Country bedroom with velvet upholstered bed
Choose rich fabrics such as a gorgeous velvet to give your bedroom a luxe look. This sumptuous upholstered bed and buttoned footstool look elegant against a calm, neutral backdrop.
Allow plenty of light in to a compact bedroom with simple window dressings such as a Roman blind. Panelled fitted wardrobes, painted in the same shade as the walls, blend seamlessly with the rest of the room, and crisp white bed linen adds to sense of light. While accessories have been kept to a minimum, a striking bird pendant shade is the perfect finishing touch.
Holloways of Ludlow
The White Company
Paint walls in a calming neutral shade for a classic country bedroom scheme. With its warm wood beams, a simple decorating scheme is all that’s required. A pale green painted chest of drawers adds a decorative touch, and texture has been added with a waffle bedspread, curtains and a cosy neutral carpet.
Similar chest of drawers
Graham and Green
Similar waffle bedspread
Choose a beautiful carved bed to add a luxurious feel to a country bedroom. Here the sumptuous mint green linen upholstery and crisp bedlinen keeps the look fresh, while a rich wood bedside table and two glass table lamps lend classic elegance.
Similar upholstered bed
The French Bedroom Company
House of Fraser
Fresh, feminine and foliage-laden, the botanical trend breathes new life into the home. Cultivate your green-fingered fancy with a botanist’s bench, complete with subdued but striking vases elevated on tripods. This pretty dressing room has been given a feminine update with a digital photo mural.
Rockett St George
Mix calming blue fabrics with warm neutral shades to create a restful country bedroom scheme. The rattan bed has timeless elegance and looks charming with a paisley print quilt. This guest bedroom has a few personal touches, such as framed prints and decorative accessories on the dressing table that will makes guests feel at home.
Clarke & Clarke at Jane Clayton
Use neutral paint shades and gorgeous velvet upholstery to create a restful bedroom that you’ll love to retreat to. Here the bed has been covered in beautiful tactile velvet, walls are painted in a gentle pale grey and just a few accessories add luxe touches such as the shimmering brass bedside lamp and rich berry red and patterned cushions.
Choose soft muted greys in the bedroom for an elegant look inspired by Parisian apartments. A mix of old and new can work beautifully – add character with a French chest of drawers and combine with more modern pieces such as the circular mirror and white chair.
La Maison London
Edmond Petit at Turnell & Gigon
This elegant bedroom would not look out of place in a Jane Austen period drama! A subtle Regency style runs through the space, from the sage-green nature-inspired wallpaper to the carved wooden bed frame. Elements like the crisp white bed linen, satin throw and embroidered cushions bring a fresh, modern appeal to the classic bedroom.
Throw and cushion
Wallpaper and bed linen with a subtle shimmer both create an indulgent feel in this master bedroom. Layer duvets and throws in luxurious fabrics to create an inviting space that’s still glamorous, and achieve a polished finish with ornate bedside tables and compact reading lamps.
Similar bedside table
Bunk beds are great fun for kids and handy for sleepovers! This white set keeps the finish fresh among the mix-and-match patterns of this boys’ bedroom. Blend different tones – as well as patterns – to create a restful, calm room.
Liven up wardrobe doors with a striking combination of turquoise paint and wallpapered panels – this fig print makes a fun addition. Keep the rest of the look clean with white-painted floors and crisp white cotton bed linen. A pastel pink chair adds a girly finishing touch.
In a sun-filled bedroom, bright colours really catch the light and lift the mood. Emphasise this with a small geometric print pattern featuring plenty of white to catch the highlights. Contrast fussy pattern with block colours – whether curtains or bed linen. Don’t be afraid of mixing and matching curtain materials, and try your hand at making soft furnishings yourself.
Children’s bedrooms don’t have to be a chaos of colour and mess. Keep walls and furniture light and bright to enhance a feeling of space, opt for subtle motifs (particularly for young children who won’t care) and brighten up walls and bed linen with cute prints. This storage bed, with its built-in drawers, also helps to maintain a sense of order after a day of play!
Decorate with muted blues and soft pastel hues to create a pretty, feminine bedroom. Classic white bedlinen looks simple, clean and sophisticated, while brass accents add a sense of grandeur.
Not On The High Street
Emma Bridgewater at Sanderson
Choose a metal bedstead for a cooler night’s sleep and crisp linens and cottons in bold bright designs for an update on country florals. Keep the base neutral, with pale walls and floors, to ensure this look remains modern, rather than overly fussy.
Rose & Grey
White, high-gloss furniture and simple glass accessories are the ideal foil to a block of busy pattern. Add a fuchsia or orange border to a plain white blind to tie the scheme together. This scheme balances out lots of graphic print with blocks of bold colour.
Cole & Son
Make a statement with a geometric Sixties-inspired wallpaper, keeping bed linen and window treatments mainly pure white. Layer cushions two or three deep to re-create the smart-casual feel of Miami boutique hotels, and mix in graphic prints for added impact.
Cole & Son
The Dormy House
A dedicated dressing area with a calm, organised feel is the ideal place to start the day. Here, an alcove makes the perfect recess for a mid-century modern type dressing table with a sizeable round mirror and a smart tailored Scandi chair to nestle. The warm wood and textiles adds a new dimension to the otherwise neutral bedroom.
Similar dressing table
Echoes of Monet-esque gardens and peaceful waterways are clearly present in this calm bedroom. Building on a base of rugs in mossy and peaty hues, the canopy of this bed has the air of a gazebo, while painterly textiles mix with real plants to create an all-round gardener’s world.
Marks & Spencer