Sleeping In The Clouds: 5 Takes On the All White Bedroom

In general I like at least a little color in my rooms, but the bedroom is definitely the place that most entices me to want to ditch the saturated hues for a peaceful palette of whites. However, as we all know, decorating with only one color does not mean decorating in only one style. Here are a few examples of pure white's versatile applications. Simple, crisp white bedding and bare walls allow the whimsical headboard and light fixture to take center stage. With a variety of textures and forms, the all white room is anything but bland. This is taken from Ally's eclectic home, an unmade bed never looked so elegant thanks to the dreamy all white decor and intricate white mirror. The cottage-y horizontal wood plank walls play up the sweet simplicity of this serene room by Jane Cumberbatch. Oversize light fixtures and beautiful architectural details keep the room fresh and interesting while still radiating a sense of calm. Busted! This beautiful room by Thomas O'Brien is not all white, but it's a wonderful example of how to create interest and calm with a very limited neutral palette....plus it is one of my favorite bedrooms and I had to work it in somehow during bedroom month! White bed linens and an ivory rug create a sense of peacefulness while the antiqued mirrored doors and black accents provide touches of glamor.

Could you live with an all white room?

(Images: 1: vt wonen, 2: Apartment Therapy: San Francisco, Ally's Contemporary with a Touch of Paris Glam, 3: Jane Cumberbatch, 4: skona hem, 5: Thomas O'Brien)

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