A popular misconception among design enthusiasts is that the barn door is only suitable for bedrooms with a rustic or farmhouse flair. In fact this is exactly opposite of the truth and these gorgeous wooden wonders look even more appealing when they slide their way into contemporary bedrooms.
With that in mind we have another lovely collection of kids’ bedrooms today and this time we delve into a style that allows you to use vivacious color diverse textures and loads of playfulness. It’s time to go tropical!
Elegant simple and beautiful; the unassuming charm of Scandinavian style draws us all in instantly. The classic Scandinavian design placed functionality above aesthetics and kept color to a bare minimum.
Shades of gray enhance this seemingly monochromatic look and give the posh minimal Scandinavian bedroom a more contemporary and sophisticated aura. Complement this approach by using simple straight lines sleek floating shelves and wardrobes that disappear into the pale background for a dream bedroom!
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!
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.
So why is the sliding feature such an important aspect of the barn door? Apart from saving space at the entrance of the bedroom it also makes for an ideal closet door that simply slides shut when needed.
One amazing feature of Scandinavian bedrooms is the neutral backdrop that they offer making it possible for you to decorate with statement pieces and sculptural additions in a truly exquisite fashion.