Hibernation has always made sense to me; when the weather turns cool there seems nothing more logical than settling in for a long winter’s nap. Inside a warm nest or comfy cocoon, those grey days pass quickly. With a good book and a cup of cocoa, I see no need to emerge until spring.
In celebration of hibernation, here’s a bedroom inspired by the transformative power of a nice long sleep. In this gender neutral space, a weighty wooden headboard creates a masculine, woodsy aesthetic that’s tempered by pale walls. The headboard’s intricate carvings add texture and eclecticism, but can also add cost. While a hand carved bed could cost thousands, the same look can be achieved by repurposing the type of wooden screens easily found in antique shops and import stores.
Wintery white bedding creates the look of a cozy cocoon, but subtle pintucks add overall refinement. Set against an all-white backdrop, colourful butterfly-patterned pillows give a glimpse of things to come. This beautiful but decidedly feminine print can be contrasted with more masculine artwork, like antique inspired entomology prints, informally hung with tape. Finally, simple greenery arranged in a vibrantly coloured vase reminds us that spring will be here again before we know it.