Earth tone bedrooms can be some of the most relaxing and timeless styles, but what do earth tone bedrooms really look like? “Earth tones” is a blanket statement that describes the subdued and elemental hues of nature in interior design. Consider the greys of changing cloudy weather, rich and pastel greens inspired by the mixed foliage of forests, deep blues reminiscent of ocean hues, beiges inspired by sands, woods, and naturally dyed leathers. Designers have embraced the earth tone trend for its calming consistency and the way it compliments the use of natural materials in furniture and structural features. Check out these earth-tone inspired spaces to get an idea of how designers are using colors inspired by nature to breathe new life into existing homes:
It’s no secret that the ochre, mustard, rust, and clay color palette was a design staple of the 70s. It managed to completely take over homes by way of crushed velvet upholstery and shag carpeting. While many of the design preferences of the 70s remain in the past (for good reason), the earth tone color palette that draws on the deep yellows, oranges, and reds in nature, has certainly witnessed a resurgence in recent years. Still, the most common tendency in earth tone styling is to use sandy tan shades that blend seamlessly together and accent natural wooden furniture beautifully. Check out the following homes to see how decorators are styling sand and tan tones with a modern twist:
Now that you’re equipped with the basics of interior decorating with earth tones, you can go ahead and begin planning how you would like to incorporate them into your own home. The following guide offers unique tips, tricks, and behind-the-scenes info that will help you transform your space into an earth-inspired oasis.
Begin in the Bedroom
The bedroom has been described as the vacation spot of the home. It’s a room that can serve to be a small hideaway in an otherwise busy and unpredictable world of schedules and deadlines. Surprisingly, even a few small changes in your bedroom can alter the mood and aesthetic of your home. The best way to begin introducing an earth tone color scheme to your home is in the room where you begin and end your day. This will give you a great idea of whether you want to extend the palette into the rest of your home.
Before you jump in to selecting an earth tone bedroom color scheme, there are a few things to consider. One of the more challenging approaches to using earth tones is focusing on ocean blue inspired hues or deep forest greens. Recently, the darker hues have made their way into the hearts of design lovers, and they balance beautifully with natural lighting, beige and ivory tones. Don’t be discouraged by the darker boldness of blue and green palettes; incorporating them into your home is a strategic way to modify mood and break up your spaces. Check out the following interior spaces to see how designers have brought darker earth tones into modern bedrooms:
Bedding and linens are an amazing and fairly simple way to alter the mood of your bedroom. Switching comforters, duvet covers and mixing throws is quite possibly the easiest way to introduce your desired color palette into your room. Organic shades inspired by the earth appeal to a variety of people for various reasons. Reflective of the natural elements, often people in cities and small apartments are drawn to the comfort and familiarity of earth tones. Consider the ways that bedding is used as a decor feature in the following earth tone bedrooms:
Terracotta and Tan Retro-Chic Room
Natural Wicker and Delicate Decor
Olive Green Cozy Cotton Lounge
Shop the Washed Linen Duvet Cover Set from the H&M Home Collection, available in a series of earth tones (our favorite is the Sage Green) to achieve a similar look.
Incorporate Naturally Sourced Rugs
By this point in your research, you’ve likely noticed that jute and/or woven rugs are a design staple in the earthy aesthetic because of their natural colors and organic materials. Highly textured rugs made of natural fibers (such as rope or wool) add to any earth tone color scheme. They provide a unique organic feeling in your home – walking barefoot on the coarse and natural fibers is a constant reminder of the inspiration behind your space.
Artwork that emphasizes the beauty of the environment is one easy way to spruce up your bare bedroom walls and tie together an earth inspired color scheme. Subdued hues from art pieces that draw on scenes from nature will help ground your space in your desired theme.
Terracotta Buffalo Bliss
Pink Sands Pastel Sleep Den
Moody Mondays Weather Room
If you follow our guide to creating the perfect earth tone bedroom, you’ll be set up for success when it comes to integrating this trend in your home. And while we can’t say there’s cold, hard science behind it, something about bringing the a little bit of the outside into the home just makes us feel more at peace. Be sure to tag us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram if you try out any of these awesome trends in your own bedroom and show us how you did it!
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