A contemporary canopy bed is dressed with simple gray bedding and pillows on Secrets From a Stylist. Light lavender walls create a serene environment, while a few pops of orange in a pillow and chandelier bring energy to the room.
The best lavenders to choose are those with very gray bases. The soft purple shade acts like a neutral in this room and creates a beautiful base for the design. Slightly darker lavender curtains compliment the wall color and frame the wrought iron bed frame. A feathered mirror frame adds a fun texture over the sophisticated bed set up with matching nightstands.
Draft conical forms of dwarf Alberta spruce to add vertical elements to plantings. In this bed, dwarf Alberta spruce towers neatly above drifts of lavender. Both plants crave well-drained soil, which this gravel mulched bed provides. In winter, when the lavender is resting, the spruce takes center stage, adding color and height all winter long.
This chic lavender bedroom features a chrome canopy bed and mirrored nightstands that double as dressers. Plush throw pillows and bed linens add a level of Hollywood glam to this contemporary urban retreat.
A uniquely shaped burgundy headboard and long, burnt orange curtains are tied together with squiggly striped throw pillows on the white bed linens. A lavender blanket draped at the foot of the bed complements the soft lavender armchair. A hanging light fixture, thin floor lamp and and small circular table add gold accents to the design echoed in the gold detailing of the wallpaper.
This soft, nature-inspired teen bedroom features sophisticated decor and gold accent details. The black metal bed frame sits in front of a lavender forest accent wall with an ornate chandelier overhead.
Include beautiful lavender in your garden plans to help keep biting mosquitoes at bay. Varieties with higher camphor properties are the most effective insect repellents. This includes ‘Provence’ and ‘Grosso’ lavender. On a sunny day, lavender releases its aromatic oils naturally. In the evening, reap its bug-busting benefits by crushing flower buds and leaves and rubbing them on your skin. Tuck lavender into pots or planting beds. Grab lavender topiaries if your outdoor seating areas feature a formal flair.
‘Silver Mist’ lavender is a type of English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) with classically fragrant flowers and leaves. The name refers to silvery leaves, which are topped by deep purple blossom spikes in summer. Lavender needs good drainage to grow its best, reaching 16 to 20 inches high and 12 to 16 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
In this tasteful contemporary bedroom, neutral wallpaper with a subtle pattern brings depth to the wall behind the bed. For color, designers added a pretty lavender throw and matching seat cushion on the window seat.