Brown bedroom

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A Serene Spot to Rest Your Head
Julie Richard, Ace Hardware's Design Expert, suggests a light cocoa. A down-to-earth brown with a gray tint can make for an intimate, enveloping space.

Why You'll Love It: This shade of brown is exceptionally versatile, and can work in just about any style of bedroom, from a contemporary loft to the most traditional colonial. One of Richard's favorite combinations is to add a few cream accents such as a large rug or an upholstered headboard similar to this one.

What to Watch Out For: Too much brown in a room can look drab, says Richard.

Shades to Try: Clark+Kensington Pebblestone