10 relaxing bedroom schemes to inspire your next chill session

The nights are drawing in and the leaves are starting to turn – time to light the candles, grab the blankets and relax. As we spend more time at home, with a lot of us working from home too,  it’s more important than ever to create a relaxing bedroom retreat to reset and rest at the end of the day. And let’s face it, no matter the season, I’m up for anything that aids a bit of R&R.

The décor of your bedroom is key to a relaxing space – soft greys, blues and greens. You can opt for soft white or grey walls and add colour with your bedding and accessories. Try layering different shades and use pattern sparsely, nothing too attention grabbing or bright.  You can still add personality and character without shouting. Soothing doesn’t have to be boring so add key pieces that you love.

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Journalist and interior stylist Laurie Davidson’s has some must-read tips on other ways to create a relaxing bedroom here – from plants to lighting to temperature, she’s got it all covered but in the meantime sit back, relax and have a scroll through some of my favourite relaxing bedroom schemes to inspire you.

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This bedroom oozes relaxed sophistication. The impressive size and fluted design of the upholstered headboard on the Provence bed, from £3345 for a double, enhances its role as the centrepiece of this room, from The Sofa & Chair Company.
This beautiful Panda White marble headboard, from £750 per sq m from Cullifords, creates a bold but calming monochromatic effect, perfect when teamed with plain white bed linen.
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Create a Bohemian-inspired space with warm, earthy tones, neutral colours, and natural, rustic materials for a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe. Inspired by classic wingback chairs, the Kenley ottoman bed from Furniture Choice has a tall, tufted fabric headboard, which provides extra comfort for reading or lying back to watch a film. Shown here in Oatmeal, it also comes in grey or slate grey. Priced from £399.99 for a double.
Add some chic, chevron pattern alongside fluffy white pillows. I love this weave throw and cushions from DUSK, 100% knitted cotton and so elegant. Cushion cover from £15 and throw £50.
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For a really cosy space go darker with clay, earthy tones. Mongolian sheepskin cushion in Putty, £60; washed cotton bedspread in Plaster, £80; rattan bed frame, £599 for a double; Skye curtains, £180 for a 228cm x 228cm design, all John Lewis & Partners.
You can still create wow in a serene bedroom. The dark pops from the ceiling light and the bed frame work so well with the white walls and soft pink touches. Neptune’s Wardley bed painted in Ink, £1615 for a double, with the Cotswold Herringbone throw in Old Rose, £120.

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Mood boosting subtle pinks, soft blues, and pale, sage greens are ideal for creating a restful, relaxing ambiance. Try this soft mint paint from Crown with its light and airy tones, Botanical Extract, £14 for 2.5 litres of matt emulsion. It’s soothing and restful and can help create the illusion of space in bijoux bedrooms.
Go for biscuit walls and with soft accents, like this gorgeous Alexandria bedding from DUSK in a cool geometric pattern. Cushion cover from £12 and throw £45.

Featured image: Warm, grounding and nurturing: three words to describe Dulux’s 2021 Colour of the Year, Brave Ground. Available in kitchen and bathroom formulas as well as matt emulsion.

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