The Primary Bedroom of our Golden Hour Project uses tone-on-tone styling to create a serene space. Neutral can risk feeling boring, but if you carefully layer textures, woods, metals, and textiles you can create a design that feels both sophisticated and welcoming. Here’s five steps you can take to elevate your own space.
Ground the Room with a Rug
A rug in the bedroom may feel unnecessary, especially if you have carpet. But adding a rug, even as an additional layer over carpet, not only creates a lux feel with a softer step, but also provides an opportunity to ground the space with a pattern, color, or texture that you love. It makes a major difference in the feel of the room.
Update your Lighting
Layered lighting helps illuminate a room but also adds design. We almost always use a statement chandelier or pendant above the bed, and then coordinate it with beautiful bedside table lamps. Here, we love the pairing of a modern black and brass chandelier paired with more traditional artisan white glazed ceramic lamps. The mix of materials and styles adds interest.
Mix Patterns, Prints and Textures
Golden Hour Project / Rebekah Westover Photography
From you lighting, to your furniture and textiles, think how the mix of materials work together. We like a blend of warm and cool tones and a mix of patterns and prints. Although the textiles on this bed stay neutral, stitching on the quilt, a mix of shapes in the pillows, and high quality textured European linen all add depth to the space.
Layer in Art
Art adds beauty and sophistication! Think about adding it above the headboard to create a focal point. We also love a piece or two layered together behind the table lamps.
Add Seating that fits the Space
In new builds, the primary bedroom is often large. A bed and night stands alone do not usually fill the space. Adding a pair of chairs or a bench to the base of your bed is useful, adds another layer of design, and fills the space to make the room feel more complete.