The second floor has a special place in my heart because bedrooms are so intimate. The design of the second floor will eventually continue the neutrals from the downstairs hallway. From the second floor hallway you can clearly see from the front to the back of the house. This floor presents a vastness balanced with intimacy when you walk through a bedroom door. Each bedroom is painted dark, except one which will get a coat of paint in the spring. The rooms are large with at least three windows, letting in plenty of daylight, so we can afford to go darker with the paint color. I’m always surprised how shocked people are when they visit and they like the dark color of the bedroom. It’s quite relaxing. I do think you need certain architecture to pull off a dark color, or the room must be boldly decorated.
We’re sharing images of of the second floor in daylight and dusk so you can see how the mood of the room shifts with the coming season and how we cope. Keeping it romanticized and inviting.
In the evening the rooms transform into intimate jewel boxes. Lights on, stacks of books for evening reading. Let’s not pretend: I look at my phone in bed. And the iPad. We don’t have TVs in the bedrooms, but we do have iPads. And they have the dreaded blue light. I’m sure you’ve heard of this whole phenomenon where our favorite devices let off a blue light, and that doesn’t allow our brain to shut down. The blue light tells our brain to wake up! Be alert! This makes falling asleep that much more difficult.
Enter Soraa Home Healthy LED light bulb. Yes, they made a light bulb and removed the blue from the color spectrum, all the while still producing a clean looking light. It’s really interesting to see the color spectrum, linked here.
We’ve put Healthy light bulbs in all our bedside table lamps. I don’t know that we’ll put our devices down, but hopefully if we are well behaved, we will. For those well behaved and not staring at their phone right before bed time, they will pass into slumber much more easily.
This post is sponsored by Soraa Home. All opinions our own.