manatee inspired bedroom design board
National Geographic

I subscribe to the National Geographic mostly because I love learning about what goes on around the globe, but also because they always have the most amazing photos. In one of the newsletters they sent me, I fell in love with this photo of a manatee. The color scheme is calming, cool, and even bright (the beaming sun in the background). I knew I would use the same colors in a bedroom design.

bedroom design
1. Ceiling Lamp2. Behr Paint – Pebble Stone 3. Behr Paint – Chickadee 4. Behr Paint – Innocence 5. Yellow Geometric Pillow 6. Gray Geometric Pillow 7. Framed Art 8. Framed Art 9. Striped Ombre Pillow 10. Headboard 11. Pintuck Duvet Cover & Shams 12. 4″ Urchin 13. Lamp 14. Nightstand
15. Yellow Marrakesh Trellis Rug16. Three Leaf Vase 17. Three Leaf Bowl 18. Dresser 19. Chair
20. Side Table

I wanted to add yellow for contrast and to make the space more fun. Grays, whites, silver, and aqua blue are the colors prominent in the National Geographic photo and really are the perfect colors for a bedroom.

What’s your favorite part of this bedroom design board? Drop a comment and let me know!

Till next time,



8 Comments on Aqua and Yellow Bedroom Design Board Inspired by a Manatee

  1. Lana88
    March 25, 2013 at 4:05 am (4 years ago)

    I love it! Never would have considered a manatee as mood board inspiration but hey, it works great!!

    • Whitney Jones
      March 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Lana. I was hoping to create a mood board that evoked the same feelings as that of the photo of the manatee…

    • Whitney Jones
      April 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks for having a look! I’m been to your blog and I love the layout; you have such great style! I wish I had a project we can collaborate on!


  2. Tara Simone
    August 13, 2013 at 3:11 am (4 years ago)

    Never knew a manatee could be so inspiring -but then again, sailors did confuse them with the most beautiful(?) imaginary seacreatures of all time -mermaids! lol

    The picture looks so heavenly though, and your mood board is great! Again, the bedding is fab and I love the colors. I think my favorite item in here is actually the multicolored pillow. Great post!
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    • Whitney
      August 13, 2013 at 8:28 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Tara!

      The bedding is my favorite. I definitely spend a lot of time picking out bedding. It’s definitely one of my favorite elements in the room, because a bed is the largest piece of furniture in a bedroom.

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