It’s important to decide on what aesthetic you wish to achieve; whether it’s a beautiful hotel-inspired boudoir or an elegant, graceful retreat, picking the right pattern, colour and wallpaper is key for a successful update.
For a cosy fisherman's cottage feel, try a new twist on tongue-and-groove by taking it up to picture rail height and painting it in a shade that complements the colour of the chambray curtains and upholstered headboard.
Exuberant patterns and rich colours are enthusiastically embraced, bringing a wonderfully cosseting feel to this country house bedroom. Modern art and a simple bed frame prevent the overall effect from feeling overpowering.
An oversized headboard is a stunning way to make the most of an exquisite fabric. Here, it creates a striking focal point against deep blue walls, while an Indian Kantha quilt adds another layer of interest to the inviting mix of textiles on the bed.
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From arboretum-inspired motifs to hothouse plant life, foliage takes on a fresh look this season. An intricate botanical fabric acts as both a decorative bedhead panel and a pleasing focal point.
The earthy ochre of the linen headboard and the pinch of ginger in the cushions, against a tropical pictorial wallpaper, evoke the memory of faraway shores.
In this calming, sophisticated space, subtly textured fabrics and a delicate blossom artwork in hand-turned brass are set against deep olive-green walls for maximum impact.
Serene, inviting and comfortable, this bedroom, with its simple Shaker-style elegance, needs little additional adornment, but is freshened by some ultra-pretty floral wallpaper.
This wide-width wallpaper, which evokes the feel of a secluded woodland glade, makes a great substitute for traditional country-style floral papers, while plain upholstery gives the wingback headboard a modern look.
Sumptuous layering of texture and pattern is the key to this serene blue-and-white bedroom scheme. A bold headboard fabric creates a focal point, complemented by a curtain and cushions in similar shades, while the valance and throw add essential warmth and softness.
Yellow is a wonderful colour for the bedroom, making the start of every day feel like a sunny one. The simplicity of this scheme is embellished by a floral curtain on the bed frame, hung using brass eyelets and leather thronging for contemporary country style.
Playing with scale is a striking way to add depth to a room scheme. Here, two different sized prints from the same collection have been used on the divan and headboard, giving a sense of unity. Pair with soft, washed linen for an inviting touch.
Setting an upholstered headboard and matching valance in a bright gingham against a muted backdrop will allow the bold colour to sing out, making the bed the focal point of the room. Accessories in the same vivid accent colour will add depth.
In this oasis of indigos and blues, the small design of the wallpaper makes it appear to recede, bringing the more exuberant patterns on the bedspread and curtains to the fore. Oversized table lamps and the dramatic four-poster bed have an architectural dimension that lends structure to the scheme.
Lift a neutral bedroom scheme with the introduction of accessories in acid yellow and fresh grass green. Pieces such as this painted rope stool and wool throw add textural interest.