Relaxed bedroom in beamed roof space
If you have architectural features like this, let them shine by doing nothing to distract from them. Here, country cream walls and carpeting, enlivened by a hit of fuchsia on soft furnishings, keep the scheme pared back and simple yet full of relaxed charm.
Relaxed bedroom with floral feature wall and shades of blue
A little blue can go a long way. Keep its coolness at bay by teaming two or three shades with warming grey and gentle buff. This is not a large space, but the combination of floral pattern on a designated wall and textured headboard and throw creates a small but beautiful haven of calm and tranquillity.
Let statement furniture be the key to a relaxed bedroom scheme. The rich wood tone and curving lines of this magnificent sleigh-style bed have a wonderfully calming effect in this smart bedroom. Teamed with matching bedside tables and a richly patterned rug against a crisp, clean neutral backdrop, the space takes on the simplicity of a colonial look, with a tab-top drape emphasising the star piece.
Relaxed bedroom with restful neutrals and hi-gloss furniture
A restful space is one that is well organised, so think about zoning the different areas of your bedroom to help keep everything in its place. Here the use of tables streamlines the space. Bedside tables provide organised storage and perches for lighting, while a console, tucked behind a false wall, does double duty as a dressing table. A muted palette is soothing and easy on the eye, while hits of gloss add sparkle.
Relaxed bedroom with all-white scheme and hits of red and yellow
If a small bedroom looks and feels cramped it will not be easy to relax in, but keeping a decorating scheme as simple as possible will open up the space. Here an all-white backdrop is light, bright, clean and fresh and allows the warmth of the wood floor to shine through. Furniture and fittings have also been kept white and to the bare minimum. Venetian blinds bring the window into full view in a way that curtains never could.
Relaxed bedroom with black four poster and silk fabrics
A monochrome scheme has an elegant, unfussy feel when it’s inspired by oriental design. A black four-poster adds elegant lines to this white room, creating a framing element around the bed that references the black-and-white blind and black side tables. A hit of rich colour in the form a red silk throw is a simple touch that instantly harmonises the scheme by emphasising the central element in the space.
Relaxed bedroom with off-white scheme and Velux-style window
Attic bedrooms will often have low sloping ceilings and awkward configurations that can make the space feel top heavy and hemmed in. Lessen the impact by using a subtle blend of off-white shades to blur the boundaries between walls, ceilings and floor into less distinct features. Wall lights are a clean-lined alternative to space-hugging table lamps and tall bedside tables can take on the work of chests of drawers so there’s no need to double up on furniture. Include black pillowcases with a white duvet cover – it’s a little touch that has a big impact. Amidst the monochrome, subtle greys add the warmth.
Relaxed bedroom with rich textures and deep shades
Texture and colour are the benchmarks of a relaxed room. In this space a black feature wall grounds the scheme and allows bed, console and lighting to take centre stage. A beautiful solid wood floor shines in this scheme, with a fabulously textured throw adding the snuggle factor. The feathered dreamcatcher is a lovely touch above the bed.
Relaxed bedroom with country florals and shades of blue
There’s something so comforting about pattern. Choose carefully and it is possible to combine florals, stripes and polka dots for a cosy country-cottage feel. Here pale blues in a subtle mix of gradations keep the disparate designs in harmony. Limit patterns to the bed and keep the decorating a wash of white. You’ll sleep like a baby.
Relaxed bedroom with curvy modern furniture and geometric wall
Dusky pink and lilac shades, contemporary furniture and a stripped back floor keep this modern space cool, calm and collected. Signature lighting adds interest above the bed while a multicoloured feature wall creates the visual impact of a headboard – and some. The curving lines of the furniture are elegant, simple and sophisticated, creating a restful scheme with bags of personality.