Turquoise-and-tan bedroom with starburst rug

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Defeat the Blahs with...White?
It may sound counterintuitive, but a crisp, bright white can add a powerful punch to the bedroom, especially when contrasted with dark, decadent colors, like the teal headboard and starburst rug seen here. Warm, sandy curtains serve as the soothing neutral, keeping the room from looking too dramatic.