Inside the world's most beautiful bedrooms

The most sumptuous sleeping chambers are revealed in a new book

Former supermodel Celia Forner has launched a book on beautiful bedrooms, with images of some of the world's most fabulous bedrooms.

Titled Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms and Boudoirs, the book takes a tour of some of the world's most remarkable and over the top bedrooms. They range from historic boudoirs frequented by the likes of Marie Antoinette, to more eclectic sleeping chambers, including that of art collector Peggy Guggenheim. Some of the world's most contemporary hotel rooms serve more modern design inspiration.

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Celia Forner encourages us to use the book as a palette with which to be inspired by hundreds of the most stylish, iconic, and 'simply fabulous' beds.

She explains that, ‘In our bedrooms, we take leave of our daily woes. Far from the bustle of the kitchen, the sociability of the living room, or the indulgence of the dining room, this part of the home is reserved for intimacy, romance and dreaming.’

Take inspiration from the private bedrooms ofroyalty, artists and the glitterati.

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Tour the rooms ofChatsworth House and Houghton Hall,as well as bedrooms from international palaces like Venice or the Duke of Genoa’s in the Palazzo Reale and the State Bedroom at the Pavlovsk Palace, St Petersburg.

Find traditional style oak-panelled bedrooms beneath decorative, coffered ceilings, alongside exotic roomslayered with parrot embroidered silk sheets in Indian palaces, andspace-age fictional bedrooms from the set design of2001: A Space Odyssey.


Pour over design classics in Art Deco and Mid Century Modern style bedrooms, or the Paisley bedspreads, embroidered pillows and carpet wall-hangings in bohemian boudoirs, or contemporary ideas in hotel style bedrooms at the other end of the interior decorating spectrum.

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Whether your interior style is minimalist or maximalist, monochrome or eclectic, there's inspiration for everyone.

How stunning are these murals in this bedroom of the Guinness family?

Or this earthy Moroccan daybed setup?

And although we can't resist a modern interior, we can still appreciate the incredible craftsmanship that's gone into the ornate wood panelling in this more traditional bedroom.

We're absolutely in love with the sculptural shape of this jaw dropping canopy bed.

And we wouldn't say no to this more rustic bedroom either. A bed up in a treehouse, with wraparound veranda? Yes please!

Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms, and Boudoirs, by Celia Forner. Published by Vendome Press, available in all good bookstores and online. (November 2019, £50).

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Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.