If you’re indecisive, make picture ledges your friend. They’re great when you fancy a change and want to swap artwork and accessories around. Add character with a mixture of prints, too. Sticking to a mainly monochrome palette makes a combination of geometric, striped and tree patterns work together.
Get the look Buy now: Nyponros white and blue quilt cover and four pillowcases, £30, Ikea Buy now: similar picture ledge, £8, Ikea
Bedroom wardrobe decorated with large-scale floral wallpaper
Customising a simple wardrobe with a wallpaper that matches the curtain fabric is an inventive way to unite a room scheme. It’s also a great trick for giving a standard piece of furniture a luxurious new look that’s worthy of attention.
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Get the look Buy now: Hemnes wardrobe, £260, Ikea Buy now: door panels in Herbaria wallpaper in Malva, £250 per roll, Romo at Black Edition
Blush pink bedroom with dark floral print curtains
A restful palette of pale pink makes a pretty foil for the wonderful overblown florals featured on the velvet curtains and wardrobe. The upholstered headboard and luxurious carpet lend further depth to this soothing scheme.
Get the look Buy now: Curtains in Herbaria Malva velvet viscose mix, £140 per m, Romo at Black Edition Buy now: walls painted in Orchard Pink matt emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5ltr, Fired Earth
Glamorous dressing room with romantic floral prints
Create a soothing bedroom scheme with a cream palette. Add interest with plenty of texture, from cable-knit throws to subtly patterned rugs and upholstery. The main attraction here is an eye-catching pendant light that ties in with the colour scheme, but creates a dramatic feature.
Get the look Buy now: similar ceiling light, Ikea Buy now: throw and blind fabric, Laura Ashley
An eaves bedroom can be a little tricky to decorate – not only are the ceilings an awkward shape, but the proportions of the room can be tricky to furnish, too. Add character to an expansive ceiling by papering part way up the wall – this pretty wallpaper adds interest up high. You could also try stars to create a night-sky effect.
An open four-poster bed gives this bedroom a truly opulent feel. With its ornate carvings and swirling design, it’s a seductive piece. In a room with a sloped and low ceiling, a covered four-poster would feel a bit too enclosed, so this bed is a great option for the space.
Add a touch of luxury to your bedroom with a button back headboard in a pale grey. It’s all about giving your room a bit of hotel chic and sophistication. Above, a photo wall full of happy memories is a great thing to look at before heading to bed.
Everyone dreams of having a beautiful dressing area and this room shows that it needn’t take up much space. The table and stool are pretty compact. It’s the mirror that makes the dressing area seem much bigger than it is, with its super sized proportions and glamorous ornate detailing. Wall space isn’t floor space, after all.
Get the look Buy now: walls painted in Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray Estate Emulsion, £43.50, Farrow & Ball B&Q
Striking bedroom with monochrome striped wallpaper
Consider the flow of your home. Some people like to have the same colour throughout for continuity, but others like every room to have its own unique character. Whichever side of the pendulum you swing, make sure that your spaces coordinate in some way. Pink and grey are great companions, so the hallway and bedroom here go really well together, despite their different styles.
This look manages to be minimalist and super chic all in one. With a sleek grey colour scheme and huge wardrobes to hide away all clutter, the space is immaculate. Statement lights, both on the ceiling and bedside table, up the glamour.
The blue patterned wallpaper was the starting point for this pretty bedroom, and the colour scheme centres around it. From the shelf and bedside table to the throw, blue accents abound in this space. But not just in block colours – other patterns, from polka dots to florals, work well. Hints of rose add a beautiful contrast, too.
Get the look Buy now: wallpaper, B&Q Buy now: similar throw, Dunelm
Storage can be really tricky in an attic bedroom – after all, it’s hard to position a wardrobe under a sloped ceiling. To counteract this problem, chests of drawers have been used as bedside tables – a clever trick to maximise space and keep the room uncluttered. Pretty pastel bedding adds a subtle hint of colour to the neutral scheme.
Get the look Buy now: similar ‘love’ letters, Wayfair Buy now: chests of drawers, Dunelm
Imaginatively decorated bedroom corner with wall-hung jewellery stand
Add a dash of colour to an otherwise neutral scheme by papering one small corner with a decorative floral wallpaper. Make the look wonderfully girly by hanging a jewellery stand on the wall for easy access to your favourite pearls and necklaces.
Monochrome is often found in modern schemes. This glamorous bedroom takes the well-known black and white duo into a new realm by combining it with traditional elements, such as the ornate mirror and bed. A mixture of off-whites and neutrals combine here so that the look isn’t simply two-tone.
Grey is popular for a reason – it’s hard for it to not look classy. Team it with a Gustavian style bed and a sculptural sunburst mirror in a complementary finish and you have something very special. And we haven’t even mentioned the wallpaper – wow!
Create a coordinated look with table lamps and cushions in matching colours. Another great idea to take from this bedroom is the use of bedside tables rather than cabinets – they’re wonderful space-savers. Black and white prints make for a characterful finishing touch.
Get the look Buy now: cushions, Habitat Buy now: similar prints, Etsy
Make your walls the star of your bedroom with a dark green wall paint. Floaty white curtains provide a lovely contrast that really helps to lighten the look – they’re the perfect frame for the floor-to-ceiling windows, too.
Get the look Buy now: Blekviva curtains, £35, Ikea Buy now: Invisible Green Absolute Matt Emulsion, £42 for 2.5ltr, Little Greene