I love the idea of a boudoir– a mashup between a bedroom, a bathroom, and a closet that’s your own private, intimate, personal space. It’s not a bedroom– maybe there’s a daybed or chaise in there, but it’s not for proper sleeping; it’s not a bathroom because, apart from a mirror or vanity, there are no proper washroom appliances; and it’s not a closet, because the word closet usually conjures up the image of a small storage space. No– a boudoir is a lady’s chambers, as much as a study or cabinet is a safe haven for men. And I want one.
A little attic boudoir– so cozy! I love how the light fills this room. It’s small, but has more than enough room for all lady-dressing needs. image via That Je Ne Sais Quoi
Color craze! The main frame of this room is classic and cool, while the details– rug, dressing table, art– is soaked in color. It blends masculinity and femininity in a modern and pop-y way. image via Gild and Grace
Boudoir for the bohemian– or for someone who isn’t such a clothes hound. I love the gorgeous brick and wood floors; I love that there are books galore in this space; and I love how mystical and serene it looks– the neutral colors, the dream catchers, the gauzy curtains. image via All the Luck in the World
Another blending of masculine and feminine details in this space– a sweet chandelier, clothes neatly arranged and displayed, pretty pieces of art versus a strong stripe, ornate fireplace, and assertive antlers. Again, the light in this room totally transforms it! image via Supayana
If you had this secret spot to hide in, you would never leave! So much color, so much texture and fabric and pattern, and– more importantly– so much fun! Again, I love how the clothes are out on display. It’s a boudoir, everything should be accessible and beautifully arranged! image via Prada Answer
Oh come on– you know I had to! Who doesn’t dream of living like Marie Antoinette? (You know, before the rebellion and all that.) The colors in the modern-day version of Marie Antoinette’s Versailles are calming and the furniture in her boudoir are strictly for lounging and eating cake upon. That’s all I’d be doing in my boudoir– eating cake. image via Pinterest
The prime decor requirements for my ideal boudoir are: a pretty chandelier or light fixture | lounge furniture | silky, translucent curtains | a lush carpet | cabinets or hanging racks where clothes and shoes can be displayed, not tucked away | a desk or vanity | fresh flowers | pretty, colorful art.
What do you think? Should we bring boudoirs back? Obviously people with a ton of interior real estate are going to be the prime candidates for this movement, but those of us with tiny apartments can make do as well…