Bedroom Ideas and Designs

J&B Interiors, Chichester
J&B Interiors, Chichester
Mike Garlick Photography
House shoot on location for J&B Interiors, Chichester.
Gold Half Moon Wardrobe Handles
Gold Half Moon Wardrobe Handles
Pushka Home Ltd
A pair of striped half moon handles made from solid brass. A striking addition for all cabinets and wardrobe doors.
Island Cottage
Island Cottage
Paul Cashin Architects
Photography by Richard Chivers Island Cottage is an existing dwelling constructed in 1830, in a conservation area at the southern limit of Sidlesham Quay village, West Sussex. The property was highlighted by the local authority as a key example of rural vernacular character for homes in the area, but is also sited in a major flood risk area. Such a precarious context therefore demanded a considered approach, however the original building had been extended over many years mostly with insensitive and cumbersome extensions and additions. Our clients purchased Island Cottage in 2015. They had a strong sense of belonging to the area, as both had childhood memories of visiting Pagham Harbour and were greatly drawn to live on the South Coast after many years working and living in London. We were keen to help them discover and create a home in which to dwell for many years to come. Our brief was to restore the cottage and reconcile it’s history of unsuitable extensions to the landscape of the nature reserve of Sidlesham and the bay of Pagham beyond. The original house could not be experienced amongst the labyrinthine rooms and corridors and it’s identity was lost to recent additions and refurbishments. Our first move was to establish the lines of the original cottage and draw a single route through the house. This is experienced as a simple door from the library at the formal end of the house, leading from north to south straight towards the rear garden on both floors. By reinstating the library and guest bedroom/bathroom spaces above we were able to distinguish the original cottage from the later additions. We were then challenged by the new owners to provide a calm and protective series of spaces that make links to the landscape of the coast. Internally the cottage takes the natural materials of the surrounding coastline, such as flint and timber, and uses these to dress walls and floors. Our proposals included making sense of the downstairs spaces by allowing a flowing movement between the rooms. Views through and across the house are opened up so to help navigate the maze like spaces. Each room is open on many sides whilst limiting the number of corridor spaces, and the use of split levels help to mark one space to the next. The first floor hosts three bedrooms, each of unique style and outlook. The main living space features a corner window, referencing an open book set into the wall at the height of a desk. Log burners, sliding doors, and uncovered historic materials are part of the main reception rooms. The roof is accessible with a steep stair and allows for informal gathering on a grass terrace which gains views far beyond the immediate gardens and neighbouring nature reserve. The external facades have been uplifted with larch cladding, new timber windows, and a series of timber loggias set into the gardens. Our landscaping strategy alleviates flood risk by providing a bung to the garden edge, whilst encouraging native species planting to take over the new timber structure that is directly connected to the house. This approach will help to plant the house in its surroundings, which is vital given the local connection to the Sidlesham Nature Reserve. Throughout the project the client sourced much of the interior finishes and fixtures directly from salvage yards and online second hand boutiques. The house is decorated with reclaimed materials referencing the worn and weary effect of time spent on the beach or at the sea side. Now complete, the house genuinely feels reconciled to its place, a haven for our clients, and an exemplary project for our future clients who wish to link their childhoods with their future homes.
Trinity Wharf
Trinity Wharf
Atelier KV
Kassavello’s Interior Design and project management team undertook the complete renovation of a luxury apartment in Canada Water. The entire footprint of the property was reconfigured from a two to a three bedroom apartment to maximise the practical needs of the owners, whilst simultaneously creating a light-filled and contemporary open plan living space in which the family could relax and enjoy incredible views of the Thames and London landscape. A calming colour palette was used as a base for the scheme whilst pattern, texture and bold detailing was added to create dynamic interest. Specially commissioned furniture handcrafted by our expert team of artisans in Portugal make for a truly stylish and inviting home.
Mill Farm House, Black Bourton
Mill Farm House, Black Bourton
Mike Garlick Photography
House shoot on location for Mill Farm House, Black Bourton.
Finding bedroom ideas to work in the bedroom space you have isn’t always easy. You might have a small bedroom, an awkward space to work with, or sloping walls that get in the way. Bedroom designs need to incorporate various pieces of bedroom furniture, or built-in storage, in order to give you a relaxing place to sleep as well as hold your various possessions and clothing. But don’t worry, there’s always a bedroom design that will work with the space you have. Get bedroom ideas and inspiration from the thousands of photos from designers and stylists on Houzz; even if you’re struggling with a small bedroom you can find space saving bedroom ideas and clever layouts that could work in your bedroom.

How do I choose the right bed and mattress?

There is only one unavoidable element to your bedroom and that is the bed, so selecting the right one is crucial. The bed is the focal point, but make sure to choose one that still allows for easy movement around the bedroom, whether that is a double, king or super king size. Once you have selected a frame by looking at bedroom design ideas, look to invest in a great mattress. The difference a high-quality mattress will make to your night’s sleep and back health makes this a critical choice – whether you prefer a memory foam mattress or the pocket sprung variety. The recommended shelf life of a mattress is five to seven years, although a top quality mattress may last up to ten. The great news is that a price tag and fancy terminology don’t necessarily reflect the quality of a mattress, so it really is worth doing your research.

What are the best small bedroom ideas?

It’s quite rare to find a property with all bedrooms a good size; even if your master bedroom is well-proportioned, chances are you may have a spare room or kids’ room that struggles for space. But there are plenty of bedroom designs to make the most of any size room.

If you need small bedroom ideas for your home go for a bed with no frame, or if you are truly working in a tight space, a storage bed might be your best option. If the room is not your master bedroom, you could also try out a single bed, or even two single beds because this can separate out the space a bit more. They can always be pushed together if you have a couple staying. More space saving bedroom ideas would be opting for built-in shelving and rails for storage and hanging clothes. You can even go for built-in shelves to replace bedside tables, lighting attached to the wall or ceiling rather than lamps, and opt for sliding wardrobe doors which require less room in front. Ensuring your furniture choices are multi-purpose is another great way to save space. For example, a dressing table can double as a work space and a dressing stool with a lift-up lid offers hidden storage.

Obviously, the less cluttered a small bedroom, the better, but it doesn’t mean you have to go completely minimal. Adding clever storage pieces, a few pieces of wall art and a rug and cushions can give the room a more ‘whole’ feeling.

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What bedroom decorating ideas should I opt for?

The decorating design you go for will obviously depend on your style and taste, but remember to consider the size and layout of the room, as well as accommodating any existing pieces of furniture or decoration you already own. If you’re not sure what style of bedroom design to go with, take a look through some of these quick guides:

Modern – If you’re after modern bedroom ideas then you might want to focus on tying a colour scheme together with pillows, throws and lampshades; blues, greys and shades of white will give a sleek, contemporary feel, while pops of brighter colours will give your room a modern punch. If you don’t go for a statement headboard for your bed, then look for a great piece of artwork, some shelving to create a stylish vignette or maybe a few frames to create a gallery wall, to go above the head of the bed. Some statement lighting pieces on the bedside tables can complete a look, too.

Traditional – Go for symmetry when it comes to traditional bedroom ideas. Two matching bedside tables, either side of the bed; a classic headboard; an elegant mirror over a dressing table or fireplace; and classic prints on your bedding, curtains and other soft furnishings, will add a definite traditional feel to your space. Add more mirrors, a chandelier and some plush rugs or carpeting to ramp up the luxe-factor.

Midcentury – Even if you struggle to find real midcentury bedroom furniture in a good condition, there are plenty of modern pieces that have been designed in a midcentury style, a la ‘G Plan’. Look for beds, wardrobes, sideboards and drawers with legs and in a dark, natural wood. Adding house plants will add a touch of the 70s, and try to hunt down some unique art and accessories, or create your own from salvaged or recycled pieces. View more midcentury designs.

Vintage/Shabby-Chic Style – A shabby chic bedroom is all about whites, creams, dusky pinks and greys. Pick out light and delicate floral patterns and try upcycling some old wooden furniture by painting it with chalk paint to give the slightly worn look. Adding fresh flowers, candles and a few light materials will complete the shabby chic look. If you want to stay away from whites and florals, vintage bedroom ideas could include a bit more colour, rustic elements and eclectic decoration. Again, if you can’t find real vintage pieces, look for vintage-inspired designs or transform an unloved item into something unique for your bedroom.

Eclectic – Pretty much anything goes when it comes to eclectic bedroom ideas. Lots of colours, prints and decoration are allowed, so try experimenting with fun wall art, loud wallpaper or bright or patterned bedding.

Scandinavian – Scandinavian design is about natural materials, simple design, lots of white and tactile furnishings. If you want to add some colour and tone then pastels, greys and shades of black will work well. Try adding (fake) fur throws or rugs and linen bedsheets for a cosy feeling. Wooden floorboards are a big thumbs up when it comes to Scandi bedroom ideas.

Industrial – Go for lots of wood and metal if you’re after an industrial bedroom look. Exposed brick is also often seen as the epitome of industrial, but if you can’t work that into your bedroom, then instead look for metal bed frames, desks and shelving, and lighting with exposed wiring. Add soft greys, whites and dark materials for a moody look, or stick to block colours if you want something brighter.

How do I find kids’ bedroom ideas?

If you’re looking for girl or boys’ bedroom ideas for your children, then it’s best to check the Kids’ Room ideas page, where you can filter to see boys’ room ideas, girls’ bedroom ideas or neutral schemes. You can also see teenage bedroom ideas and inspiration for nurseries.

How do I choose the right bedroom furniture?

Whether you only need a few bits of furniture or you’re looking at whole bedroom furniture sets, it’s best to first think of placements and layout in your bedroom space. You might have some great bedroom ideas, but if you go for many, large furniture pieces then none of it will work together if the space doesn’t allow. Once you’ve decided on how many pieces you can fit in comfortably, then you can think about the bedroom furniture style and design. White bedroom furniture is popular for those that want a calming, restful feel, but there’s nothing to stop you injecting colour into your bedroom if you want to.

Browse Houzz’s range of bedroom furniture to pick out the styles and colours you think could create your perfect bedroom design.

How can I find specific interior design ideas for my bedroom?

For tailored bedroom designs and decorating ideas that come recommended by experts, you can look at hiring an interior designer in your area to help you plan your new bedroom. Many offer affordable one-room rates and are flexible when it comes to working with you online and offline.

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, take a look at these popular bedroom ideas:

Browse more popular design ideas on Houzz.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a bedroom renovation or are building a designer bedroom from scratch, Houzz has 1,122,964 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including We Style Homes-Interior Design Consultancy and Coronado Interiors. Look through bedroom photos in different colours and styles and when you find a bedroom design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful bedroom ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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