14 bedroom styles, themes and colour schemes that work

Looking for a boudoir re-vamp? From rustic country-inspired styles to minimal, monochrome Scandi schemes, from super luxurious bedroom ideas, to bright, bold colourful styles, and from calm coastal themes or relaxed boho vibes to elegant soft grey palettes, there are countless styles, themes and colour schemes to inspire a bedroom redesign. Below are 14 bedroom ideas to get you started.

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1. Soft and feminine

Soft, sensual and sophisticated, the below neutral colour palettes of creams, dove greys, blush pinks, browns and occasional gold accents help create an elegant and feminine interior. This pretty bed linen with a subtle pink edge is perfect and would work well against pink and grey cushions and matching bedspread.


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2. Modern monochrome

The classic white and black colour-scheme is chic and timeless. Break up crisp white bedding and cream walls with occasional black accents in the form of statement monochrome paintings, a dark pair of side tables, an upholstered headboard, picture frames, or stools, or go a little deeper by painting the floorboards black or a feature wall – but don’t go overboard or the room will quickly go from chic and grown-up to angry teenager. This bedding with a navy blue edge, or this one with a dark border would also suit this scheme well.

Find dark accent pieces…


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Go for a dark headboard…


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Paint the floorboards…


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Paint the walls, but keep the rest cream:


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Or stick to a Scandi-inspired minimal theme…


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3. Traditional elegance

Whether you opt for the old-fashioned and country-inspired style with antiques and glass chandeliers, or the slightly updated look with velvets, chrome and beaded chandeliers, the below rooms ooze elegance. Whichever style suits your home better, the below rooms all have a few things in common; creams, carved furniture, bedroom benches, upholstered headboards, plenty of cushions and of course a chandelier pendant. For something elegant, understated and luxurious, go for 100% French linen bedding.


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4. Fifty Shades of Grey

Mixing and matching different shades of grey create a modern and more masculine feel. An easy way to achieve this is with grey and white photography in black frames – find similar ones here. Offset light grey bedding with a dark grey throw, or for something more elegant opt for a silvery bedspread and matching cushions.


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Soften the look with cushions in different shades, an upholstered headboard or upholstered bed, and grey side tables and other accent furniture:


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Lift the greys with a dove-grey or blush pink for something more feminine (like my loft makeover, below)

5. Super Luxe

For a luxurious looking bedroom, ceiling height definitely goes a long way, as does the bed frame itself (in particular upholstered beds, canopy beds and four posters), rich fabrics such as silk, linen and velvet, and full curtains. For added effect, securing fabric along the wall, either by hanging curtain fabric against them, or padding the wall and upholstering it creates hotel glamour.


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6. Super natural

The opposite of luxurious but no less elegant, natural looking bedrooms combine woods, rattan, wicker, jute, rope, cottons and linen bedding, creating a restful feel. Accessorise with jute rugs and baskets, potted palms, wood ornaments, and layer linens. Take inspiration from India Hicks’s interiors.


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7. Rustic

Continuing with linens but stripping back to minimal clutter and accessories, and a neutral colour palette, these rustic rooms lean towards a country vibe but are more muted and restful.


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8. Country

From Toile de Jouey to florals or tweed, and from simple bed frames to elaborate canopies, the below country inspired bedrooms would suit traditional English homes. Upholster headboards and scatter cushions in matching patterns to your curtains or wallpaper.


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9. Coastal

You don’t have to go full-on seaside themed with seagull prints and bowls of shells to create a coastal vibe. Either opt for a rustic look but with a few subtle accessories (like driftwood or the wooden boat and fishing nets in the image below), or go for a blue palette with coastal-inspired artworks.


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10. Oriental

Find inspiration from the orient, with chinoiserie style vases and urns or chinoiserie patterned wallpaper and artworks – or frame a piece of wallpaper or divide it into separate panels for a modern take.


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11. Blues

Not all blue rooms are coastal, as the below images illustrate. Go all-in for a very co-ordinated look, or opt for just an accent – like the wallpaper or upholstery. This white and navy blue bedding set would tie the look together beautifully.


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12. Colour pop

Fancy something bold, brave and a little bit eccentric? A colourful room can give a hotel feel, but a bold colour combination might also bore quite quickly. To dip your toe in the water, update your bed with bright bedding and coordinate with a few accessories. If you get bored of the colour, it’s easy enough to replace the items with a new scheme. Find some beautiful colour-happy home inspiration here, and get inspired by these fearless fun interiors and eccentric and fab flea-market finds.


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13. All White

An all-white colour scheme might be a little hard to maintain as there’s no room for clutter or accessories that aren’t edited, but the result is a calm and manicured oasis. White linens are perfect for this peaceful, restful scheme.


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14. Bohemian

For a boho bedroom, stick to woods, leathers, rattan, Kilim rugs and oriental inspired patterns. Accessorise with potted palms or hanging plants, (faux) leather stools, pouffe, bench or armchair, and a wooden bed and side tables. To get the look, see my post on Emily Henderson’s style for less, Studio McGee’s style bedroom on a budget and Studio McGee’s style living room furniture for less.


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