Everybody loves a beautiful bedroom—small or big, as long as the style suits your personality and taste, it will become your own personal and private oasis. Perhaps even your retreat from the daily grind, children and even busy schedules. There are many elements and factors that should be considered in bedroom design, the most important being the following:
1. Colour palette—delicate colours often work best, or those that promote serenity,
2. Lighting—keep it soft, subtle and pertinent to relaxation and calm,
3. Furniture—armchairs, chaise lounges and even small sofas are a great addition to further your down time,
4. Decorations—the simpler the better, anything too loud or over the top can distract the ideal frame of mind we should enter before sleep.
Once you've considered the following, as well as formulated an idea about the perfect bedroom for you, you can go ahead and start looking at bedroom style ideas. That's why, with the help of our talented UK experts, we've selected some of the very best for your browsing pleasure below…
When we think of relaxing times in our lives or holidays, we always think of the time spent at the beach. So, it seems only fitting that a landscape such as this, would be brought into the one space in the home we value serenity and calm above anything else. The stunning ocean mist wallpaper adds character to the room, complemented wonderfully by the turquoise green throw blanket and matching armchair. Located inside the Hotel City in Zurich, this stunning bedroom design comes from Dyer Smith Frey. Here, we see a wonderful combination of classic bedroom furniture, and a modern colour palette come together to great effect.
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Royal blue. Used favourably by aristocracy and royal families, the colour was reserved for only those who had a high standing in society. In Renassiance art, blue was always reserved for the clothing and robes of Catholic figureheads, representing purity and innocence. Nowadays, this same deep shade of blue is used to freshen and liven up a space, especially when used against colours such as white and beige. This bedroom setting is the mastery of fabric and wallpaper designers Osborne & Little. There is a certain nostalgia and calmness to this space, and it has definitely been achieved by the use of a cool colour palette, rich material textures and a stunning layout.
For the ultimate in French Provincial or Country Chic charm, a palette of pastel blue and white works wonders in achieving a timeless and elegant space. A soft studded headboard, in conjunction with that delightful curved sofa at the foot of the bed, gives warmth and charm to this peaceful bedroom. This stunning scene comes from Foxhill Manor, and is one of the Cotswold’s finest holiday homes. Heathfield & Co lighting are responsible for the opulent and elegant lamps that feature on either side of the bed. In our opinion, these twin lamps, which let off a delicate and subtle glow, are a necessary element to a blissful bedroom. Small touches such as these, allow you switch off and wind down peacefully after a busy day.
If you've always dreamed of a rustic style bedroom, David Churchill has the perfect example for you. Combining warm textures and colours to great effect, this bedroom is reminiscent of a chalet in the Alps, which conversely, is where it is located. If you love the style, and want to permanently feel as though you are on a ski vacation, it is very easy to bring this look into your own bedroom. By mixing deep hues, and selecting cosy textures and fabrics, in particular, a tartan print, you can create a cosy and rustic bedroom space—perfect for those cold winter nights that are enroute!
Grey and white are an unbeatable combination. Always in fashion, fresh and airy, these colours suit any style of bedroom, from ultra modern to traditional. If you like grey, you can use many different shades of it together to create rhythm and variety. In this example by Cliq Designs, we see grey used in a multitude of different shades, textures and even prints—if you look down at the carpet, too. This is a great style to go for if you want to turn your bedroom into your own hotel suite—again, replicating the feeling of waking up everyday like you are on vacation!
Silk bed linen is know to be good for your skin and hair, and really, there is no better feeling that sliding in between a smooth and luxurious set of sheets. Silk as a bedding material has been around for 5,000 years, with the first signs of this elegant texture being used in early Chinese Dynasties. Le Cocon provides a range of silk bedding, which is excellent for those who suffer from allergies or skin conditions. If we look at the style of this bedroom, we see a combination of the oldest and most commonly coupled colours—black and white. A black and white bedroom is forever elegant and classic, and will withstand the constant changes in design trends. A plush headboard and silk sheets, used in conjunction with a soft touch of brown in the curtains and lamps, creates an inviting and bedroom space that you may never want to leave.
The Nordic and Scandinavian styles are timeless, taking the interior decorating scene by storm in the past decade. Simple textures and subtle patterns are key to recreating this style, as well as limiting your colour palette to a maximum of three shades. In this example by TrueStuff, this organic bed set oozes with minimalist and modern charm, and goes to show that this particular style need not be boring and sterile, in fact, it can be as cosy and comfortable as any other!
Lastly, but definitely not least, we are going to look at bedroom which clashes various patterns and textures. Often times, home owners and designers will steer away from black in a bedroom, but this example by Lujans Photography, which is located inside a show flat in London, shows that black can be used to evoke feelings of drama and mystery. The various material textures such as velvet, faux fur and cotton create interest and depth, allowing such a deep colour to be exciting and interesting. The finishing touches of twin mirrors and of course, the flutter of butterflies above the bed, add a whimsical touch of romance.
If you are redecorating your bedroom, and want to see more great ideas check out the following ideabooks: