6 months ago
How To Warm Up A White Bedroom
Our bedroom is one of those rooms that’s felt sort of finished. It’s fine enough but a bit sterile and incomplete. Since we spend so much of our time (you know, all of it) at home and are gearing up for another cold, isolated winter, it’s been my mission to make our house feel warm, inviting, and complete. Until last week, I could not figure out what I needed to do with our room. It’s full of pieces I love but but lacked warmth. Our current shades are fine but they’re just so boring and don’t add anything.
An instagram story from Shelby Girard, the VP of Creative and Design at Havenly showed me what was missing. We’ve “known” each other for a while now so I messaged her to thank her for the inspiration, and she kindly shared her curtain and curtain rod sources with me. Her room is beautiful (see below). I was nervous to show Conor because I thought I’d get an 🙄, but when I showed him her space and the mockup I put together in photoshop, there was no saying no to this one – he was in. And when I showed Shelby what I came up with, she said she loved it! 🥳
So let’s discuss the design process and how I’m warming up our white bedroom (without adding any color).
The walls, bed, window treatments, and most of our bedding are white. That doesn’t bother me, but I want to add some texture and warmth.
I’ll add woven blackout shades, likely from Hunter Douglas since that’s what we have in the sunroom and girls’ rooms, and they’re beautiful. Again, a great natural element that adds warmth without adding color.
New french rods and white curtains. We’ll extend the rod a bit past the windows and behind the bed. Tip: always hang curtains high and wide to make windows feel larger.
The sconces have to go since they’d be in the way of the curtains, so those will get switched for lamps. I’m not 100% on what lamps we’ll choose, but we already have one of these and might add a second. Will see how it looks once the curtains are up.
I love our vintage rug but want to add some more texture, so I’m layering a jute underneath.
I’m going to add some new (blue) pillows to our window seat. We’ll likely have those made at Anecdote.
I’ve loved that cane bench so we’re going to pick one up at Anecdote and see how it looks under the painting to the left of our bed.
I might switch out the painting for a large fine art photograph, but have yet to find the right one.