Ways with bedroom walls

The master bedroom is my favourite room in the house because it’s so personal to me. I believe you should surround yourself with things that you love with an added bit of luxury for the best nights sleep and this is what I have tried to achieve.

The bedroom is also great for making a design statement and experimenting with techniques. And what better place to start than with your walls – play around with bold colours, pattern, and varied textures or pare it back with subtle walls and some statement blinds. I’ve rounded up my top 8 ways with bedroom walls to show you how you can refresh your scheme or create a whole new look.


Go big! How about a statement wall mural like the stunning tropical scene above. This bedroom scheme is bold and brave with a clash of patterns and colour. It’s not for everyone but I just love the more-is-more approach.
This varied palette creates lots of layers and interest to this gorgeous bedroom. Forget going for one shade and try a few tones. I also really like the stunning painterly effect as a statement wall behind the bed – it reminds me of a night sky. I love the freehand, not-quite-straight borders too on the connecting wall.
Crown Matt emulsion bedroom walls

Crown matt emulsion, £14 for 2.5 litres. Visit Crown‘s website for handy how-to videos to recreate these looks.

If you’re looking to add something a bit different have you thought about using large patterned wall or floor tiles? These funky geometric designs from Baked Tiles are really impactful and come in lots of different colours.

Chipboard Stripes porcelain tile in natural and black, £90 per sq m, Baked Tiles.

Add a wow factor to your bedroom walls with some customised wardrobes or freestanding furniture. You can keep your wall colour simple and opt for made-to-measure storage to keep clutter at bay while also adding a big slice of personality. Door choices range from colour, pattern or even mirrored finishes.

The Shape sliding doors of the Tecnopolis wardrobes by Presotto can be customised in a variety of different coloured finishes. They are priced around £8992 (€10,234) for the configuration shown here.

For a less permanent solution you can add some blinds or curtains. These from Orla Kiely are bold enough to make a subtle statement when pared with soft tones on the walls.

Rose Bud Roman blind in orange by Orla Kiely, from £32.95, Blinds 2go.

Add fun and personality to your bedroom walls with neon lighting or artwork. If you already have a piece you love, create a statement wall with it and tailor your new bedroom design around it to help determine the colour palette and style of the rest of the space.
Light artwork on bedroom walls

This Pow Wow artwork, £2195, really stands out when paired with the dark Sage headboard in Wales Navy fabric, £75 per sq m, both Andrew Martin.

Maybe it’s more of an obvious way with bedroom walls but good old fashioned wallpapering is still top of the list for an attention-grabbing wall and the options are endless. I’m drawn to this really bold botanical paper from Mind the Gap – I love the palette!
Chrysanthemums wallpaper

The Florilegium Chrysanthemums wallpaper, £150 for three 3m rolls, is available from Mind the Gap.

It doesn’t have to just be the master bedroom where you are creating a statement or adding personality, you can have so much fun with kids rooms too. This cool Mickey Mouse inspired paper is fun, stylish and perfect for a nursery or playroom.

Wallpaper from Graham & Brown; blinds, for similar, try Hillarys; flooring, for similar, try Amtico. Image credit: Chris Snook.

You may also enjoy: How to turn your ceiling into a design statement

Featured image: Seine King bed frame in Gabon Grey fabric and wenge legs, £665; Zinnia bedside table, £235; Rattan lantern, £45; Peacock cushion in Steel, £45; Tassle Throw in Steel Grey, £69, all Barker and Stonehouse.

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