I can’t promise that we’ll execute this mood board to a T when it comes to our future bedroom – heck, the entire vision could easily shift by the time we move into a new home. But as of right now, this is what I’m loving (and John’s surprisingly right there with me):
1. I’m dreaming of a cozy and enveloping room painted in a rich and saturated teal like the stripe of color across the top of the mood board (Benjamin Moore’s Rendezvous Bay 726). I’d temper the bold color by adding some white furnishings/accessories and some rich dark woods to ground things. And then I’d add a pop of tangerine, just because I’m feeling crazy. Layering in a few different prints and patterns along with some geometric shapes and modern lines will be the icing on the cake.
2. This round mirror will bounce around lots of light and break up the rich hue on the wall to make sure it still feels relatively light and airy. I can see it now, hanging centered above the four-poster bed.
3. This sleek and affordable double dresser in a rich wood tone could definitely come in handy since the built-in drawers and shelves in our bedside wardrobes are staying behind (we’re offering them up to whoever buys our house since they’re built in with a header and crown molding). Oh and sometimes these Ikea dressers come up on craigslist for even less than their already low in-store price.
4. John and I are both loving the idea of a new bed with some presence (we’re also leaving our current bed frame for the future homeowner since it fits perfectly between our two bedroom built-ins). And this new bed combined with the luxe teal walls will still feel airy and open while creating some pretty great “lines” in the room.
5. These curtains would look amazing with teal walls. And John and I have both loved the idea of embracing more pattern and color in the next house- even though it means moving away from the breezy white curtains that we currently enjoy in every room. Change is good.
6. John loved the idea of a pop of tangerine in the bedside lamps for a less monochromatic effect (we really are embracing color, huh?). And although we love these beauties from Crate & Barrel, we’ve also seen something similar (and super cheap) at HomeGoods so we might check those options out if we end up bringing this mood board to fruition someday.
7. The clean and modern lines of this night table will pair perfectly with the four poster bed and the dresser for a not-quite-matchy-matchy look that still “goes.”
8. I’ve been loving this chic organic bedding since first laying eyes on it in the West Elm catalog a few months back. And John agrees that a new bedroom in a new house deserves some new bedding (yesssssss). I really like how textured and layered this room could feel with a large scale pattern on the duvet and another bold-ish pattern on the curtains. And the clean-lined brown and white furnishings will definitely play a nice supporting role in the room (so it doesn’t feel too crazy and chaotic).
So there it is. My master bedroom wish list as it stands today. Anyone else loving the layering of different textures, patterns, and rich saturated hues (cut by a fair amount of white if you’re us)? Any other bedroom planning or daydreaming going on?
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I am in the process of mapping out the textures and colors of our new bedroom as well and with a West Elm within 30 minutes of driving to check out stuff in person it could be a while before I settle on anything!
Love your scheme so far. Especially with that orange that almost tends towards mustard a bit and the teal. Well done!
K (Barking BabyMama) says
I’ll be interested to hear how you like the deep teal on the walls after the neutral colors you are used to – I LOVE that color (and still have the paint can and coordinating curtains and DIY paintings in the garage) but I ended up finding that it was not very soothing. After 2 tries with the teal paint (first as an accent wall and then as a-horrible-idea-stripe-around-the-room) we went neutral whites, creams, and chocolate browns, with pops of bright green in our throw pillows and a nightstand tray and picture frame, and we love it so much more! It’s so relaxing in there, our little haven from the world. I can’t wait to see all of the fun mood boards for your new house! I love the pop of tangerine with the teal!
K (Barking BabyMama) says
Maybe where I went wrong was not having warmth like with the tangerine – maybe that would make it more soothing. I love that color combo!
Lauren Ahier says
I like the look of teal and tangerine together. Can you fill the base of that lamp with anything? I’m not a fan of cords you can see, and for some reason that cord jumps right out at me.
I really love the bedding pattern you have chosen.
We don’t think you can fill those lamps with anything but you may be able to find something similar that you can fill at a place like HomeGoods.
So pretty! If you happen to catch the Color Splash that was on earlier this month inspired by Nikki Beach…I’m totally obsessed with the Master Bedroom and would be totally okay with a similar Mood Board!
Better grab that mirror while you can. We all know what happened to the last one you wanted:) Susan
Heidi H. says
I loved this post. It’s sad to see y’all change, but then it’s really exciting. Cannot wait!
Melissa T says
I love the mood board! I am gathering things for a bedroom redo of my own right now and they are very smiliar. Our walls are already a lighter teal and I am looking a mixing gray and blacks. I have even been eyeing the same duvet you listed!
Amanda Z. says
Ooohhhh, this one made me do a double take, because our bedroom is so similar! Our walls are a close match to your teal color, but has a little more green, we have the exact ZGallerie mirror (in gold), the exact same dark color of furniture, gray/white bedding and patterned curtains.
There is something nice and cozy (and romantic) about a dark bedroom!
The lamp is screaming my name… this could be bad.
Love it! I love my bedroom as it is now, but less than a year later, I’m itching to change it already!
One question: if you get a new duvet, is the old one for sale? ;) Just kidding!
Haha, that one will probably end up in the guest bedroom! We love it too much to part with it…
Love this!!!! Can’t wait to see what you do in the new house! :)
I LOVE bold colors! Especially turquoise walls! My favorite wallpaper in the whole world is turquoise and I will cover my room one day with it:
For now, I will just order a sample and frame to save $$. I am actually in the process of painting my bedroom a dark navy blue, with white bedding and warm wood/brass accents. I often work overnight shifts and sleep during the day so I love the idea of a cave-like dark atmosphere to sleep.
Thanks for posting the west elm curtains! I have been looking for curtains for the living room and I can’t find anything I like… but I really like the Ikat ones they have! And they are reasonably priced! What more can ya ask for really?
Hey Sherry, don’t know if ya’ll have World Market there but this nightstand is really close to the one you like (and a lot cheaper! :D)!
Daniela Conn says
I have that exact mirror in my dining room….check it out here….(and learn to make delicious miniature cheesecakes!)
Thanks for all the links and suggestions for affordable alternatives everyone!
…and there’s my bedroom. Seriously, change out dark teal for a nice dark slate blue and that’s what we’ve got going on upstairs. Dark wood furniture, white on the bed, pops of orange… Are you guys trying to be like me for a change instead of me trying to copy your every designing move? :)
Haha, it’s totally possible!
Beautious-maximus!!! Loving the colors, and the sheets. I want them!
Ami @ beyondpeasandcarrots says
I love this look! Very daring compared to your current bedroom! I am sooo excited to see what you guys do with a new home.
I actually have that ikea dresser but we bought it as the two separate 3 drawer units so we could put one on each side of the bed. We use them as dressers but also nightstands! We have left the top drawer as “free” drawers in each, instead of putting clothes in them, so that we can put any books we are reading, foot cream (that is all me) etc hidden away. I even put little baskets in each of our drawers to keep any of our chargers for our phones and things in. We both like to charge these items when we go to bed so we just take out the cords to charge and put them back in the little basket in the drawer when we are done. The system has worked great for us and the dressers are the perfect height beside our bed.
Amy @ Renovation Innovation says
LOVING that you are bringing in some color – it makes a nice change from all the white. Looking forward to seeing your new spaces!
LOOve the teal and the mustard accents!!
I saw an episode of that show on HGTV with the blond lady with all the jazz music (can’t think of the name of the show, I think her name is Candice), where they took that dresser added lucite hardware and mirror tops and the dressers came out looking very high-end. Something to think about if you decide to go that way. I think adding hardware can make all the difference. I’m a big ikea fan, I think you can make the stuff look less “ikea-y” as long as you mix it with other stuff.
our bedroom is painted Benjamin Moore Carribbean Teal (it is a warm blue)……with the woodwork painted white and many of the furnishings a creamy white. We have a vintage brass and iron bed. I have combined chocolate velvet, burlap, and vintage style fabrics to pull it all togeather. It is such a great room…cozy and inviting.
If you use the ideas of you mood board you won’t regret it!
katie kindness says
Ah! that is the color scheme in my dining room!! :)
well, except for yellow accent instead of tangerine.:)
I think that color of teal makes everyone’s skin color look gooooood. Can you move tomorrow so i can get some more ideas? thx.
Love the bold colors! You guys are branching out!
I absolutely love this moodboard! the combination of teal, white and brown is gorgeous!
I’m also thinking about hanging a statement mirror in our bedroom to bounce light around – but do you think the mirror needs something underneath to ‘ground’ it, like a shelf or headboard or do you think it’s okay just to hang on the wall as is?
Generally I like most wall art to have something under it so it’s not floating in space, but a bed under it is enough- no need for a big headboard or anything!
Thanks Sherry :)
I loved that bed right until I tried to ‘sit’ on it. For people that aren’t quite tall it does feel awkwardly high for when you would be ‘climbing’ out of it or just sitting on the side. It sort of feels as if after a few minutes sat there you’d be waving goodbye to your legs as the circulation stops and they drop off!
I think it’s mostly a combination of it’s insane height + the way the frame is built. I thought about padding it on the side so it’s not so ‘hard’ on the legs.
Oh I am daydreaming SO HARD of my new bedroom since we get the keys TONIGHT. Move in tomorrow. ARGHHH! So excited!!!
But anyway, my daydreaming going really white and simple (because I’m bored of my current smorgasbord of colours and things: http://bit.ly/d9d7m3 ), but with a bright bold cover on the bed and a few pops of colour, maybe two ikea helmers for bedside tables ( http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00107874 ) (i got three for free on freecycle!). ARGH SO EXCITED.
My inspiration is this houseboat: http://bit.ly/dnoBKK (gorgeous in every way, white and bright and colourful and floating)
Sorry to bomb your site with exclamation points, but did I mention I’m SOO EXCITED!??
Wahoo! That is super exciting! We’re psyched for you. Happy moving!
I love the new direction, but I feel like I see teal walls every day on Apartment Therapy… I feel like a different dark color would look a lot more fresh. Dark blue? Heathery purple?
But that’s me… and right now I’m still loving all the light, neutral YHL-inspired wall colors I chose for our apartment. :)
Septic Tank Emptying Cornwall says
Your house is simply delicious! Your plans for your new bedroom look fab!! Keep up the good work :)
Claire K Creations says
That teal is gorgeous. I can’t wait for your new home and starting the design adventures all over again!
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t that the same dresser you started out with when you first moved into your home? :) i swear that’s what i saw in one of your “before” pictures! LOVE LOVE the West Elm bedding, the bed the curtains, etc. We have that bedside table and love it! If you’ve figured out how to layer patterns (and it looks like you have), please do share!
Yes, we had two of the smaller ones next to each other (which essentially formed this double dresser). We loved them! We have since craigslisted one (since we didn’t have a need for it once we installed the built-in closet/drawers on either side of the bed) and the other one lives happily in the sunroom for lots of game and toy storage.
Heyyyy! That’s our living room! :-) Walls are the teal (Linden from Valspar (?)) – sofa and chair in tangerines / gold/ olive. Perfect curtains from World Market in the Suzani pattern, and lots of art with pops of orange, lime, and aqua on the walls. Hubby picked the wall paint and I took a deep breath and went with it. You should too!
Great choices! I have the exact same bed and the same dressers in my bedroom. The bed is my favorite piece of furniture in the whole house. So cozy, but also light at the same time.
Nice! I really love the color!! I think dark color can work really well with the right room. I have friends who recently moved to a new place and painted their dining room this fantastic purply-maroon color. It’s dark and bold and works great. I really like the pairings of the darker woods too. Great job! Can’t wait to see what you do with your future new home.
Well Aimee beat me to the punch — too bad you’re carrying the duvet away, Lord knows I’ve tried to find it again on eBay etc. :) You guys make me smile with your new color streak.
I can attest to the mirror. I bought it a couple of months ago after much deliberation due to the price. Great investment and it creates beautiful reflections on the wall.
Love the new mood board! I especially love the lamp! I just snagged one similar at World Market. Its an amber colored glass bottom, but different a shape than the round one you picked. It came with the shade and a new CFL bulb, plus with a 25% off coupon it couldn’t be more perfect!
Interesting color combination, the teal and tangerine. I did a living room for an older couple’s home with a very similar teal; they liked lots of color together, so I paired it with rust, brown, deep (deep) purple, and dark orange. Very warm and fall, and it turned out spectacular (although it felt “old”). I never thought I would like teal for myself again, but after seeing it with tangerine I am quite inspired; Wonderful mood board!
i love this whole room…definitely loving the color scheme.
I have a question and this seems a perfect time to ask because I have somewhat similar curtains in my bedroom only they are an offwhite background with gray swirly pattern like this with just a little bit of yellow. anyway – since these curtains seem to let a lot of light in what would you hand on the window to darken the room a bit since it’s a bedroom?
We like those thick white faux wood blinds from Home Depot (that you can get custom cut to the size of your window for free). Hope it helps!
Erin @ Cultivating Home says
I like the teal and white combo and the graphic prints, but I have a question that is rather unrelated. I know it’s a little off-the-wall, but I’m tend to be curious (some people might say nosy) :)
I was wondering if you are going to change your subtile of “Two young people falling in love with their first house” once you find your second home? Thanks!
But of course! We’re already brainstorming ideas…
Beth J says
Love the room! We painted our living room teal, which was a huge step for us (moving away from neutrals). We’d never thought about using teal in the bedroom as well, but it looks pretty amazing on your mood board.
You make a good point about adding the dark brown for balance; do you think all white furniture is too much? We just bought a white bed, white nightstands, and a white dresser (all Hemnes from IKEA)–and now I’m worried that it looks too matchy-matchy.
As long as you layer in textures and other interesting objects and items it shouldn’t look too matchy matchy. Just try to keep things varied and interesting when it comes to accessories and furnishings and other accents like curtains, etc. Hope it helps!
Beth J says
It does, thank you!
This is very much what I want my bedroom to look like. Our walls are already a slightly lighter color of the one pictured in the mood board, we’ve got the dresser, and I’ve been dreaming of a bigger bed like the one in the mood board for a while now.
Do you have any ideas for a rug to go with the bedroom?
Anything solid and in the color palette we’ve outlined would probably work (nothing too busy since there are patterns on the bed and in the curtains). Hope it helps!
would you believe last night at dinner i asked my husband if he thought that spray painting our night tables (two dark teak former living room side tables) white to match the queen poster bed we hope to snag from craigslist today (check this deal!: http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/fuo/2012673981.html which we are for sure going to spray white) would be too much white or not. plus i got a sweet secretary for 50 bones from craigslist for outside the walk in closet that is also dark brown that we were gonna spray, and he wasnt sure. then dont i cue you up this morning and bammo, you cover our exact question! our room is benjamin moore crystalline (i suggested it to you a ways back, remember!?) and i want the room to feel breezy, and i worried all the wood might be too heavy. now i think it might make a nice balance. thanks, its much easier to keep it as is than to spray…tho the secretary might still get it. here’s a question: what accent beside orange do you see working? its not our thing.
You really could pair many accent colors with this scheme (yellow, green, navy, gold, lavender, pink, and even red). Hope it helps!
I want that bed so bad! I saw it the last time I drove the 3.5 hours to Ikea to get our book shelves. I just need to plan another trip to go get it.
Love the non matchy-matchy furniture.
Thanks! I was thinking about a white shag rug… you inspired me. I promise to send pictures once everything is done. Thanks again!
Oh yeah, that would be really nice!
I had that dresser from Ikea. It looks really sleek and is affordable, but you get what you pay for. The knobs were always coming loose, and the bottoms of the drawers are so thin that if you have a drawer full of jeans – it starts to break. I had to fix my dresser all the time and eventually got tired of it. I ended up giving it away for free.
Make the decor a little less modern and you have my current bedroom! We LOVE the deep teal color on the walls – it makes the room a cozy, calming sanctuary – and then a mix of espresso and white colored furnishings.