I don’t know about you, but I love me an airy room . Give me all the white and neutral spaces, am I right? I recently took my master bedroom from a dark navy blue existence, to bright white walls. I had a couple moments of utter freak out, feeling like I made a huge design mistake turning my walls back in time to their builder grade selves. I was determined to make my newly white bedroom feel purposeful and cozy instead of boring and drab. Today I’m going to share the tips + tricks I used to achieve a cozy and inviting as well as WHITE master bedroom.
Texture: I decided to start with perhaps the most important tip when trying to successfully design a neutral room- you need texture! When working in my master bedroom, though I stayed in a neutral color palette, I made sure I added a lot of cozy texture. There is linen, wool, fur, glass, as well as wood. These elements add a lot of interest and do two key things, they elevate the space from feeling builder grade, and add a whole lot of visual interest.
Use Black: All neutral and white spaces can start to feel almost like they’re floating. You can stay neutral but ground the space by adding black accents. I used black to anchor my space by adding black end tables, black, window hardware, a touch of black typography above my bed, as well as a black ceiling fan in the room.
Repeat color scheme: Even when working in neutrals, it is still important to repeat the color scheme you’re working with. For example in this room, though it is a “white” room there is a color scheme of white, beige, black, and wood. I repeated each of these 4 elements in at least 3 different places in my design. This helps your eye move throughout the space easily and also keeps things interesting.
Add interest: This is a really important step that I feel like some may be almost AFRAID to do. Add a few interesting things that are maybe unexpected to keep your space feeling fresh and not stagnant. The unexpected element I chose to add in this space was the beautiful shams. They add a nice pop and give your eyes somewhere to land, which a lot of neutral spaces I see lack. You can add a little color in an art print, a floral arrangement, a throw pillow, throw blanket, etc, the options are endless.
The walls are painted Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
I built the headboard following the tutorial by Angela Rose Home, you can find it here.
I purchased the bedding from Macy’s. I fell in love with the quality and classic styles from their signature Hotel Collection. I picked it up at the Biltmore Fashion Park Macy’s in Phoenix and had the most amazing experience working with their staff. They are such a great resource for all your bedding questions and helped me get exactly the look I was going for.
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