Remote working in some form or other remains a reality for many, and although it brings many benefits, it can have a huge impact on home life, making it hard to create a clear boundary between work and rest. The pandemic has also had a huge influence on sleep patterns, with factors such as new habits and routines and stress impacting how many hours people are sleeping. According to the Guardian the national increase in poor sleep has been pronounced in women, going from 18.9% to 31.8%.
While it might be tempting to take a Zoom meeting from bed (camera off of course) or catch up on emails at 11pm, it is important to make your bedroom a place of rest and relaxation. This can be achieved with a no-technology rule or by making it a space you really look forward to being in each night. There are some simple tricks that can have a huge impact on a space—we recommend you pay close attention to the colour palette and textures, and try to avoid clutter in this space. Keep scrolling for seven stylish, and calming, bedroom interior ideas we really love.
1. Neutrals and Wooden Accents
If you want your bedroom to be a calming space, stick to light neutrals and whites with rustic wood accents. The excellent thing about sticking to this aesthetic is that everything automatically blends and so it's easy to put together.
Zara Home Ceramic Lamp With Antique Finish (£90)
H&M Washed Linen Duvet Cover Set (£60)
Anissa Kermiche Rock Bottom Tealight Holders Set of Three (£125)
2. Bold Wallpaper and Mis-Matched Prints
Here we have the opposite approach to interior design—the more is more is more camp. Embrace the eccentric styling, and layer clashing prints, colours and different textures and unusual shapes. You want all your items to be a talking point.
Hay Outline Cotton-Linen Cushion (£65)
Projektityyny Gingham Chindi Rectangular Cushion (£80)
Naomi Munuo Satsuma Vase With Bouquet 2020 Original Framed Artwork (£1295)
3. Calming Blues and Red Accents
Red and blue might sound like quite a dramatic colour pairing, but if you opt for soft shades of teal and burgundy it makes a restful, and special palette for a bedroom. Add the deep red accents with art work, accessories and lighting.
John Lewis & Partners Crisp and Fresh 200 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Single Flat Sheet, Duck Egg (£22)
Mari Masot Handcrafted Two-Part Ceramic Plant Pot (£80)
Aeand Villa .Ii . Noir (£450)
4. Statement Rug + Round Mirror
Make your bedroom look like a boutique hotel with an antique-style rug, printed wallpaper and special touches. Candles can be key to making your bedroom feel like a relaxing space, so this is an area to treat yourself.
John Lewis & Partners Scandi Round Oak Wood Mirror, Natural, 48cm (£130)
French Connection Kerala Chenille Rug (£125)
Diptyque Ambre Scented Candle, 300g (£68)
5. Pink and Greens
Pink and green in our opinion should always be seen, especially in the bedroom. Opt for soft, muted shades and these two colours blend beautifully together.
Extra&Ordinary Design Gravity Bubbly Bud Vase (£60)
Soho Home Dolly Chair, Pierre Frey Goya Mint, Uk (£995)
John Lewis & Partners Neo Pasta Bowl, 21cm, Plaster (£10)
6. Linens + Plants
Keep it simple with cane furniture, linen sheets and lots of plants—you'll feel like you're on a wellness retreat.
Zara Home Washed Linen Bed Sheet Set (£209)
Soho Home Peace Lily & Fractured Beige Pot (£82)
Soho Home Molina Arm Chair Cane Back Linen, Natural Uk (£446)
7. Stripes + Neutral Tones
For a more classic look, mix neutral pieces with striped fabrics—layer different stripes together for more depth.
Zara Home Blue Striped Linen Duvet Cover (£90)
Matilda Goad Signature Scalloped Fabric Lampshade in White, Medium (£162)
Ceraudo Sofia Armchair, Artichoke (£1250)
Next up, our tips for decorating on a budget.
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