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8 Gorgeous Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Use these bedroom decorating ideas to create a new look with fabulous fabrics, paint and the latest bedlinens.

NEW COUNTRY

Use reclaimed boards, or fake it with a digitally printed wallpaper, to create a rustic backdrop in your bedroom (above). Layer the bed with printed linens with a subtle woodland design and cosy knitted throws. A white painted floor keeps the room feeling light – warm it up with a sheepskin rug next to the bed to sink your toes into. Keep it simple at the window: hang unlined linen panels and add white blackout blinds underneath if you like a dark bedroom.

DARK TROPICS

Solid shutters, from £192 a sq m, California Shutters. Palm Jungle wallaper, £78 a roll, Cole & Son. For a similar wall colour try Marine Blue Absolute emulsion, £37 for 2.5L, Little Greene
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Tropical prints are hot news right now. Make this bold look work in a bedroom by choosing an emerald green palm leaf wallpaper with a dark background and create a feature wall behind a sumptuous buttoned headboard. Paint the rest of the room in a deep teal, continuing this shade onto painted shutters at the window. Add luxurious white bedlinen and a selection of gold accessories and your finished look will be modern, understated glamour.

COUNTRY COTTAGE

Cornish Joyful Daffodils, £75 for a double duvet; from £15 for a pillowcase, Seasalt

You can’t beat the classic floral/stripe combo in a bedroom; together with a vintage-style cast-iron bed it’s perfect for creating a relaxed English country look. Choose bedlinen in fresh aqua and sunny yellow to stop the room looking too girly and team with white walls and natural floorboards. Carry on the retro look by using old suitcases and trunks as an alternative bedside table.

RUSTIC CHARM

Curtains made in Bird Hop in Smoke, £48 per m; Headboard covered in Wild & Free in Terracotta, Charcoal, £48 per m; Quilt made up in Pretty Maids in Pigeon, Teal, Winter £48 per m, al Vanessa Arbuthnot

Quirky hand drawn animal prints in warming shades of oatmeal and terracotta contrasted with soft teal create a cosy homespun feel. Adding an upholstered headboard to a plain divan base turns the bed into the focal point of the room and is an easy update if you don’t want to buy a new bed. Layer up with a box pleat edged quilt and piped cushions and bolsters. Roughly whitewashed walls and exposed beams add to the modern rustic feel.

PATTERN MATCH

Wallpaper, Larksong, £30 per roll; Fabric, Larksong embroidery, £36 per m, Sanderson

Make a small room feel more spacious by avoiding clashing patterns and colours and using just one design on the walls, soft furnishings and even the lighting. The soft grey and muted mustard colour palette creates a calming atmosphere, and by teaming the pretty floral and bird print with simple mid-century-style furniture the room is given a contemporary edge.

FLORAL AND STRIPE

Wallpaper, Kew Baltic Pink, £49.50 per roll, Fabrics, from £24.50 per m, Ian Mankin.
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To make pink beautifully grown-up, go for smart tailoring and a restricted colour palette. Mix a bold striped studded bedstead and classic ticking quilts and pillows with a delicate printed floral wallpaper in shades of soft peony and raspberry. A rough-textured sisal floor covering is the perfect foil to the sugary colour palette.

PARED-BACK GLAMOUR

Moriko Double Duvet Cover, £120; square pillowcase, £30; Oxford pillowcase, £25; cushion, £45; throw, £175; Katsura wallpaper, £59 a roll; all Harlequin

This modern luxe bedroom combines two of this year’s biggest trends: a smart monochrome colour palette and bold zigzag patterns. The shadowy watercolour tree patterned wallpaper softens the look and the shot of yellow on the cushions and glass vases brings the room alive. Contrast the silky jacquard woven bedlinen with a textured chunky wool rug on the floor and complete the monochrome look with a black painted chest of drawers and bedside tables.

ALL WHITE

Pimlico double duvet, £170, Standard Pillowcase, £50; The White Company.

Restful and beautiful, the white look is a timeless classic. Make it work by combining multiple textures; contrast a rough white washed wood paneled wall and floor with delicate embroidery and smooth cotton linens on the bed; use mirrored glass and ceramic vases and bowls to display flowers and store accessories, and paint an old travel trunk in an off white to transform it into a practical bedside table with added storage.

Originally posted 2016-05-06 12:56:25.

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