Interior Design Tips for your Bedroom

Not many of us can afford to pay an interior designer to come and transform our décor. If you’re looking for ways to turn your bedroom into a chic boudoir, then you’ll love these tips from interior designers:

The starting point is colour. Colour is essential when creating the right ambience for a bedroom. Think about a mood you want to create, then choose from the colour range that fits that mood. Don’t be afraid of using a strong or bold colour either. If you don’t want too much on the walls, don’t forget you can use the ceiling as a fifth wall too for a splash of colour or even wallpaper. Alternatively, use colour in your furniture. If you’re aiming for serenity and calm, then choose soft colours like pink, pale blue, light grey. Dark colours work well when accessorizing – sage, navy and plum for example.

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Setting the mood means choosing the right lighting. A mixture of lighting is needed – task lighting for dressing and reading and softer lighting for relaxation. Why not choose a modern chandelier for overhead and bedside table lamps for lower light? Ideally, all bedroom lighting should have a dimmer switch for adjusting the ambience.


Any interior designer will tell you that unnecessary clutter must go. Clear surfaces and less ‘stuff’ leaves you feeling calmer when you enter a room. This is why built-in wardrobes are so popular. They offer a stylish way to keep everything tidied away in numerous compartments avoiding the need for additional furniture like chests of drawers and free-standing cupboards. For Fitted Wardrobes Dorset, visit

Instead of having lots of focus points for the eye to take in, choose instead one large focal point which is more visually relaxing. A large headboard that almost touches the ceiling is a great way to create a central focal point and make the room look luxurious.

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Colour, pattern and furniture are the main elements that people focus on, but don’t forget texture. The way your bedroom feels is just as important as the way it looks for adding contrast and comfort. Soft textures are best for bedrooms, the plusher the better. Materials like velvet, silk, wood and fake fur will all add feelings of peace, comfort and tranquillity as opposed to hard or shiny surfaces. If you’re aiming for calm vibes, try to avoid items made from chrome or metal for example.

Don’t forget the finishing touches to enhance the ambience you create. Smells are important, so think about scented candles, fresh flowers or reed diffusers in a relaxing scent you know and love.