Create Serenity with White Tech for the Bedroom

Create Serenity with White Tech for the Bedroom

Anthony Nguyen
Feb 15, 2011

Perhaps it's merely a coincidence that we're seeing more white tech pop up in the Scandinavian front, or perhaps people have been watching too much TRON and need a break from all the moody dark tones normally connected with tech designs. For whatever reason, the combination of white and natural tones can be a easy departure into the serene.

The stylistic composition of the two (white tech and natural tones) is a very common Scandinavian interior design practice, but if you ask us, there's much more to it than that.

The most apparent string that ties things together are the bold punches of color. You can do this via textiles or throws or even stencils and other accessories. Our favorite is using food and plants to spotlight "activity" areas in the home.

As for the tech, we have a mix of standing lamps, an iPod dock that sits near the head of the bed on a built-in window shelving unit, and a wall-mounted TV that's mounted flush against the wall with cord control running down towards the floor.

But like the theme of bold punches of a color, there's more to it than that. Note the dispersed nature of the tech and where it's placed in the home. The TV is purposefully set away from the bedroom area, even though it could have easily been hung in between the areas and had two focal areas for entertainment. We, as well as a whole industry of folks who study CSCW (computer supported collaborative work) call this separation "space and place."

This way, we imagine, the experience of reading/music listening in bed to be much more serene and calming. We're sure there's a laptop hidden in there somewhere, but that's probably a good thing.


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