Style inspiration, colour schemes and bedroom design and decorating ideas to help you create your dream sanctuary, regardless of whether your bedroom is big or…
'You might think that blue is too cool a colour to add to your bedroom but you'd be surprised. Team silver shades with chalky cornflower blue hues for a beautiful, dreamy look.' - Sarah Keady, House Beautiful's Style and Interiors Director. Interior stylists and experts to share their expert tips on the best colours that go with grey... Pictured: House Beautiful Neva Bed at Dreams
If you’re after a plush, soft headboard to sink your head against, the House Beautiful Maisy Shadow Ottoman Bed Frame at Dreams is ideal. Not only does it look cosy, but the deeply padded upholstery creates those high-end, hotel bedroom vibes we all enjoy. And best of all, it's in a gorgeous blush pink. (Photo: House Beautiful/Polly Wreford)
To embrace Japandi in your bedroom, and for a peaceful night’s sleep, keep things that inspire relaxation close to hand: a silk eye mask, lavender oil and, of course, cosy layers of comfortable linens. Keep it soft and muted, like dusky pink bedlinen and pillow cases. (Photo: John Lewis)
This soft, handcrafted bedroom look is characterised by a harmonious palette of earthy hues and natural materials, designed to create a calming and relaxed interior. Texture is key, adding pattern and depth through tufted textiles and simple, unrefined ceramics, whilst lightweight woven rattan is used across pendant lighting and artisanal steam bent headboards. (Photo: Habitat)
The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui is all about achieving balance and creating a healthy environment. Nowhere is this more important than in the bedroom, where we seek ultimate sanctuary from a demanding world. In simple terms, Feng Shui focuses on spatial arrangement and the flow of chi/qi (energy). The bedroom is a space that we spend around a third of our life in. Thus, it is vital to have the energy in this space balanced so that we can recharge our own energy. (Photo: Cox & Cox)
For a dramatic grey bedroom, paint panelling in deep grey to create a warm and cocooning feel. The stunning lamp and brass details on the black metal bed set it off perfectly and add shine, adding to the cosy feel. A traditional dark oak floor adds warmth and gives an aura of permanence. Painting the picture frame in the same colour as the wall means the image stands out. An alterantive wall panel idea is to use panelled-effect wallpaper. (Photo: Farrow & Ball)
A great way to zone a bedroom and create a faux headboard is with paint. To recreate this clever yet simple grey bedroom idea, simply mark out where the bed is going to go and outline with a pencil where you want the 'headboard' to be. Use masking tape to keep the paint from blurring, and just paint in the square. Continue the line down onto the skirting board for a designer finish. (Photo: Paint & Paper Library)
As well as a place to sleep in peace, our bedrooms often double up as a dressing room, home office and relaxation spot, so bedroom lighting has to work hard to create the right atmosphere for every activity Consider these bedroom lighting ideas to help you achieve the perfect lighting scheme. (Photo: House Beautiful/Carolyn Barber)
Christy's reversible velvet Jaipur throw is ticking all the style boxes — and it's taking Instagram by storm. A bedroom staple, the Jaipur throw is available in a range of colours including peacock blue, magenta red and blush pink, suiting fans of bright, contemporary interiors to lovers of traditional and muted tones. The grey velvet bedspread looks divine in this rustic bedroom with white walls, exposed bricks and sliding wood doors. (Photo: Christy England)
Create a sleeping space that’s both restful and alluring with a luxurious and cosy bedroom scheme, as seen here with royal blue navy walls, Gatsby Blue pleated blinds from Hillarys and the Grove velvet blue bedframe with matching storage bench from Dreams. Accessorise with an occasional chair or armchair, like this Sophia swivel chair from DFS. Contrasting highlights include this herringbone-effect wood flooring from Carpetright.
Create a calm and stylish master bedroom using a combination of greys and soft pinks, finished with floral accents for a chic touch. Layer up linen bedding for a comfortable night's sleep and add luxe appeal to your space with a velvet pouffe or footstool. Find more inspiration in House Beautiful magazine and online at housebeautiful.com/uk.
Your dresser can still be stylish and personal to you, in fact, as it's your personal space, it should describe everything about you. You can fill your vanity table with things that make you happy – photo frames, candles, mirrors and memorabilia. Keeping a few books and magazines close means you will always have inspiration on hand. (Photo: John Lewis & Partners Spring Renewal, dressing table in bedroom)
We're never ones to shy away from a pop of colour, and especially in a neutral or pared back bedroom, a colourful vanity table will bring some character to your space. Bold use of colour is fun when it comes to your dressing table and if you’re getting ready for your night out, it will get you into the mood. You can also upcycle a vintage table and cover it with paint to get a cost-effective result. (Photo: Alice Dressing Table Mirror - Rattan Kinship Dressing Table, Oliver Bonas)
If you've got a small bedroom, fear not, there are still clever ways you can have a dresser of your own. There are plenty of small dressing tables on the market, you can also maximise every corner, nook and cranny. Why not invest in a corner storage unit and turn it into a makeshift dressing table, like this fully mirrored and bevelled shelf from MY Furniture which features a spacious drawer and a hidden handle underneath. (Photo: Inga Corner Smoke Mirror Floating Shelf / Storage System)
Lighting is very important for a dressing table. If you want to full-on luxury, a Hollywood style mirror will allow you to get ready with perfect lighting, and add a touch of glam to your space. For atmosphere, mood lighting hung above your ceiling will save surface space for more items on your vanity table. (Photo: Heather Dining Chair, Cult Furniture)