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Decorating With Lavender
Lavender: It has the sweetness of pink, the strength of purple, and the coolness of blue, without any of the baggage those three colors can carry. Using lavender to decorate your bedroom--whether as an accent or the primary hue--might seem like a bold decision, or something best left to a little girl's bedroom, but as this space from Amanda Nisbet's book, Dazzling Design, so beautifully demonstrates, lavender is a glorious decorating decision.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Lavender in a Boho Bedroom
Love the color of boho decor, but prefer a slightly more subdued bedroom? Then substitute lavender for the strong purple so often found in bohemian design, as in this space from Lucy Interior Design. The wonderful wicker headboard and turquoise foo-dog bedside lamps add a powerful dose of style to this room.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Lavender Ombre Walls
For a really unique bedroom design, go ombre on your walls. Choose three or more of your favorite tints, or make it easier by using the colors on a paint sample strip. Just be sure not to make too big a color leap from stripe to stripepatterns you'll lose the ombre effect.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Lavender Gets Glamorous
Wondering what to do with a small attic bedroom? Why not turn it into a glamorous, feminine retreat, as in this room from Jackson Paige Interiors? The soft lavender walls are the perfect backdrop for the chandelier and lovely upholstered headboard. So pretty.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Metallic Touches in a Lavender BedroomContinue to 7 of 25 below.
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Lavender Bedroom Walls
If using lavender as a backdrop, as in this bedroom, make sure to tie the room's palette together by adding a few touches elsewhere in the space. Here, the throw blanket and pillows keep the harmony flowing.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Vintage Lavender Bedroom
For proof that a vintage bedroom in a soft color scheme doesn't have to look dated, check out this lovely bedroom. The intriguing hanging pendants and artwork bring the space out of grandma's era and into today's style.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Lavender and White
White plus any bright color is a decorating classic, but if you want to keep the look on the sedate side, choose a tint instead of a bright--here, it's lavender instead of purple--and creamy eggshell instead of pure white. The result: see for yourself. Relaxed, contemporary, sophisticated.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Red and Lavender BedroomContinue to 12 of 25 below.
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Lavender and Turquoise Girl's Bedroom
Purple in all of its variations is an old standby for a girl's bedroom, but in this space from Matt Morris Development, the palette expands with blue and green, as well. What kid--and let's admit, most adults as well--could resist that turquoise hanging chair?Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Lavender and Gray BedroomContinue to 14 of 25 below.
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Lavender as Neutral
This master bedroom shows off a palette of softest gray, cream, and pale lavender. The result is elegant, serene, and just a bit unexpected. Lovely.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Try a Two-Tone Wall
If you like the idea of colorful walls, but fear the overall effect will be too much, take a tip from Ideal Home and just paint the lower two-thirds of the wall in your favorite color--here, it's lavender--while leaving the top third white.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Girls' Bedroom Gone Wild
Now here's a bedroom that's definitely not for the faint-of-heart. In this over-the-top space, Robyn Karp Design went wild with lavender and purple-pink, to say nothing of plenty of patterns. The crowning touch, of course, is the extravagant light fixture. Truly a bedroom for the girliest of girls.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Colorful Girls' Bedroom
A little girl's bedroom should show off personality and whimsy. In this room, Bella Mancini Design chose bright polka dots for the window treatments, a retro daisy design on the bed, and a thickly tufted lavender headboard topped with a bright purple faux-fur pillow. It's hard to imagine any little girl that wouldn't love to have this room as her own.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Lavender With Blue in the Bedroom
Wondering what color will work well with your grayish-blue bedroom walls? One possible answer: lavender, as demonstrated in this bedroom decorated by Nightingale Design. Notice how the artwork above the bed ties the room's palette together.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Lavender and Taupe
Lavender and softest taupe equal a bedroom that's feminine, serene, and just a little bit glamorous. When the wallpaper is as ornate as what's shown here, it's best to keep bedding solid in color to avoid sensory overload.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Soft Lavender Walls
This bedroom from Homepolish is very spare, but each element--the soft lavender-gray walls, the shaggy rug, the bright purple chair, the mirrored cabinets, and the canopy bed--add lots of interest, even though none has a complicated design.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Combine Colors in the Bedroom
In this room, the bed and other furniture are quite simple in solid white, but the room sizzles thanks to the mix of lavender, purple, pink, yellow, black and white. Fun!Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Lavender and Navy Bedroom
Like it moody in the bedroom? Then consider combining lavender with navy blue, as in this room found on Ideal Home. The traditional quilt pattern and patterned area rug keep the overall vibe from being too dark.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Lavender Doesn't Have to Be Too FeminineContinue to 25 of 25 below.
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Although lavender and purple aren't the usual hues associated with Eastern decor, they can work wonderfully, as shown in this simple East-inspired room.