The bedroom is arguably the most important room in the house – it’s the most intimate, personal space in the home. Since we spend so many hours of our lives here, we really should make the effort to create a bedroom that we feel totally comfortable in.
The great thing about decorating a bedroom, is it’s a lot easier and quicker than other high-traffic rooms in the home, like the living room. This room is for no one other than you (and perhaps, a very accomodating partner!), so we can really flex our styling muscles here, and create a personalised space that reflects our personality. Just by simply refreshing the bedlinen, perhaps adding artwork, and layering some gorgeous texture we can create a whole new feel.
Decorating your bedroom isn’t going to change the world, but it will change your world. And that’s important. Read on for some tips for how to create a bedroom mood for any style!
A very calm room designed by Fiona Lynch with the asymmetric Serge Mouille wall light that adds a dynamic feel to the space. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.
This dark plum wallpaper in this bedroom by Nina Maya is pure grown-up luxury. Photo by Felix Forest.
Lighting is everything in the bedroom! Photo – Caitlin Mills. Styling – Annie Portelli.
A wall-mounted light can help save space. Photo – Caitlin Mills. Styling – Annie Portelli.
Luxurious deep emerald silk wallpaper sets the mood. Interior Design – This Is Joy Design. Photo – Stephanie Rooney
A deliciously dark and moody bedroom. Photo – Eve Wilson, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.
This dark wall is made bright by a perfect pairing with colour and texture. Photo – Eve Wilson. Styling assistant – Nat Turnbull. Production – The Design Files.
Uniquely feminine, yet not a floral print in sight. This is the new romantic feel. Abundant with soft curves, yet edgy, this hotel designed by global interior design studio Chzon, lead by the creative genius of Dorothee Meilichzon. Photo – Karel Balas.
A beautifully feminine room with soft pastels and gorgeous curves by Nina Maya. Photo by Felix Forest.
It’s no surprise that an artist like Tom Adair would choose to work with Fiona Lynch. The practice is known for their artistic approach. Also, I’m just trying to think of something to write that doesn’t mention that artwork being above the bed. Photo – Amelia Stanwix.
Delicious texture in this bedroom scene. Photo – Eve Wilson.
Textured sheets and curtains add interest to the area. Photo – Caitlin Mills. Styling – Annie Portelli.
In the hotel design for Il Palazzo Experimental, Dorothee Meilichzon used very classical venitian elements alongside more contemporary elements such as tribute to the Memphis movement, some bright colors and scalloped edges. And of course, Venetian plaster finish on the walls. Photo by Karel Balas.
When there is a limited colour palette, texture and pattern become so important. Seagrass wallpaper made by hand in Japan comines with linen and wool to keep the space interesting. Interior by sisällä. Photo – Tess Kelly.
A neutral (not boring!) room. Photo – Caitlin Mills. Styling – Annie Portelli.
Eco House Western Australia. Photography – Dion Robeson, styling – Anna Flanders.