Elegant Mission Style Bedroom
If you are tired of high-tech and sleek modern styles for bedroom, the mission style bedroom may be just what you’re looking for. The mission style of decorating came to life in the Arts and Crafts era of the 1860s. This decorating approach, which later came to be known as the Craftsman style, is easily recognized for its use of copper and bronze, pottery and neutral colors. When creating a mission style bedroom, it is important to grasp the colors and essence of the times. You can start with use a textured or plastered look on bedroom walls. Add building sand to paint to create a suede look on walls, or purchase a wall texturing kit from a home improvement store. Keep wall colors natural by using colors such as cream, tan, brown, beige, red and yellow. Keep trim and other woodwork in the room in a natural tone rather than white.
In mission style bedroom, select furniture that has a natural wood color, preferably oak. Furniture that is hand-made or has carved accents was popular in the mission era. Replace handles and other metal hardware on dressers and desks with copper or bronze pieces. Use plain-color fabrics for bedding, pillows, drapes and throws. Avoid the use of patterns, since the mission style is about veering away from the decorative overkill of the Victorian era. Choose a solid color bedspread using an accent color to bring out the natural wood in furniture and the walls, such as a vibrant red or mossy green.