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
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I think you’ll be surprised at the diversity here!
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.
Minimal European Country Luxe
Is it my favorite style? Probably!
Another iteration of that bedroom…
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
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.
Cool Blue Walls, Fabric & Window Coverings to Soothe
Blue can be so calming and perfect to surround yourself in.
Repeating a favorite pattern or two need not be overstimulating. Rather, it can be magical as you drift to sleep.
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.
Depending on the light a bedroom receives, cool or warm undertones in the white color can make all the difference.
A restrained color palette can be calming and easy to live with.
Yet restraint need not be boring!
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.
Modern Zen Restful Interiors for Sleeping
If your ceiling is low, I love the look of bringing everything lower in the bedroom:
And what a great idea to hang a collected tapestry as a headboard and focal point drawing the eye upward.
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…
Modern French elegance need not cold or off-putting…
Elegance can also be a barefoot variety, and a mix of Nordic muddy tones and treasures will help.
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.
We’ll consider even more in another addition since so many beautiful examples were shared this year!
Peace to you right where you are.
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