Be inspired by these neutral bedroom ideas that will leave your feeling cool, calm and collected. Who says that a neutral bedroom colour palette should stop at beige. Get inspiration by blending sophisticated and versatile hues from white to charcoal grey. Take a look at our 10 inspiring neutral bedroom ideas.
Whats fantastic about working with neutrals is that virtually all tones work together and you can enrich a décor with an imaginative use of textures such as faux-fur, suede and wood.
Use texture in an imaginative way by adding a feature wall in damask to embossed velvet wallpaper. Why not use your favourite fabric as wallpaper and make this your showstopping visual feature of the bedroom. Add floor-length taupe velvet curtains, oyster satin cushions and grey faux-fur rugs to complete the luxurious feel and look to your bedroom.
A rustic theme is a great choice for neutral bedroom décor. Add dove-grey bedlinen overlaid with checked blankets for a country feel introduce hints of lace on pillows and cushions. Or for a hotel-style décor, pile up cushions and throws on the bed in clashing muted shades and patterns. Place a footstool at the end of the bed upholstered in natural linen.
A four-poster bed is a real showstopping centrepiece to a neutral bedroom décor and has a lovely romantic style. Recreate the look of a grand four poster by attaching sheer white voile curtains to the wooden rails, it will make you feel like a complete sleeping princess. Keep all bedlinen, walls and furniture in the room a fresh white.
If you have a bay window, make this the feature of the room and create a built-in seating area or place a relaxing neutral-toned armchair or chaise longue by the window and watch the world go by. For minimalistic chic, keep all aspects of the bedroom white, whether it is a traditional fireplace or modern desk. Add a pop of colour with accessories suh as turquoise cushions or a vase.
The beauty of decorating with neutrals is that virtually all tones work together, from white to beige. This calming bedroom combines several different shades in the bedding, headboard, wall paint, table and floor, yet they all go together perfectly. If you feel like a plain fabric headboard could benefit from a little jazzing up, try pinning or sewing on pretty floral clusters in one corner.
The White Company
This stunning room is a perfect example of how neutral doesn’t have to mean dull. Here, the textured wallpaper creates a visual interest that is the absolute star of the room. Finish off the ‘snug haven’ look with stylish floor-length curtains that have a simple pattern and as many faux-fur rugs as you can squeeze in.
Grey is a popular choice for walls in a neutral scheme, particularly for those Scandi lovers out there. It’s as versatile as decorating with white or cream and it mixes well with almost any colour, from naturals to brights. Pile up your bed with earthy tones for a rustic, country feel and soften the entire look with hints of lace and natural elements.
How elegant does this bed look? We love its floaty, romantic style. The delicate curtains really spice up this all-white room and make it special. Re-create the look of a grand four-poster by suspending wooden rails from the ceiling and attaching sheer white curtains. It won’t cost much, but you’ll feel like a princess when you wake up in the morning.
Similar voile curtains
Sunshine heightens the look of a neutral scheme by bringing textural elements to the forefront. If you’re lucky enough to have a bay window, make the most of it by creating a built-in seating area, where neutral tones help to create a truly relaxing space. The fact you won’t need to find space for an armchair is a bonus. Add plenty of cushions in muted blue stripes and patterns to contrast nicely with an all-white window frame.
Similar ticking stripe cushions
This room totally embodies minimalist chic while still brimming with traditional touches. From the built-in fireplace to the ornamental armchair to the detailed bed, the look is kept minimal by being primarily one colour. The textures provide a wonderful contrast to the white walls and make for a very calm space, while pops of turquoise are standout decorative features that can be easily swapped out when you fancy a change.
The French Bedroom Company
Hotel styling is not going anywhere fast. Then again, why would it? We all love the pampered feeling you get from a night away, so it makes sense to at least try and re-create the look at home (even if you won’t get room service in the morning). Pile up the cushions and throws in different muted shades and patterns, add a luxurious footstool at the foot of the bed and top the look off with a decorative wall panel.
The beauty of a white room is that it frees you to have lots of fun with bright accessories. Wall art is a good way to introduce colour, as is adding cushions – look to affordable options for both and update frequently as you tire of them. To get the best effect, keep walls, furniture and bed linen white, so that you don’t have too much going on.
If space permits, create a corner of the bedroom where you can curl up with a book and unwind away from the rest of the family. Keep things interesting in a neutral space with traditional furniture that has beautifully ornate detailing – trawl antiques shops and larger vintage markets and you could snag a bargain. Wall decorations, such as these sunburst mirrors, will finish off the look perfectly.
Not on the High Street
You could argue that this room is not strictly neutral, given how much blue is on show. But it is essentially a neutral space, with its white wallpaper and distressed-wood flooring. It’s also a good example of how you can build something from a blank canvas, adding strong colour and pattern to make an interesting room. We love the oversized duck-egg floor lamp, too.