

Modern Zen Restful Interiors for Sleeping

If your ceiling is low, I love the look of bringing everything lower in the bedroom:

Minimal luxe neutral bedroom with white linen upholstered low bed and organic branch in vase - Michael Del Piero designed.
See more design from Michael Del Piero in this – Photo: @trevortondro

And what a great idea to hang a collected tapestry as a headboard and focal point drawing the eye upward.

Patina Meadow log cabin bedroom of Brooke Giannetti - European country antiques, patina style, and sumptuous bedding. #patinameadow #patinahomeandgarden #tennesseecottage #logcabins #leipersforktn
Design: Brooke Giannetti and Steve Giannetti – Patina Meadow – Velvet and Linen
Funny tweet and laundry humor on Hello Lovely Studio.

Can you capture a Zen feel with country style?

Absolutely. Earthy colors and unfussy style feel calming and livable.

Elegant Serene Sanctuary Bedrooms

If a Stockholm apartment is your fantasy, why not HAVE IT RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE?

Or maybe you have dreamed of a moody cave-like calm for your suite…maybe Hollywood style is calling…

Black primary bedroom in HGTV Property Brothers Drew Scott's honeymoon house with Linda in LA's Windsor neighborhood. #drewhoneymoonhouse #drewandlindahouse
Farrow & Ball Railings is the paint color on walls in Drew and Linda’s Honeymoon House

Modern French elegance need not cold or off-putting…

Luxuriously sumptuous modern French bedroom with velvet and linen pillows and ring chandelier by Christopher Boots. #modernfrench #bedrooms
MILIEU (Interior Design: Jill Egan, Architecture: Kirby Mears, Produced by: Shannon Bowers, Photography: Laura Resen, Written by: David Massello)

Elegance can also be a barefoot variety, and a mix of Nordic muddy tones and treasures will help.

Bedroom in rustically elegant European country cottage - Desiree of Beljar Home and DecordeProvence. #europeancountry #cottagestyleinteriors
See more of this space by Desiree Ashworth of Beljar Home HERE.
Howard Thurman quote on Hello Lovely about authenticity and self-awareness. #howardthurman

An airy light mood can also be an element of lovely barefoot elegance…

and of course, French inspired romance can infuse a casual or formal bedroom with breathtaking rustic elegance.

Casual Timeless Inspiration

I hope these ideas for calm bedrooms have both calmed you and awakened your senses to the possibilities.

Bedroom in Abbots Cottage - a charming vacation rental in the Cotswolds. #cotswoldscottages
Abbotts Cottage – see more Cotswolds Cottages in THIS

We’ll consider even more in another addition since so many beautiful examples were shared this year!

BM Oystershell paint color in a beautiful bedroom designed by Kati Hardwick. #bmoystershell #neutralpaintcolors
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Designer: Kati Hardwick, B.D. Jeffries | Photography: Emily Followill
Personal growth and self-awareness quote - Hello Lovely Studio.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

Shop for items you already intended to buy on Amazon RIGHT HERE, and also find home decor here to keep decor inspiration flowing on Hello Lovely!

Hello Lovely is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
Follow:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Let’s SHOP!

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing