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 child's bedroom, but as this space from Amanda Nisbet's book, Dazzling Design, so beautifully demonstrates, lavender is a glorious decorating decision.
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Lavender in a Boho Bedroom
Love the color of boho style 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 2 of 23 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 3 of 23 below.
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Lavender Gets Glamorous
Wondering what to do with a small attic bedroom? Why not turn it into a glamorous, pretty 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 4 of 23 below.
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Metallic Touches in a Lavender Bedroom
Warm metal adds some unexpected sophistication to strong lavender walls, while providing the touch of shine every space needs. Lucy and Company added a touch of lime green and a shaggy white throw pillow for extra fun in this cute bedroom.Continue to 6 of 23 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 7 of 23 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 your grandparents' era and into today's style.Continue to 9 of 23 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 10 of 23 below.
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Lavender and Turquoise Bedroom
Purple in all of its variations is an old standby for a child'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 12 of 23 below.
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Lavender and Gray Bedroom
Although gray has become a very popular neutral for today's decorating color schemes, left to its own devices it can be a little grim or dull. But when you add in touches of color—in this bedroom, Robyn Karp Design used lavender, purple, and blue—gray gets a whole new lease on life.Continue to 13 of 23 below.
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Lavender as Neutral
This primary 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 14 of 23 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 15 of 23 below.
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Child's 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.Continue to 16 of 23 below.
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A little one'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 17 of 23 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 18 of 23 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 20 of 23 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 21 of 23 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 22 of 23 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 feel from being too dark.Continue to 23 of 23 below.
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Lavender Can Work With Neutrals
People don't always consider lavender for a shared bedroom, but Amy Sklar Design proves it's possible in this neutral room set off by a soft lavender duvet cover. The globe pendant lights really make the space shine.