The bedroom is our home’s inner sanctum. A peaceful place imbued with positivity and tranquility, a space that safeguards us from the stress of the outside world and helps us unwind, recharge, and regain our physical and mental health. This is what a bedroom should be to you, and the way to make it your own inner sanctum is to design and decorate the space in just the right way.
From that bohemian comforter set in beautiful patterns and textures adorning your bed, all the way to the scaled lighting in the room and the earthy rugs on the floors – there’s plenty you can do to evoke a peaceful setting in your bedroom. Today, we are going to delve deep into that tranquil, earthy bedroom design and give you tips you can use to turn your bedroom into a restorative oasis with earthy tones, textures, and natural elements.
Begin with a neutral foundation
To start, you should set the mood by building a design foundation for the room, and this means choosing the primary hues for the walls, window shutters and blinds, and curtains. These are the foundational elements that will set the tone and allow you to build a beautiful earthy design without any conflicting elements or monotony. Typically, you’d want to build a neutral foundation by choosing light colors like white and off-white for the walls.
You can go a bit darker for the curtains, moving more towards that earthy range of sand, earth, forest, and wooden tones. This allows the room to breathe and the white walls allow natural light to saturate the space, while the earthy tones make it more intimate and peaceful. Once you have the foundation, you can start playing around with the other décor elements.
Pay special attention to the bed
The bed is the focal point of your bedroom, and as such, it demands attention and a look that makes a statement. In a neutral, earthy bedroom, a dark Egyptian cotton set would work wonderfully, as it would perfectly complement the theme of the room while at the same time making the focal point stand out.
The bed needs to look inviting as well, and that’s where the texture plays a vital role. It’s not just about the aesthetic appeal of the bedding, it’s about that inviting look that a quality set has and that unique feeling of comfort you get the moment your fingers touch the fabric. When you’re designing and decorating your focal point, focus on making it inviting by appealing to various senses, like vision and touch.
Introduce comfort with earthy rugs
Moving away from the focal point, it’s also important to introduce that sense of deep comfort and relaxation throughout the room. Most importantly, the sense of comfort and peace should wash over you as soon as you enter the room, which means that you need a good earthy rug to lead you into the space. Your connection to the floor plays a big role here, and having an exposed floor in a bedroom is not really recommended, so a comfy rug is a must.
Some of the best choices include the earthy wool rugs where the finest wool is sourced from ethical and sustainable sources. For example, New Zealand is known across the global interior design community as the place to get quality wool, so a wool rug from the local artisans in a neutral or earthy hue is going to last you for years. Most importantly, though, it will perfectly complement the earthy theme and create a comfortable ambiance the moment you set foot in your bedroom.
Enrich the setting with strategic greenery
Of course, we can’t have an earthy bedroom design without a touch of nature. While you don’t need to introduce a complete biophilic design, you should put some strategic greenery around the room to complete the look.
A natural green-colored bedding set, with deep, rich tones and patterns, would complement the greenery on the windows, the potted plant in the corner, and the golden draping over the side of the floating shelf. This is how you make greenery and décor work their magic together.
Play with patterns and textures
Last but not least, if you want to bring a truly feminine bedroom décor to life, or if you simply want to add that subtle feminine touch to the space, you should experiment with textures and patterns. Luckily, there are many choices out there that include distinct earthy tones that will go amazingly well with the rest of the décor.
However, you should also consider throwing accents into the mix to spice things up. You can play around with lively patterns on throw pillows, for example, to create a beautiful contrast, but use a rich texture like a chunky-knit blanket in an earthy tone to complete the design of your bedroom. Experiment, be daring, and all the pieces will fall into place.
Earthy tones and textures are a big trend for some time now, but that should come as no surprise because this approach to bedroom design is truly timeless. With these tips in mind, go ahead and transform your bedroom into a sanctuary where you’ll feel safe, comfortable, and able to truly rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.