"And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created." ~ D.H. Lawrence
Every time I see one of those wonderful ads for a Caribbean vacation, I am always struck by the beautiful, open air sleeping quarters, set against a backdrop of the bluest ocean and the brightest skyline with sparkling stars. I find myself swept up in a day dream of luxuriating on a sandy, sunny private beach with a bed out in the open, celebrating nature’s beauty; cuddled under fluffy 1000 count pure pearly beige Egyptian cotton sheets; down filled pillows, an eiderdown/duvet in the softest billowy cotton; the smell of lavender everywhere.
Tell The Truth Thursday
How does your ideal bedroom look? What kind of furniture, window treatments, knock knacks, colors etc would you use?
This week's prompt had me thinking about what I love in luxury hotel rooms and what I would consider the ideal bedroom set up... Of course, if we think -outdoors - then it's on a whole other level of sleep satisfaction... What do you imagine your dream sleeping quarters will look like? See more of my selections below...
"The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late." ~Charles Caleb Colton
I think about the ideal bedroom and I see minimalism: simple clean lines - a sleigh bed with very modern touches. No frou frou window treatments or excessive colors. I find that I prefer the calming shades of baby blue, beige, white, taupe, omelette… Anything else and my sleep is interrupted by the clashing of strong colors invading my sleep and making insomnia a regular partner… I want a simple room of my own where I can display a beautiful bouquet of colorful flowers which then offset the beige and taupe. That’s my kind of bedroom.
I like custom blinds; particularly blinds made of light wood or twine. I want the sunlight to wake me in the morning and it would be hard if heavy, velvet curtains or something in that vein interferes. I think bedrooms should have an air of lightness especially as it is a place of rest... candles, sunlight, flowers, music; all add to the ambiance of a bedroom. A bedside table, a few books, a prayer alter, water fountain, the lull of running water and the room becomes sacred... that is my ideal bedroom. More Later...
All Photos of luxury bedding, beds and more ~ courtesy of Nhit-Shis, ArhZine, PlanetPinkGreen,
TripAdvisor.com, Exquisite-Design and Pineapple fish
Until Next Time…
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