Tips and Tricks

5 Golden Rules in Styling Your Bedroom

In creating the picture perfect bedroom, there are tons of rules needed to be considered. But to make it simple we have collected tips from Lucy Glade-Wright of Hunting for George to help you create a dreamy bedroom, no matter what space you’re in.

Your bed, your sleep haven
the most important element of any bedroom is the bed. what you choose on the type of bed, bed linen, pillow arrangment will dictate the look and feel of the entire space. when choosing bed linen, the first thing to think about is what other colors and textures are already in the room. You wouldn’t want your bedlinen to clash with the existing interior such as the wall colour or floor texture, correct? The best way to keep it flexible is to have it minimal and layer up neutral colours. Try to pair similar tones together for your sheet and quilt. Then add some pattern and colour with pillowcases, cushions or a blanket. Ultimately your bed is your haven and needs to be comfortable, so choose pieces that you love and you can’t go wrong.

Look to the Floor
When you wake up in the morning and put your bare feet on the ground, make sure you place them on a soft woven rug. Rugs are a great feature for the bedroom, they add texture and warmth. Choose an oversized rug to go underneath your bed, otherwise you can style smaller rugs to lie next to the bed. As it’s a bedroom, you won’t be often walking over the rug with shoes on so you can go a bit lighter with your colour choice.

Choose tones that comfort
Colours can have a huge influence in helping our minds turn off and a great way to introduce colour is through artwork. The choice of artwork is up to you, but often blue, green or neutral tones work best to instill calm. You can cluster a combination of different artworks together otherwise go big and choose a feature piece for above the bed.

Create a practical environment
Bedside tables are a must, not only are they a great style feature but also very practical. I like to keep side tables uncomplicated, so as not to take the attention away from the bed. If you have a lot of ‘things’, then opt for a side table with a concealed drawer. Otherwise another great option is to use a structured ottoman, if you only want something to hold a cup of tea and a good book.

Add some green
Plants are the ultimate addition to any room and the bedroom is no exception. Make sure you work out what type of light your bedroom receives and choose a plant accordingly. Indoor plants will instantly bring your room to life and you will never want to leave your peaceful indoor jungle!

Photographer: Ren Pidgeon
Stylist: Lucy Glade-Wright of Hunting For George