Our bedrooms are our special places of rest, sanctuary, and hiding away from the ravages our daily life sometimes brings us.
I found this bunch of bedrooms on Home Designing the other day, and thought some of them looked interesting and quite nice.
They all have some aspect in them I love... books, a great rug, gorgeous colour, glowing light, terrific artwork, a quote on the wall (you know how I love quotes everywhere)....
But, I also know myself well enough to look at them all and admire them from afar.
I can recognise what's good about them, I can see why lots of people would love to be in their spacious, roomy, and light filled surrounds, and at the same time, I can know that none of them are for me.
I like my bedrooms smaller, like a cocoon, and not quite so cavernous. I'm not saying I want to live in a cave, and I'm not saying I like my room to be the size of a matchbox... but I need 'cozy' in my bedroom.
I could almost survive for an extended period of time in the one with the brown wall containing books... nice lamps (although being a 'symmetrical girl' I'd need the lamps to match - but that's just me), great floor, some feel of coziness... but, the bed's too modern for me.
I've learned over time that it's quite normal and ok for me to oooh and aahhh over pictures in magazines that I can tell are beautifully designed and look terrific in almost every way (not talking about these pics here).... and yet just 'know' they wouldn't work for me.
I have to 'feel' it, I have to know I'd connect with it in MY way, not just dig it with my eyes and brain for a room to be right.
Atmosphere is everything in my book.... and sometimes it's the hardest thing to manufacture.
P.S. To see more bedrooms similar to these, pop over to Home Designing. I only picked a few!