We have few updates in our neutral bedroom this year you will love. We love our room and spend a lot of time in here, especially with both of us working from home currently!
With 5 windows, this room gets a ton of sunlight. Between the light and the quiet palette of neutrals the room feels very zen, even on cloudy days. For us, we need the zen.
We made this room priority because, to put it nicely, with 4 kids this room is our escape! Our bedroom is a little bit of peace away from the storm… the storm being the rest of our home with screaming, running children, crap on every surface and a massive fluffy dog. Where are their parents, anyways?
Our Neutral Bedroom That Feels Fresh and Inviting
I don’t actually feel like this room is quite “done” although it’s getting there. At the bottom of the post I’ll share my remaining plans for the room.
The paint color in here is Sherwin Williams Ice Cube. More about this paint color and Ice Cube painted other places in our home here!
I didn’t want just another white bedroom. Keeping in vibe with the rest of the home, we used layers of white to create varied hues, layers of wood tones and some shades of gray too.
We recently added two crisp white nightstands with caning detail in here.
Here are our old nightstands:
Basic, non offending nightstands before were serving as place holders while we searched the entire internet for the perfect bedside tables.
These are called the Harbour Cane Nightstands. I was so happy to find these gorgeous pieces! The white is a crisp, true white, with sturdy caning on the bottom shelf. We are about four months in – no scratches on the white tops.
See my nightstands here:
If you are buying all new furniture for your bedroom, it is a lot! My opinion is money is best spent on two high quality nightstands, and saving money on the bed frame. I have seen so many beautiful beds at low prices, I don’t think it’s necessary to splurge on the actual bed frame unless you have the budget. How many cute headboards have you stumbled across at Home Goods?
But it is hard to dupe a really great nightstand. Two beautiful, visually large nightstands just MAKE the room. You can even have a basic headboard, but if it is flanked between 2 stunning bedside tables you’ve got a knock out room right there!
A dark curtain rod is a good idea in every all white room. It is grounding, keeps the room from feeling too delicate, and adds a nice contrast. Black and dark colors acts as a neutral hardware so it works regardless of your other choices.
Our curtain rod is room darkening- meaning the drapes can close all the way to the wall.
We used another griegy layer of off white on the drapes. If you are looking for drapes on a budget, I can’t recommend my affordable curtains enough! Thick, lined, and textured, these are the queen of budget drapes.
When your palette is pared down, an interesting shape or object provides something memorable in the room. Instead of one juju hat, I use a trio of juju hats for visual interest in our neutral bedroom. I found them sold as a juju hat set from this Etsy shop. I LOVE them all together!
I think I am the one woman in America without a lot of throw pillows on the bed! Generally I just use one long lumbar, only for simplicity’s sake. A trio of euros wouldn’t hurt though! I like these quilted Euros that match the textured quilt.
our pretty blue dresser (art is a Gray Malin, accessories from Home Goods)
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What Is Missing?
I still feel like it’s missing some pattern and color. I think with neutral bedrooms this is often a struggle. So what am I looking for exactly?
I would love to bring in wallpaper in for more interest and pattern. With the white trim all around the bottom, I feel like pattern would pop! The only pattern in the room comes from the rug currently.
I am also looking for a large, oversized wide mirror for getting dressed. I love the curve of this giant mirror, and as many of you pointed out on my Instagram this would bring a nice contrast to the straight lines of the bed.
Tips For Creating a Not Boring Neutral Bedroom Of Your Own
Worried a neutral bedroom might be too unexciting? Here are some tips to create your own:
Pick a color palette with color
Even a soft muted color thrown in once or twice will make a big statement in neutral bedrooms. Our blue dresser pops! If you don’t want any color at all, pick your shades of neutrals.
In an all white neutral bedroom, the smallest pop of color will sing! It’s important not to overlook these items so that the room doesn’t fall flat.
Use Just A Touch of Black So The Room Doesn’t Lean Too Heavily Feminine
Feminine is fun and can be gorgeous, but it can also look cheap if overdone. Black gives an all white room just a touch of contrast. This doesn’t have to be a lot of black, of course. Think hardware on a dresser, a striped pillow, or the curtain rod. A black curtain rod is my favorite. Have I mentioned that yet?
Don’t Let All White Mean Vanilla… Keep It Fun
Pick 2 or 3 objects/shapes/textures that bring interest. Our trio of juju hats are fun texture. The big rug with the boho pattern is interesting, especially since nothing else in the room leans that way or has pattern. Our blue dresser is a pretty color in a world of white!
To see more of our home, take a peek at my mini home tour I gave, featuring our new Gray Malin prints!
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