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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.