ArchiveInterior inspo 18 January 2014
10 x perfect basic bedrooms + styling tips

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As much as I’d like to daydream of my house as being a Pinterest-perfect place, that doesn’t mean every space has to be over-styled. A bedroom is where you should be able to turn all your thoughts off and just be you without any distractions. It’s a room that should feel re-energizing and soothing at the same time, comfortable and practical and clean and light.

Since it’s the weekend, it seems like a good moment to have a look at your current in-house situation and see where you can de-clutter. Piles of stuff in every corner or under your bed blocks the cleanness and openness (or energy, if you want to go there) of a room – and we all know that a clean house means a clear mind, right?

So get to work and structure your bedroom! Throw away old things you don’t need or use anymore and that doesn’t hold sentimental value, re-think furniture that you wouldn’t buy anymore and try to strip down to the basics. These are 10 images that inspire me to get back to the basics and add interest and personality from there. And what’s your current interior mission? And while you’re at it: you might like to read the previous 10 x perfect clothing racks + styling tips here.


Basic bedroom styling tips:

1. Choose a neutral base color for your walls, ceilings, curtains and bedding. White works well, and you might add beige or grey – or any greige or liver tone in between those. Stay away from anything bright as this won’t stimulate you to sleep. White is restful, catches the sunlight and optically enlarges the space.

2. Boost a basic bedroom with a few elements that showcase your personal taste. Incorporate art that says something about you, and try to work with a color scheme: like eight framed and white photos, a map from your favorite city and an inspirational quote.

3. Add plants to make a simple bedroom feel warmer and more alive. A bunch of cactuses or a banana plant is what I currently have for low maintenance green influences. You can pick those up at local markets, florists and even Ikea sells beautiful bigger plants at a great budget.

4. Choose the right bed. A large bed will make the room look smaller, but if you keep your bedding in white, it doesn’t break up the space as much. Then add structured, printed or colored pillows for depth.

5. Create enough walking space. Store away most items so they will be out of sight and leave space to walk. Especially the entrance of your bedroom and the way to your bed should be clutter free and open.

6. Keep anything that you don’t want to think about in bed out of the bedroom. Work files? No. Old magazines? No. To do lists? No. And since your bedroom is a place to relax and unwind, my advice is to keep all electronic devices out. Just see how you like it without a television and cellphone there… My guess is that it will make you doze off that much easier.

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35 comments

    […] image credits one, two, three & four […]

    Nienke

    Yara, deze foto’s inspireerden me op zoek te gaan naar mooie lijsten en posters voor boven mijn bed. Ik kan echter maar weinig goede site’s vinden, heb jij een idee waar ik kan zoeken? Ik zoek iets in de stijl van de 7e slaapkamer. Hoop van je te horen!

    I just came across your website and love it! You really have an eye for good style. Love you new haircut too by the way! Looks perfect on you.

    Ahww, thank you! Welcome to my website!

    […] images one, two, three + four […]

    I’ve been meaning to style my bedroom this year, this really helped :)

    http://vintageloyal.blogspot.pt/

    I am officially In love with these bedroom ideas, when I get to redecorate my room I am definitely going to get inspiration from here! Thankyou!
    Izzie xx | http://www.snxwflake.blogspot.com

    I really love the suitcases next to the bed.

    It looks so comfy, love it!

    Good advice. I like the point about keeping things out. One thing a bedroom doesn’t need is clutter, or reminders of work.

    Aangezien ik een huis deel, doet mijn slaapkamer eveneens dienst als bureau (voor mijn thesis) dus er staat ook een tafel en mijn hele boekencollectie. Gelukkig heb ik een vrij grote kamer, en met al het wit en mijn plantenverzameling past mijn kamer best bij jouw inspiratielijstje ;) Nu nog de rest van ons huis een beetje meer ‘hannelore’ maken!

    Perfection!
    I cannot wait to have my room like that. All white and grey! Like a little piece of heaven.

    love this style, totally what I am going for when I decorate. Great inspo :)

    http://lifebyemmy.blogspot.co.uk/

    The second bedroom is my favorite, thanks for sharing!

    amazing inspiration! love the white and beige colours!

    Wat een prachtige styling, ik ben helemaal weg van de slaapkamer op de 3e foto <3

    Dat is ook mijn favoriet!

    Gorgeous rooms and thanks for the tips
    Xoxo
    http://camilleslifestylediary.blogspot.fr/

    De eerste en laatste slaapkamer zien er erg mooi uit!

    Gorgeous all the rooms are so gorgeous!

    I love the minimalistic, the white one and the one with everything on the floor. Very stunning!

    xo’ M
    https://blvckorsomething.blogspot.com

    Saša

    THose bedrooms are gorgeous! And great tips!
    http://www.whatsashawears.com

    Great tips! I would love to have a very big room with a lot of light..
    Love, Rachel
    | http://pizzasandprada.blogspot.nl |

    I love a simple bedroom, and I love this post! Thanks C x

    http://letmeseeyourwears.com/

    chanelle

    really love this post,,

    fashionandleatherblog.co.uk

    Perfect rooms *_*

    I adore the oversized frames above the bed. I have a shelf like that but only ever put smaller frames on it. It’s amazing how refreshing it can look with larger pictures :)

    Oh, ik hou van inrichting inspiratie foto’s. Ik kan werkelijk dagen pinterest afstruinen, heerlijk!

    I love simple uncluttered spaces…. lovely pic’s

    http://www.myclayexperience.com/

    oh wauw prachtig!

    ahh this makes me want to rip my bedroom apart and start all over haha! xx

    Loove it, thank you for sharing with us.

    Wat een heerlijke inspiratie! Vooral die derde! Love it!

    Love,

    Rowan

    Personal Style Blog http://WWW.REDREIDINGHOOD.COM

    I really love the first image, the picture frames are amazing above the bed. I have to recreate it someday!

    these rooms are stunning, i love the Scandinavian style & I really really love the all white & fur throw style. I hope to do my bedroom up soon and I definitely want to try this <3

    Mel x
    UK Style blogger
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com

    So inspiring…

    http://fashmongers.wordpress.com

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