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Masterclass in bedroom décor – 6 tips to spruce up your bedroom

Masterclass in bedroom décor – 6 tips to spruce up your bedroom

Is it time to do-up your sanctuary - your bedroom? We’ve got some ideas to help you get started.

Start with a style in mind

A bedroom is an expression of your personality, more so than the rest of your house. It’s where you go to relax. Before you start decorating, pick a style that defines your personality and will be ideal for your bedroom. Is it rustic? Or contemporary? Do you want a marine inspired setting that always has you on a beach holiday mood or will it be an Italian villa inspired look?

There are also no rules against mixing styles. Just start off with a picture in mind before it becomes a chaotic space that fails to provide the calming escape you seek from your bedroom.

Choose a subtle colour

Instead of bold primary colours, choose soothing shades and a restful palette of monochromatic tones. Remember colour theory: gentle hues of blue, lavender, or green are considered calm and serene. Rich jewel-toned hues such as browns help set the mood of coziness and comfort. We recommend using a toned-down version of your favourite colour in the bedroom.

Careful choice of furniture

Make the bed a dominant feature in your bedroom. Choose wisely as this will likely be a long-time accessory in your bedroom. At the same time, don’t make your bed or headboard too large or it will take over the room. The right size is important.

Add a chair and look for furniture that doubles as a storage space, e.g., a blanket box or ottoman with storage. If you have the space, a bedroom chair is always a cosy touch.

Add patterns and textures

Keep the paint simple but add some drama into your bedroom with patterns and textures. Wall papers do a fabulous job of Providing patterned drama in any space. Wall panelling or even a fabric headboard can add texture into a space.

Patterns and textures do the job of softening spaces and adding a personal touch.

Carefully pick the art

Bedroom art is another great way to bring in personality into a room.

The gallery wall trend has stood the test of time, and they always look beautiful displayed above a bed or to spruce up a boring wall. And you can really tailor them to suit your tastes – if you like a minimal look pick a symmetrical layout and pick a clear colour theme, and a more laid-back look don't stick to such a rigid format and mismatch your frames. You could alternatively choose a single, oversized print to hang on your main wall.


As you will probably use your bedroom most when it is dark, the right lighting plays an important part to create a calming ambience. Look for practical overhead lights using warm bulbs. Dimmable lighting options are also great if your budget allows. The bedside lamp is a mandatory.

Keep a mix of lighting options to suit various moods.

Add softness with a rug

No bedroom decor is complete without a rug. They bring in colour, pattern, texture and warmth. The right rug can pull your scheme together or help to zone a space when working with a larger room.

Don’t be afraid to go for a large rug. It can create maximum comfort underfoot while adding warmth and texture to wooden floors. We recommend buying a rug that fits underneath all your furniture as it then becomes the binder that brings different décor elements together.

Indulge in luxurious linens

Make your bedroom sheets like they’ve come straight out of a five-star hotel. There's nothing that adds comfort to a bedroom like beautiful linens that are luxuriously rich.

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