Charming and quaint? Luxurious and cosy? Practical and modern? Choosing your perfect bedroom style is an exciting decision that allows you to reflect your personality and lifestyle.
As many of us have spent more time indoors than ever before, you wouldn’t be the first to find yourself imagining renovating your dream bedroom. Whether you’ve recently converted a loft space or just feel like a freshen-up – there are design options to suit every taste and budget.
Bedrooms are a space that’s uniquely personal – a room where you can really express your individual design preferences. But how to narrow down your options? Today, we’ve selected ten of the most popular bedroom styles and architectural themes. From traditional cottage to coastal, country or modern Scandinavian, there’s something for everyone.
Whilst you’re in the “ideas” phase.
Explore as many design examples as you can. You’ll soon get an idea of what aesthetic choices work for you, and which styles are simply a no-go. To help you make the perfect choice, here’s ten stunning examples of bedroom design…
Popular Bedroom Styles.
“Traditional” bedroom styles combine elegance, classic design and just a little bit of charm. They can also be dramatic and romantic, especially if you incorporate authentic furnishings, such as a four-poster bed, traditional armoire or extravagant chandeliers.
You don’t necessarily have to go all-out for Victorian authenticity. It’s a traditional style you’re creating (not museum style!), so mix in a few modern twists to keep things fresh and comfortable.
The cottage style in all of its quaint, charming glory is forever associated with classic English interior design. Exposed beams, wooden floors, and low-sloping ceilings are all beloved features of this style, although they can be difficult to decorate around.
Cottage style works particularly well in smaller or more unusual bedrooms such as loft conversions – with architectural quirks working to your advantage! Consider issues such as storage (you might have to source bespoke joinery or wardrobes to fit with sloping ceilings), keep the colour-palette neutral, and you’ll create a charming, practical space to rest and relax in.
Industrial interior design takes its inspiration from old factories and the warehouse lofts of city apartments. You’ll often find exposed brick walls, visible beams and pipes, and an open layout where you can see the internal structure of the building. If you’re already in the process of a home or bedroom conversion – now is the time to start bringing some of these elements in!
When selecting materials for your bedroom, think exposed metal or rustic wood combined with luxurious touches. It’s a distinctive yet unpretentious style that perfectly suits anyone searching for a bold, stylish bedroom.
A romantic bedroom style offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. It creates a soothing retreat and promotes intimacy through its use of pastel colours, delicate shapes and patterns.
A romantic bedroom is often associated with soft rugs, layering of fabrics and chic, intricate details. This unique style places emphasis on emotions rather than strict order and form, allowing you to express your individuality and personal tastes.
A coastal bedroom style can be created wherever you live (not just for those by the sea!). Coastal inspired bedrooms should create a calm and peaceful feel, making use of beach-style stripes, natural light-coloured woods and shades of white and blue.
If you’re working with a loft conversion or room with sufficient head-height, invite the sea breeze in by integrating an open balcony or French door as the centrepiece of your bedroom. If you’re lucky enough to have some real life coastal views, this will truly create an impressive space.
Mastering the art of a modern bedroom style is no easy task – but one that’s so worthwhile! There’s a great deal of thought and planning that goes into creating a clean, beautiful and modern space.
The modernist movement promoted the concept that “form follows function”. This elevates the importance of practicality alongside aesthetic and design considerations. For bedrooms, mix functionality and sleek design with clean neutral colours and integrated storage solutions.
You don’t have to live on a farm to decorate your bedroom country style. In fact, you don’t even have to live in a rural area! You just need to embrace the casual feel that typifies this welcoming, warm, and easy decorating style.
A modern country style celebrates the traditional even while embracing the contemporary. It’s a great style for loft-style bedrooms, as it embraces wood beams, natural materials and unique finishes. Using found objects, antiques or personal memorabilia alongside neutral tones and comfortable furnishings is a great way to create a lived-in farmhouse feel.
Few design styles capture romantic beauty, images of idyllic seaside retreats, sparkling white sand and plenty of sunshine quite like the Mediterranean aesthetic.
Inspired by the region, modern Mediterranean style is a fusion of the best elements borrowed from Spain, Italy and Greece. Think hardwood flooring, simple furniture and plain linens with the odd pop of colour. Heaven.
If you admire the cosy bedrooms found in countries like Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, then Scandinavian decor might be the perfect style for you.
This minimalist style is loved by people all over the world. It’s based around practical furniture that serves a clear purpose and is aesthetically pleasing in its simplicity. The concept of “hygge” is also important, translating as a mood of cosiness and comfortable conviviality. So don’t forget those blankets, throws and cushions!
Your bedroom is the most intimate space in your home, so the design can and should be the truest reflection of your interior design style.
Layering is every interior designer’s secret weapon for creating a luxury bedroom. Start with a bespoke bed to create a centrepiece for the room. From there, surround yourself with soft textures and opulent finishes – Egyptian cotton bed linen, polished metals, fresh flowers, sumptuous throws, pillows and rugs – all set under a canopy of soft lighting.
If you’re embarking on your own bedroom redesign project, whether that’s a brand new loft conversion, home extension or simply a design refresh – consider enlisting the help of an interior designer (like us!)
Interior designers are experts in bringing design schemes together, translating your ideas into reality and creating that true wow-factor. With a wealth of experience and professional trade contacts, they can assist with project management, planning and budgeting, to ensure your new bedroom is stress-free as well as beautiful. Visit our Interior Design services page to find out more about our professional services and processes. Or, give us a call on 02085314441 and speak directly with a member of our Interior Design team about your thoughts and ideas today!