Want a designer bedroom without the designer price tag? These cash-clever ideas will help you get the look for less. When planning a designer bedroom, there are a few key factors that you must consider; colour, style, lighting and size.
The bed should be the main focal point of a designer bedroom, so you will want to plan your scheme around this. Keep in mind the key factors when choosing your bed. Look at four-posters, rattan styles, low-level bedsteads and oversized, opulent headboards that are sure to catch the eye.
Sometimes all you need is the right backdrop. Wallpaper can work wonders – pick a standout design, choose a feature wall and watch your dream designer bedroom come to life. There is a wallpaper design for every taste and budget and some of the prettiest designs need not cost the earth.
Add oomph to your bedroom design by investing in standout accessories. A few well chosen pieces can easily rejuvenate an existing bedroom scheme. Consider stretching your budget to striking pieces of furniture that will truly make your space sing out.
Bedroom lighting is another factor worth considering.
The most effective bedroom lighting plans should incorporate ambient, accent and task lighting. Your bedroom should be a place to relax at the end of the day, so make sure your lighting scheme reflects that.
Add some glamour to your bedroom with a deluxe four-poster bed. A careful mix of patterns and texture can add real wow factor to a scheme. When it comes to pattern, you can mix and match to your heart’s content, as long as you restrict yourself to colours in similar tones. Pick a dusky colour accent – mauve, pink blush or moss against a simple grey and white backdrop. Think big when choosing accessories. Here, an oversized clock, hung above the bed, draws the eye to the centre of the room
Create a decadent look using luxe materials, such as marble, crystal, crushed velvet and silk. The unabashed glamour and Art Deco-inspired opulence of this look is all about more, more, more and making a confident, glamorous statement. With a nod to our design heritage from the 1920s and 1930s, it works in references from contemporary style to create a look that’s bold but surprisingly versatile. Customise the colour palette to suit your style – this ultra-luxe look is layered with bronze, walnut and plenty of gold. Choose pieces with sexy curves and smooth lines that ooze sophistication.
If your life – and your home – seem relentlessly busy and chaotic, then opt for a timeless design that will quite simply go the distance. Keep key pieces, such as furniture and lighting, so simple that they’re effectively time-and-trend-neutral. Avoid anything glossy, synthetic or silky and stick to wood, metal, glass, cotton, linen and wool. A new headboard is a quick and easy way to transform a tired bedroom into a dream scheme. Choose a padded headboard design and bring a little hotel-style chic to your room. A large-scale piece will make a statement, especially when paired with a low bed frame.
Draw inspiration from around the globe with an eclectic, chic bedroom scheme. Incredibly versatile, an eclectic look can easily include things you already own, creating your unique take on a trend. It’s a good way to showcase items you have brought back from abroad, so your home tells your personal story. A well thought-out theme will help see you through from start to finish when designing a room. It’s all about putting together mismatched furniture, accessories, artwork with different (or even clashing) colour, pattern and detail.
Boutique-hotel style used to mean grand design statements, flamboyant pattern, bold colour and rich fabrics. Now it is quiter, but just as luxurious. Layer a calm palette of white, cream, grey, taupe and nude tones. This bedroom is all about refined luxury and pure comfort – cosseting materials and thoughtful details create a scheme for total relaxation. This look is easy to re-create in your home with key statement pieces – a grand bed or velvet-upholstered headboard – as well as luxury basics, such as Egyptian cotton bed linen and Roman blinds.
Farrow & Ball
If you love British design heritage and are brave enough to use bold colour in your home, the new gothic trend could be just what you are after. Absolutely made for Victorian or Edwardian period properties – especially if they still have their original features, such as the wood flooring in this master bedroom. Create a clash between old and new for a look that’s not slavishly copying the past, but edgily reinventing it.
Get out of neutral and update you Scandi look with a pretty palette of pastels and bolder brights. This new spin on Scandi-style brings a more upbeat mood to the look. Start with a plain, neutral base, then build on it. Add a top layer of several shades from a colour group: pretty pastels; mellow mid-century tones or primary brights. Add another dimension to the scheme with pops of geometric pattern and prints in your chosen colour group.
Take inspiration from Savile Row for an interiors look that’s sleek, sharp and oh so stylish. Work your impeccable pedigree with muted palettes, mid-century silhouettes and a subtle splash of sophisticated graphics. Here, a classic hound’s-tooth print, blown up to super-size takes pride of place behind the bedstead. Opt for smart tailoring elsewhere for a perfectly proportioned scheme.
Bowles & Bowles
Who doesn’t love the lush glamour and little luxuries of a fancy hotel? Avoid bold colour contrasts and stick to tone-on-tone and harmonious patterns that are barely there. This look is all about refined luxury and pure comfort – comforting materials and thoughtful details create a scheme that exudes elegance and sophistication. Keep the furniture pale and painted to balance the delicate florals elsewhere.
Choose one shade and run with it. It’s not just about splashing some colour in your bedroom, it’s how you use it that counts. Set it against a white backdrop so the daring palette breathes life into a neutral scheme. Include accessories and furniture in a similar palette to ensure the scheme is cohesive rather than chaotic. Finish off with a few paler pieces to give the space a modern edge that is entirely liveable.