Before and after: this bedroom redo was planned around a showstopper 'bed of dreams'

The owners wanted a luxury hotel vibe, and that's exactly what they've got!

teal walled bedroom with carpet flooring and wooden bedside table
(Image credit: Future PLC/Olly Gordon)

The owners of this four-bedroom detached Sixties house in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, dreamed of a master bedroom with a statement bed and some serious storage. ‘The ceilings and walls had been replastered and a new radiator fitted when we were renovating the house,' they recall. 'But the room still had a grubby old carpet, nowhere to put clothes and no style!

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teal walled bedroom with carpet flooring and wooden bedside table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Olly Gordon)

'We found the hotel-style bed first, with a winged, buttoned headboard, and it inspired the rest of the scheme. As the room had to appeal to both of us, it couldn’t be overly girlie or too masculine, so we struck a balance with dark walls and furniture, with pretty pale shades to brighten it.'

'I had set my heart on grey for the walls, but the bed was the same tone, so I went for Farrow & Ball’s Inchyra Blue, which works perfectly with the bed 
and the dark-wood furniture.'

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bedroom with dark wooden wardrobe and carpet flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Olly Gordon)

'We decided to invest in fitted furniture, so went to Fitzgeralds Interiors, where a designer drew exactly what we needed,' says the owner. ‘The walnut wardrobes, matching bedside tables and dressing table were an extravagance, but they are beautifully crafted and will last us a lifetime. Even the interiors were designed inside to suit our specific needs.’

'Once they were in, we laid a new carpet, hung bespoke curtains and moved in the freestanding furniture.'

teal bedroom with grey bed and bedside table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Olly Gordon)

‘My favourite part of the project was making our new bed look amazing with opulent cushions, a silky bedspread and framed prints either side,’ says Josie.

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teal bedroom with study table and grey curtains

(Image credit: Future PLC/Olly Gordon)

Painted coving has carried the colour upwards, making the ceiling seem higher. ‘I love how the little details have given the room a five-star look, such as the metallic drawer knobs and the touches of brass,’ says the owner.

teal bedroom with carpet flooring and bedside table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Olly Gordon)

Ready for another? Before and after: Touches of gold and pale pink create a bedroom that's feminine, not girlie

‘The moody colours make the room snug, while the wall lights give it the hotel look we wanted,' says the owner. 'It’s full of interesting details and is the perfect retreat!’

Amy Cutmore

Amy Cutmore is an experienced interiors editor and writer, who has worked on titles including Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, GardeningEtc, Top Ten Reviews and Country Life. And she's a winner of the PPA's Digital Content Leader of the Year. A homes journalist for two decades, she has a strong background in technology and appliances, and has a small portfolio of rental properties, so can offer advice to renters and rentees, alike.