Designing a Bedroom with Quiet Glamour

Finding the right balance between drama and serenity


Bedrooms are our sanctuaries away from the chaos of the outside world. They’re one of the rooms we spend the most time in, and they’re where we begin and end each day, so it makes sense we want them to be peaceful retreats. But if you’re someone who likes a little more glamour, you can still find the balance between drama and serenity for a relaxing space you’ll love coming home to at the end of the day.

Here’s how Brian achieved his soothing balance of quiet drama in this glamorous principal suite:

A Palette of Soft Neutrals

Light pinks and soft blues give the room an elegant charm. Blue is an incredibly calming colour, while light pink adds subtle warmth. Brian finds these colours so versatile, he even refers to them as “the new neutrals”.

Lighting with Drama

Vintage brass lighting fixtures add visual depth and contrast to a very serene, neutral space. Here, pendants over the nightstands add a unique look.


Oversized Headboards

Nothing says glamour like an oversized, tufted headboard. Not only does it look cozy and inviting, it’s a great way to add texture to the wall.

Brian’s Tip: A large headboard helps to absorb sound, which is perfect for sleeping. Keep it Light

Light, cerused oaks and furniture in shades of white make the space look bright and ethereal, and pair well with pastels. Here Brian painted out a dark vintage chair in white for an elegant update.

Ultra-Pretty Wallcoverings

Vinyl wallcoverings have come a long way in recent years, and they can be great for high-traffic areas like the bathroom where often traditional wallpaper wouldn’t prove as durable. Pretty floral prints in soft blues add a glamorous yet calming look.

QuietGlamourBedroom_3Plenty of Mirror

Not only do mirrors make a space brighter, they also make it feel larger. Here Brian went full glamour with a custom, fully-mirrored vanity. A darker shade of mirror was added to create contrast and frame the area.


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Photography by A Plus Creative


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