The key to creating a bedroom retreat is designing with intention – but that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated. Learn to balance the key elements of your bedroom to build a space where you can comfortably relax and recharge every night. At Rejuvenation, we recommend starting with these four basic steps to bring your bedroom sanctuary to life.
1. Choose a Furniture Collection
Simplify your design decisions without sacrificing style or function by choosing furniture from one of our heirloom-quality collections. Coordinating your bedframe, nightstands, and dresser is an easy way to create a cohesive design story. With a variety of wood finish options like white oak, walnut, or black ash , defining details in a range of aesthetics, plus matching hardware, our collections will make an impression in any space.
Choose a bedframe that makes a statement – our Shaw Beds are made in the USA and feature headboards in slatted solid wood or your choice of upholstered leather or fabric, with matching benches to bookend the foot of your bed.
For smaller spaces, our Shaw Storage Bed holds more of your belongings with four soft-close drawers beneath the bed.
Our Colestin Collection is another great option for a bedroom with timeless style. Designed in Portland and handcrafted in West Virgina, Colestin features SFI-certified wood construction. Eye-catching elements like expertly hand-turned posts, a classic silhouette, and solid wood construction come together for a classic furniture set that will last for years to come.
2. Layer in Sustainably Crafted Bedding
When it comes to building a restorative retreat to recharge your daily routine, your bed is the star of the show. All of our solid bedding collections are made with 100% sustainably sourced cotton, for an ultra-soft escape to dreamland. Add natural dimension to your bedscape with a printed duvet like our Bird and Berry Duvet with Belgian Linen, or a textured quilt and shams, like our Stitched Linen Duvet. Pair with our lush Italian Velvet Pillows and printed William Morris Manilla and Bayleaf Pillow for the finishing touch.
Design Tip: Consider coordinating your bedding with your bedroom’s curtains and upholstery to carry a color story throughout the room. Explore our collection of sustainably crafted bedding.
3. Illuminate Your Space
Elevate your bedroom’s ambience with layers of light for all your different needs. Start with ceiling fixtures and work your way down—hanging pendants provide a beautiful source of illumination in spaces with taller ceilings while flush mounts are a better option for cozy spaces with lower ceilings.
Our Conifer Flush Mounts and Pendants are favorites for bright bedroom lighting.
Design Tip: Layer in task and accent fixtures to provide directional lighting for vanities, reading in bed, and brightening up dark corners—opt for the organic, clay shades of our Portland-crafted Abigail Collection for warm, directional light.
Project Tip: Adjust the height of your light fixture to your space with customizable pendant lengths and semi-flush mounts. Read our article on How to Choose Bedroom Lighting to begin your planning.
4. Don’t Forget the Details
Now that you have your main elements down, it's time to tie your room together with a personalized touch. Make design moments to draw the eye to different corners by highlighting seating areas, reading nooks, and vanities with decorative additions. Add color and character with coordinated throws and pillows, like our Handspun Raw Silk Pillow, handmade in India, and Donegal Wool Throw, which is handmade in Ireland.
Design Tip: Artwork adds personality to your space to truly make it your own. Our Botanical Block Prints are custom framed in our Portland factory and feature beautifully understated prints inspired by the rich forest undergrowth of the Pacific Northwest.
Create visual interest with our Arched Metal Frame Mirror to make your room feel bigger – opt for the mantel size to place on your dresser-top vanity, or go with a floor-sized mirror for a dramatic statement. Fill in your space with a warm, vintage-inspired rug like our handcrafted Alderwood Hand-Knotted Rug, or our Banks Flatweave, crafted from 100% P.E.T. recycled polyester for high-traffic areas like the side of the bed.
Design Tip: Form a perimeter around the lower third of the bed with a large hand-knotted area rug, or place two smaller flatweave rugs along each side.