Dream Home Inspiration: Dark vs Light Bedroom

Who doesn’t love a bright and cheerful bedroom? I would think it would be more motivating to wake up to and get out of bed. But I can’t imagine anything more cozier than a dark bedroom when going to bed at night or in the colder weather. I’m constantly back and forth on which way I would like to go when we get a house, so I decided to do a little round up to see if it sways me one way or the other.

For the master bedroom curtains and bedcover, a Rose Tarlow print, Sea Leaves, "strikes the right balance between femininity and masculinity," Thomas says. They hang from custom Morgik metal rods. Shams and linens, Hillary Thomas Designs.
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A lovely floral scheme for the bedroom. Discover bedroom design ideas on HOUSE - design, food and travel by House & Garden.
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William McLure
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Bedroom. Master Bedroom Ideas. Classy and rustic master bedroom design. Floor-to-ceiling draperies close behind the camel-backed gray upholstered headboard. Chandelier is the Marigot Eight Light Chandelier from Circa Lighting.  The master bedroom mixes rustic finishes with tailored decor. I love this look!  The bed, a 54-inch-high camel-back upholstered king bed, was custom designed by Douglass Workroom.  Long lumbar pillow on bed  is the “Valence”/Dove #11158-01 from Cowtan & Tout.  Bedding is by Donna Karan Collection. #Bedroom #MasterBedroom #MasterBedroomDesign #MasterBedroomIdeas #MasterBedroomDecor
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master bedroom, calming, one room challenge, bamboo, monogram, art
Style Your Senses
The son's room is a spin on menswear, with Ralph Lauren's Burke wool, from Kravet, on Hickory Chair's Chelsea bed.
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Beautiful headboard, lovely wall paper that strengthens the energy of the bed in…:
Fawn Galli
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leather headboard and dark blue wall.:
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Coastal beach house bedroom with ocean view
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Ceiling Design Ideas
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Are you swayed one way or the other? I think I’m more drawn to the lighter bedrooms, particularly because I think I would feel more motivated in the morning to accomplish things. A darker room makes me feel cocooned and cozy and more than likely to make me reluctant to go to gym. No? Just me? Ah, well. I still want to try experimenting with a dark room. Maybe even the master bedroom. No, maybe not yet. Jon would kill me. He feels that strongly about it. Maybe a dining room- could do something there to set up a pub vibe. I love going to pubs as oppose to bars. You go to bars to get a little crazy. You go to pubs to enjoy your drinks. And sometimes there’s food. Anyway, another thing that I like about dark bedrooms is that it has a little more of a romantic, sexy vibe and I like that in bedrooms. (This song is totally playing in my head right now: “I like big butts and I cannot lie.”) I feel like I’ve just about talked myself back into a dark room, but I know I’ll still stick with a lighter room. At least at first, but never know. I might actually do a blend of both.


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