Warming up our cold Chicago bedrooms (without drowning in themes of other climates and coasts that just wouldn't make sense here) is about more than good heating and blankets. A comfortable, beautifully personalized and cozy space that's still organized and simple makes staying in bed late on weekends with a good book all the more appealing. With fresh starts upon us, we found some inspirational spaces through Cottage Living - which linked us to Southern Accents and Coastal Living, too. Midwest living can take cues from anywhere. Here are our favorites:
Photo: Pieter Estersohn; Designer: Amelia Handegan; from Southern Accents via Cottage Living. Why we love it: The walls are upholstered in mattress ticking trimmed in flat braid, and the suzani bedding doesn't stop other shapes and patterns from happily coexisting in this room.
Photo: Robbie Caponetto, Garage converted to guest room from Cottage Living. Why we love it: Super rustic and country design looks modern and warm with white walls and red floors.
Photo: Pieter Estersohn; Designer: Amelia Handegan; from Southern Accents via Cottage Living. Why we love it: The 1830 American canopy beds combined with the ceiling shape/angles and artwork placement is symmetrical, creative and enveloping.
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw; from Coastal Living via Cottage Living. Why we love it: Various textures and fabrics (walls, bedding and furniture) look traditionally warm and fresh.
Photo: John O'Hagan; from Coastal Living via Cottage Living. Why we love it: Neutrals and whites always work in your place of rest.