Monday, May 2, 2011

Stunning Country Bedroom

Nautical bedroom

Create the perfect coastal-style bedroom with a shiplap bedframe to start. Layer with cotton poplin sheets and linens with dashes of chambray, navy and red. Nautical accessories add the perfect finishing touches, and look great with painted wooden walls and rustic floorboards as the backdrop.


Patterned bedroom

Carrying a design through from the walls to soft furnishings creates an intimate feel in this pretty bedroom. Patterned Nina Campbell wallpaper in subtle shades is echoed by a matching valance, and a floral cushion in brighter tones links them with the headboard and a Designers Guild quilt. 


Modern folk bedroom

Clean, fresh and colourful, this bedroom scheme offers a bolder take on the modern folk trend. Aqua and cherry shades as seem on the floral bed linen are used on the walls and curtains. Simple, white wooden furniture and accessories look great against the cheerful palette, and textured cushions give it an extra twist.


French-style bedroom

Line the front panels of a cupboard with pretty floral Laura Ashley fabric to match a room's colour scheme. This French-inspired room has blue and white accessories and warm wooden furniture.


French-style bedroom

A crisp blue and white theme and a softly-draped canopy creates a French Provençal theme in this bedroom. Add relaxing lavender to the bedside table for a restful night's sleep.


Vintage bedroom

For a fresh vintage look in your bedroom, mix white-painted furniture, like this chest of drawers from Laura Ashley and vintage-style floral patterned accessories. The clean white walls are a perfect contrast with the curtain fabric from Luna.


Stylish master bedroom

A brass bedstead adds instant elegance to this master bedroom and is complemented by soft white bed linen and metallic linen curtains. A small bookcase doubles up as a bedside table that’s perfect for extra storage. Pretty vases filled with flowers complete the look.


Antique-style bedroom

Rich layers of linen, velvet, plain and floral fabrics give this room and inviting feel. An antique bed makes a grand statement and a blanket box at the end is the perfect storage place for extra throws and blankets.


Vintage-style guest room

This guest room has been given a vintage feel with a quilt and crocheted cushions. A beige and cream scheme continues the retro feel and an iron bedstead adds to the period look.


Chic country bedroom

A calming blue and white scheme gives this bedroom a classic country feel, with an antique washstand adding to the traditional look. A luxurious mohair throw adds a touch of comfort and white cushions break up the blue and white bed linen for a smart finish.


Bedroom with rustic charm

A wooden bed and bedside tables complement the original beams in this barn-style bedroom, while relaxing smoky greys and blues gives the room a calming feel.


French-style bedroom

Painted furniture and a toile bedspread gives this bedroom a calming French-style, while the wooden letters above the bed add a touch of romance. The room is kept fresh and bright with an off-white backdrop.


Grand four-poster bedroom

A beautifully crafted four-poster bed makes an elegant statement in this bedroom, and the warm, dark wood gives the room a cosy feel. Woolly throws and sumptuous cushions add extra layers of comfort.


Pretty and feminine bedroom

Choose a dainty rose-print quilt and cast iron bedstead to give a bedroom a pretty, feminine look. Keep the room white to continue the theme and add flower lights wrapped around the headboard and white-painted, wooden furniture to give the room a cosy, country feel.


Blue and white guest bedroom

This guest bedroom has a light and feminine feel. The bedstead and curtains are from Laura Ashley and are a perfect contrast with the patterned cushions from The Pier, creating an interesting eclectic look.


Highland bedroom

Vibrant Fair Isle-inspired quilts, throws and cushions are teamed with rustic furniture for a vintage look. Grey walls highlight a white Feather & Black wrought-iron bed dressed with a Catherine Tough patchwork throw and knits, some traditional, some updated with details like pompoms. A painting and baskets complete the look.


Light loft bedroom

This bedroom is kept streamlined with sculptural furniture, accent shades and pattern. Pale white bed linen and white walls draw attention to the elegant beams and blond wood flooring, while the original brick wall is an eye-catching alternative to a headboard. Pale greens in the accessories and soft furnishings give the room extra lift.


Subtle bedroom

This bedroom has a real understated elegance, with neutral coloured walls and a blind from John Lewis. The natural wood furniture complements this look perfectly with a narrow-drawer chest and bedside tables from Willis & Gambier. A crewelwork double duvet and pillowcases from the Rocha.John Rocha range at Debenhams complete this subtle look.


Deep-blue bedroom

Introducing bright blue walls from Sanderson, to bring instant boldness to the room. Adding candy-striped curtains from Roger Oates Design coordinates with the colours in the bed linen and finish off the look with freshly cut flowers.


Cottage bedroom

Create some cottage charm in your bedroom, with white walls and tongue-and-groove panelling from Easipanel. Introduce striped vintage stripes with this blind and add a blue bedspread onto crisp, white bed linen from The White Company. Accessorise the room with toy sailing boats and metal signs, to emphasise the coastal theme. 


Bedroom style

To create an instantly stylish bedroom, just follow this quick guide. Start with white bed linen, and then fold a patchwork quilt over half the bed, available from Biggie Best, and cushions like these from Cath Kidston. Quickly you can see that the room is transformed and is finished off with a complementing bedside lamp and flowers.


Pretty bedroom

The pretty bed canopy is the key feature of this bedroom. The canopy curtains are from Jane Churchill and are perfectly matched with a simple white bed linen set. The pastel green walls are combined with floral curtain fabric from Osborne & Little.


Autumn bedroom

Autumn colours of gold, berry-red and furrowed earth inspired this look. Natural walls and curtains make a traditional bed the focal point. Scarlet bedlinen from The Lexington Company is layered with green and gold textured throws and cushions. Dried flowers mirror the colours. A Grange desk and curved wicker chair create a work area. A rosebud heart adds fragrance to a drawer.


Mediterranean French bedroom

A cream French panelled bed from And So To Bed sits against pale wooden walls. Flowers on a table, sprigged quilt and cherry-red throw add colour. The bed is dressed with scalloped linen from The French House and decorated with floral cushions and lavender heart. A wall rack provides storage, paintings and a sampler are decorative. Polished boards create richness.


French-style guest bedroom

A French reproduction bed upholstered in bright greens, pinks and yellow is a centrepiece against a cream, beam-lined wall. Cushions in the same colours are symmetrically arranged against white and pink crochet-edged pillows. A lilac silk quilt adds contrast. White French-style bedside tables provide symmetrical storage and display space.


Cosy country bedroom

Grey painted furniture works beautifully with bedlinen in subtle floral fabrics.


Calming blue bedroom

This is a good example of how blue can be used to create a tranquil atmosphere without seeming cold. A very pale blue on the walls is echoed by dark shades in the cosy throw and cushions, and the scheme is kept light with a pale carpet and bedlinen. Using the same fabric for the curtains, cushions and ottoman brings the whole look together.


Cosy bedroom retreat

A faux-fur throw, cushions and an upholstered bed head helps to cosy up this timber bedroom. A large rug is perfect underfoot, and bright red bolster cushions add a dash of colour.


Feminine floral bedroom

The lilac floral wallpaper creates a stunning feature wall in this bedroom, and is ideal if you don’t fancy an eye-catching headboard. To add glamour, the purple shade has been picked up in a plain paper on the other walls, as well as in the luxurious throw. Shiny furniture enhances the shimmer of the wallpaper.


Holiday-style bedroom

Climb into a cool bed and slumber beneath a voile canopy. Mix embroidered sheets with knitted throws and add a woven rug for cottage-style charm.  


Coastal-themed bedroom

For a cool and dreamy bedroom, use a bold organic pattern of coral in cobalt and navy in layers on a bed, including throws and cushions. Keep sheets crisp and white. 

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