Golden yellows plus pastels made for cheerful bedroom decor

Golden yellows plus pastels made for cheerful bedroom decor (1967)
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Interior decorator Carleton Varney’s Room of the Month (1967)

This cheerful bedroom decor from the 60s was warm and sunny — aglow with yellow, the go-with-anything color. By itself, yellow is neither masculine nor feminine, so it’s ideal for a master bedroom or guest room.

And yellow works with any color you can think of. Combine it with pastels for a soft, summery effect. For drama, use it as a backdrop to more intense colors — navy, scarlet, emerald. I think you’ll agree: With yellow, anything goes!

Golden yellows plus pastels made for cheerful bedroom decor 1960s (1)

Who says bedrooms are designed just for sleeping? I designed this room with a chaise lounge for reading or doing needlework, a skirted table for cozy snacks, and bedside tray tables for breakfast in bed.

The room was originally dark and small, so I chose light colors and small-scale furniture. After its makeover, the bedroom seemed larger than it was because I’ve used airy wicker and uncluttered louvered shutters.

ALSO SEE: This simple yellow, green & orange bedroom was like a burst of sunshine

Greens, reds, blues and oranges kept company with yellow on flower-sprigged bed linens, a country-style rug and patchwork quilt and pillows.

Cotton upholstery with just a hint of pattern lends eye appeal when applied to an inexpensive wooden dresser. Greenery and a group of cherished family portraits added warm touches.

Golden yellows plus pastels made for cheerful bedroom decor (1967)
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