Ashley's Subdued Woodsy Bedroom

Ashley's Subdued Woodsy Bedroom

Colleen Quinn
Mar 23, 2011

This month's focus on bedrooms has been a source of wonderful inspiration and ideas for ways to make even the smallest bedroom a haven of tranquility. The bedroom pictured above comes to us from one of our readers, highlighting how easy it is to create a wonderful retreat with a mix of readily available bedding and accessories.

Ashley was fortunate enough to start with a room with excellent bones — those hardwood floors and that big window that floods the room with light certainly help set the tone for this compact and restful space. With a well curated collection of textiles and accessories and a little trial and error, Ashley created a tranquil personal space that must promote peaceful dreams.

From Ashley:

"When redoing my bedroom, my main priority was coziness. After initially painting the room bright yellow — which put me on edge like the woman from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" — I decided on a subdued woodsy/cabin theme. I filled the room with finds like the branch lamps (from Target several seasons ago), thick brown velvet curtains, branch curtain tie-backs from Urban Outfitters, hanging pottery vases from CB2, and sheepskin rugs from IKEA. I stuck with reds and browns with a few pops of off-white, which resulted in an almost glowing, radiant warmth — especially when the sun is coming through the windows."

Many thanks to Apartment Therapy reader Ashley H. for sharing her tranquil bedroom with us.

Image: Ashley H. from the Apartment Therapy DC Flickr Group used with permission.

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