Wedding Week III: A Violet, Mint, & White Bedroom Mood Board

In honor of wedding week we whipped up a romantic bedroom mood board just for fun. So if you and your other half are looking to spice things up in the bedroom (er, in the decorating sense of the term) just check out a few of these charming and wallet friendly items.

1. Colors like light and dark plum, brown, mocha, soft teal, and hammered gold make for a romantic and welcoming boudoir. And when it comes to a wall color that we’re imagining for this space, anything from a soft lavender (Benjamin Moore’s Violet Mist 1437) to the warm sand color shown behind the headboard above (Benjamin Moore’s Dellwood Sand 1019) would look lovely.

2. Necklaces and earrings never look more ooh la la than when they’re dangling on a wall mounted jewelry holder– especially when it’s shaped like a sweet little bird cage (and costs just $28 beans).

3. A personalized $30 Etsy print with you and your honey’s name (and even those of your children if you’ve got ’em) can add more customized whimsy and charm. Plus those blue-green leaves tie in perfectly with this room’s color palette.

4. Matching end tables flanking the bed with these babies hanging above each of them will frame out the bed and make for some super romantic ambiance. And at $48 a pop they’re cheaper than nearly all other chandeliers we’ve seen.

5. This luxe tufted headboard (originally $600 but now on clearance for $269) has sexy curves and detailed button tufting that adds a soft and enveloping vibe to the space, especially when paired with the patterned bedding we dug up.

6. This large champagne colored mirror will add a bit more glitz to the space without stepping into Donald Trump territory. And mirrors always bounce light around for a soft come-hither ambiance that bright overhead lights just can’t provide.

7. Nothing whispers kiss me like a paisley loveseat, right? This one pairs perfectly with everything from the tufted semi-formal headboard to the plum patterned bedding- and it looks like a nice place to sit and smooch for a spell. Plus a seating area in the bedroom always feels kind of indulgent if you can squeeze it in.

8. This organic plum patterned duvet (on clearance!) is geometric enough to please most males without stepping into the dreaded “floral” category of textiles that has most guys exercising their right to veto. And adding some breezy white curtains (Ikea’s Vivan panels are $6.50 a pop and oh so sweet) along with a plush 8 x 10 rug (anything mocha, chocolate, or even cream would work) will complete the look with style to spare.

So there you have a romance-inspired bedroom in a box (well, a board) for anyone who’s looking to feather their love nest. And speaking of romantic touches, what do you guys associate with love when it comes to home decor? Scented candles or a flickering fireplace? Pink tones and ruffled textiles? Plush flokati rugs and velvet curtains? Framed photos and other personalized memorabilia? Do tell.


  1. says

    Very pretty room. Unfortunately my husband would not go for the color scheme at all. It would be a fun challenge to design a romantic room without red or pink though… I should get on that. :)

    • says

      Subbing out the plum tones for silver or platinum gray would be totally gender neutral (and those tones with the same teal accent color would be awesome). Hope it helps!


  2. Wintry Mix says

    I’m patting myself on the back right now because this is the very bedding ensemble that I picked out for the master bedroom in our new house! Clearly the “soak up YHL decorating skillz” plan is working. Unfortunately, my husband vetoed it…the plum color felt “girly” to him, and the awesome crinkled texture of the coverlet just looked wrinkly to him.

    I tend to get my decorating way with most things, but for the bedroom I really want him to love the look…so it’s back to the drawing board! I’m thinking about going for beige and platinum and saving the plum/mauve tones for accessories.

  3. alllison says

    I LOVE this room! Great job guys, that headboard is so cute. Were actually painting our room a silvery gray this weekend and I think that white headboard would look super luxe.

  4. Sheryl J says

    You guys surprise me every time with your mood boards. I love everything about this one! Two of my fave colors working together ;D

  5. Lori says

    Gorgeous! This might be my favorite room you’ve ever come up with. I love the curves, especially the upholstered headboard!

  6. Nicole says

    I love the tree stump drawing. Etsy has so many great treasures but to go though them all is impossible. I think this would be a great gift as well for grandparents.

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