Creating a Warm Winter Bedroom

Creating a Warm Winter Bedroom

 

With winter in full force, who isn’t dreaming of the Caribbean or Tuscany?  We can always incorporate this into our decor. Start with one item that inspires you – a painting or bedspread and pull your colours from this.  Your bedroom should be an oasis or sanctuary from your busy life.

 

Try changing a bedroom into a warm Tuscan retreat.  If it is a large room, this style uses heavy carved furniture; if it is a small room, use an upholstered headboard in a silky material to create the same effect.

The Tuscan style is romantic elegance using carved furniture, silky bedding, lots of toss cushions, vintage pieces, wrought iron, plaster wall treatments, tapestries and ornate accessories.  The colours of Tuscany reflect the landscape – warm reds, yellows, olive green and eggplant.  Always use two warm main colours with a third minimally in a cool colour.

 

The Tuscan style is only one of many Mediterranean styles.  The Greek style came first and used columns, and minimal furniture and accessories — a simplistic and sometimes sparse design that used whites with blues or turquoise, and lots of sheer flowing drapery.

 

In comparison, the Romans were more extravagant, using more accessories, including mosaic-topped tables and columns with scrolls.

Tripod tables and stools were popular, as were tapestries.  The colours in Roman design were earth tones — browns, terracotta and oranges with whites.  Carved animal feet on furniture was popular; and do use a chaise.

 

Consider changing your bedroom into a restful, romantic retreat as your winter project.

by Wendy Reeves Seifert

Over The Valley Home Services

 

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Comments

  1. nurselinda101 says:

    Great ideas. I love the Tuscon style. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing

  2. I love the first picture with the all black bedding! Nice!

  3. Lori Smanski says:

    some great ideas to go off of. thanks

  4. Tamra Phelps says:

    Wow, I love that chaise. I seriously covet that, lol.

  5. I love a good cozy room..

  6. karaleigh2 says:

    I love the Tuscan style!

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