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Clean White Bedrooms

Francois Halard for Vogue
François Halard for Vogue

When you really get down to brass tacks there are a lot of positives to an all white space, particularly when it’s your bedroom. Lots of light, a nice airy feel, and a relaxing ambiance just to name a few. If you’re renting your home chances are you’re already stuck with a blank canvas, so take advantage of it!

Prue Ruscoe for Inside Out
Prue Ruscoe for Inside Out

Not only is white a great backdrop for all of your things (yes, STUFF is okay!), it’s also a fantastic gender neutral option that can result in a surprisingly dramatic vibe. Go all out with white everything or choose to accessorize with your favorite pops of color on the walls, floors, wherever you want to break up the colorless sea.

Elissa Crowe via Apt Therapy
Elissa Crowe via Apartment Therapy

Bring in various textures like quilts and rugs to roughen things up and add some visual appeal. Even if you opt to go with all white it’s important to make your bedroom cozy and appealing, and this is just the way to do it. Textiles will make your room feel less like a hospital room and more like home.

Gaelle LeBoulicaunt for Lonny

White walls give any room a sophisticated art gallery feel. Add a piece statement art or create a gallery wall to take your bedroom to the next level and add more interest, a place for eyes to naturally land in the space. Your room will feel anything but boring as a result.

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Wish you could bring the style and simple pleasures of a beach house vacation home, year-round? Creating a coastal vibe in your bedroom is a wonderful way to embrace the spirit of the beach, no matter where you live. But before you start shopping, take a moment to consider what it is you love most about staying by the shore. Is it the simplicity of living out of a suitcase? If so, you’ll want to start by decluttering. Is it the pure freshness of an all-white room? If that’s the case, you know what your color scheme will be! Or perhaps it’s something a bit less tangible, like having extra time to savor that first cup of coffee while reading a few pages of a great novel or flipping through a magazine before your day officially begins. Getting up a bit earlier in summer can be a satisfying way to feel like you have a bit of “vacation” time, even on weekday mornings.

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When you’re ready to begin your beachy bedroom makeover, consider giving the space a fresh coat of white paint to kick things off. You can’t go wrong with white! Even if you would normally shy away from white floors, in the bedroom (with less foot traffic) it can be easier to keep this look clean. Top it with a simple, breezy natural fiber rug, and layer the bed with linens in shades of blue and driftwood gray. Woven accents, a collection of seashells, and vintage seaside art are perfect complements to this look.

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Swap out heavy drapes or cumbersome shades for a light-as-air white curtains made from cotton voile, and your bedroom will feel instantly breezier. And if you’re short on curtain rods, no problem! A bamboo pole from the garden store, or even a long branch trimmed from outdoors can stand in, as shown above.

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Do you have dark, heavy wood bedside tables? If so, consider swapping them out for something lighter, like the distressed white bookcase shown above. Fill it with sea-inspired coffee table books, beach reads, seashells, and driftwood, and top it with a mason jar filled with beach roses. Cover up dark flooring with a fresh, light rug in a beachy blue stripe, or a classic natural fiber rug, and toss a cute pillow on the bed.

Now it’s your turn: Are you a fan of beach style? How do you bring the beach home? Share your thoughts in the Comments!

Shopping Guide: (clockwise from top left) Loloi Rugs Piper rug in blue; Safavieh Colonial Bookcase; Jaipur Rugs Naturals Lucia rug in natural beige; Surya Contemporary Pillows Teori IX pillow in ivory and light gray.

Image Credits: Domino Magazine79 IdeasSkona Hem.

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