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The 10 things every modern bedroom should have

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If you like having a prescriptive list of things to include in your home, so you know you are at the cutting edge of style and fashion, then you're in luck, as we have exactly that, right here! We're going to be focussing on what every modern bedroom needs, which is great, because if your boudoir just somehow doesn't feel complete right now, you will definitely find what you're missing listed here! 

Ask any interior designer and they'll tell you that your bedroom needs to be a perfect combination of your personality as well as relaxing motifs and we think we've discovered everything you need. Come and take a look and see which additions you need to splash out on, asap!

1. A bloody good mattress!

Ascot White 4ft6 Double Bed Country style bedroom by The Cotswold Company Country
The Cotswold Company

Ascot White 4ft6 Double Bed

The Cotswold Company

You owe it to your back to invest in a really good mattress guys. The days of being able to slum it on a futon are well and truly over, so look for something pocket-sprung and luxurious, with a nice long guarantee and really experiment to find the right firmness for you.

2. Stunning bed linen.

Photography for Kingshall Estates / Vastu Interiors - House in Northwood, London Modern style bedroom by Adelina Iliev Photography Modern
Adelina Iliev Photography

Photography for Kingshall Estates / Vastu Interiors—House in Northwood, London

Adelina Iliev Photography

Beautiful bed linen is a right, not a privilege, as what can be nicer than slipping into some high thread count sheets at the end of a long and arduous day? Invest in two or three really high quality sets and simply rotate them, rather than buying endless cheap linen sets!

3. Luscious pillows.

Contemporary Living Modern style bedroom by Aubury Design Modern
Aubury Design

Contemporary Living

Aubury Design

Flat, lacklustre pillows have no place in your dreamy bedroom, so it's time to chuck them out and get some really plump, sumptuous replacements! Goose down is a popular choice, but for all the vegans in the house, you will be able to find some amazing bamboo memory foam versions that are hypoallergenic as well. 

4. A beautiful rug.

Parisian style Classic style bedroom by Pixers Classic

Parisian style


Nothing ties a room together quite like a rug and that goes double in a bedroom! Offering just the right amount of warmth and softness underfoot, a cleverly-placed rug will lessen the blow of early mornings and cold floors, while also looking beautiful!

5. A handy bedside table.

You might not think that you need a bedside table, but they are SO handy. A lamp for some ambient lighting, some reading material and even day-to-day accessories can all be stowed on them safely and neatly, so why would you try to go without?

6. A big dose of colour.

boutique bedroom Classic style bedroom by Style Within Classic
Style Within

boutique bedroom

Style Within

In an otherwise neutral bedroom, nothing has quite as much impact as a really bold burst of vibrant colour, so how about being a little braver than usual and choosing a bright bed frame? With a really striking headboard, you'll guarantee all eyes are focussed on your furniture!

7. Somewhere to sit.

The Master bedroom at ​the Old Hall in Suffolk Modern style bedroom by Nash Baker Architects Ltd Modern Wood Wood effect
Nash Baker Architects Ltd

The Master bedroom at ​the Old Hall in Suffolk

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

If your bedroom is lovely and relaxing, naturally, you will want to be in there as much as possible, which is why a charming little seat is a brilliant idea. You could either choose an understated sofa or perhaps a more luxurious chaise longue. Ooh la la! 

8. A bit of humour.

Sometimes, cutting through a really serious interior design scheme is a fantastic idea, which is why we suggest adding some humorous touches. This could be a beloved childhood toy, some fun wall prints or even a massive decal. The choice is yours!

9. Some 'out there' artwork.

Grey Owl Country style bedroom by Pixers Country

Grey Owl


Speaking of artwork, you should always try to have something a little exciting up on your walls. It could be anything from a single enigmatic framed print, a treasured photograph or a fabulous custom mural; just make sure it speaks to you!

10. A zero tolerance policy to technology.

The old milking shed Country style bedroom by Beech Architects Country
Beech Architects

The old milking shed

Beech Architects

Finally, let's all take a moment to remember what the bedroom is for… SLEEPING (amongst other things!). With this in mind, why would you want or need any technology in there? Leave your phones and tablets on charge in the living room overnight and don't pop a TV in there either, so you can guarantee yourself a goo night's sleep, or whatever. Ahem.

For more bedroom ideas, take a look at this Ideabook: Cheap bedroom makeover ideas.

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Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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