The bedroom, despite being your own personal sanctuary, is often the last room that we decorate, and we also don’t spend very much on it. But we’re going to show you that with a few careful choices, decorating your bedroom doesn’t have to cost you the earth or be a big project...and can still be a beautiful space.
Teal is a trend colour this winter and for good reason – it’s a warm blue-green so has all the soothing aspects of blue but also the warmth that you need at this time of year; making it a perfect bedroom colour choice. In this bedroom, featured in Elle Décor, they have painted all the walls teal (try Farrow and Ball’s Vardo) and then accessorised with golden and lighter blue accents. And by adding lots of furniture and accessories, in a maximalist style, they have achieved a haven of cosiness and warmth.
MAKE YOUR BEDROOM DREAMY
Wallpaper is a quick and easy way to dramatically change any room, and not least of all the bedroom. This clouds wallpaper (Fornasetti II Nuvolette by Cole & Son) is perfect for a bedroom – soft and billowy and in neutral tones that will send you drifting off to sleep right away. It also adds impact without being too stimulating, which is key for a good night’s sleep. Accessorise with a clean palette of whites and greys, as the designers have done here, to create a calm and peaceful room that you will want to spend all your time in.
INVEST IN A STATEMENT PIECE OF FURNITURE
If you have the space (though as we can see here the bedroom is not super-sized), invest in a beautiful four-poster bed. Choosing an antique or antique replica will create a gorgeous focal point in your room and will add real character. This four-poster in black (featured in Architectural Digest) has lovely detailing and tapers off beautifully at the top and doesn’t seem too heavy in the room. The designers have kept the rest of the room very fresh and soothing with white and blue accents, so that it all doesn’t become too over-bearing. And just imagine falling asleep there each night, king or queen of your castle.
MAKE LIKE A SKI CHALET
Ski chalets are the ultimate cosy environments in winter with their warm woods and roaring fireplaces. But you can recreate this look easily in your bedroom as this image shows. Although this is an actual chalet, all you need is rustic-looking wallpaper, a gorgeous rustic wood panelled headboard (you could make this yourself) and heavy textured bedding in natural colours. They’ve taken it all one step further with the dark sheepskin rug (necessary for keeping toes warm) and the stag heads wall decor. Add black accessories for a luxe finish, et voila, your bedroom is now a cosy winter retreat.