Grey bedroom ideas - 25 stylish grey bedroom spaces from stone to steel

25 Gorgeous grey bedroom ideas that prove this neutral is the most restful tone

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Looking for stylish and sophisticated grey bedroom ideas? 

Wonderfully versatile, grey can feel both cocooning and fresh at the same time. As a backdrop it can be teamed or accented with bold brights. It also works well with complementary neutrals, such as black or white, and darker or paler tones on the same monochrome spectrum.

In rustic and Scandi schemes, soft greys will feel calming and restful, while in more glamorous or opulent interiors grey can ground a scheme, add drama or provide a beautiful backdrop to make bold colours and textures stand out.

From pale greys and cooler blue-ish hues to smoky tones and moody slate, grey is the go-to neutral for the world's top interior designers and in the last decade has overtaken creams and beige as the fail-safe style option when it comes to modern bedroom ideas.

All of the best paint companies offer palettes of grey, which can veer from those with pink undertones – great for creating a feeling of warmth - to greys with yellow or green undertones, which will feel cooler. 

When looking for the best grey paint be aware of the base tones when teaming it with other colours too, as they will work best with the corresponding tones.
Sandwiched comfortably between the white, light and airy bedrooms and dramatic dark bedrooms, grey offers the best of both worlds. 

As you'll see in the examples ahead, get your grey right and just the addition of a bold cushion or two will complete your room scheme. If you prefer white walls, there are plenty of ways to introduce grey through beautiful upholstered beds, curtains, throws or painted floorboards. There are plenty of grey bedroom wallpaper ideas too. All of which will make you giddy for grey.

Read on and get inspired by these stylish grey bedroom ideas...

1. FLAMBOYANT FEATURES

The beautiful architectural features in this room means it can look wonderfully flamboyant with a monochrome scheme. The grey painted ceiling and window frames  enhance the room's beautiful bones, while the flamboyant lighting brings a tropical flavour.

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2. ROUGH LUXE

Leaving the upper half of the wall distressed and painting the lower half in a steely grey gives this bedroom a rough luxe look.

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3. DARK AND MOODY

Against this dark blue wall, the charcoal upholstery and soft grey bed linen create a moody yet mellow atmosphere.

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4. BRASS ACCENTS

Pale grey can still look bright and cheery when teamed with brass accents and a potted palm.

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5. NATURAL NOTES

Green base tones keep this grey wall looking fresh and modern.

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6. COSY AND COMPACT

The low ceilings and combination of grey tones result in a cool and cosy cocoon.

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7. THE RIGHT LINES

Want to keep things light? Go for an oatmeal backdrop and dress the bed with easy to swap grey bed linen.

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8. DIVIDING LINES

A stylish grey room divider separates the sleeping area from a walk-in wardrobe space behind.

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9. PERIOD-STYLE PANELLING

There's a modern rustic vibe to this bedrooms thanks to the mid-grey tones of the painted wooden panelling, door and architraves, combined with the golden hues of the seagrass flooring and edgy artwork.

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10. FLOWER POWER

Vibrant artwork and a floral blind and cushions bring this pale grey scheme to life.

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11. SIMPLE AND SERENE

Grey accessories bring warmth to this simple monochrome scheme.

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12. WELL BALANCED

The blue tones of these dark steely walls are beautifully balanced by the vibrant yellow chair and rich timber flooring.

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13. SOOTHING SHADES

Sea grass flooring, white-painted shutters and a smokey blue tone creates a suitably restful mood. 

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Get the look: The bed linen is from The White Company. Larusi sells throws like this one. For a similar bed frame, try And So to Bed. The floor lamp is from Aldi. The rocking horse is from an antiques shop in Tuscany.

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14. BOLD ACCENTS

This bedroom features a masculine scheme, with black, brass and leather accents. 

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Get the look: Custom Headboard upholstered in Rosemary Hallgarten Boucle Wool with leather straps

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15. BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP

The grey-green hued paint shade was chosen for the relaxed feel it gives as you walk in. 

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Get the look Find the Small Ghost Buster bedside table by Kartell at John Lewis. Try Lombok for a similar bed. The walls are painted in Steel V by Paint & Paper Library. The cushions and throw are from Liberty.

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16. FLORAL FEVER

The Edro bed has been covered in a bold floral fabric, which stands out beautifully against the pale grey backdrop. 

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Get the look This is a Saki side table/stool by Caravane. The paintings hanging on the wall include works by artists Matthew Usmar Lauder, Armen Eloyan and Mabel Juli. The carpet is from Crucial Trading. The walls are painted in Sanderson’s Ocean Grey emulsion.

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17. FRESH COAT

Interior designer, Mark Lewis, painted the bed grey to give it a more modern look. 

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Get the look The bed is from John Lewis and is painted in Pavilion Gray emulsion by Farrow & Ball, with a wax finish. The bedside cabinet was handmade from recycled Victorian roof boards, then sanded and waxed. Salvage specialists will be able to advise you on this. The painting is from Mineheart.

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18. PALE AND INTERESTING

Here, linen bedding and a rough timber bedside table reflect a natural, rustic look. 

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Get the look: The Lauren Ghost bed was designed by Andrea Parisio for Meridiani. This is a GRAS wall light. The bedside table is the Brick Trunk by Paola Navone for Gervasoni.

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19. COOL CONCRETE

Raw concrete is contrasted by wood in this master bedroom. The wood bed was made bespoke and features an integrated wall spot from Vipp.

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20. SMOKIN'

This smokey charcoal grey bedroom is a masterclass in how to achieve the boutique-hotel vibe at home, with velvet, warm timber tones and lush metallics. 

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Get the look: The bed is from Living It Up. This is the Penelope bedside table from West Elm. The pendant is from Old with New at notonthehighstreet.com. The bedcover is from Nordic House. The walls are painted in Down Pipe estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.

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21. DARK MATTERS

The darkness of the bedroom helps highlight the view outside. 

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Get the look: The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black estate emulsion. The bed linen is from The Linen Works. The Moroccan wedding blanket is from Rockett St George.

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22. ACCESSORISE ALL AREAS

Grey is introduced in this room through the upholstery, curtains, throw and cushions, which look great against the painted floorboards. The Ellen von Unwerth print in the master bedroom is of model Omahyra Mota, Jean Paul Gaultier’s muse. 

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Get the look: The photograph is by Ellen von Unwerth. The bed is by Poliform. The cushions are by Niki Jones and One Nine Eight Five. The bedside table is from Rockett St George.

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23. FADE TO GREY

Beading was added to the walls for extra detailing that emphasises the room’s proportions. Rich colours stand out against the pale walls. 

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Get the look: The headboard is from Sofas & Stuff. The flooring is from parquet-flooring.co.uk. The paint shade is Purbeck Stone by Farrow & Ball. Bed linen by The Linen Works. Quaternio wool throw by Zuzunaga at Amara . Loft coffee table, Rockett St George. Glass vase, Ikea. Converse artwork by Gavin Mitchell at Northcote Gallery.

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24. CONTRASTING TONES

This couple chose a soft, dark palette for the bedroom. The dark green wall pairs beautifully with the pale grey upholstered bed and zingy cushions.

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Get the look: The wall is painted in Downpipe estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The bed is from sofa.com. The throw is from The White Company. The linen bedding was bought at The Conran Shop. This is the DLM side table by Hay at Haus.

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25. BLUSH BOOST

Foggy greys are softened with tones of blush and brushed brass. 

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Get the look: The wall is painted in Quiet Interlude matt emulsion by Valspar. The Sky Circles print by Love Warriors is from Holly’s House. The bedding is from Merci. The bedside table and Aston pendant are from House Curious. The flooring is from The Natural Wood Floor Company.

(Image credit: Paul Massey)