Trending bedroom decorating ideas to breathe life into your space

Is your bedroom in need of a style boost? We’ve got you covered with these eight decorating ideas guaranteed to inspire your new scheme…

Although it might not always feel like it, we’re in full-bloom spring, so what better time to pick up the paintbrush or upcycle some furniture to give your space a much-needed refresh? Recently, I’ve spotted so many amazing bedroom decorating ideas that I think you will love, too.

Ready to roll up your sleeves? Read on…

1. Pattern play

If you’ve been on social media recently, you must have spotted an abundance of patterns in homeowners’ projects. Flamboyant florals, sleek stripes and colourful checkerboard prints are top of my moodboard at the moment. Whether you’re thinking about creating a feature wall behind your bed or mixing and matching statement textiles, these stylish patterns are an easy way to upgrade your bedroom.

Pink bedroom design with floral bedding and wallpaper.
Wallflower Night Garden bedlinen, £90, Graham & Brown.
Colourful room with floral wallpaper, and a sofa bed dressing in green striped linen with a pink striped throw and pink striped cushions.
Fareham 3-seater sofa bed, £2999, Bridgman.

2. Limewash walls

If you want to try something different to the classic paint or patterned wallpaper, why not give limewash walls a go? One of my favourite bedroom decorating ideas, this technique instantly adds visual interest to your space while also adding a homely feeling.

“The Artisan Chalk Wash paint effect adds a touch of an organic feel while enhancing depth to any space, especially in bedrooms or living areas,” says Flora Hogg, interior designer and colour consultant at Craig & Rose. “It showcases an appreciation of the beauty found in the imperfection.”

Bedroom design with limewash wall effect, upholstered headboard, striped bedding and pendant light made of natural materials.
Alhambra Stone, £45 per 2.5 litres, and Pink Clay Chalk Wash, £23.50 per 750ml, Craig & Rose.
Neutral bedroom decorating ideas using limewash paint and textured furniture.
Limewashed parquet sideboard, £1695, Cox & Cox.
Green and wood upholstered bed dressed in rustic linen, with a fluted wooden bedside table on a limewash wall background.
Mabel kingsize bed, £1199, and Byron side table, £279, Atkin and Thyme.

3. Make a statement with your headboard

“Adding an opulent headboard can instantly elevate the bedroom into a beautifully styled space,” says Georgia Metcalfe, creative director and founder at French Bedroom. So why not take your scheme to the next level with a daring design? There are so many options available these days, from large to small, so you are all set to find a design to suit your taste and budget. “Choose one that is upholstered in tactile fabrics such as velvet to add a more luxurious look and feel,” advises Georgia. “The beauty of a curvier-shaped headboard will also create further interest in the space, and I also say the bigger the headboard the better, for that real wow factor.”

Colourful scheme with statement bed upholstered in a floral fabric with six cushions and two throws on top.
Settle Into Silence upholstered bed, £2295, French Bedroom.

4. Dopamine bedroom decorating ideas

Infuse charm into your bedroom with the help of mood-boosting décor. “Dopamine decorating is a trend that will be front of mind for designers and homeowners alike,” says Joanna Ross, general manager of design at Sheridan. If you look into colour psychology, bright shades such as oranges and yellows breathe optimism into a bedroom, while blues and light purples ooze a sense of calm. Greens have a grounding effect and pinks are ideal for adding a joyful touch to any scheme.

“Don’t be afraid of going bold with your colour choices in the bedroom; pair unique and daring colour combinations when choosing your bedding and then pick key colours from this to celebrate with vibrant homewares that accentuate these colours. Try something different and have fun with it,” recommends Joanna.

Dwell Artio king size bed in Cream, £699, Dfs.
Colourful bedroom decorating ideas with a central blue bed, colourful throws, a mix of cushions, two bedside tables and airy light pink curtains behind.
Omkaram upholstered bed frame, £164.99, Zinus.

5. Look up

The fifth wall can sometimes be overlooked when designing a kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. So, say goodbye to plain white and embrace decorated ceilings for a fun and playful scheme. This trick is perfect for achieving a cocooning feeling or injecting the wow factor into your space. From wallpaper and limewash to murals, paint and stencil art, you can get really creative with your ceiling.

We’ve put together a roundup of some of our favourite decorating ideas for your fifth wall – click here to get inspired.

Neutral bedroom with yellow storage lockers, pretty lighting, wall art, a bed with striped bedding and a painted ceiling.
Lowdown locker in Butter, £289, Mustard Made.

6. Peaceful bedroom sanctuary

Do you want your bedroom to ooze that grounding spa-like feeling? Then, it’s time to update your walls with a fresh lick of paint in neutral tones and furnish your scheme using natural materials such as stone, rattan or wood.

“The trend for calming and relaxing bedrooms continues to influence people’s colour choices for furniture,” says Rachal Hutcheson, national retail manager at Sharps. “When it comes to decorating your bedroom, opt for a scheme that encourages feelings of serenity and go for something you’ll be happy to relax in, to enable a good night’s sleep.”

In terms of textiles, organic linen and cotton or tactile bouclé in pared-back colourways are a great choice for creating a tranquil aesthetic. Don’t forget to reduce visual noise by sorting through clutter and keeping a minimalist theme.

Relaxing bedroom design with simple bed and bench, rattan furniture and lighting and mustard throws and cushions.
Nott bench, £795; Karaikal quilt, £295; Halara linen cushion cover, £90, and Ravindra rattan table lamp, £275, all from Oka.
Neutral scheme with upholstered bed, stone side table, neutral decor, terracotta and cream-coloured linen and limewash wall.
Jasper king bed, from £2990, King Living.
Neutral scheme with muted bed, wood bedside table, a textured vase and a cone pendant.
Raffia ceiling pendant light 10 inch cone in Natural, £119, Industville.

7. Embrace fluting

This trend is not going anywhere – and I, as an avid all-things-fluted lover, am not complaining. Perfect for enhancing the visual experience of your bedroom and adding plenty of texture, this popular effect can be used as much or as little as you please. Think colourful reeded panelling, stylish textured furniture, modern bed frames adorned with grooves, and ribbed lighting. Remember to always have fun with decorating your bedroom and go for ideas that resonate with your personal style, no matter what the current interiors trends are.

Moody design with statement bed, two bedside tables decorated with lamps and vases, a textured rug and fluted wall panelling behind it.
Trepanel Design Double Denim Blue on blue felt acoustic wood slat wall panels, price on application, Walls and Floors.
Green painted bedroom with fluted furniture, fluted bed frame, wood lighting and a geometric rug underneath.
Jacob bed in Dark Wood, £899 for a double, Feather & Black.
Neutral design with fluted wall panelling, quirky bedside table and a lamp on top, and white bedlinen.
Individual Slat Washed Oak panels, from £10.99, Naturewall.

8. Hotel-style bedroom decorating ideas

Lastly, are you craving that feeling of being on holiday and enjoying the perks of boutique hotels? Well, why not bring the getaway straight to your home instead? “We are seeing a huge trend toward statement beds with hotel-style impact,” says Laura Burnett, head of buying at Feather & Black. “With generously proportioned headboards and footboards, upholstered finishes, and sophisticated shades in mixed materials of wood and linen, a statement bed adds a real flourish to the bedroom and can add an instant update,” she adds.

Choose sumptuous shades, such as jewel tones or creamy neutrals, and decorate your bedroom with textured fabrics to enhance both the visual and tactile experiences. For a cosy atmosphere, perfect for unwinding in the evening, layer your lighting. Ready to give your bedroom a makeover and bask in that luxurious hotel-stay atmosphere?

Boutique-hotel bedroom design with modern bed, white linen, colourful cushions and throws, burgundy bedside tables and wall lighting.
Vallero Luxe bed, £490; Xylo nest table in Cherry Red, £110; Century wood and brass wall light, £45, and Faux fur plain throw in Emerald Green, £36, all from Habitat.

Happy decorating!

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