5 Ways to Get This Look: Soft, Tranquil Bedroom

When I spotted this bedside vignette at The Cross Decor & Design, I couldn’t help but sigh, “Ahhhhhhh.”  This bedrooms soothing qualities just have that effect–all you have to do is look at a picture of it to feel the tension melt away.  In my ideal world, all bedrooms would be as quiet, comfy, soft, and relaxing as this one appears to be.

Soft Bedroom Inspiration Photo

All the elements of this room work together to create an air of tranquility.  The subtly patterned wallpaper has a muted color scheme.  The tufted headboard looks like such a cushy place to lean against while reading a bedtime story, and the linens seem soft and unfussy.  Everything in the room suggests that it is a place to relax and unwind from the cares of the day.

Soft Bedroom Numbered Inspiration Photo

If you are trying to create a bedroom sanctuary of your own, start here for inspiration.  I’ve collected five great ideas from around blogland that will help you get this look for less. 

Soft Bedroom for less collage

1.  Stenciled Wall

Lovely Crafty Home stenciled wall

The wallpaper in my inspiration photo is gorgeous, but wallpaper can be expensive.  Instead of wallpaper, save some dough by stenciling your wall with pearlescent craft paint to add subtle pattern and sheen, like this wall at Lovely Crafty Home.

2. Tufted Headboard

Megan Hayes tufted headboard diy

You can get a lot of bang for very little buck when you upholster your own headboard.  Megan Hayes shares a tutorial for one very similar to the headboard in my inspiration photo.

3.  Pillow Shams

Centsational Girl pillow sham tutorial

You don’t have to spend a lot on bed linens, especially pillow shams.  Follow a tutorial like this one at Centsational Girl to make a pillowcase in the fabric of your choice.

4.  DIY Nightstand

Laquer and Linen ikea table makeover

The bedside table pictured is lovely, but it’s boxy shape reminded me of an Ikea Lack table.  There are lots of great Ikea hacks out there, but this one from Lacquer & Linen is one of my favorites.

5.  Mercury Glass

Knockoff Decor mercury glass diy

Keeping fresh flowers by the bed is really dreamy, don’t you think?  And keeping them in mercury glass–even better from a design standpoint!   Here’s a way to get your own mercury glass vases for less from Interiors by Kenz that I recently featured over at Knockoff Decor.

There, now we’re all ready to relax and unwind!  What are some tips you have for creating a tranquil, refreshing bedroom space?





Comments

  1. I love it when you do these posts! It really helps me start to think outside the box about getting a certain look without paying the big price. Thanks for the inspiration, Beckie!

    ~Abby =)

  2. I’m really debating replacing my rustic wood headboard with a tufted one. I have a tone on tone stenciled focal wall behind the bed but I feel like my wood headboard doesn’t fit right with it. Thanks for the inspiration and tips!

  3. Thank you for sharing my DIY! :-)

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