Eclectic BedroomShabby-chic Style Bedroom, Chicago
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This style's painted furniture evolved among the middle and lower classes. Originally only the nobility could afford mahogany furniture — everyone else had painted pine, which was much more affordable. The pale colors also help reflect light during the long, dark winters.
Lose the electronics. Avoid distractions by removing all electronics from your room. I understand the craving for watching television, using your laptop and having your smart phone in the bedroom, but believe me, they only make matters worse. If you must have a television, hide it in an armoire. As for your laptop and smart phone, I recommend using them outside the bedroom. In this picture, there's a sense of calm and purity with no electronics in sight. Can you imagine how disruptive a television would be here? Remember, you want to create a space that inspires rest. Using electronics will change the feeling of the room and sleeping will become increasingly difficult. Disconnect yourself and you'll see some results.
Furniture painted in a color range that differs slightly from the rest of the bedroom helps keep it from feeling too stiff. Much of today's furniture is straight-lined and boxy and makes places feel a bit jarring, which is something to keep in mind when planning your bedroom. Tip: Older furniture seems to be the way to go if you are after this effect, due to the more ornate styles that can be found.
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This room is soft and comfortable looking. Nothing here jumps out at you, instead, it invites me in. If we were ever to have the house to ourselves I would be extremely tempted to make a bedroom just like this. It would be a fantastic guest room for Aria & Devin and a place I could go to be alone if needed.