Contemporary Bedroom Ideas
Layering your bedlinen is a good way to revamp a room cheaply and to give it a luxurious feel. Look for similar shades but different textured linens for best effect. Aldwych Quilt from The White Company.
Go For Hotel Style (Image 2 of 16)
Symmetry gives a room a smart, hotel-look that’s right on trend, so choose matching lamps, side tables and cushions for your bed. Furnishings, Bo Concept.
There’s no reason for a bed to go against a wall – if by putting yours elsewhere creates a comfortable layout, but gives you, for example, a good view out of a window, do it! Furnishings, Bo Concept.
Invest In A Headboard (Image 4 of 16)
Bold red is a brave step for a bedroom, especially if you choose high gloss units. If you’re going for a bold scheme like this one, be very sure you’ll like it long term before you buy. Furniture, B&Q.
Use Glass To Reflect Light (Image 6 of 16)
In a small room with little light or an awkward window position, use your furnishings to reflect daylight back into the room – here, glazed wardrobes act just as a mirror would. Wardrobes, B&Q.
Update Your Bedlinen (Image 7 of 16)
If you can’t afford, or don’t want to spend out on a new scheme, buying new bedlinen, particularly if it has detailing on it, will create a quick, cheap transformation. Oxygen Bedlinen from Christy.
Keep Lines Simple (Image 8 of 16)
This room is a riot of colour, so why does it work? The key is in the simplicity of its lines – no fancy curves, few details and lots of plain but bright colours. Clever… Malm from Ikea.
Keep It Muted For A Space-Stretching Scheme (Image 9 of 16)
Looking for a pared back design? Picking furniture that complements your flooring is one way to do this, as is to buy bedlinen that blends into the scheme rather than stands out. Room by Next.
Make The Most Of Light & Space (Image 10 of 16)
Gold or gilded furniture and fabrics will give any room an instant touch of glamour. Combine it with white or olive green to create a look that’s pure luxury. Bedroom by Florimund from Designers Guild.
Build The Scheme Around The Bed (Image 12 of 16)
The choice of your bed will dictate the room’s style, so if you already have yours, think carefully about whether your proposed scheme will suit its look. Easton Sleigh Bed from Feather And Black.
Keep The Colours To A Minimum (Image 13 of 16)
Going overboard with pattern in a bedroom is not always a great idea – if it’s too busy, how are you supposed to relax? This one works because there are two dominant colours and no others. Room by Freemans.
Go Naval (Image 14 of 16)
The simplicity of this scheme is great – and white always looks incredibly smart against navy blue. Want more colour? Add some soft green or a bold orange. Room by Freemans.
Make A Bid Deal Of A Window (Image 15 of 16)
If you’ve got a big window, show it off by framing it with fabric, ideally a large, bold print. To tone it down, stick to natural shades. Arkona Fabric from Harlequin.
Buy A Statement Piece (Image 16 of 16)
An all-white leather bed… Need we say more? Well, yes… ensure the bedlinen you choose to match it is classy and not trashy… Bed from Heal’s.