You've seen them. Right? White bedrooms that too often just look sterile. So how do you create a white bedroom one where you are invited to day-dream and let your thoughts float? Even one pop of color, such as the chest of drawers and the wood floor, in the image above can fix the issue of a too sterile looking dreamy white bedroom.
Here are 5 elements you can use to create your dreamy white bedroom without that sterile feeling.
1. Add Shades of White in Layers
Here, the designer layers shades of almost every element, such as the pillows, throw, linen and the upholstered bed.
The above bedroom was designed for two girls. The soft pink colors in the lamp, the blanket and the pompoms are wonderful accents to the white. The designer explains that she had used layers of whites to create that dreaminess. On the wall, she had used a white with a blue shade. However, on the head and foot board, she used
2. Vary The White Textures
What a beautiful dreamy white bedroom. It's elegant and classy. Yet, it achieves its dreaminess through different textures found in its elements: tufted headboard; smooth white linen; the nap in the blanket; a piled rug and smooth surfaces in the table and globe lamps. Shades of white are also found in the linen versus the rug, blanket and draperies.
Of course a tailored everything pressed and crease isn't for everyone. The bedroom below is a little rumpled but every so inviting with its unmade bed layered with in textured white elements.
3. Let Natural sunlight flood the room
Think beach! Wear sunglasses if you must. But natural sunlight flooding a room and warming your face is simply magical. It invites gentle, loving thoughts to float through your mind--as it does in the image below. Note how the free flowing bed netting transforms the bed to a wonderland, and you too if you were in that bed!
4. Invoke Stylistic Elements: Romantic Classic To Farm and Cottage
This dreamy white bedroom is far from sterile. The antique furnishings invokes a farm and cottage style that's beautifully layered in shades of white varied textures.
The dreamy white bedroom below creates a magical, romantic touch with the 18th century bergère chairs; an ornate white-framed leaning floor mirror; and understated chandelier while mixing in a touch of modern pieces found in the drum lamp shade.
5. Add Flowing Shear Curtains
There is something about flowing white drapers or curtains that can literally transform feelings to peacefulness, calm and a space to dream.
If your heart wants to take you to a dreamy white bedroom but you're turned off by the idea of ending up with a sterile room. There are things you can do to avoid this. Look to add
- 1) shades of white in every element, including the walls;
- 2) add lots of texture; 3)don't forget design style to make it cohesive;
- 4) allow natural light in; and
- 5) treat the windows with flowing white draperies and curtains (even if you just want to push them to the sides of the windows.
This is an updated post moved from annsliees.com.
What are your dreams for a white bedroom?