Bedroom sanctuary << on a budget >>

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.
— Nhat Hanh

Rest. Beautiful rest. Long, luxurious naps and deep, restful sleep. A chance to restore and recharge. Never in our modern culture of busyness has rest been so important.

I had fun creating this bedroom for a dear friend that needs a beautiful refuge from her busy life as a first year resident. She is often on call from 7pm-7am. She works long hours. The work is exhausting, physically and mentally. I tried to imagine what I'd like to come home to. For me, a bedroom should be soft and dream-like. Soothing to the senses. 

And of course, budget. Being mindful of money is on most people's mind, let's be honest. One of the few places I recommend going higher-end is bedding. Do the pillow top mattress, then an additional mattress pad on top of that, and be sure the sheets are high-quality. Thread count is NOT as important as how it feels on your skin. I think white is pure and luxurious. 

Here is a break down of this look.

PAINT is Benjamin Moore James River Gray.

All white on ceiling and molding is BM Linen White.

For lighting, this pendant from DWR creates the softest, dreamiest glow when turned on. It was a bit of a splurge.

Headboard was a steal. It's a luxurious creamy white cotton upholstered headboard from One Kings Lane. If it's currently sold out, it often comes back or there are usually comparable ones available.

I was inspired by the look of this bedding, but wanted something a bit simpler.

So I paired the following with white sheets and simple duvet cover.


Pillow cases:

Small decorative pillows:

Medallion accent pillow:

Grey throw blanket:

This DUVET COVER for $79 is divine. Use either a down insert or synthetic, depending on preference/allergies.

Love Overstock for sheets + bedding. These sheets are some of my personal faves and will not break the bank.