Go for a moody colour scheme
There’s sometimes no better way to induce sleep than to cocoon yourself in a dark room – a rich, moody colour scheme will instantly create a feeling of cosiness. Rather than harsh black, go for on-trend inky blues, charcoal greys and purples, paired with richly layered fabrics.
If you want to create maximum impact, choose just one colour for the entire scheme. The charcoal grey decor unifies both traditional and modern elements in a clever way – industrial light fittings and a metal-framed desk are paired with wood paneling and an iron bed frame to create an eclectic feel. Brass metallic accents add warmth to the room.
Warm it up with wood
A red-toned timber such as walnut, cedar or mahogany will instantly add warmth to a bedroom, creating a chalet-style feel. By putting timber on the ceiling, walls and floors, you’ll be enveloping the space to make it feel more cosy and enclosed.
On a budget? You can also fake it with a wood-effect wallpaper, like in this bedroom. Get the look with this design here from Murals Wallpaper.
Add rustic charm
Remember that bedroom in the south of France that you adored? Recreate that holiday feel at home with a rustic-style interior. Apply tinted limewash to the walls and oak floorboards to create a light and airy feel. A salmon pink and delft blue scheme ties the look together in this bedroom.
Wood paneling and white-painted wooden boards on the ceiling will instantly add country charm to a bedroom, especially when paired with chunky timber furniture.