Mood Board Monday: Natural, Bright Bedroom Design

This month’s Mood Board Monday is a bright bedroom design showcasing natural wood tones.

Mood boards are an important step of our design process because they allow us to visually represent the look and feel that we envision for a space, while incorporating the needs and desires of the client, before we set to work on the design itself.

Our hope is that seeing mood boards from CIRCLE’s designs like this one will give you design and decor inspiration for your own home. We encourage you to think outside of the box when considering what types of materials, patterns, textures, and colors “go together” to help your home reflect your personality and tell your story.

Natural & Bright Bedroom

The homeowners wanted a distinctive design for their master bedroom that was bright and modern. Like we did throughout the rest of this home, we chose to use natural wood tones and materials as the focal point. Specifically, a vaulted ceiling with an exposed structural beam and an accent wall of reclaimed oak flooring created a distinguished look. We contrasted this with subtle pops of color and texture in the accessories.

Reclaimed Wood Wall: The wood wall is obviously the focus of the room. It ties in to the wood elsewhere in the house and makes the bed wall stand out from the others.

Paint Color: The paint color is a warm white. It’s different enough in tone to contrast a bright white trim but keeps the architecture and furnishings as the focus of the room.

Rug: We wanted something geometric and neutral to keep the palette simple but add some interest in the pattern. This rug provides nice texture too.

Side Table: The side table is clean lined and a warm wood tone. Having a table next to a side chair helps to anchor the seating area and turn it more into a vignette rather than a floating chair in a corner.

Arm Chair: The chair is a nice place to read or just relax. We chose blue to tie in with the blue hints throughout the rest of the space.

Floor Lamp: Floor lamps add vertical interest to what can be bland corners. In this design, the addition of the floor lamp was practical too.

Ceiling Fan: The ceiling fan is a warm wood and is sleek and modern, keeping the focus down below on the headboard wall.

Nightstands: We chose modern nightstands in white, so that they would pop against the wood headboard wall.

Bed: The bed contains those clean horizontal lines that match the horizontal grain of the wood behind. The upholstered headboard brings another layer of warmth and texture.

Pillows: We chose pillows that tied all the colors together and added nice patterns to the overall design.

Lamps: The lamps are very minimal so as not to detract from the focal wall behind. The metal bases bring out the chrome leg on the nightstands and add a little sparkle and modern edge to all the wood.

Painting: The painting is subtle and soft but adds color and visual interest to an empty wall.

Window Shades: The shades are a crisp white so they fade into the wall color.

Principles to Consider

In your own home, consider these ideas:

Natural elements such as wood can be a great way to create a focal point in a room. Contrast the wood tones and texture with clean-lined, bright furniture such as the white nightstands we chose and pieces that bring in contrasting textures like we did with the upholstered headboard.

Many often think of bold paint colors as the best way to bring interest or warmth into a space. However, a neutral paint color does not equal boring! A warm white, such as the one we chose in this room (our favorite is Shoji White), can keep your space bright while allowing more versatility in your decor choices.

The Results

Check out the end results of the bedroom this mood board was based on:

natural bright bedroom design
wood bedroom accent wall

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