Coastal Bedroom Design
A calming, peaceful space reminiscent of a coastal getaway
Coastal Bedroom Design
It can be tricky being your own client, as it was with my primary bedroom. After purchasing our home in October 2017, I was excited to create a bedroom that was an oasis from the outside world. With the challenges of raising a family and dealing with migraines, I knew having a peaceful, calming bedroom was important for my own well-being.
The problem was that I didn’t quite know which design direction I wanted to take. Then, I started thinking about places outside my home that I enjoy traveling to. One of those places for me is the ocean. There’s something about gazing off at the waves and the clear blue sky on a warm, sunny day that immediately centers me.
With that question answered, I knew that a coastal bedroom design was the direction I wanted to go in. I focused on a color palette of neutrals with blue. With a monochromatic color palette, it can look a little drab, so I wanted to bring in different patterns, textures and shades of blue.
For patterns, there’s a paisley pattern in the back pillows and comforter, two different patterns in the throw pillows, and a pattern within the runner on the dresser. For texture, there’s different textures woven into the throw pillows in the front of the pillow arrangement on the bed. I also added a woven bamboo basket to store throw pillows and extra blankets when needed.
To achieve the different shades of blue, there’s a pale blue on the walls, a medium blue in the damask pillows in the back, and both a light and a dark denim blue woven into the pillows.
Finally, I wanted to add a few coastal elements without it going nautical overboard. I did this with the compass hanging over the bed and the driftwood candle holder on the dresser.
I love my bedroom! It’s a cozy spot to rest and relax – not just for my husband and I, but for my Chief Doggie Officer, too!
Ready for an oasis to get away to without having to leave your home?
Friar Tuck Home is based out of Merrimack, New Hampshire. We serve interior design clients located in: Southern NH, NH Seacoast Region, Merrimack Valley, Souhegan Valley, Monadnock Region, Hillsborough County, Middlesex County, North Shore, South Shore, MetroWest, and Worcester, MA area.
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