For this month’s episode of Inspiration is Everywhere, we have the textured simplicity of a Mid-Century Modern bedroom.
Although we are only a few months into this challenge, April has been the toughest concept to date. It was obvious from the beginning that I’d play off the tree’s textures to create a bedroom. Piece of cake. What had me spinning in circles was deciding which style to commit to. Do I take this in a 70’s macramé direction? Perhaps Scandinavian au Naturale? Ultimately Mid-Century felt like the best fit.
I want to be candid about where I struggled with this design because I can see homeowners falling into the same trap. Without a clear understanding of my concept or style, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and indecisive. A concept can be your compass to help you stay on course. Otherwise, you may end up spending all kinds of money on a bunch of stuff that lacks cohesion or harmony. This kind of design-miss can result in chaotic spaces that leave you with an underlying sense of tension, frustration, and disappointment.
Rather than designing one choice at a time, decide how you want your space to look and feel complete, then work backwards to identify what choices are needed to accomplish that look. Pinterest is such a valuable tool to effectively brainstorm, saving all your thoughts in one place. I find it so helpful to observe my thoughts as a whole: what works, what doesn’t, and edit from there.
True to it’s inspiration, this bedroom is light, serene, wonderfulness. The bedding is a delicious combination of delicate layers and textures, partnered with the enduring simplicity of a Mid-Century Modern bed and grounded by a modest, organic area rug. The walls, drapes, and accessories are light to create an ethereal quality to the space. Mid-Century personality and playfulness pack a punch in the dresser, bedside table, and lamp.