Elegantly Unkempt Bedrooms

Elegantly Unkempt Bedrooms

Sarah Coffey
Jan 6, 2011

If you're having trouble keeping your New Year's resolution to make the bed, you could beat yourself up about it... or you could reframe the problem. As long as the bedroom's not overly messy, rumpled sheets can have the same devil-may-care allure as Johnny Depp's bed-head look.

Sure, marble floors and exposed stone or brick walls can help the look along, but even in an ordinary bedroom that's cleared of clutter, a stack of books on the floor or a comforter askew on the bed can make a room feel well lived in. For those of you who'd appreciate a break from the hospital-corner-aesthetic, here are ten elegantly unkempt and inspiring rooms.

Chateau de Massillan in Provence
Mike's Masculine Vintage
Natalie, Nicholas, and Arthur's Circus
Bedding from Les Indiennes
Ally's Contemporary with a Touch of Paris Glam
Katy's Shadow Grey Bedroom
Bedding from Matteo
AB Chao's Modern Plus Old Equals MOLD
Anthropologie 2009 Catalog
Jay Shafer's Tumbleweed House

Photos: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mat Sanders, Natalie, Ally, AB Chao, Katy | Room for Color 2010, Jay Shafer | Small Cool 2009, Les Indiennes, Anthropologie, Matteo Bedding

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