Traditional bedroom pictures

Traditional style is perfect for all bedroom sizes and shapes. Browse our pick of the best traditional bedroom schemes and find out how to put your favourite look together. If you fancy something a little different, take a look at our country bedroom and modern bedroom pictures. And if you’re still undecided, browse through 100s of bedroom schemes covering all styles.

  • Neutral bedroom with wooden four-poster bed and blue accents

    Create a natural-looking scheme with a mix of varnished and raw woods. Pale-painted floorboards are ideal here, as they lift your eye upwards to the grand four-poster, without letting it become overly dominant. Neutral walls and ceilings also give this space a lovely, light feel. Choose blue accents for interest and, if there’s room, a large chandelier will really make a statement.


    Volga Linen


    Side tables
    The Sofa & Chair Company

  • Classic bedroom with French-style bed in toning neutrals

    Look for a signature bed to take centre stage in a guest bedroom – this one is a fabulous antique French design. In this charming scheme, table lamps and cushions create an artful symmetry in always-stylish black and white.

    The Magnificent Material Company


    French Grey Interiors

  • Traditional bedroom with grey draws

    Give a traditional bedroom character with a mix of old and new objects. A muted colour palette helps keep this bedroom bright and spacious, while a reclaimed chest of drawers has been painted in a soft grey hue to create a vintage effect. Low-key pictures mounted either side add interest and keep the room looking smart. 

  • Traditional bedroom with Artisan patterns

    With echoes of vintage chateau, embroidery and crewelwork, damask details and carved furniture, this bedroom evokes an updated French Country look. The bed has been layered with tactile designs that have been supersized to feature on shimmery satins and glossy weaves. Darker wood furniture adds definition and grounds this softly crafted bedroom. Bring a luminous look to the room with abundant pearl, oyster and shell shades for wallpapers and linens and soft furnishings all tempered by darker wood touches. 

  • Pale grey bedroom with mustard yellow accents

    Bring colour and interest to a small bedroom with yellow accessories, such as an ochre throw and cushions. Use subtle patterns to bring gentle neutrals to life with stripes, geometrics and florals on walls and fabrics. A white metal bedstead is a lovely modern touch in a neutral room.

    Similar throw and cushions


  • Pretty bedroom with alcove bed and pelmets

    Make the most of every inch by utilising an alcove for a divan bed. Dress the divan bed with fitted and tucked in eiderdowns and throws to keep its silhouette clear and simple. Fit roller blinds rather than curtains and mount them inside the window recesses for a neat, streamlined finish. Use scalloped-edge, bobble-trim pelmets to add a little flounce and prettiness in the absence of curtains.

    Similar bed
    Feather & Black

  • Pale blue bedroom with grey upholstered bed

    Coordinated fabrics create calmness and style in this spacious bedroom. The large, sumptuous bed is set next to interesting pieces of wooden furniture for timeless and understated style. Decorative curtain fabric picks out the room’s keynote colours and matching cushions keep the look smart and coherent.

    Curtain fabric
    Colefax and Fowler

    Similar bed
    Feather & Black

  • Traditional white bedroom with canopy and tray table

    Create a romantic feel in the bedroom with swathes of white. Fit a canopy and pretty pelmet and hang crisp white fabrics for a considered and cohesive look. Conjure up an easy living feel with a handy butler’s tray – perfect for serving breakfast in bed.

    John Lewis

    Canopy, bed linen and pelmet

    Tray table
    The Holding Company

  • Cosy bedroom with floral feature wall and eyelet curtains

    Pep up a bedroom with a floral touch. In this neutral space a flower-print wallpaper adds a cheerful touch. Toning soft furnishings in a gentle grey and a neutral carpet help the paper to tone into the pure white backdrop. Eyelet curtains are a smart, simple choice for a modern scheme and forego the frills of more traditional curtains with heading tapes.

    Cath Kidston

  • Modern neutral bedroom with teal accessories

    Lift a classic scheme with pops of vivid colour. Start with pale paint or wallpaper for a calming backdrop. This version has a subtle glitter effect. Then, coordinate everything around this with time-honored sturdy oak furniture painted cream to add elegant style. Add definition and interest with colour and texture. Teal blue accessories are modern, welcoming and striking against the gentle background. A textured fur throw is a perfect finish to this cosy scene.

    Similar throwDunelm

    Similar furniture

    Furniture Village

  • Traditional white bedroom with wooden furniture and blue accents

    Paint an old fireplace to transform it from a dark, uninviting hole in the wall to a design feature. Start with a paint colour, then co-ordinate everything else around this and add colour with soft furnishings and accessories. Touches of wood in the bedstead and chest of drawers lend warmth to the blue-accented decor.

    Similar bed frame
    Barker & Stonehouse


  • Neutral bedroom with bold blue throw and accessories

    Add impact and colour to a neutral bedroom with hits of bold blue. This traditional bedroom features matching bed and drawer units, cream curtains, neutral walls and natural flooring. Against this backdrop, a blue fringed throw brings the scheme to life, with the same shade continuing on to the lamp bases and glass vase on the windowsill.


    Bed and drawer units
    Barker and Stonehouse

  • Bedroom with built-in wardrobe and fireplace

    Give a bedroom a multifunction feel with a wardrobe that looks like a cupboard and a fireplace and mantel reminiscent of a living space. This lovely white room has a spacious feel with the decorating kept to its simplest.

    Similar fireplace
    Victorian Fireplaces

  • Eaves-space bedroom with chandelier and oak details

    In a beamed space, let oak be the basis of your decorating scheme. In this loft-space bedroom, door, bed and bedside cabinets reflect the star material in different gradations of woodstain and varnish. Pale grey walls and carpet provide a subtle contrasting backdrop, pretty red and orange floral cushions a hint of pattern and a glass bead chandelier the glamour. A lovely balanced scheme.

    Similar bed
    And So To Bed

  • Pretty bedroom with olive-green feature wall

    Make guests feel at home with a beautiful decorating scheme. Add interest to the headboard wall by using a contrasting shade such as the warming olive green shown here. It’s a lovely shade that is a natural fit to the blossom fabric chosen for the curtains and scatter cushions. Let symmetry lead the way to a balanced, easy-on-the-eye room scheme that feels restful and calming.

    Green paint
    Olive at Farrow & Ball

  • Bedroom storage with home-painted cherry-tree motif

    This pale grey is a pretty shade that tones well with the bedroom walls. If you fancy adding a touch of individual character, try your hand at a painted cherry-tree motif and, if the drawer pulls look a little worn or old-fashioned, replace them with a new set.

    Similar handles

  • Traditional bedroom with blue wall and white bedside table

    The all-white furniture is a great contrast to the blue walls. Build up colour gradually. Pick a shade for the walls, then identify others and find accessories in those tones. The vibrant colour and Scandi style give this traditional space a boost. Peaceful blues and sunny yellow accessories and furnishings combine to create a scheme that mimics nature at its most cheerful.

    Bedside table

  • Pale green bedroom with white shutters and wall art

    A muted green creates a calm feel in this traditional bedroom. Spend time restoring and repairing period features – they will enhance the charm and character of each space. Here, striking shutters have been primed and painted white for a contemporary feel. Hang a picture ledge above the bed for a quirky way to display wall art.

    Bed linen and table lamp

  • White bedroom with metal bedstead and fairy lights

    Hang a shelf above a bed for a pretty display space. A string of pretty fairy lights makes the bed the focus in this lovely bedroom along with a folk-art style mirror and silver tealights. The all-white scheme is enlivened with a cosy baby-blue throw and smart cushions.


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  • Yellow bedroom with with floral bedspread and green curtains

    A pale green palette keeps the scheme looking light and fresh in this inviting bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling curtains, in a delicate green hue, elegantly dress the window, while a pretty rose petal bedspread evokes a feminine look. A selection of mismatched furniture gives this scheme an eclectic, homespun look.

    Similar bedspread

    Cath Kidston

    Similar curtains
    Ian Mankin

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