Wow-factor bedrooms that ramp up the style factor
Everyone wants their bedroom to be a chic, elegant space where you can spend your nights in luxury. Start by making your bed the pièce de résistance. Think oversized four-poster beds, canopy beds, modern upholstered beds, super tactile velvet beds, or at the very least a headboard with wow factor. Big, bold headboards have made a welcome return to the bedroom as they’re an easy way to make the bed a focal point using colour, pattern and texture. Be daring. Headboards are an opportunity to make a strong statement, but you can always re-cover them as your taste changes or as trends move on. Invest in a striking wall light for either side of the bed or perhaps a pair of brass table lamps or Artemide’s new multi-functional lamps. A pretty accent chair and a Berber rug (or modern Kilim design) wouldn’t go amiss either. Further inspiration required? Feast your eyes on these gorgeous, luxurious bedrooms…
The four poster bed helps draw the eye up, emphasising the ceiling height. Any other bed might have been dwarfed by the space.
Get the look: The bed was designed by Roddy Murray for RJ Murray Design. The Egg chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, has been upholstered in Kvadrat fabric.
This room is huge, so a four poster bed draws the eye up and make the most of the ceiling height. The bath was moved to the bedroom to make space for lots of wardrobe space between this room and the adjoining en suite.
Get the look: This is a custom-made Paramount canopy bed, available from Vielle and Frances in the US. The Seventies palm floor lamp was bought at auction. This is La Rochelle bateau bath from The Cast Iron Bath Company.
The entire wall behind the bed is actually a run of concealed cupboards with white mouldings. These panelled walls open to reveal the hidden storage with screen doors gliding seamlessly into wall recesses to separate this sanctuary.
Get the look: The floral fabric used for the bedcover is by Josef Frank, available at Svenskt Tenn.
This bluer than blue bedroom feels both masculine and calming. The luscious teal wallpaper has a bold border of white around the top keeps things light and airy.
Get the look: This is Amalfi Silk vinyl wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries. The bed was custom-made. The butterfly throw is from Kokon to Zai. The alpaca fur rug is from The Rug Company. The side table, bedside lamp and antique door are from Galerie Glustin in Paris.
This feature wallpaper works in a similar way to a headboard, demarcating the bed as the focal point of the room and allowing the rest of the space to remain tranquil.
Get the look: The paper used here is Channels in Lake Beige, £613 per 9m, by Kelly Wearstler. The rich blue shade is picked up on plain bedding and curtains, but the real contrast is with the chevron floor – for similar, try Ecora.
Zingy tones have been used sparingly to invigorate this scheme without throwing it off balance. A flash of fluoro brightens this boudoir and livens up a dark palette. The bed is vintage and was found on top of a house in Morocco and has received many licks of paint over the years. The neon paint is actually car paint from Halfords.
Get the look: Buy this exact bed from Pedlars Place, or for a similar bed, try the Victorian Brass Bedstead Company. The French wardrobe was bought at the Newark Antiques & Collectors Fair.
Lucky enough to have an adjoining dressing room? Show it off by knocking down the partition wall and replacing it with Crittall-style screen doors instead, offering a tantalising glimpse into a dreamy dressing room.
Get the look: The storage is bespoke by The London Joinery Co, using Alpheus poured panels by Solomon&Wu on the island. The glazing is by Govette Windows. This is the Modo chandelier by Jason Miller for Roll & Hill. The parquet flooring is from Element7.
The uncluttered, clean design is simple and restful. The four poster gives it a slight edge, and prevents it from looking boring.
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.
At first glance, the sumptuous green velvet looks like a headboard, while in fact the whole wall has been upholstered to frame the bed. It wraps around fitted shelves, adding colour, glamour and drama. Low-hanging pendant lamps on either side offer an out-of-the-box approach to bedside reading lights.
Get the look: The map wallpaper is by Love Maps On… The bespoke headboard was designed by Paul and Tim and made by Material Concepts. This is the Tribeca Duane pendant light by Søren Rose for Menu at Nest. The bespoke Andwoodcraft side table includes a Buster + Punch pull handle.
There’s a Victorian Gothic vibe to this scheme, inspired by the antique four poster. White floorboards, crisp paintwork and that pretty wallpaper keep it looking fresh.
Get the look: This is Little Greene’s Albemarle Street wallpaper. The bedside cabinet and the armoire were found at The Giant Shepton Flea Market. The mirror was bought at Ollie & Bow in London’s Golborne Road. The cushions are from Sera of London.
This grown-up bedroom mixes velvets, cottons and linens with a soft rug and sleek surfaces.
Get the look: This is the Vadim wall light by Maison Sarah Lavoine. The bed is by Savoir Beds. The Ferris wheel wire sculpture is from Roche Bobois. For a similar rug, try Floor_Story.