8 Different Ways to Dress Your Bed

We swapped out the linens and accessories to give the same bed eight completely different looks and personalities. Take a look and see which suits you best.

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May 12, 2015

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

One Bed Gets Eight New Looks

From bright and cheerful to dark and moody, this classic wooden bed proves that transitional furnishings can adapt to a wide range of design aesthetics with a simple swap of accessories and bedding. Take a look...

If Your Style is Bright & Girly

If you're interested in feminine style that's not stuffy, super traditional or too grown-up, then you may want bedding filled with vibrant florals. To add a young and girly look to this bed, a duvet featuring a large-scale botanical print with bold orange and blue was layered with a variety of bright throw pillows. To keep the feminine look fresh, stick with super-saturated tones, like hot pink, tangerine and aqua, instead of muted colors or pastels.

If Your Style is Cottage Casual

A popular fit for bungalows, cabins and coastal homes, cottage-casual style is all about super comfy textures, forgiving fabrics and a no-fuss vibe. Washed denim is an excellent duvet choice for cottage-casual beds. When mixed with nubby fabrics, such as basketweave wool or stonewashed linen, a bed can become timeless, as well as gender neutral.

If Your Style is Vintage Americana

Loved by men, women, boys and girls, the vintage-Americana look is characterized by worn textures, a touch of farmhouse style and a mix of both old and new elements. This look demonstrates the more masculine side of vintage Americana with its navy, washed-linen duvet, check and gingham fabrics and faded red throw. Accessories, such as vintage 35mm cameras and industrial table fans, help bring this look to life.

If Your Style is Understated

Although highly regarded by interior designers for longevity and simplicity, an understated bedroom ensemble is far from easy to achieve. The key to the less-is-more approach is a well-edited mix of stitching, fabrics and accessories with sculptural shapes. Here, a blend of white bedding in casual, breathable fabrics mixed with clean, contemporary lines and rustic textures strikes the perfect balance of visual tension.

If Your Style is Luxe

Luxe spaces can be masculine or feminine and are characterized by rich textures, sultry fabrics and a strong use of metallics. This ensemble mixes royal tones of purple and gold with glamorous textiles, like silk and men's suiting fabrics.

If Your Style is Bohemian

Bohemian bedrooms are a perfect fit for those who like an unstructured, handmade vibe packed with pops of color, quirky patterns and global influence. To dress up this bed with bohemian style, a lightweight tapestry was draped over the headboard and layered with a bright orange, knit throw. A mix of ethnic prints on the pillows adds a cooler touch of saturated pink, while stacks of vintage books bring a collected addition to the console table.

If Your Style is Monochromatic

If you find color and contrast intimidating, then monochromatic bedding may be perfect for you. The trick to this tone-on-tone look is layering several shades and tints of the same color for just enough depth to keep the look from becoming flat.

If Your Style is Rustic Modern

If you're a fan of farmhouse style but also prefer the clean lines of contemporary design, rustic modern may be right up your alley. This bed's rustic-modern charm stems from a nubby, knotted throw draped over the headboard, a mix of earth-toned linens and tons of coarse textures seen in the rope accessory and wool ottoman.

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