Monday, May 2, 2011

Glamorous Traditional Bedroom

Elegant day bed

A French-style day bed instantly adds elegance to any room. Matching the colour with the surrounding walls gives it a seamless feel, adding vibrancy through patterned cushions. Using different floral patterns adds another layer of luxury.

 Fresh bedroom

Clever storage solutions, fresh linen and a beautiful bed will brighten a tired bedroom. Lined baskets perched on the wardrobe, white runners covering bedside tables and ottomans adorned with decorative trays all maximize the space. Introduce spring greens with dreamy lilacs to create an intimate, relaxing area.


Glamorous bedroom

Add sparkle to your sleep zone with cushions, throws and furniture. To keep it fresh, balance with pale walls and crisp white bed linen.

 Romantic French-style bedroom

This bedroom uses damask and embroidery and soft blues and creams to create a romantic mood. A Dormy House headboard is customised with a damask linen slip cover from GP&J Baker. The bed is layered with white embroidered linen, a blue Nina Campbell bedspread and a quilt cover made from Jane Churchill embroidered fabric. A decorative French-style side table from Laura Ashley displays a Graham & Green stacked glass lamp and pretty accessories in complementary shades.

 Twin guest bedroom

Create order and calm with a twin guest bedroom decorated in pretty pinks and patterned fabrics. These Ben Whistler beds, with bespoke upholstered headboards, allow you to keep furniture and soft furnishings co-ordinated. Cover with smart-looking classic bedspreads made from an unusual fabric, like this one from Raoul Textiles, and hang floor-length curtain at the window to create an air of elegance. With strong colours and bold patterns in abundance, it's best to keep walls neutral; try Sanderson for soft-coloured emulsion.

 Fresh guest bedroom

A highly decorative wallpaper from Cole & Son has traditional but contemporary feel. For a fresh and elegant style, keep the rest of the room as simple as possible; white furniture, like the four-poster bed from Homes in Heaven, and soft furnishings create a crisp look. Turquoise accessories, like the silk pillow slips made from Romo fabric, provide a boost for an otherwise neutral scheme.


Bedroom with classic cushions

Different textures, scales and colours create a bold, contemporary look when cushions and bolsters in rich floral fabrics are layered together.


Georgian bedroom

Original Georgian features and modern furniture sit side-by-side in this elegant bedroom decorated in white, cream, and rich chocolate brown. A contemporary four-poster bed from Orchid Furniture provides modern twist on a traditional style and, combined with an ornate sofa from Toile de Jouy, looks sophisticated and stylish without being overwhelming.


Oriental-style bedroom

A combination of red, charcoal and white gives an oriental feel to this bedroom. The floral curtains are a perfect backdrop to the dark-wood bed from Next and white bed linen from The Linen Press. Delicate dove grey walls create a feeling of space and calm.


Classic guest bedroom

Transform a guest bedroom into a cosy winter retreat, complete with silk cushions, fragrant candles and an open fire. A classic Queen Anne chair from Mufti makes a comfortable reading area, with a side table from Julian Chichester. A gilt sunburst mirror above the fireplace adds a touch of grandeur.


Earthy tones guest bedroom

With its sloping ceiling, large windows and cosy furnishings, this bedroom is perfect to lend out when guests come to stay. The all-white room is given warmth with bed linen in earthy tones and an exotic rug. Matching bedside tables and table lamps adds a formal touch, as well as extra storage for bedtime reading.


Classic bedroom

Soft texture and gentle accent colours bring a feeling of calm to a bedroom. Choose furniture and accessories in soothing shades of cream and taupe, like these bedside tables by Nordic Style. The pretty Chinese-style fabric of the bed throw adds colour and pattern to the neutral room and looks stunning against the crisp, white bed linen.


White and gold bedroom

The golden colour of this French bed from Barn Antiques is echoed throughout this classic bedroom and the white backdrop is the perfect foil. Gold-coloured cord from John Lewis used as a decorative edging along the top of the wall adds an original touch.


Cream guest bedroom

Cream bed linen with a tulip motif from Dunelm Mill offsets a collection of antique pieces in this pretty guest room.


Loft conversion bedroom

The bed takes centre stage in this compact loft conversion and the pretty bedspread from Hemswell Antiques Centre adds a delicate splash of colour.

 Simple classic bedroom

This bedroom only features a few choice items, such as a Gaff goatskin rug on the bed, an antique wardrobe and chandelier, yet it still manages to look effortlessly stylish. The bed was bought from Habitat.


Monochrome period bedroom

The 16th-century black and white domed ceiling influenced the colour scheme in this period bedroom. The grand four-poster bed was hand built by GPS Carpentry and is painted in Classic Cream by Homebase. The toile curtains, cushions and bedspread are in Pastorale and Charcoal from Loving Fabrics.

 Floral bedroom

Pretty pink rose-patterned fabric from Colefax and Fowler adds a feminine touch to this Dormy House headboard and lends colour to an otherwise plain white scheme. The luxury bedlinen is from Descamps. Blinds with a delicate stripe pick up the pink accent colour.


Blue and white bedroom

A grand sleigh bed makes an elegant statement while a calming blue and white scheme lightens the feel of the room and brings a touch of French charm to the space.


Pink floral bedroom

Crabtree & Evelyn's Rose Bath range inspired this pretty pink and cream bedroom. A feature wall of bold pink Zoffany wallpaper provides an accent colour and which appears in the more sober floral wallpaper by Laura Ashley. Framed pictures of roses, and the real thing, tie the whole look together.


Manor house-style bedroom

Laid back glamour is the key to this elegant country bedroom. Hang an opulent panel and drape beautiful fabrics around a bed to get this relaxing look. An eye-catching strip of wallpaper creates a focal point. Layers of soft linens and pretty cushions add the finishing touches.


Oriental-style bedroom

Sprigged floral Zoffany fabric makes a sophisticated canopy for this Lombok black Oriental-style chopstick four-poster bed. An ebony side table from Oka mirrors the bed, while sheer Volga Linen curtains softly filter light. A Ralph Lauren gauze throw with wide stripes adds romance and luxury to the neutral room.


Oriental-style four-poster bedroom

A black iron chopstick four-poster bed with linen curtains is the centrepiece of this Oriental-style bedroom. A vibrant red headboard provides the accent colour, mirrored in a woollen throw and the curtain edging. A black-framed print in the same shades creates co-ordination and turns a white chest into a focal point.


Neutral loft bedroom

White walls and cream carpet from House of Fraser give this loft space a light and fresh appearance. Built-in wardrobes follow the dimensions of the exposed roof beams and blend into the scheme, while the walnut sleigh bed from Housing Units and red Persian rug add colour and depth.


Red Baroque bedroom

Walls in a bold Craig & Rose shade are offset with chunky French-style carved pine furniture and a gold mirror to make a strong statement in this bedroom. Light-coloured decorative curtains, carpet and bedding prevent the room from being too overbearing.


Green and pink bedroom

Mint-green walls by Dulux make this guest bedroom a tranquil and restful haven while pink curtains, a chaise longue and fresh calla lilies add a soft feminine touch. The gilt mirror gives the room a little bit of sparkle.

Golden bedroom

This bedroom has the luxuriously simple appeal of a five-star hotel suite. The metallic gold hue of the silk curtains, bedding and grasscloth covered walls is offset by a king-size sleigh bed and other dark wood accessories.


Pampering bedroom

Create a pampering bedroom zone by grouping vintage mirrors together, as a good alternative to pictures and making the bed the focal point of the room with a floral bedspread from Laura Ashley.


Bedroom office

The key to incorporating a workable home office in a bedroom scheme is to ensure that the work area is concealed. This clever shelving unit has been constructed to hide a neat study area behind it. The standard lamp from SCP can then be swung either side of the divide, for bedtime reading or working.


Safari bedroom

Create a relaxed safari style for your bedroom with a rich wood, four-poster bed from Lombok with side table in matching tones. Choose white bed linen and a striped throw from Oka. Add tribal-style details with rattan accessories and a shell-effect cushion from Marks & Spencer.


Vintage bedroom

Original oak floorboards decided the colour palette in this bedroom and an extensive collection of retro, second-hand and antique furniture from different eras combine to create a vintage look. French orchid-design wallpaper from Suttons decorates Edwardian wall panels with dramatic effect.


French-style bedroom

Elegant grey walls contrast with silk curtains and a caned bed in this French-style bedroom, creating a restful yet stylish sleeping area. Empire-inspired bedside tables and a padded, caned bench add to the look. A painting highlights the bed and creates a balanced display.


Floral bedroom

Use floral wallpaper in a rich plum from Osborne & Little, teamed with a dark-wood four-poster bed from Lombok. The duvet cover and pillowcases are from The White Company, which are offset by the vibrant coloured cushions.


French-style bedroom

Ornate blue carved mirrors frame an antique French bed and bedside cabinets from Fabulous & French. The bed is dressed with linen from The White Company and an antique quilt, then layered with Cabbages & Roses pink floral cushions. Lamps on the cabinets and china on a breakfast tray add more colour.


Traditional blue bedroom

Perfect for introducing a sense of occasion, Italian strung curtains have a beautifully soft, draped look. When lined with a contrasting fabric, they reveal a subtle flair of colour once they are opened.


Classic en suite bedroom

Delicate window blinds in the en suite bathroom ensure privacy as well as diffusing light. Nicole Fabre lamps, a plant in a stylish pot and a painting with an ornate frame form a symmetrical display which draws the eye to the rich cherrywood chest of drawers from I & JL Brown. A caned bed dressed with a patterned Laura Ashley quilt completes the traditional look.


Georgian bedroom

A grand four-poster adds colonial style, complemented by architraves and window frames. Silk cushions on the bed and window seat add colour and pattern.

 Stylish bedroom

Hang curtains from a narrow curtain pole over the bed, draped using holdbacks. A fabric-covered headboard and extra pillows and cushions create the layered look. A white Chic Shack stool covered in blue pinstripe fabric provides smart seating. A butler's tray from Country Cream is used as a bedside table with a bead-trimmed lamp from Homebase.


Suffolk country cottage dressing room

The walls of this dressing room have been painted dark green to create a cosy atmosphere. An antique daybed, console table and upholstered chair add to the elegant, traditional look. Botanical prints in burr wood frames grouped together have as much impact as a single large painting, while an over-sized lamp with an Oriental-style base, checked curtains and the floral chair fabric add pattern to the pared-down scheme.


 Pretty bedroom

Create a bedroom that is pretty without being too girly. Choose stripes and checks with a hint of floral, and contrast the pink with an accent colour. Here green works well to prevent pink from looking overly sweet.

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