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3 Cozy Bedrooms We Want To Hibernate In All Winter Long

cozy bedroom ideasIt’s almost full-on sweater weather, so you know what that means. We’re turning in and getting our home ready for total hibernation mode. And where better to start than with the bedroom. It’s the most intimate space in the home and, if you’re like us, you’ll likely want to be spending more time curled up in bed as the days get shorter. All the more reason to make this the coziest room in your home.

To get you inspired to warm up your bedroom, we’ve pulled together these three cozy bedroom ideas, from classic to boho, that are big on comfort. Read on and get ready to winterize your bedroom with these ideas!

cozy bedroom ideasBedroom Idea #1: The Mid-Century Wonderland

If you’re wondering what we mean when we say “warm modernism,” this bedroom is it. Mid-century designs are the core pieces here with their clean lines and warm woods. Mix them with graphic patterns and bold visuals, and you’ll have a bedroom that’s crisp, cool, but totally cozy and inviting.

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The Essentials:

A pop of pattern. Plaid is a great option since it’s graphic and reminds us of winter and warm log cabins. A plaid rug and pillows are sure to bring in the warm fuzzy feeling you need to balance out the furniture. Then mix in other patterns for an even cozier feeling.

Warm wood tones. Choose furniture and designs made with warm-toned woods to give your bedroom a welcoming feeling. Acorn woods can instantly warm up any space with a cozy atmosphere, while natural wood grains will add visual texture.

Mural backdrop. Go for a textural art piece, like this oversized mural of a forest, which brings the outdoors in and makes for a visually backdrop in a cozy bedroom. The engraving is a little unexpected and has an antique feel that conjures up a dreamy look.

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A bedroom that has cool tones and streamlined pieces but still feels warm and welcoming.

cozy bedroom ideasBedroom Idea #2: The Classic Cocoon

There’s a reason traditional style bedrooms with all their classic trappings are tried-and-true. In the winter, the perfect mix of classic furnishings and accents can create a sumptuous retreat and make your bedroom feel like a cozy cocoon. Get ready for those luxe textures and layers!

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The Essentials:

Upholstered headboard. It doesn’t get any cozier than a padded headboard. Go for one with wings on the sides or try tufted options, both of which add a classic look. They’re our ultimate go-to for warming up a winter bedroom with a plush look. Not to mention, it’ll give you lots of support for leaning back in bed with a book at night.

Layers of textiles. Pile on the pillows, throws, and even a sheepskin. The more layers, the cozier your bedroom, naturally. If you’re not sure where to start, the sheepskin is one of our favorite cozy bedroom ideas since it adds the softest texture and can go anywhere in your space. Try one on a bench at the foot of your bed, draped over an armchair, or even on the floor by your bed for a cozy landing when you step out of bed in the morning.

Traditional rug. There’s something about a rug with a traditional pattern that instantly cozies up a room. Consider a vintage-style rug with an Oriental pattern or go with one that’s a little faded and washed-out for a subtle touch that adds tons of warmth to your floors.

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An elegant space that feels decorated and inspires you to spend time in, morning and night.

cozy bedroom ideasBedroom Idea #3: The Bohemian Hideaway

Part glam, part eclectic, this bedroom is our idea of the perfect bohemian winter escape. There are luxurious textures mixed with pretty accent pieces, warm neutrals, and a vibrant array of plants and greenery. It’s the perfect combination of calm, comfort, and chic style.

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Dark wall color. Nothing dials up the cozy in a bedroom like a dark-wall color. It creates an intimate and enveloping atmosphere that makes you want to snuggle up in bed all-day. If you’re looking to go big on cozy hibernating vibes, don’t hesitate!

Natural textures. Whether it’s a hint of warm raw wood or a chunky wool knit throw, or a handwoven wall hanging, you want to bring in natural textures that add depth and coziness to your space. Think linen, live-edge woods for a rustic pop and then even some velvet and leather for a bit of luxe contrast. Texture for days.

Gold and brass accents. It goes without saying that the right about of metallic accents can go a long way in the bedroom. Instead of silver or black, opt for warm metals, like gold and brass. They’ll lend the perfect cozy glimmer to your space.

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That blend of relaxing and glam style in your bedroom.

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My Modsy Story: Creating the Perfect Home Office in a Brand New “Forever Home”

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When she started working from home, Sarah was ready for a home office that she loved. See how she brought the space of her dreams to life.

Homeowner: Sarah O, Accountant

Location: Canandaigua, NY

Room: Home Office

Her Style: Refined Rustic

The Backstory

My husband and I were moving from a 2 bedroom condo in Boston, MA to a 4 bedroom home in Canandaigua NY. We brought a few pieces from our old space to the new one, but overall the house was a blank canvas and we had lots of empty space to fill.

We also knew we wanted to make this our “forever home,” so we were ready to invest in the design and wanted to get it just right. To top it off, I was starting a new role that meant I’d be working remotely and I wanted to make sure I had a home office setup that I loved.

Sarah’s space before

The Design Dilemma

Knowing that I’d be working from home a majority of the time, I wanted an office where I could stay focused and relaxed. I’ve never had my own office before and I was totally overwhelmed with no clue how or where to start!

I knew I wanted it to be something feminine but also not over the top. Since I was without a clear idea, I wanted to envision some different possibilities for the space before investing in furniture and getting it set up. But I’m such a visual person, all I could see was empty space and I couldn’t visualize any ideas for the room.

home office modsyThe Modsy Moment

I saw an ad for Modsy online and it sounded like the perfect solution to my problem! I read a few reviews and looked at pictures of how the process worked so I was very excited to get started.

It seemed like Modsy offered the ideal solution where I could see how everything would come together in a design without spending a fortune and having to deal with returns while I made up my mind.

home office modsyHow Modsy’s Designs Helped Sarah

I LOVED my first set of designs. They gave me totally new ideas for my office that I never would have thought of before. I really struggled with what would fit in the room, where to put things, and which elements would make the best use of the space.

I never would have thought of an open bookcase, but our designer, Rebecca, suggested it and it is the perfect solution. She answered my countless questions and was so attentive in listening to my feedback in order to create my dream room! She was also super helpful in finding pieces that worked for my budget and that I absolutely love.

I ended up keeping the exact layout and I purchased most of the items she suggested. My office looks pretty much exactly like my final Modsy design! The process of ordering furniture through Modsy was very seamless and the products arrived really quickly. It was so convenient to be able to do it all online – and the prices were affordable too.home office modsy

home office modsyThe Real Results

My office feels amazing. It’s exactly what I wanted and I absolutely love going into my own work space every morning. It is so tranquil and organized, I have tons of storage to keep everything in its place so it doesn’t get cluttered.

Rebecca also helped me pick out the new paint color. With that and all the other pieces in the room the space has the perfect feminine touch I was looking for. Overall, Modsy helped me tap into my design style and feel confident that I was buying all the right things for my home office. Thanks Modsy!

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4 Ways To Design a Black-And-White Bedroom

bedroomYou don’t need us to tell you that black and white is a classic color combo. And we can’t get enough of it. They’re perfect for any modernist who loves clean lines, high-contrast spaces, and contemporary designs. Even if you’re not a modern design fan, there are ways to work black-and-white that feel light, warm, and perfectly balanced—especially in your bedroom. The bold color combo can actually look and feel calm, crisp, and comforting when used carefully and thoughtfully in bedrooms.

Even so, working black and white into your decor can be tricky in the most private room in the home. You risk going either super minimalist or overly sleek and spare, ending up with a space that feels anything but cozy and relaxing.

So for some guidance, we’ve rounded up our favorite black and white bedroom ideas here to help you rethink the palette for your home. Read on to get our tips for nailing each look and shop the rooms.

bedroomIdea #1: Light and Neutral

A neutral base is the foundation of this look, which is layered with pops of black and gray. It’s the easiest way to play with the black-and-white color scheme in the bedroom since it won’t feel too intense or visually bold. If you want a way to ease into the look or like the idea of a bedroom that’s crisp but feels cozy and comfy, this one’s for you.

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An upholstered bed. Try one in a neutral or dark grey. This will contribute to the overall color scheme while adding a touch of softness to the room.

Organic, patterned rug. Lay one down in black and white to add a pop of pattern and texture. We went with a plush wool number for an extra soft look.

Crisp white curtains. The more textiles you layer the more you’ll bring this look to life. Beautiful white curtains will balance out bold black shades and sharp lines from your furniture.

Plush neutral bedding. This is the simplest and best way to work in black and white. Choose throw patterned throw pillows and solid shams for a look that will feel plush and layered.

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A space you can easily change up later on if you decide that black and white isn’t your year-round thing.

bedroomIdea #2: Balanced and Boho

This take on the palette brings together a perfect light and dark mix of wood, leather, art, and accents. It’s equal parts eclectic and boho but doesn’t feel overly decorated or bright. It’s all about contrasting and playing with the right pieces and patterns.

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A farmhouse bed. You’ll want to start here with a sculptural bed frame. It will set the eclectic tone for your room and work as the anchoring piece around which you’ll layer other wood, leather, and black and white accents.

Leather accent pieces. Whether it’s your pillows, an armchair, a bench, or a pair of poufs at the end of your bed, a semi-substantial leather piece is key to adding visual texture.

Textured textiles. When it’s all about the materials, plush textured bedding and pillows is one of the details that really shine in black and white bedrooms. Think pom pom pillows, ribbed bedding, and knit throws galore!

Quirky graphic art. For a pop of personality that brings the look to life, these whimsical pieces will serve as unexpected patterns and accents that offset the material mix and high-contrast palette.

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A more rustic-boho leaning feel and a black-and-white bedroom that feels bold but warm.

bedroomIdea #3: Warm and Cool

If black and white is really what you’re after, this look strikes the perfect balance of black and white decor in your space. The key to this look is to add warmth with wood and gold accents that are offset it with crisp, white elements throughout.

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A natural wood bed. You’ll want to start here with a big wood piece that offers the warmth of natural wood. It will set the tone for your room and work as the overarching neutral to the black and white tones.

Gold accents. For polish and warmth, you’ll want to layer in gold and brass accents. We added a lamp, nightstand, and bed frame with hints of gold in the hardware, which are small details that really shine in a black and white bedroom.

Black accent wall. This will push your look further into black and white territory, and it will bring a dramatic note to the room. Balance it out with white rug and snowy linens to keep a 50/50 black and white decor ratio.

Plenty of patterns. It’s all about mixing together different black-and-white and high-contrast patterns—think stripes, zigzags, geometrics, and funky graphic motifs!

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A room that’s contemporary, cool, but also supremely comfy. The perfect balance!

bedroomIdea #4: Dark and Moody

A look that pushes more black with pops of white, this isn’t a style for the faint of heart. It’s a bold look that works great in industrial, minimal, or loft-style spaces. If you’re wanting to bring that urban vibe to your bedroom, this approach is for you.

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All black walls. As we mentioned, this is the boldest black and white bedroom look, so if you’re taking this route, it’s all about taking black shades to the max. We chose charcoal gray for all the walls to play up a moody note that doesn’t come off as too intense or cave-like.

Metal bed frame. To really nail that sleek industrial-minimal vibe, select a sleek metal bed frame. One in gold adds a pop of warmth, but you can go silver or black if you like!

Play with soft layers. From pillows to rugs to bedding, add layers to soften this otherwise super high-contrast look.

Pops of white. It goes without saying that a black-and-white bedroom needs white! Go for white in your base furniture, decor, and art to really balance out the dark walls!

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A moody take on a black and white bedroom that’s totally modern and still feels inviting.

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Layout Guide: Small Bedroom With a Curved Wall

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Designing a funky shaped bedroom can be a challenge. Beds are big can leave little to no space for anything else in a small room. A curved bedroom wall can make it tough to get the most out of a space and still ensure that it feels serene and relaxing, like a bedroom should.

That’s why we’re exploring two different ways to tackle the oddly-shaped bedroom. It can be an exciting challenge that forces you to get creative with a small bedroom layout! Check out these two layout ideas for designing a curved bedroom that’s functional, comfy and stylish.

The Space: An 8 x 17 awkwardly-shaped bedroom with a curved wall.

The Style: Colorful and eclectic

The Challenge: Designing a small, oddly-shaped bedroom with a curved wall to fit essential furniture items without making the space feel cramped or claustrophobic.

bedroomIdea #1: Simple, Solo Living

Layout Idea #1 prioritizes space and comfort. The bed is placed along the wall in front of the curved corner to allow room for a queen-sized option. This means you’ll have plenty of room to stretch out and luxuriate. Plus, it is the best placement to enjoy the view out the window from the bed.

The setup is all about making the space feel open and uncluttered with an angled rug, easy use of tight space, and minimalist decor. Furnishings help maintain a sense of openness in the space and a well-placed mirror helps make the room seem even bigger. 

 bedroomWhy This Bedroom Layout Works

Placing the bed against the curved wall means you can fit a queen bed for maximum relaxation and rest. The bed also gets a stellar view right out the window and this placement leaves room for a nightstand on one side.

In the back corner behind the bed, we filled in the awkward space left by the curved wall with a plant. We used a faux option because watering back in that tight space would be difficult. But this way you get all the looks and lightness of plant life without the maintenance.

The dresser at the foot of the bed makes perfect use of that skinny strip of wall space. A tall dresser is great for smaller spaces as you can get more storage vertically without taking up valuable floor space.

And the angled rug under the bed offers more floor coverage for bare feet and takes attention away from the awkward shape of the room. The mirror visually opens up the small room and makes it seem bigger and also has posts on top for hanging towels, purses, etc.

bedroomThis Is Great If You…

  • Are a young adult living solo.
  • Prefer simple, uncluttered spaces.
  • Love to daydream and watch the world outside from your bed.
  • Want a bedroom that’s purely a space for resting and relaxing.

officeIdea #2: Extra Functionality

Layout #2 aims to pack in as much function as possible into the oddly-shaped bedroom. But we also wanted to make sure it didn’t feel cluttered or overcrowded. You still want a space where you can feel peaceful and relaxed, so it’s all about finding balance.

This layout option expands the functionality of the small room with extra storage and a mini desk. We swapped in a twin bed to this design, which allows for more open floor space and incorporated other furnishings that would help maximize functionality without overtaking the room.

bedroomWhy This Bedroom Layout Works

The twin bed in this design leaves more open floor space to play with so our layout choices aren’t so limited. This is a trundle option, which is great for a kiddo’s room if they like to have sleepovers. You could also do a bed with storage underneath instead.

To maximize space and functionality along the curved wall, we placed a mini desk setup. This creates a great spot to do homework, read a book and enjoy the view outside the window. Having the desk pulled away from the wall a bit is okay because you can use the space in the curved corner to house a trash can or even put a footrest for a more comfortable workspace.

The wall-mounted bookcase also expands available storage space by using the wall vertically instead of taking up further floor space. To give the room a super cozy vibe, we layered rugs for extra coverage and use dark wall paint for an intimate and relaxing feel.

deskThis Is Great If You…

  • Need a workspace at home and don’t have room elsewhere in the house.
  • Like a cozy space where everything you need is in reach.
  • Want a comfy, sleepover-ready bedroom for a kiddo.
  • Need extra storage in a bedroom.
  • Want to have a guest area that’s equipped with everything they’ll need!

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The Best Rugs for Bedrooms, According to Modsy Designers

Want to create a cozy, calm, and serene bedroom? Space where you can relax at the end of the day? We’re here to help. While bed linens and pillows play a major role in this, an oft-overlooked element in a bedroom is an area rug. From our viewpoint, bedroom rugs are essential (here are six reasons why) so it’s important not to skimp on this decor piece!

But not all rugs are created equal. For high-traffic rooms, you’ll want something durable. But for a bedroom, which doesn’t see as much foot traffic as a hallway or living space, you might approach rug shopping differently. But don’t worry – you don’t have to go it alone! Keep reading for our designer’s five favorite bedroom rug ideas.

bedroom rug ideasBedroom Rug #1: Skye Rug, Bhawan Textiles

This beautiful, old-world-inspired design in vibrant colors adds lovely warmth and visual texture to any room. It’s made of polyester, so it’s a super affordable option, especially for this style of rug. Bonus: Polyester is also easy to maintain and is stain resistant. This is a great option if you want a bedroom rug that looks high-end, without the sky-high price tag.

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natural fiber bedroom rugBedroom Rug #2: Color-Bound Seagrass Rug, Pottery Barn

If you want to opt for natural fiber in your rug, seagrass is the way to go. Natural fibers have a whole host of benefits – including being durable, affordable, and allergen-free. And seagrass is softer underfoot than other natural fibers, making it more suitable for bedrooms.

This bedroom rug, in particular, was handcrafted by artisan rug makers, and with subtle color variations that are inherent to this natural fiber, each rug is unique. It’s also highly stain-resistant, which is a bonus for any room! This rug is best if you want a natural, allergen-free rug at a great price point.

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indigo rugBedroom Rug #3: Norma Indigo Wool Rug, Dash & Albert

Want a rug with a lavish feel? This might be the one for you. With a super plush, cozy texture, it’s perfect for bare feet in the morning. The plush pile is made of a wool/cotton blend – which makes it more expensive than its synthetic or natural fiber counterparts.

A durable material, wool will likely last longer, but it requires a bit more care to keep it looking its best. It’s also a very resilient material and can recover its pile after being “crushed” by heavy furniture – so you don’t have to worry if you like to rearrange! This rug is best for those in search of a luxurious feel and modern design.

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bedroom rug ideasBedroom Rug #4: Roland Cotton Rug, Crate & Barrel

We love the graphic pop this rug offers. The flat woven construction is made of 100% cotton – which is more affordable than wool and is a natural alternative to synthetic materials like polypropylene. However, cotton can be more prone to stains, which is why we like this rug in a darker color with a busy pattern for life’s inevitable spills.

Cotton rugs don’t wear as well over time, but they’re a practical option for many people. Specifically, they’re great for cat owners, as kitties will be less tempted to sink their claws into a flatweave rug (as opposed to a high-pile or shaggy wool rug), and for kids bedrooms, where it’s easy to vacuum and toys won’t get lost in the shag.

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eclectic bedroom rugBedroom Rug #5: Nomad Rug, Loloi

We just can’t get enough of this rug, which was featured in the bedroom of our lake house home tour. Made of hand-knotted jute and featuring a luxe, thick pile, this rug is as unique as it is stunningly beautiful. Jute is a durable and natural material, with a super soft texture, making it great for bare feet in bedrooms. The gorgeous colors and patterns will make a statement in any room. This rug is best if you want to make an investment in a beautiful statement rug.

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Bedroom Ideas for a Room With Lots of Doors and Windows

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So the good news is you have a bedroom with tons of windows and closet space! Natural light and extra storage are two major perks when it comes to designing the bedroom of your dreams. The flipside? There are doors and windows on every wall. “Where do I put the bed?” “What’s the right bedroom layout?” “What if I want to add a TV?” These are all valid questions and this design challenge may leave you flabbergasted and feeling like you don’t know where to begin.

But fear not – with a little creativity, you can definitely find a design and layout that makes the most of any quirky space! Don’t let the double-edged sword of extra storage space and sunshine bring you down. With the right layout, you can easily fit all your important furniture, make sure there’s enough floor space to move through the room, AND make it look great! In fact, our designers came up with three creative ideas for a rustic and cozy bedroom layout with doors and windows on every wall. Take a look and pick one that you like best!

bedroomLayout Idea #1

The main goal in our bedroom layout #1 is to make room for a king bed. This is a bedroom that’s meant for lounging, so it’s perfect if you’re a couple that likes to watch TV in bed! The bed is situated against the back wall, which is the largest wall in the room. It’s big enough to comfortably fit a king-size bed with a nightstand on each side. The small space across from the bed is just large enough to fit a dresser that doubles as a TV stand.

On the window side of the room, we added a bench under the windows for extra seating. We also tucked a floor-length mirror into the corner for a natural-light filled dressing spot! Plus, the mirror gives the illusion of a bigger space. There’s also plenty of floor space to walk throughout the room and plenty of bed space for cozy movie nights.

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bedroomWhy This Bedroom Layout Works

The only way to fit a large bed into this room is to place it flush against the larger back wall. That way there’s plenty of room for two nightstands without crowding the space. With plenty of clearance on all three sides of the bed, it’s easy to navigate the space. The TV at the foot of the bed is perfect for watching your favorite late-night shows while you’re snuggled up!

We added a bench against the window wall to provide extra seating as well as a catchall spot for putting on shoes, clothes, etc. It’s low enough so it doesn’t block any of the natural light from flowing in. We put a full-length mirror in the corner by the window to make use of an awkward corner and create a well-lit dressing area.

bedroomLayout Idea #2

This design places more importance on seating than having a giant bed. We put a queen-size bed against the smaller side wall next to the door. There’s less space on this wall so it leaves room for only one nightstand, but it also offers more floor space and a nice view out the windows from your bed.

The blue and white color palette keeps the room feeling airy and cool. And the neutral furnishings help maintain a sense of openness and serenity – perfect for a bedroom oasis. Plus, with two armchairs there is extra seating for a reading nook or cozy place to hang before you’re ready for bed.

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bedroom doorWhy This Bedroom Layout Works

This layout makes use of the small bedroom wall next to the door by fitting a queen-sized bed with one nightstand. It makes a perfectly cozy spot to lay in bed and enjoy views out the windows to the great outdoors. The smaller bed also leaves room for a large dresser, which we placed in front of the windows. It’s low enough to not block any of the natural light but also provides tons of extra storage.

There is also enough room to fit two armchairs for extra comfy bedroom lounging. These make a great spot for curling up with a book. There’s no TV in this layout because it’s all about maximizing your view. Simple forms and darker woods and accents help add depth and warmth to space. And the textures of the woods, rug, and bedding, along with accents like wicker baskets, make the room feel extra plush and cozy.

bedroom mirrorLayout Idea #3

This layout idea has the most unconventional placement with the bed in front of the windows. The big windows let the sunlight pour in so you know when it’s time to rise and shine. We chose a design with a cane headboard that lets the light seep through so it doesn’t block out any sun but you can also opt for a lower headboard that doesn’t block the window as much. And, if you’re a super light sleeper or don’t want to get up with the sun, make sure to add curtains that will block the morning light.

The contrast of bright white and neutrals with a few blue accents creates an elegant, refined look for your bedroom. The mix of light and dark wood grains and the use of natural textures and fabrics keep the look from feeling too cold or austere. The bed faces the door which helps leave the far wall open for a large dresser and an armchair for an extra seating nook!

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Why This Bedroom Layout Works

Even though it’s a little unconventional, keeping the bed against the windows frees up tons of space in the room! Placing a contrasting rug under the bed partitions space so your bed doesn’t feel like it’s floating in the center of the room. Plus, the rug helps anchor the room so you can design around it. With the bed against a long wall, there’s plenty of room for two nightstands and you get to enjoy the morning light in all its glory.

This positioning leaves room for a larger dresser and armchair on the opposite wall. It would be hard to fit these large items with the bed anywhere else. And, this layout gives you the option to mount a TV on the wall if you’re someone who loves a cozy movie in bed. It’s a great layout for someone who wants plenty of floor space and a more unique approach to designing your space.

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7 Design Tips You Need to Know If You Want An All White Bedroom

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We have three words for you: all-white bedroom. We’re guessing that thought either has you swooning or cringing. Either way, there’s no denying that all-white rooms are elegant and serene spaces that exude a sense of calm.

And when it comes to bedrooms, an all-white space might be a dream design for some, and it’s certainly a nightmare for others! If you’re in the “yes please” camp, read on to see what our designers have to say about all white bedrooms and get the scoop on their best tips for designing this intimate and welcoming space.

Textures, Textures, Textures

Textures are key to creating an all-white bedroom design that doesn’t look washed out and boring. Pieces like a woven rug, braided pillows, and rattan or wicker decor can help to create a dynamic, layered design. Even if all the pieces are white, layering textures in your all-white bedroom helps to bring the look to life and keeps it from falling flat.

white bedroomMix Up Your Materials

And while we’re talking about textures, an easy way to ensure you have lots of them in your space is to choose pieces made of a mix of materials. Instead of using just one or two basics, try incorporating materials like marble, wood, stone, ceramics, linens… the sky’s the limit when it comes to all-white bedroom designs.

You can even mix in natural materials like rattan and jute for an additional pop! These aren’t technically white, but as long as you stick with neutral colors, they won’t feel out of place in your all-white bedroom.

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bedroomThink about Wood Tones

Wood tones are also a fantastic addition to an all-white bedroom. Our only rule here is to pick a lane for your woods and keep the tones, be they light, natural, or dark, consistent.

Our vote? Natural or dark wood accents because they provide a lovely pop of warmth and contrast that all-white rooms usually lack. On the flip side, washed-out or blonde woods can fall flat or get lost in an all-white bedroom. But no matter which tone you pick, having wood in your space is a great way to add warmth, natural texture, and contrast to your bedroom.

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bedroomLayer On The Textiles

Layering textiles, such as rugs, pillows, curtains, etc. helps add depth, texture, and lots of contrast. Plus, lots of layers will help instill a cozy note to your white bedroom and make your space feel more dynamic and well-thought-out.

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white bedroomGo Big With Greenery

Greenery adds a welcome pop of color to an all-white bedroom without overpowering the look. A floor plant, hanging plant, or small succulent on your nightstand will also add texture and dimension to your space without interrupting the serenity. Plus, we all know that plants just make you happy! All in all, there is a lovely addition to a bedroom sanctuary, no matter your color scheme.

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Play with Fun Shapes

When you don’t have color, you have to find other creative ways to add visual intrigue to your space. One of our favorite ways to do this is to consider the forms of your furniture and decor. Playful and funky shapes will help spice up the look of an all-white bedroom. Think round forms, square forms, or even squiggles! Wall art, poufs, and patterned benches are also easy ways to add a little fun and flair.

white bedroomAdd Contrast Through Your Wall Color

Here’s a great little secret – it’s okay for your white bedroom not to have white walls! There are plenty of off-white and neutral shades that still create the look of an all-white bedroom design without being so stark and harsh. A shade of cream, off-white, or light grey can really help warm-up, cool down, or add contrast to your room while still maintaining the clean, crisp and calming look of an all-white bedroom.

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5 Green Bedroom Ideas for the Perfect Relaxing Retreat

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Much like the cool color blue, green gives off calm and relaxing vibes, making it the perfect hue for a bedroom design! The color green reminds us of nature and helps to bring the outdoors indoors with its fresh vibrancy. We love it because it has the tranquility of a neutral but still adds excitement and personality. It’s also a versatile color that adds harmony to green bedroom designs. If you’re looking for ideas on adding this hue to your sleeping space, here are our 5 favorite ways to design a green bedroom.

bedroomIdea #1: Light Apple Green Bedroom Idea

This look offers a relaxing and rustic, cottage-meets-beach house vibe, with natural fiber rugs, linen, skirted furniture, and botanical prints. It’s peaceful, inspiring and cheery, all at once.

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The Hue: Valspar Swan Dance

We chose Valspar Swan Dance for our bright and cheery bedroom. It’s a super subtle shade of green that helps highlight the natural textures and weathered wood pieces in the room.

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You want a relaxing cottage look that’s almost neutral but super stylish at the same time. The pale colors blend together to create a super calm and refreshing oasis.

bedroomIdea #2: Sage Green Bedroom Idea

This bedroom has a modern and eclectic look that uses bold colors to both energize and soothe. It’s full of natural decor and textures, like leather, natural woods, simple metal accents, and a jute rug. It’s minimal, but the asymmetrical design and the prints and patterns give it an eclectic feel. And the muted green and neutral accents add a calming earthiness to the space.

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The Hue: Valspar Quaking Bog

We chose Valspar’s Quaking Bog, a gorgeous sage green paint. It has a deep earthiness to it, without being overbearing, and helps a bedroom feel like more of an intimate, personal retreat.

This is perfect if…

You love natural textures and want them to pop in an eclectic setting. Sage green doesn’t add a lot of color, but helps to add more depth and energy to a totally neutral space.

bedroomIdea #3: Grey Green Bedroom Idea

Set the tone for a traditional, shabby chic bedroom with soft grey-green walls and traditional art, furniture, and accents. The vibe is super cozy and laid-back with extra comfy furniture, lots of beautiful antiques and quaint, down-home energy.

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The Hue: Wild Grass by Vista Paints

We chose Wild Grass by Vista Paints for more of a neutral take on green. This hue goes with almost anything and adds a slightly cool tint to your space. It helps set the tone for easy relaxation and winding down.

This is perfect if…

You don’t want to fully commit to a green bedroom but also want a neutral non-white paint. The muted grey-green color is instantly serene and peaceful but also helps the room feel warmer and more put-together than white or neutral walls.

green bedroomIdea #4: Emerald Green Bedroom Idea

This look is bold and daring but can instantly turn a bedroom into an alluring retreat. The emerald walls set the stage for a look that is glam to the max and also gives the room an art deco vibe. The furniture is chic yet comfortable, but the wall color definitely takes the look over the top.

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The Hue: Black Emerald by Sherwin Williams

We chose Black Emerald by Sherwin Williams to make a statement in our emerald green bedroom. It’s incredibly bold but not aggressively green so you can have fun with the versatility.

This is perfect if…

You like bold wall color and want to show off your personality with your design choices. It’s a great way to make your natural decor pop instead of blending into the background.

dark teal bedroomIdea #5: Teal Green Bedroom Idea

Go forth and conquer with this super bold mid-century bedroom design! The eclectic decor makes the room feel cozy and high-contrast. It’s all about natural woods, which are a staple of this style and pair beautifully with this vibrant teal green. Having a dark color like this on bedroom walls can give it a very cozy, retreat feeling.

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The Hue: Dark Teal by Benjamin Moore

We chose Dark Teal by Benjamin Moore to strike the perfect balance of blue and green. It adds personality and complements the natural wood tones of this design style.

This is perfect if…

You love the mid-century modern style and are seeking a bold and trendy aesthetic. The look helps create a cozy bedroom design that feels like your own private enclave. It’s also a perfect compromise if you can’t decide between blue or green bedroom design!

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Stress-Free Hosting: 7 Things Every Great Guest Room Needs

guest room essentialsHosting season never seems to end! And with Fall gearing up, Thanksgiving and hungry guests are just around the corner. Whether you’re hosting an intimate get together or the whole family, being the host with the most extra bedrooms is no easy feat.

But fret not, the secret to stress-free hosting isn’t skipping town for the weekend, it’s a well-prepped guest room that’s sure to impress.

Since you probably already are familiar with the guest room basics like a bed frame, comfy mattress, and clean linens, here are 7 of our favorite ways to whip your guest room into shape, all before your in-laws arrive.

1. Set Up a Place to Unpack

After they lug their suitcase up the stairs, your guests will appreciate having a place to park their luggage and unpack.

Try placing a bench or a pair of poufs at the foot of the bed. This also doubles as a great place for them to take shoes off or get ready for the day.

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2. Keep Guests Feeling Cozy

No matter the season, give your guests the hotel treatment by readying your guest room with a basket stocked with extra linens, pillows, and blankets.

Think cozy cashmere throws, cable-knit blankets, and fluffy pillows for winter, or linen sheets and cotton throws for the warmer seasons.

3. Dress to Impress

Sometimes it’s those finishing touches that truly round out the guest room ambiance.

A full-length mirror is just the accent piece that brings a luxe look and feel to the space. Place one against a wall for your guests to use while they get dressed for breakfast or dinner.

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4. Start a Conversation With Art

Tell your story to visitors through the art and objects you display in your home.

While this might not seem like an essential, showcasing unique art and accessories is a great way to make your guests’ stay more memorable.

Not sure what to pick? Think about choosing pieces that will spark a conversation – photographs from your trip to Iceland? Perfect. A woven plate that looks better on the wall than in the kitchen? Yes please!

5. Make Storage Easy

Set your guests up for success with a handy place to stash clothes, toiletries, and even surprise hostess gifts (wishful thinking?).

A stylish dresser and pair of nightstands is a great place to start! Also consider pulling in a woven hamper for your guests to easily toss used towels and linens. This simple addition majorly ups the hospitality factor.

6. Ensure Ample Lighting

Place a pair of reading lamps on the nightstands, but don’t forget to think about lighting for the rest of your guest room as well.

Sconces above a dresser or on the wall opposite the bed can be a light-touch way to add more sources of illumination, while a floor lamp by a window will cast a warm glow that can help cozy up the ambiance for your guests.

7. Make Room for Personal Space

Give your guests a place to relax and unwind with a cozy reading nook or desk area. This is a great, no-pressure way for them (and you) to enjoy some personal space during their visit.

Add a bookcase with old and new tomes for guests to peruse, and even include a tray stocked full of goodies like coffee, tea, and snacks.

It’s these finishing elements that can truly make a space feel homey for visitors.

 

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5 Designer-Approved Ways to Design a Red Bedroom

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Red is a daring and vivacious color that can instantly transform your bedroom. However, the color has long been known to evoke aggression, passion and energy that, in overwhelming amounts, can make your room feel really intense and hard to relax in. If you’re thinking up red bedroom ideas, it’s important to use it in a way that doesn’t interfere with your ability to chill out and retreat in your personal sanctuary. Here are our best tips for red bedroom design – try one or multiple in your red bedroom!

red headboard1. Ground Your Room With a Red Bed Frame

A plush red bed frame is a perfect way to incorporate a vibrant red into your bedroom. It will make a bold statement without overwhelming the space. And if you want extra flair, you can kick it up a notch with a few more red accents around the room.

Stylist Tip: Cool off your red bed frame with blue accents. This classic color combo will steer your red bedroom away from aggressive and into more balance.

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red bedroom paint2. Add a Red Wall Color

For the extra daring designer, a red wall color might be just the dramatic look you’re after. But it’s important to choose the right hue! We opted for a shade of clay red, which still achieves the bold look you want but feels sophisticated at the same time. A more muted red hue like this also pairs better with other colors in the space, unlike a super flashy firetruck red.

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red bedding3. Add Pops of Red with Bedding and Pillows

Red bedding and pillows are an easy, low-cost way to incorporate red. The patterned duvet here adds a pop of red but doesn’t feel too bold or become the only thing your eye can see in the space. And the red pillows help bring the look together with added layers of coziness.

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red prints4. Sprinkle in Red Decor

You don’t need to go overboard on red to infuse your bedroom with the brilliance and energy of the color. Try adding a few pops of red with your lamps, art, and a bench. That way the room feels balanced but not overwhelming. You can always flex up or down later by adding more or swapping out.

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bed rug5. Try a Red Rug

Another easy way to incorporate a bold red touch is to add a red rug. More than a furniture piece or room decor, this really grounds your room in the color red. And a traditional pattern feels sophisticated and instantly warms up any space. And unlike red walls, you can easily move the rug to another room later if you decide the red bedroom look is no longer your cup of tea!

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6 Reasons Your Bedroom Needs a Rug

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Pretty much any room in your home can benefit from a rug, but they are especially nice in a bedroom. Your bedroom is the most intimate, cozy room in the house, after all! Bedroom rug ideas take many forms to be it as wall-to-wall coverings, layered on top of carpet, or large area rugs, and they can instantly add excitement to an otherwise simple space. That’s why the list of basic bedroom essentials pretty much always includes a bed, dresser, nightstand, and a rug!

In case you’re not totally sold on the idea yet, here are 6 reasons why your bedroom needs a rug.

bedroom with nightstand1. They Keep Your Feet Cozy

It’s no secret that carpeted floors are a lot softer than hardwood or tile – not to mention more comfortable to walk and stand on. Rugs feel warm and cozy on your feet and the softness gives your floors the flexibility to absorb the weight of your footsteps. This makes for a gentler surface to tip-top across with bare feet. Plus, we can all agree that it’s much more pleasant to step out of bed onto something plush instead of hardwood.

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2. They Reduce Noise

Another main benefit of a rug is that it will significantly dampen the noise in your space. It’s quieter inside your house without the sounds of footsteps clicking back and forth across the bedroom and it also makes your room less echoey. Hard surfaces don’t absorb sound in the same way that carpet does, so you’ll notice the volume in your bedroom will be softer. Plus, those noisy neighbors downstairs won’t sound as loud when you’re trying to snooze.

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3. They Add Personality

Maybe the most obvious reason why you need a rug in your bedroom is to show off your style! A rug adds color, pattern, and texture to a space to give it a more polished and personal look. It’s also a super-easy way to refresh your space without breaking the bank! A new rug can totally change the look and feel of your room in a flash.

 

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4. They Help Define the Space

You can use bedroom rugs to define or separate your space. This is especially useful in studio apartments where you might want the bedroom section to feel separate from your living area. And if your bedroom is on the larger side, a rug under the bed can help “zone” and define the space. If you already have carpet, this can also be a great way to add contrast and create further definition between particular areas.

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5. They Protect Your Floors

If you have beautiful floors it might seem counterintuitive to cover them up with a rug. But, as you can see, there are lots of reasons why a bedroom needs a rug and you can rest assured knowing that it is actually helping to keep your floors safe and scuff-free! A bedroom rug is the easiest way to protect floors, especially in high-traffic areas, from scratches and scuffs.

 

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6. They Tie the Room Together

A rug is absolutely one of our bedroom must-haves because, without it, a room can look unfinished. If you’ve ever walked into a bedroom with bare floors, you know the feeling. It can appear stark and scattered, as though the furniture is floating in the room. A rug is a perfect one-step formula for making any bedroom (or any room, really) look pulled together and calm, perfect for getting a good night’s sleep.

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Dream Home Ideas: Mid-Century Boho Perfection

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For us, ‘mid-century Boho’, is a relaxed bohemian look inspired by the ease of west coast living. It’s rooted in comfort but has a slight mid-century design edge and subtle eclectic notes. There’s a mix of weathered woods, antiques, and artisanal accents that all add up to a balanced, sophisticated look.

This isn’t your traditional boho approach either. Instead, mid-century boho has a relaxed collector’s vibe, which translates to family-friendly foundational pieces, such as sofas and beds, that are accented with colorful accessories, like a side chair found at a flea market. The result is a clean-lined, artfully curated aesthetic that brings together the best of mid-century style and bohemian flair.

To bring this style to life, we envisioned the perfect mid-century boho dream home, where every room plays up this eclectic cool style. Take a room-by-room tour of the home below, and get inspired by our quick tips for working the mid-century boho look into your home.

mid-century entryThe Entry

The bright and spacious entry makes for the perfect introduction to our mid-century boho home. A mix of relaxed furnishings (warm walnut bench, woven planter, wiry pendant, large round mirror) contrasts with the crisp white walls, which lend an airy, open feel.

For hints of color, a faded traditional rug anchors the floor, greenery livens up the corners, and a navy bolster pillow lends a final stylish pop.

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mid-century entryThe Key Entry Elements

Let In More Light. Hanging a large-scale mirror in the entry guarantees to add statement style. But what we love most about the look is that it helps open up entry by reflecting more light and giving the illusion of the room being larger than it is.

Add Warm Anchor Pieces. A walnut mid-century-style bench makes for a great entryway staple. The warm wood tone lends a welcoming touch while the piece also serves as functional seating. Paired with a washed-out traditional rug, it captures our idea of an inviting mid-century boho vibe and sets the tone for the rest of the home.

Bring A Touch of Texture. Entries can often feel spare and cold or overly traditional and stuffy. A few tactile elements are essential to easing up this practical space for a more homey feel. Tall greenery can usher in a vibrant note while a pillow or two will cozy up a bench or chairs so that it doesn’t come off as just an in-between passageway.

mid-century living roomThe Living Room

Comfort is key in our mid-century boho living room. For an arrangement that amplifies comfort, we opted for two facing sofas that supply plenty of seating for family and guests. We chose darker fabrics for the sofas and bench to ensure the room is totally kid- and pet-friendly.

However, we then layered in bright pillows, art, accents, and the rug to give the space a spirited pop of boho color that balances out the more streamlined, neutral furnishings. Finally, it wouldn’t be mid-century boho without natural wood elements and a rattan moment.

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mid-century living roomThe Key Living Room Elements

Work The Boho Palette. At the heart of mid-century boho is a color palette that blends warm and cool tones, such as rustic reds with gray, and navy with light pinks. Start with big neutral foundations, such as sofas, then offset it with touches of color in the form of a red rug, ottoman, and piles of indigo, black-and-white, and pink pillows. Foolproof trick? You can’t go wrong here with a blue, gray, and pink color combo.

Think Mid-Century Materials. Boho furnishings tend to have a bit of color and flourish, so they look especially accentuated alongside the streamlined shapes and materials of mid-century designs. Juxtapose colorful pieces with clean-lined seating and tables in polished and light woods, as in the side chairs, perforated drum tables, and rattan stool in our living room.

Go For Multiples. Pairing up larger furnishings and pulling in pillows and art en masse is a great way to play up a bold mid-century look and the boho color palette. Lean into symmetry when arranging your larger pieces, then layer, layer, layer. Arrange pillows in a casual manner to give the sofas a lived-in look, then lean an array of art pieces on the mantel or hang them in a curated gallery wall display.

mid-century dining roomThe Dining Room

We designed the dining room to be a sleek and relaxed place to gather. A vintage-style dining table is paired with mid-century-inspired dining chairs to create the perfect balance of old and new, while metallic accents and lighting add a touch of polish. To tie the whole room together, we laid down a vintage-style rug with bursts of warm tones for a boho element.

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mid-century dining roomThe Key Dining Room Elements

Make For a Boho Foundation. More than any other space, the dining room is where you want to start with a bold boho anchor piece. Because the dining space is all about practicality and tailored designs, the rug is one way to ease up the strong mid-century shapes and materials. So when in doubt, start from the ground up.

Mix Old, New, and Sleek. Vintage-style dining chairs look best alongside a long, polished communal table. Atop a warm-hued rug, they’ll become focal points in as much as the dining table, which is the centerpiece of the room. To balance out these strong designs, pull in equally captivating lighting above and along the walls so that you’re adding stylish impact throughout the entire room, from wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling.

Think Vertical. And speaking of floor-to-ceiling, one way to layer in the mid-century boho look in the dining room is to alternate your art and lighting. Mix contemporary black-and-white photography with more painterly canvases that provide colorful contrast. Likewise, mix metallic lighting at various heights, such as a shiny brass sconce for the walls with a bronze sculptural ceiling fixture.

mid-century bedroomThe Bedroom

In the bedroom, we wanted to create a serene space, so we pared back on bold colors and materials here, combining softer mid-century and boho elements. We swapped in lots of textural pieces and neutral hues along with geometric accents and art to add visual interest that doesn’t overwhelm.

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The Key Bedroom Elements

Put Texture First. For our mid-century boho bedroom, plenty of texture is what makes it a restful and calming retreat. A natural-fiber rug grounds the room, while grainy wood bedside dressers provide another touch of natural texture. These organic touches have a way of cozying up a bedroom, so carry it through to the details, be it stone and ceramic lamps or extra-plush pillows.

Get Symmetrical. Organization underscores a serene bedroom. The easiest way to play up a streamlined look is to get symmetrical with your furniture layout. Think matching dressers, bookcases, tables lamps, framed art, and even right down to your pillows. Double up on everything and place mirror them in the room.

Use Storage As Showcases. In a clean-lined bedroom like this one, the best way to introduce personality and character is through personal objects and accents. Use your bedside surfaces, bookcases, and even a bench at the foot of the bed as showcases for interesting items. Whether it’s a mix of ceramics and trinkets or a pretty throw blanket, they’ll add an eclectic boho touch in the most subtle (and stylish) way possible.

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Zen Out: 6 Ways To Create a Calming Home

zen home designFor many Modsy customers, a zen home design with minimal furnishings, colors, and objects is the ultimate modern haven. Rooms that feel serene at every turn; calming hues that soothe the senses; and simple, streamlined furniture that play up the ‘less is more’ aesthetic. All of these elements come together for a home that inspires rest and relaxation from the moment you step inside.

But even though the look is minimal, sometimes finding the right pieces to get this look at home can be a challenge. So for some quick inspiration and guidance, we’re breaking down the zen home look here to help you build a calm, quiet retreat with style to boot.

Get Comfy With Clean Lines

A calm home is a comfortable home. So when it comes to furniture, choose pieces that have simple forms but are big on comfort. A large sectional with clean lines is a great foundation for the living room, while a sleek sofa works perfectly in a smaller space. Carry this approach over to minimalist ottomans and tables as well!

zen living room ideasOpt For a Soothing Palette

Neutrals, pastels, and light, warm tones all have a way of instilling calm in a home, so lean into those shades and explore the entire spectrum. Think foggy grays with seafoam green, lavender with sherbert orange, and light wood tones with off-white upholstery. Keeping to soft, dreamy hues will create a soothing vibe throughout.

Minimize Clutter

A cluttered space is the antithesis of calm. And a zen home is all about stripping things away and being thoughtful about what you do bring into your space. You don’t have to Marie Kondo your rooms, but try to edit down your belongings and furnishings. Or invest in hidden storage pieces to limit the number of things you have on display.

Simplify Your Styling

This goes hand-in-hand with banishing clutter. With the objects and furnishings that you do keep and showcase, try not to over-style. That means displaying only a few select objects on tables and shelving, adding just a few pillows to your sofa, and not overcrowding your walls with art. It’s a minimalist approach that will create breathing room within your spaces.

Invite Greenery Inside

Plants inspire calm and happiness, and rooms with greenery can also add a bit of life to your spaces. We love using plants and greenery as a way to add color to minimalist spaces, not to mention they are natural air purifiers. Try bringing in a few tall plants to liven up empty corners.

zen bedroom ideasLet In Lots Of Natural Light

A dark, cave-like interior doesn’t exactly inspire a zen feel. If you have big windows, skip the heavy drapes or opt for sheers to let in lots of natural light. Don’t have a ton of windows? Spread some dim lighting throughout your rooms. We like the three-tier approach: A lamp on a table or console, a floor lamp in a corner, and sconces on your walls. Or, layer lots of candlelight, which always lend a sense of calm to spaces.

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Layout Guide: 2 Stylish Ideas For An Attic Bedroom

Attic bedroom layoutIn our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Often the trickiest part of designing a space, finding the right layout for your room can be a challenge. This week we’re looking at two layout ideas for optimizing an awkwardly shaped attic bedroom.

If you know us, you know we love a good attic loft challenge. Attics are exciting to design is that they force you to get creative with every square inch of space. This is especially true when it’s an awkwardly shaped room. And once you start exploring your design possibilities, you’ll find that the sky’s the limit when it comes to attics. This week, we’re looking at layout ideas for creating an attic master bedroom functional, comfortable, and, of course, stylish.

The Space: A 20 x 17 attic bedroom

The Style: Rustic Warmth

The Challenge: Designing an attic bedroom with all sorts of weird angles, a slanted ceiling, radiators, and weird nooks to contend with.

Idea #1: The Elevated Multipurpose Layout

Layout #1 for our attic bedroom plays up an elegant all-in-one space, where the bedroom also provides office space as well as plenty of storage. The idea is to transform an area of the home that’s often considered dark and drab into a room that feels elevated and inviting. The furnishings speak to that, from classic table lamps and an upholstered headboard to lots of tailored foundation pieces.

In this layout, the sloped ceiling makes the room feel cozy rather than cramped, and awkward nooks and corners are cleverly optimized or daily life – including a corner that’s dedicated to pets.

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Attic bedroomWhy This Attic Bedroom Layout Works

There’s only place to fit a bed in this attic bedroom, and the king-sized option fills it out nicely. To combat the sloped ceiling, we pulled the headboard slightly away from the wall. This allow for a bit more clearance and means table lamps and nightstands fit perfectly. It also gives you a bit more space to comfortably sit up at night to read without bumping your head on the sloped ceiling.

We added a storage bench against the staircase wall to provide extra hidden storage as well as catchall spot for placing bags and jackets or putting on shoes.

In the awkward nook, we pulled in a desk to create a little home office corner and left enough room around the space so that it doesn’t feel cramped. Along the far side of the room, we optimized the space with a storage dresser for function and a dog bed for a devoted pet nook.

This Is Great If You…

  • Like the idea of a private bedroom escape that feels quiet and treehouse-like.
  • Are a couple living in a home where you want a clear separation between public and private spaces.
  • Have a big family but limited space for everyone, so your attic needs to function as a bedroom, workspace, and pet hangout spot.
  • Prefer a dimmer bedroom where the amount of natural light you get is just enough and not overpowering during the day.

Attic bedroomIdea #2 – The Contemporary-Casual Open Layout

With layout #2, the bedroom has a more laid-back appeal that prioritizes space and comfort. Pieces such as wall sconces, a big armchair, and a soft cowhide rug help set the tone. The clean-lined, light-wood bed sets a modern tone and keeps the room feeling airy, while a blue accent wall and greenery add a touch of bold color and contrast.

The furnishings are all about maintaining a sense of openness in the space, and pieces with open bases, simple forms, and soft finishes help add to that feeling. This layout ultimately comes conveys a nothing is too precious and lived-in vibe that gives is a clean-lined coziness we love.

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Attic bedroomWhy This Attic Bedroom Layout Works

Sconces optimize the limited vertical space beside the bed – a great solve for the sloped ceiling. The portable streamlined bench at the foot of the bed makes for stylish seating that doesn’t take up lots of floor space.

Instead of an office, we swapped in an armchair and a cowhide rug to create a cozy reading nook in the awkward corner. We also kept the far corner empty to create a dressing area with a floor-length mirror, which also helps open up the room.

This Is Great If You…

  • Are a modern minimalist who prefers streamlined furnishing and a calming bedroom atmosphere.
  • Prefer simple, uncluttered spaces with foundational furnishings that can be easily rearranged or accented with more colorful finds down the line.
  • Want your bedroom to function purely as a space for resting and relaxing
  • Need an extra bedroom in your home that can accommodate guests. The attic can make for especially chic spaces for overnight visitors.

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Layout Guide: Smart Ideas For An Awkward Shaped Bedroom

awkward shaped bedroomA small, awkward shaped bedroom can be a serious design challenge for many people, including us. The tricky thing about these bedrooms is that there’s usually only one spot where you can fit your bed. After that, you’re pretty much left with little to no space for anything else. It’s tough, especially when you want your bedroom to feel serene and relaxing, not limited and lackluster.

With that in mind, we decided to explore ways we can tackle the awkward bedroom layout. Get some of our layout solutions for an oddly shaped bedroom we designed below. And even if your bedroom isn’t oddly shaped, we promise these tips will inspire you to rethink your own space.

The Space: An 11’ x 18’ awkwardly shaped bedroom

The Style: Modern Rustic

The Challenge: Maximizing space and style in a small, oddly shaped bedroom that has slanted walls, lots of doors and windows, and only one place to fit a bed. Plus, there’s a radiator in a corner nook that further limits what can go in one area.

awkward shaped bedroomIdea #1: The Big Function Layout

The main goal in our awkward bedroom layout #1 is to pack in as much function as possible into the space. But we wanted to do it in a way that doesn’t feel like it’s all about function. It’s a bedroom after all, so the primary purpose should be a space where you can kick back and rest.

To nail that balance, we chose furnishings that have a small footprint and can be used in more ways than one. Of course, the key to finding the right pieces was to measure every wall and corner before committing to anything.

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Why This Awkward Bedroom Layout Works

Pack In Functionality

Instead of matching nightstands, we opted for a dresser and small desk combo. The small dresser with deep drawers functions like a nightstand but has storage as well as a big surface that lets you display art.

On the other side, the slender desk doubles as a vanity and also catchall. The desk is paired with a moveable sling stool that tucks away easily and also works as an extra seat or footrest.

Make Use of All Space

We worked with the vertical space and the different sizes of the walls via a few small space hacks. For example, hanging a sconce (for lighting), mirror (for an airy feel), and hooks (for storage), all add function without taking up floor space.

Along the awkward slanted wall by the radiator, we incorporated a bench to add more seating that also provides a great place to get ready in the morning.

Keep It Cozy

Common design knowledge says that you should paint small rooms light colors to help them feel more open. While this is true, we say small rooms can also benefit from darker shades, which give them a cozy feel. Here we painted our awkward bedroom a shade of dark blue to add contrast and create an extra serene vibe.

Rug Struggles

Rug placement is the greatest struggle in this room. A standard placement would mean you could only fit a smaller size due to the slanted walls. To combat this, we rotated a larger size rug under the bed as a way to cover more floor space. We then balanced out the awkward placement by layering a cowhide to soften the hard angles.

This Is Great If You…

  • Live solo and want to get the most function out of an awkward room.
  • Work from home a lot and don’t have room for an actual workspace elsewhere.
  • Like a cozy space where everything you need is within easy reach.

awkward shaped bedroomIdea #2 – The Expanded Space Layout

For layout #2, we took a bright, crisp approach with white walls that helped to make the room feel and appear larger and less awkwardly shaped. To further open up the space we opted for designs that played up an airy note. The idea here is to create a light-filled, calming haven that is all about rest and relaxation.

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Why This Awkward Bedroom Layout Works

Create Visual Space

Like we mentioned before, white walls help open up the room and make it feel more spacious and cheery. This is a great option if you want a more airy vibe in your room. We also added small, low-profile matching bedside tables help maintain an open look. Round and minimalist table lamps help to keep the nightstand surfaces appear balanced and uncluttered.

Be Smart With Space

A large floor mirror adds function, reflects light, and gives the illusion that the room is larger than it seems and not as awkwardly shaped. By the odd wall near the door, we swapped in a wall-mounted bookcase, one of our favorite small-space hacks, which adds vertical storage and increases the usable storage space by four times. An armchair, pouf, and C-shaped side table turn a corner into a cozy reading nook that’s comfy and compact.

Layer Your Rugs

Layered rugs are another solve for the awkward room shape: The top blue and white patterned wool rug adds personality and plush texture to the space—perfect for bare feet in the morning. Meanwhile the jute rug underneath helps extend coverage across a larger surface area (which will help reduce noise/echoes in your room). A fluffy sheepskin helps cozy up the reading nook.

This Is Great If You…

  • Need a space for two that feels like a dedicated retreat.
  • Prefer a bedroom that is more comfort and style-driven versus for multi-purpose use.
  • Are more of a modern minimalist who loves a simple palette and clean-lined designs.

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Take Your Bedroom to the Next Level with These 5 Blue Bedroom Ideas

When it comes to using blue in your home, it’s possible that no room is more well-suited than the bedroom. Blue is soothing, serene, and the perfect backdrop for the most restful, intimate room in your home. It’s no wonder then, that blue bedroom designs are one of our most requested rooms. Out of all the possibilities for blue bedroom designs, our stylists have a few they like best. Take a peek at our 5 favorite blue bedroom ideas!

charcoal blue bedroom ideas1. Dark Blue Bedroom Ideas

Nothing is as calming as a dark blue bedroom balanced out with soft neutral furniture and decor. The whitewashed woods, upholstered furniture, natural materials, and subtle patterns make the space warm and inviting, just like a bedroom should feel.

The Hue

We chose Charcoal Blue by Sherwin Williams for our cozy bedroom. The hue delivers a serene vibe that is perfect for the room where you want to wind down at the end of the day.

This is Perfect if…

You love neutrals but don’t want a space that’s all white. The rustic contemporary vibe is serene and peaceful but also super stylish. And if you want to create more of a modern farmhouse look, just add a few industrial light features to add an extra pop of contrast.

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navy blue bedroom ideas2. Bold Blue Bedroom Ideas

To ensure your blue bedroom doesn’t start to feel too monotone (unless that’s the vibe you’re after) be sure to introduce some complementary colors. The opposite of blue on the color wheel is orange, so for this bedroom, we incorporated subtle pops of orange in the art, accent furniture, and decor.

But instead of an aggressive traffic cone orange, we opted for more natural oranges, like terracotta, rust and even saffron, helps to keep the look feeling calm and soothing – aka perfect for a bedroom.

The Hue

This pure, bold Downpour Blue color by Benjamin Moore is the perfect backdrop for a bold, eclectic look.

This is Perfect if…

You’re looking for a blue bedroom that’s still a bit bold and eclectic. This idea also plays with natural woods, which have a warmth that nicely compliments the orange hues. The neutrals and natural textures like velvet and ceramic also tone down the bold and create a warm and welcoming vibe, perfect for letting yourself unwind and relax.

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light blue bedroom ideas3. Light Blue Bedroom Ideas

This is one of our favorite blue bedroom ideas to create an inspiring and bright vibe that will energize you in the morning and soothe you to sleep at night. Full of natural textures, this blue bedroom has a beach house vibe that also feels slightly eclectic.

The Hue

We chose the light blue paint, Frozen Canal, by Benjamin Moore. It evokes the soothing waters of the sea and is the perfect, cheery complement to natural materials like linen, jute, and rattan.

This is Perfect if…

You love beachy vibes and a preppy-meets-eclectic style! Add a bit more contrast with a few dark blue pillows or decorative accents to give the look more depth.

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royal blue bedroom ideas4. Royal Blue Bedroom Ideas

Nothing feels more regal than a deep, velvety blue wall color paired with gold accents. Dark walls create calm and comfort and the white and gold accents pop against the cobalt blue backdrop. The look perfectly balances warm and cool notes.

Be sure to incorporate a few blue accents into the space to tie the wall color in with the rest of the design. We used an end-of-the-bed bench and blue accent pillow to do the trick. Use symmetry to add to the polished, refined look but keep it not so matchy-matchy by varying decor on each side.

The Hue

Using this Loyal Blue color by Sherwin-Williams as the focal point for this blue bedroom idea offers a more sophisticated, formal take on the bedroom.

This is Perfect if…

You love a look that’s elegant and sophisticated but also retains warmth.

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teal blue bedroom ideas5. Teal Blue Bedroom Ideas

This look is not for the faint of heart but can instantly turn a bedroom into a cozy retreat. Teal walls set the stage for a bold, eclectic look and then you can balance out the green notes with natural wood furniture.

Feeling extra bold? Add an over-dyed red rug. This helps anchor space and offers a lovely pop of color that compliments the green tone in the walls.

The Hue

We chose Dark Teal by Benjamin Moore to make a bold statement in our teal blue bedroom.

This is Perfect if…

You love a design with a mid-century modern style. This look is the perfect counterpart to the teal color because natural woods are a key element of the design style. It’s also perfect if you love a bold and trendy bedroom that shows some personality and feels like your own private enclave.

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My Modsy Story: So Many Rooms, Not Enough Furniture

After moving from the city to the suburbs, Michelle realized that none of her old furniture worked in her new house. She was overwhelmed and needed a design fix, stat.

Homeowner: Michelle L, Business Operations & Strategy Consultant

Location: Fairhope, AL

Room: Multiple Rooms

Her Style: Refined Rustic

The Backstory

My family and I had just moved from the city-center in Atlanta to Fairhope, a small town by the water.

I love playing around with interior design, but with so many new rooms and not enough furniture, I had no idea where to start! The rooms in our new space had completely different layouts and nothing from our previous house worked with the new space. We were starting from square one and it felt like an enormous job.

Michelle’s spaces before

The Design Dilemma

Finding the right layout for each room and coordinating the color schemes was really important to me. I knew I needed the guidance of a designer to feel confident that I was investing in the right items.

“We were starting from square one and it felt like an enormous job.”

To top it off, I was having a really hard time visualizing how everything would come together. I had to think about the master bedroom, dining room, breakfast nook, playroom, AND guest bedroom! I just couldn’t imagine how to fill all of these spaces and get the house to start looking like a home.

The Modsy Moment

I had worked with a few designers before and they were all very different experiences. One provided a book of ideas but then I was left to source the actual items myself, which was really time-consuming. Another designer came to our home but I found them hard to work with and was uncomfortable brainstorming ideas together.

These experiences left me feeling exasperated! So when I saw an ad for Modsy on Instagram I decided to give it a try. I’ll admit I was a little wary of paying for designs without any guarantees. What if I hated them? After the previous unsatisfying experiences with designers I definitely had my guard up but was willing to take a chance on something new.

personal designerHow Modsy’s Designs Helped Michelle

Overall, I was super impressed with Modsy’s service. My first two master bedroom designs were awesome and got me excited for what else they’d come up with. After collaborating so well on that project, I had my personal designer, Isabela, tackle our dining room with her own choices. I was blown away by my first design! With that, Modsy put all my worries to rest.

Working with Isabela was wonderful – she was so helpful and never got frustrated with me. It was the perfect blend of me being hands-on and making suggestions while also getting the professional advice of an expert designer.

“It was the perfect blend of me being hands-on and making suggestions while also getting the professional advice of an expert designer.”

Isabela shared ideas I would never have thought of on my own. For example, the gallery wall and use of black in my master bedroom came from her, and I think this turned out wonderfully. And when I found a different bed frame, she still helped me pick out the perfect fabric color that would work with the overall design.

Modsy personal designerThe Real Results

My dining room looks exactly like the design Isabela created. I’m still working on acquiring unique decor items to finalize the room, but all of the big pieces are there!

I’m also proud of how my master bedroom turned out. It was truly a collaborative effort between Isabela and myself. Her initial design ideas inspired me and got my creativity flowing. From there I was able to play around with my own ideas for the space.

Modsy personal designer

Once pieces were chosen, I loved how easy and seamless the purchasing experience was with Modsy. It was so convenient to do everything online, and I found that they offered great prices and discounts.

“The value Modsy adds through the collaboration with a personal designer far surpasses the cost. Well worth it!”

In the end, working with Modsy helped me feel confident in my decisions – which for me is a major issue when decorating my own home! Isabela was open to any question and always patient. The value Modsy adds through the collaboration with a personal designer far surpasses the cost. Well worth it!

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These 7 Rooms Inspired by The Wizard of Oz Prove There’s No Place Like Home

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There’s no place like home, right? Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz said it best 80 years ago and we’re celebrating by putting our design chops to the test and creating spaces based off our favorite characters from the film.

That’s right! In the latest installment of our pop culture inspired rooms, we’re exploring rooms inspired by Dorothy, Glinda, Oz, and a few more of our favorite characters. Keep scrolling to explore these Wizard of Oz style rooms and shop the designs of your favorite characters!

dorothy's style wizard of ozDorothy’s Style

Dorothy was a young, gumptious gal. And while she lived a quiet life on her family’s farm in Kansas, at heart she was a dreamer who craved adventure and wanted to explore the world. So when it came to designing her room, we thought that Dorothy’s modern Wizard of Oz style would be a reflection of her roots with an adventurous twist.

What’s in Her Look

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” That’s right, Dorothy. We designed her bedroom with lots of traditional elements that would remind her of home in Kansas but also feel fresh and trendy.

A nod to Dorothy’s iconic blue gingham dress, we – of course – had to incorporate her signature pattern into her home. But Dorothy’s grown up now, so we imagined she’d trade in her dress for something a bit more subtle. We found her the perfect gingham bedspread that she can cozy up under at night and watch the Wizard of Oz in bed.

At the same time, we wanted to reflect Dorothy’s adventurous and feisty spirit (she did save the Munchkins from the Wicked Witch, after all). So we incorporated some modern and trendy moments in her room that pull the space out of the 1930s and into the present. Check out her wishbone desk chair, rattan accents, minimal color palette, and eclectic approach to styling, for starters.

dorothy's style wizard of oz

dorothy's style wizard of oz

Keep an Eye Out For…

The Ruby Slippers. There’s no way Dorothy would give up a pair of shoes that fabulous. We like to imagine she’d wear them out on special occasions or even as her power heel for job interviews in the big city.

Toto Too. Before Paris Hilton carried her dog around in a purse, Dorothy had Toto in her basket, which we of course included in her room. And like any good dog owner, we knew Dorothy would have a portrait of her faithful pup hanging in her room. Bonus points if you can spot Toto’s doggie bed (you know Dorothy would want him to match her blue and white style).

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the scarecrow's style wizard of ozThe Scarecrow’s Style

Dorothy’s first and favorite companion, the Scarecrow always wanted a brain. As such, we knew he’d want to while away the hours in a space that made him feel (and look) smart. To design his room we started with a rustic foundation and pulled in elements reminiscent of an old-world library to give him extra scholarly chops.

the scarecrow's style wizard of oz

the scarecrow's style wizard of oz

What’s in His Look

Since Scarecrow, like Dorothy, was from the countryside, we wanted his bedroom to reflect his pastoral roots. We started with a rustic farmhouse base full of weathered woods, natural textures, and traditional silhouettes. Then, to round out the look, we gave Scarecrow a few more contemporary pieces of art (check out the woven tapestry and cow portraits), that elevate his Wizard of Oz style for 2019.

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the Tin Man's style wizard of ozThe Tin Man’s Style

It’s not until the end of the film that the Tin Man, who always wanted a heart, finds out he had one all along. We wanted to translate this character’s hard exterior (and equally soft interior) to his modern day bedroom, and imagined him living in bold industrial style. His 2019 Wizard of Oz style space is a converted garage that combines industrial design with bold pops of color and is where his heart truly shines.

What’s in His Look

The aluminum paneling and industrial elements set the industrial tone while modern, pop art pieces strike a fun and playful vibe. We imagined that our 2019 Tin Man wouldn’t be afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve or show off his inner designer through loud art and bold patterns.

the Tin Man's style wizard of ozKeep an Eye Out For…

The Oil Can. Because even the Tin Man needs to practice self care and keep his joints in working order.

His Ticking Heart Clock. A gift from the Wizard of Oz, we didn’t think the Tin Man would get rid of his prized possession any time soon.

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cowardly lion's style wizard of ozThe Cowardly Lion’s Style

The Cowardly Lion joined Dorothy’s journey to Oz in the hopes of gaining some nerve. Fast forward to now and we think his design tastes would be anything but cowardly. Bold, eclectic, and high-contrast, oh my! Those are all words we’d use to describe Lion’s new den, where he isn’t afraid to put his design tastes on full display.

cowardly lion's style wizard of oz

cowardly lion's style wizard of oz

What’s in His Look

We were inspired by the color palette of the sub-saharan African landscape (because Lions are definitely not native to Oz) and incorporated natural textures and materials galore. From his knit seagrass headboard, to the (faux) animal hide rug, and the woven raffia decorative bowls, Lion’s room is all about bringing the outdoors indoors in big, bold ways.

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Glinda the good witch's style wizard of ozGlinda The Good Witch’s Style

If our favorite bubble-traveling Good Witch came to Modsy for help designing her bedroom, we’re pretty sure the result would be all things dreamy, feminine, and ephemeral. For Glinda’s space, we were majorly inspired by her pink tulle gown and wanted to infuse her space with a royal vibe (note the throne-like chair). If we only had a wand, we’d be conjuring up Glinda’s Wizard of Oz style at home asap.

What’s in Her Look

Glinda’s modern day Wizard of Oz style bedroom has a slight bohemian vibe, featuring an eclectic mix of furniture, lots of layers, and a rule-breaking layout. The overall color palette is sophisticated and balanced, and you’ll find rich pinks, neutrals, and gold accents galore. We balanced the feminine decor with pops of marble and natural materials because Glinda wasn’t all glitz and glam.

Glinda the good witch's style wizard of ozKeep an Eye Out For…

Bubble-Inspired Decor. While some people might like cars, Glinda’s preferred mode of transportation was by bubble. We wanted to pay homage to that element of her character by incorporating globe-like light fixtures into her room.

Her Crown. Because even a good witch can have a bad hair day.

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Wizard of Oz styleThe Wizard of Oz’s Style

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain… But definitely do check out the lovely green velvet ones in this Oz-tastic bedroom. Instead of his own personal bedroom, we imagined the great and powerful Wizard of Oz would have designed his own brand of luxury hotels in the capital city, which inspired this room.

What’s in His Look

The design of the city of Oz screamed Art Deco, so we brought that same design aesthetic to life in the Wizard’s space. From the patterned wallpaper, geometric forms, and curvilinear furniture, the Wizard’s room is a modern take on the 1930’s Oz set design.

Of course, the Emerald City’s best hotel would have to pay homage to its colorful namesake. So we designed the Wizard’s room around an emerald green palette. There’s the curtains, the bed frame, and the accent chair… All of which add up to a room that’s dripping in luxury. It’s truly a horse of a different color!

Keep an Eye Out For…

The Yellow Brick Road. Ok, it’s really terrazzo. But we thought that would be a design trend the great and powerful Oz would get behind. When subway tile finally felt overdone, we think he would have updated his hotel to feature the new trendy material.

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the Wicked Witch's style wizard of ozThe Wicked Witch of the West’s Style

You might say she’s evil, or you might say she’s just misunderstood (we’ve seen Wicked once or twice). Either way, it’s hard not to love a villain with style, and the Wicked Witch has plenty of it. Dark and mysterious, we wanted her room to be a place where she could retreat from the world. Sometimes we all need a little alone time.

What’s in Her Look

Her look was inspired by her signature color palette of black and green and embodies a traditional yet chic style. To bring it to life, we paired traditional foundation pieces with luxe materials, like green velvet and black lacquer.

We’re definitely melting – er, drooling – over her four-poster bed frame, and we imagined the apothecary-inspired work area would be her go-to spot for stalking Dorothy in her crystal ball.

the Wicked Witch's style wizard of ozKeep an Eye Out For…

The Flying Monkeys. Her evil cronies would never be far away. See if you can spot a few outside her window enjoying a midnight flight.

Her Striped Bedspread. A nod to her deceased sister, the Wicked Witch of the East, we incorporated the pattern of her signature tights into her space. We think it looks much better as a bedspread than crushed under a house.

The Ruby Slippers. Because we thought it was time to end this age-old feud and share the ruby slipper love. There are enough awesome shoes to go around, ok?

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Best Multi-Purpose Design Hacks – When Two Rooms Are Actually One

multi-purpose space hacksIf you live in a small space or need to make one room serve multiple functions, sometimes you need to get clever with your design. That’s where a few multi-purpose design hacks come in! We’re all about utilizing some creative design solutions to create distinct areas within a room, making it feel like two spaces in one.

Carving out distinct areas can be tricky, but it’s important to help the flow of the room when you need one space to have multiple functions. Here are our best hacks for dividing a multi-purpose space.

multi-purpose studio1. Use an Open Bookcase as a Room Divider

We love to create distinct spaces in an open room by using a bookcase as a room divider. This is a perfect solution for a studio apartment, where breaking up living and sleeping spaces is a common conundrum.

Using an open bookcase as a divider creates visual distinction without making your space feel smaller or blocking much-needed natural light. Bookcases are more substantial and have more visual impact than curtains, but they also provides function. Because in a small space, storage is at a premium – so this gives you added shelving and a visually pleasing divider. A win-win solution!

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multi-purpose space hacks2. Separate Your Living and Dining Spaces with a Floating Sofa

An open concept design is wonderful for so many reasons. The flow from room to room, more natural light, great for entertaining… just to name a few! But when you live in an open concept house, you probably want some sense of definition between your spaces.

One way to do this is by using a floating sofa to diving your living and dining space. The back of your sofa acts like a wall to help visually “zone” the room and create separation. Just make sure when using a floating sofa that there’s enough room to walk behind it without bumping into walls or other furniture.

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open layout design3. Create Zones with Rugs

Another way to create zones within an open concept space is to utilize rugs. Rugs can help visually distinguish between a living room and dining room, an office and a living space, or even a bedroom and a living space in a studio. Each rug creates a zone that helps make each “room” feel distinct. Bonus: Rugs are also a great way to add color, texture, and pattern to your space!

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studio apartment design hacks4. Use One Piece of Furniture for Multiple Functions

In a small space like a studio, it’s important to find furniture that can serve multiple functions – in this case, using a dresser as a nightstand! For super small spaces, this is an easy way to create division between spaces.

In this room, the dresser breaks up the sleeping and living spaces, creating the sense of two rooms that are distinct. This also provides significantly more storage than a nightstand while cutting down on the pieces of furniture you need to fill your space.

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10 Essentials Your Bedroom Needs Right Now

bedroom essentialsThere’s no fixed formula when it comes to designing the perfect bedroom. But, there is such a thing as the perfect bedroom. At least the perfect bedroom for you. Regardless of your personal style or budget, it simply comes down to the bedroom essentials. From plenty of good lighting to a plush rug and soft bedding, we’ve rounded up the top 10 must-haves for a vibrant and thoughtful bedroom design. Read on to get inspired and get our tips for bringing each bedroom essential into your own space.

1. Layered Bedding

No magic formula here. You can always count on good, comfy bedding as a surefire way to brighten your bedroom and make it look thoughtfully pulled together. A bed with just two standard pillows can look a bit sparse and empty, so pile on lots of colorful and textured pillows, make sure you have soft sheets and a fluffy duvet, and top it all off with a throw blanket.

2. A Stylish Headboard

If there’s a piece of furniture that signifies a grown-up bedroom, it’s a stylish headboard. Just like nice bedding, a solid bed frame with a fun headboard adds instant personality and polish. Plus, it provides added support for leaning back with a good book in bed.

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3. A Comfy Rug

A bedroom without a rug can feel cold and uninviting. Make sure to choose a rug that adds color, texture, or pattern to your bedroom from the ground up. This will help tie the room together and muffle sounds and the pitter-patter of footsteps. The best part? You’ll always step out of bed on to something soft and cozy.

4. Good Curtains

While we love a bedroom that gets lots of natural light, we appreciate the privacy that curtains provide for our most intimate space in the home. Find curtains that have subtle texture and can filter in sunlight when you need an afternoon nap. For a more vibrant approach, pick curtains that pull in colors from your rug, pillows, and other furnishings.

bedroom essentials5. Ample Lighting

All rooms benefit from having ample, layered lighting, but in a bedroom it’s especially important. Ensure there’s more than one light source in your space. Think an overhead lamp, a floor lamp in a corner, table lamps on your bedside tables, and even an extra task light on the dresser. This bedroom essential will create a layered lighting effect that will elevate as well as cozy up your space.

6. A Bench For the Foot of the Bed

Tuck in an extra place to sit beyond your bed to increase the function of your bedroom. A bench at the end of your bed offers a stylish place to plop bags, take off/put on shoes, and –if you’re a germaphobe – also helps keep street clothes away from your sleeping space. The end-of-bed bench can also serve as a luggage rack if you’re often on the go. If you’re tight on storage, opt for a bench with cubbies or one with a seat top that flips open with a big compartment for holding extra pillows and blankets.

rustic bedroom essentials7. Storage Dresser and Nightstands

And speaking of storage, it might seem like a no-brainer, but plenty of enclosed storage is a bedroom must. Not only does this help minimize clutter, dressers and nightstands make for additional surfaces for corralling everyday items, such as keys, wallets, sunglasses, books and knick knacks.

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8. A Statement Mirror

Let’s face it: a mirror, be it a full-length version or a large one that hangs above a dresser, is a practical and stylish addition to any bedroom. It establishes your bedroom as a place to get ready. It also adds a touch of glamour and makes your room feel more open and airy by bouncing light around the space.

9. Personal Decor

Make the space feel truly you by showcasing bold accents and items that carry meaning for you. This is a fun way to add more personality to your room and warm up with a sense of familiar comfort. Think favorite books and perfume bottles, pretty ceramics you love and vases with fresh flowers, beautiful trays and jewelry holders. These are all perfect objects you can display on your dresser to play up a cozy, lived-in vibe.

10. Playful and Graphic Art

Just like how all the little objects are an intimate expression of your personal style, so is some eye-catching art. Hanging a favorite painting or colorful abstract print in the bedroom is a great way to add depth and inject color into your personal haven. Hang a few pieces to instantly bring your bedroom walls to life.

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