Wood in the bedroom

I need to confess to you one thing: as measureless as my design visions can be, it’s not often that I’m totally blown away by rooms, design ideas and trends etc. (I know – hard to believe, I’m always all about ‘ohh’ and ‘ahh’ when it comes to a pretty space). Yet again, many rooms feel stunning at first sight, but after throwing a few more looks at them, they just don’t feel like fitting your style, life or aesthetics and they seem to blend into this immense world of museum-like rooms, where you don’t see yourself living, cooking, playing with your kids or lounging on the couch. You know what I mean?

I definitely have these moments. I was feeling this way about bringing wood indoors (and I mean the large pieces of it, seen in ceiling beams, walls, floors and just an overall wooden construction). It wasn’t my style. Now it is, blame it on the snowy, cold weather. I’m very attracted by wooden rooms, particularly bedrooms, they remind me so much about skiing cabins, where the fireplace and fur throws are rocking the world, making it all so cozy and warm. I mean, wouldn’t you LOVE to spend your winter holidays in a bedroom like this?

Are you with me on that? What do you think about these bedrooms?

*images via Art & Decoration, January 2010, scanned by Ludmila for creamylife

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4 Responses to “Wood in the bedroom”

  1. Brandi
    28. Dec, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    I like the use of wood in bedrooms, though I don’t know if I’d want it as extreme as some of these. It’d be gorgeous on the floors and wood beams on the ceiling, maybe a wall of it but no more than that (honestly, that last photo is by far my favorite). I think wood gives a room a deliciously warm feel.

  2. Sarah - Dodeline Design
    28. Dec, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    I definitely agree with you about the initial impression of a room and then finding upon closer inspection that perhaps it’s not as well defined/coordinated as you originally thought. Or just that there is some really weird sculpture you don’t think you could live with for example.

    I adore wood in spaces, but I like it in the chic urban loft kind of sense…raw industrial materials paired with natural materials like wood and stone. I really like the last space because it has a more sophisticated use of the wood. The ones above are definitely ski-lodgey but I don’t think I’d go for that in a space I was spending too much time in :-)

    Great post!

  3. Ludmila
    28. Dec, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    Brandi, I’m so with you on this! And I love how you said it – ‘deliciously warm feel’ :)

    Sarah, thank you! Glad you liked it!

  4. nuha
    29. Dec, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    I completely agree with you! A lot of times, I’ll see a picture and obsess over it, but after a few more looks it just seems average. This house would be fun as a winter retreat, I don’t think I could live in a wood cabin year round! xoxo

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