Styles such as coastal nautical and tropical are pretty close to one another and each one of them easily borrows from the other. Blue is a great color for all three of those themes and wall murals and decals inspired by ‘island life’ can further take the bedroom down the coastal route.
We absolutely love Scandinavian bedrooms that feature a nifty sleigh or platform bed as this instantly becomes the focal point of the room without trying too hard. You can build on this by adding an exposed brick wall that is painted white custom bedside pendants a few black and white posters and an understated nightstand (probably an upcycled piece from an old tree stump) to complete a truly relaxing nature-centric bedroom design that is distinctly Scandinavian.
But the sliding barn door is not just about its looks alone. In fact it brings as much in terms of functionality by cutting down on wastage of space that a normal door might cause.
The barn door is the perfect way to bring some visual and textural beauty to a bedroom that seems all too monotonous. Irrespective of the theme and style of the room you can use the sliding barn door to introduce a unique pattern by choosing a pattern of wood that has not already been employed in the design of the room.
West Elm also makes an array of GOTS-certified organic cotton sheets and shams in fun prints and textures like an energetic Ikat and a billowy pintuck. The patterns can be purchased as a set but we think it’s a lot more fun to mix and match!
While white needs no introduction in Scandinavian-style interiors do not underestimate the importance of black and gray in the overall scheme of things. Black anchors the room helps define and highlight the architectural features of your choice and offers the ideal visual balance.
Eileen Fisher is known for her sophisticated eco-fashion line but did you know that she also designs home goods? Her super-soft stone-washed organic coverlets and shams are made in Portugal and act as timeless neutrals for your bedroom with an interesting hint of texture.
As taxing as the whole experience can be at the end of the day an expression of joy on their faces is all it takes for us to feel that the entire topsy-turvy ride was worth it all!