How to make a statement with bedroom furniture

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Be creative when planning your bedroom furniture - it's an easy and fun way to make a statement and stamp your style and personality on a room.

Your bedroom is the one room in your home that is all about you: it's your relaxing space that should show off your personality with ease. There are numerous ways to have fun with your bedroom design - and the easiest and strongest is statement furniture. Think unusual shapes, bold colours and striking designs.

From 'tree beds' (yes, really) to dramatic headboards and over-the-top light fittings, have a look through our round up of the best striking bedroom furniture to make a statment in your very own space...

1/10 Vintage-style bedroom with glass wardrobe

vintage style bedroom with glass wardrobe and coat stand

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

If you have the luxury of a spare bedroom, turn it into an elegant dressing room and use open shelving and rails so that everything is on show for easy reference. Keep the look informal with different styles of storage. The vintage glass storage wardrobe was once a shop display cabinet, but has been restored to give this bedroom a quirky focal point.

D&A Binder
Similar coat stand

2/10 Blue bedroom with sculptural clothes horse

blue bedroom with sculptural clothes horse

(Image credit: TBC)

This striking multipurpose clothes horse looks almost like a work of modern art. It doubles up as a clothes rail, a shelf and a full-length mirror and is the perfect solution for a small bedroom where there isn't enough space for a wardrobe. Keeping the bedroom clean and clutter-free will help maintain an organised, harmonious environment, which is fundamental for relaxing and sleeping.

Wallpaper Direct
Clothes horse
Another Country

3/10 Venetian-style bedroom with four-poster bed

venetian style bedroom with four poster bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Damian Russell)

Mix old with new for a beautiful bedroom scheme. The dramatic bed in this panelled Georgian room is dressed with purple satin bed linen for a contemporary boudoir look. If you're lucky enough to have a large bedroom, consider incorporating living room furniture, such as a sofa and chandelier for the ultimate open-plan scheme.

Four-poster bed
And So To Bed
Sofa Workshop
Side table
Jonathan Adler

4/10 Jungle-themed bedroom with blue patterned headboard

jungle themed bedroom with blue patterned headboard

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Bevan)

A great headboard can completely transform the look and feel of your bedroom. Give your bed the hotel treatment by creating a striking focal point with an oversized upholstered headboard. Add instant luxury with a fabric button-back headboard - even better if it's velvet. Accessorise with bold print cushions and zesty colours to brighten up scheme. 

Cole & Son
Anna French
Emery & Cie

5/10 Blue organised dressing area with open-fronted sideboard

blue organised dressing area with open fronted sideboard

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jake Curtis)

There's something very glamorous about this blue dressing area - it has an element of the photographic studio about it. The open-fronted sideboard delivers on function and style, with its sleek modern lines and pale blue shelves. Try to keep some flexibility in your storage arrangements for expansion, change of use or different priorities. 

Ligne Roset
Abbott & Boyd

6/10 Hotel-style bedroom with oversized headboard

grey velvet hotel style bedroom with oversized headboard

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Everard)

The easiest way to dream up a great scheme for a bedroom is to focus on finding a fabulous headboard. A timeless padded headboard design is perfect for adding some hotel chic to your room. A large-scale design works well to create a statement, especially when paired with a low bed frame.  A stunning winged design is in keeping with grand traditional schemes, but would also work in a modern scheme when upholstered in a standout fabric. A luxurious bed calls for similarly chic padded wallpaper and tactile fabrics. 

Koziel at Rockett St George
Next Home
Calvin Klein Home at Selfridges

7/10 Floral bedroom with tree-themed four-poster bed

floral bedroom with tree themed four poster bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Chris Everard)

If you're not afraid of a big design statement, why not create a themed bedroom? This fairytale bed spreads its branches to make a magical hideaway amid a palette of ruby red, natural greens and blues. Be bold and back it up with a striking wallpaper - it will add a feeling of cosiness to the scheme. 


Les Indiennes
Knots Rugs

8/10 Bed linen

tonal grey bedroom with barrel table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

A barrel of laughs
This multi-functional barrel bedside table not only looks pretty on the outside, it also functions as a handy storage unit. Made from reclaimed wood, it can be painted to suit your scheme. Chalk paints are a great choice for furniture, as they don't require a primer, making it a time- and cost-effective option.

Bed and rug
John Lewis


9/10 Pretty bedroom with dramatic pendant lights

pink and white bedroom with dramatic pendant lights

(Image credit: Future PLC/Damian Russell)

Consider hanging pendants on either side of a bed instead of table lamps. This idea is practical, too, as hanging lights take up no surface space, leaving you plenty of room for books, glasses of water and other bits and bobs on your nightstand. A futon mattress is ideal for a Zen-style bedroom. Raise it up on a platform to give the illusion of more space and offer the potential for extra storage underneath, too. 

Ceiling lights

10/10 Monochrome loft room with smart storage

white and black bedroom with smart storage

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Strong lines in monochrome and wood give this loft space a masculine edge. Storage built in the eaves makes the most of unusable space. A clever way to maximise space in a small bedroom is by using a headboard for storage. This bespoke solution manages to be a bedside table and bookcase as well as a headboard, and could easily be built to hold a rail and shelves on the opposite side for clothes.



Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.