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Bedroom Design Guide

A person’s or a couple’s bedroom is an incredibly personal and private space, and as such, the choice of decor is equally as intimate.

We spend around half our lives in our bedrooms, and therefore it’s important the furniture, furnishings and artwork we select creates an appropriate mood and a room in which we’re happy to spend time.


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What artwork should you choose for your bedroom?

When choosing artwork or imagery for your bedroom, you need to think carefully about the kind of atmosphere and mood you want to create as this will be one of the last things you see before you go to sleep and one of the first things you see when you wake up in the morning.

Creating a relaxing bedroom

Obviously, many people want their bedroom to be a relaxing space to help them unwind and fall asleep at the end of the day. In order to do this, you should choose subtle, muted colours and avoid anything that’s too stimulating on the brain, such bold or vibrant tones. When choosing artwork, consider what emotion the actual images conveys – still life or landscapes are much more likely to relax you than exciting action shots.

Interiors journalist Hayley Gilbert believes this is the best ambience for a bedroom: “In the bedroom, stick to a calming colour palette as you don’t want to stimulate the senses while you’re trying to unwind ready for sleep. Tranquil whites, stone and pebble grey tones will create a soothing effect. If you want to add some artwork, consider natural landscapes such as undulating waves on a golden beach or a forest scene in a monochrome tone.”

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How to create a relaxing room

Creating a romantic bedroom

Want to turn your bedroom into a palace of passion and romance? Well there are a few things you can do in order to turn your boudoir from drab to fab. The most obvious aspect to work on is the colour of your bedroom.

Reds and pinks evoke love, passion and romance, so using these colours in your artwork can help to get the heart beating a bit faster.


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Creating a homely & inviting bedroom

If you want to create a homely and inviting atmosphere in your bedroom, then think about the kind of light you’ll be using. Candles and low light can produce a warming ambience, so consider using imagery and colours that work well with that colour palette, which in this case would be yellows, oranges and reds.


However, this will likely differ from person to person so experiment with what works for you.


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How big is your room?

The size of your room will play a big part in the type of imagery you choose for the walls. For example, if you only have a small room, then you may want to avoid anything too overwhelming that might be better suited to a larger space where you can fully appreciate it.

How much light do you have available?

Light is hugely important when it comes to choosing artwork. Do you have a lot of natural light available (which has more of a blue tone) or will you mainly be using artificial light (more orange) to show off your wall art?

What colours to choose

Obviously your choice of colour is one of the most important things about selecting art for any room of the house, and there are myriad factors that will influence that choice. You need to take into account the colour of your wallpaper, your bedding, how much available light you have and plenty more.

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