Bedrooms

Your bedroom should be a place to unwind and relax after a busy day, or a space to make guests feel welcome when visiting, so selecting the right design is vital in dictating the mood you want to create.

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.

Coastal bedroom with a breezy palette of blues

Coastal bedroom with a breezy palette of blues

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.

Coastal bedroom with a breezy palette of blues

Coastal bedroom with a breezy palette of blues

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.

English style bedroom with botanical-themed wallpaper

English style bedroom with botanical-themed wallpaper

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.

Modern bedroom with bold and distinctive designs

Modern bedroom with bold and distinctive designs

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. Get the look King-size divan, £475; Borderdale king-size mattress, £595; both Button & Sprung.

Botanical bedroom with delicate plant motifs

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Botanical bedroom with delicate plant motifs

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.

Tonal bedroom with an earthy ochre headboard

Tonal bedroom with an earthy ochre headboard

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.

Bedroom with a dark feature wall and delicate details

Bedroom with a dark feature wall and delicate details

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.

Bright bedroom with Shaker-style furniture

Bright bedroom with Shaker-style furniture

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.

Classic country bedroom with botanical feature wall

Classic country bedroom with botanical feature wall

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.

Indigo bedroom with shibori designs and denim tones

Indigo bedroom with shibori designs and denim tones

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.

Relaxed bedroom with horticulturally themed decorative flourishes

Relaxed bedroom with horticulturally themed decorative flourishes

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.

Soft pink bedroom with playful geometrics

Soft pink bedroom with playful geometrics

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.

Country cottage bedroom with a smart choice of colour

Country cottage bedroom with a smart choice of colour

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.

Indigo bedroom with small-scale backdrop

Indigo bedroom with small-scale backdrop

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.

Bedroom with hits of canary yellow and emerald green

Bedroom with hits of canary yellow and emerald green

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.