Treat your bedroom as a calm retreat from the busy nature of everyday life – a place to de-stress after a hectic day. Create a cocoon of cosiness with the help of our bedroom décor ideas to inspire you to create a theme to your space that is stylish and chic.
Opt for to neutral tones, calming blues and natural woods – play with textures, mixing wool with rich velvets and satin finishes. Add bold floral patterns to lighten the cocoon-like feel of the space with images of nature and animals to reinforce a sense of earthiness.
An inky shade of blue evokes a sense of cocoon-like calm in a bedroom. Paint walls this shade with rich satin bedlinen in lighter blues and lilac with plump pillows and cushions in on-trend painterly florals to lighten the space.
Wood and neutral materials create a cosy log-cabin feel. Wood panelling on the walls act as a perfect backdrop teamed with a French-style metal bed. Marry this décor with bedlinen in neutral tones – dress the bed with woollen throws and scatter cushions.
Make a feature of exposed ceiling beams, or sloping attic walls with the bedroom décor. Strip original doors to expose the natural wood – strip floorboards or cover floors with simple sisal carpets. Paint walls a fresh white and introduce a subtle floral print to bedding so the room to enhance a tranquil and cosy quality.
For a rich opulence to your bedroom, choose textured wallpaper on a feature wall in a rich purple or plum when decorating. An oversized velvet headboard creates a focus to the space. Contrast this décor with white walls and add a vintage-style brass bed layered with floral-print bedlinen.
Country florals evoke a peaceful, cottage-like feel to a room design. Go for a backdrop of fresh white walls and choose pretty pastel floral prints or toile prints for bedlinen in pale pink and duck-egg blue. Complete the cosy look with a simply posy of flower on a bedside table.
Decorating with natural materials is a great way to create a cosy mood. The wood-panelled wall in this bedroom gives a log cabin feel, while layers of tactile textiles add to the hunker-down vibe.
Country florals evoke a peaceful cottage mood in this light but cosy bedroom. Pretty paintings take the roses decorating idea onto the walls for an enveloping feel.
Rich colours give this bedroom a den-like feel. The limited palette – just orange, black and white – prevents overload.
Animal motifs are a classic decorating idea for creating a comforting vibe. The bucolic toile headboard is the star of the show in this bedroom, while flora and fauna patterns adorn cushions and lampshades. Woollen textures complete the cosy theme.
Give your bedroom instant snug appeal with plenty of cosy textures. Layer knitted and faux fur throws on the bed to create an inviting focal point. Pretty wooden tealight holders and simple wooden twig decorations add an enchanted touch. Arranged around a vanilla and truffle scheme, it’s the perfect place to hide away from winter.
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Faux fur throw
Paint the wall behind your bed a rich chocolate shade to create a nurturing, cocooning effect. The deep tone brings a welcoming mood to the room, without feeling too dark. Prevent the room closing in by balancing the wall colour with cream bed linen and accessories. Add interest with masculine pieces of furniture for an eclectic, relaxed mix.
Keep your crisp, white bedroom toasty during the winter months with a soft luxurious sheepskin rug under your toes. Warm the look with wood furniture and pull-out wicker baskets under the bed. Avoid icy starkness with layered, textured throws in subtle colours and introduce the odd hint of pattern – like this subtle stripe.
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Who says a glamorous scheme can’t be cosy, too? Covering walls with gold-toned wallpaper gives the bedroom a boudoir feel, but it’s kept comfortable with super-luxe textures such as silk throws and marabou feather trims. A plush velvet bed adds the gorgeous ‘wow’ factor. Pick furniture with interesting shapes, such as the tapering headboard and bedside table with cabriole legs.
For cosy, contemporary style choose warm, weathered wood. The soft grain makes an urban style statement, while a shell pink and washed grey palette creates a slightly more feminine look. A high shelf draws the eye into the room. Keep the backdrop a cool shade of grey and the warmer tones confined to the bed for a pleasing contrast.
Stonecutter Court boards (used to make headboard)
Similar wooden bench
Turn a grand four-poster bed into a restful retreat with the simple use of a canopy. Drape a piece of fabric up and over the top to create an instant focal point with a den-like feel. Easily updated, it can be heavy and insulating in the winter and soft and floaty during the summer. Team with dark furniture and berry coloured bed linen for a pleasant Highland-style bedroom.
What better way to create a feeling of cosiness than by writing it on the wall? Here, a play on words is the focal point to an inviting bedroom with a masculine edge. A traditional tartan wallpaper instantly warms up a feature wall, while a cream Aran-style blanket creates a relaxed vibe. The blue is a lovely mid shade between the dark brown and stark white.
Add warmth to your bedroom by mixing a variety of aubergine and heather tones. Purple certainly makes a statement in a bedroom. Floral bed linen with a large print design will give the room feminine charm, while a soft cream carpet helps to balance the look. The inviting tones and soothing scheme makes this perfect for a guest room.
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Keep it simple in the bedroom with a vintage-inspired wallpaper and hand-me-down furniture. This room has a distinct, country cottage feel with its oak furniture rubbing shoulders with painted and reclaimed pieces. Be brave with your bed linen and combine checks with florals, plains and stripes – mix them all up in purple, blue and natural for cosy ‘time-for-bed’ appeal.