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The bedroom should be a calming bolthole, an escape from the noise and frantic nature of everyday living. Many people have problems with sleep, and these room ideas have been chosen to ensure a more revitalised you.
Think about choosing muted colours and textures that will enhance your resting space, and ensure you are getting your recommended eight hours a night! Add interest to a bedroom with texture, a panelled wall adds focus to the space, marry with textured bedlinen and faux-fur throws soft lighting completes the look to create a sleep-inducing oasis.
An uncluttered bedroom will really help in the quest for sleep. Add floating shelves and paint walls a calming shade of green. Keep accessories to the minimum such as a velvet grey cushion and a simple posy of white flowers.
Grey is a calming and peaceful hue. Play with textures, choose an oversized plush velvet headboard in grey for the bed. Overlay crisp white sheets and pillows with a wool seal-grey waffle throw to create a calming and slumbering paradise.
Pastel shades also have a calming effect in the bedroom. Wide-striped wallpaper stop the space looking too busy, with complementing pale-blue striped bedlinen and a luxurious velvet armchair adding texture to the décor.
Create a feature wall using luxurious wallpaper with a beautiful floral or nature-based calming design. Treat this as the focal point of the room and contrast the look with white embroidered bed linen and natural wood furniture.
For some French chic, focus on creating a shabby-chic feel to the room with rococo-style furniture in whites and cream and natural sisal flooring. Add a flamboyant muslin drape above the bed to feel like a real sleeping beauty.
To help children sleep, go for a sleigh bed, make this the main focus of the room against calming white walls, with minimal distractions. Or for a masculine edge to the bedroom go for a king-sized bed with muted grey bedlinen and throws and paint the room a stark white.
This peaceful bedroom design is a masterclass in how to get white right. The panelled wall adds interest in place of colour, as does the textured bedlinen. Complete the look with soft lighting to stop the room from feeling too cold.
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If it's taking more than six bedtime stories a night to get your little one off to sleep, it might be time to redecorate their bedroom in more tranquil tones. Sleigh beds are great for kids because they create a fairy-tale feel without being over-the-top or tacky.
Less is often more when it comes to creating a calming atmosphere in the bedroom. Keeping furniture minimal will make for an airy, uncluttered space and won't block any attractive views of the outside either (if you're lucky enough to have such a thing, that is!).
Contemporary bedroom designs don't have to be cold. Just make sure you include plenty of soft furnishings and places to relax, like the comfy chair and window seat here.