How to Design and Decorate your Bed Room with Kerry bryan

How to Design and Decorate your Bed Room with Kerry bryan

You might associate a boutique bedroom design with a trendy hotel, but you can enjoy sumptuous luxury even in a dated apartment. Here, we upholstered the chaise in a vibrant blue velvet crocodile fabric, toning with teal coloured velvets on the deep-buttoned headboard and runner. Sunset yellow bombé bedside units pick out the gold in the cushions and unify the scheme across the bedroom. A mid-pile Cormar carpet gives a luscious feel underfoot, while fuchsia pink cushions offer a vivid accent. The round concave mirrors were an internet find which we painted marine blue to match the fabrics, adding unique interest to the overall scheme. The windows were bright and gave the room a more spacious feel, you might want to would try searching for blinds to fit your scheme if you are worried about prying eyes, a quick search online can produce a variety of results similar to this website.


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Kerry Bryan, Interior Stylist and Designer

I’ve fallen in love with the feel and style of Hygge living; in this room, the client and I wanted to mix contemporary luxury living with a dash of Hygge. So, have kept the colour scheme very neutral, with browns, greys, blush tones and white to create a warm and homely atmosphere. This client dreamed of a very relaxed, yet somewhat tailored appearance, which we feel has been achieved, through the use of many natural textures, the use of clean lines and a minimalistic approach.


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Margaret Brewczy?ska, Inventive Interiors

I totally adore this luxurious, elegant and cosy bedroom designed in contemporary style. It gives you the feeling of relaxation, calmness, and comfort. Soft textures help to de-stress and clear thoughts after a busy day. Clean lines and uncluttered surfaces will bring your mind in order. You may achieve this look using soothing, neutral colours together with warm, pleasant to the touch materials and rich textures. Plenty of pillows and cushions on the bed and a throw will give extra cosiness to your bedroom. After adding a few pools of soft deemed light and lighting candles with a pleasant scent, you definitely won’t want to leave your hideaway.


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Chrissy Halton,
Interior Blogger and Home Stylist

I love using deep colours on the wall in a bedroom as it makes the room immediately feel cosy and relaxing, which makes it peaceful for sleeping. A trick is to balance the deep colours with lots of white – bedding is a perfect example of how to do this, as it makes up a large area in a bedroom (you can also add a touch of colour with throws and/or cushions). White window treatments work great as well (shutters in particular). In terms of furniture, you could blend the deep colour of the wall and match with the furniture or go pale so it is more noticeable – both work really well.


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Melanie Bastin, Amersham Designs

To me, the perfect bedroom scheme has to be warm, welcoming and the kind of setting where you can imagine yourself curling up in bed and snuggling down. I love this guest bedroom scheme that we designed for a client’s penthouse; it ticks all the boxes if you are looking for a cosy scheme that oozes glamour.

The use of darker tones on the walls creates instant depth, in particular, wall coverings rather than paint helps to create a more cosy feel, such as this gorgeous grasscloth paper. Layering textures and patterns within a scheme also helps to create that warm enveloping vibe, think gorgeous velvets teamed with satins, luxe faux furs and textured linens.

To complete your perfect sultry bedroom scheme, choose a colour palette of warm hues, highlighted with golds, bronzes and antique brass finishes on decorative lighting, furniture and accessories. Yes, it is all about the gold!

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Embroidered Velvet Star Cushion – 50x50cm

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Gina Everett, Create Perfect

When designing a bedroom, it is especially important for me that we add some natural elements. Whether that’s in the form of the more standard greenery, planting and wooden floorboards or something a little different like the clever use of plywood for a headboard and refurbishing some old crates for storage. By adding these elements, the room takes on a tranquil and relaxing vibe. Studies have shown this can actually reduce the heart rate and pulse making for a more pleasant environment to rest – perfect for retreating from a busy day.


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Sara Slade, Interior Designer

We were lucky to be asked to design this guest bedroom, flooded with natural light due to its large windows, and it was the perfect blank canvas. Being a modern build, we worked to build up the textures to avoid the room looking too flat. One of the tricks we like to use in these contemporary developments is running the curtains wall-to-wall; being the full ceiling height, not only does this make the room cosier, but completely opens the room up.

Feature walls are not something we tend to specify, but in this case, the origami effect wallpaper worked so well to avoid the room appearing too boxy. The final piece to finish things off is a large feature ceiling light, it is so important to upscale such items to make the most of the space.


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Lorna Higgins, LJH Interior Design

The secret bedroom! On first glance, one could mistake this room as a study. The floating glass desk and floating Muirhead leather raspberry chair with matching footstool overlooking the magnificent views of London. If you look closely the bespoke library gains in depth with your eye line almost taking you towards the view. Hidden behind the raspberry wall feature framed in dark walnut is a comfortable double bed with hidden lighting. The walls are white and the flooring is slate tiles, the black and white frame of the room allow the colour to add drama. Practical and beautiful!


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Jennifer Jones, Niche Interiors

I love the soft, muted palette of this master retreat. Cool greys and ivory are well-suited for the bedroom – a space that should feel calm and restful. The mix of textural fabrics and nubby wool rug create a warm, layered space that still feels contemporary and tailored. No wonder why people look into companies like bazaar velvet in the hopes of finding the perfect rug for their room. Making a change as simple as this can change the overall aesthetic of any room.

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