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7 Bed Design Ideas to Elevate Your Sleep Sanctuary

Styling bed linen can be intimidating but when done with careful consideration it can make a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your space. The bed is generally the focal point of a bedroom so it makes sense to spend a minute thinking about how it could work for you before you opt for default white.

The bedding you ultimately choose will probably depend on numerous factors - the design of your bed (bedhead or no bedhead?), the colour of your walls, the overall vibe of your home, your existing furniture and art, even your favourite colour palette.

With that in mind, we're making recommendations so easy anyone can take them on board. Because creating a place you can go to unplug from the day and rest your weary limbs is what it's all about. (Not crying into the pages of your favourite interiors magazines because you'd need to take out a small loan to replicate the expert styling they've featured.)

Ready to transform your bedroom into a sanctuary? Let's go.

7 Bed Design Ideas 

1. Opt for a luxe monochrome palette

Deceptively simple, this trick takes a go-to hue and makes it the star of your bedroom. White and Oatmeal are classic options but if you consider shaking things up with a bold colour like Olive or Rust you'll be rewarded. If in doubt remember this colour theory rule: warm shades evoke warmth and cosiness while cooler tones will help keep your room feeling fresh. Build your ultimate bed scheme with our Build Your Own Bundle.

2. Add texture with a throw

Adding a throw to your bed scheme won't only provide added warmth or a substitute for a duvet in summer, but it will add texture, which in turn adds interest. Opt for a deeper tone of your current linen shade or go for a pop of colour to make more of an impact. 

3. Mix 'n' match coordinating or clashing linens

How much impact can you get out of pairing two sets of coordinating or clashing linens together? Lots, actually. This uncomplicated trick delivers maximum bang for your buck - it effectively gives you four different ways to style your bedding. Again, neutrals are a safe bet but you can create some amazing combos with a little imagination. (We're fond of throwing a Pinstripe in the mix, too.)

4. Use an oversized duvet

Simple? Yes. Effective? You bet. It might seem counterintuitive to buy the "wrong" size, but it makes your bed look like one giant pillow, a space that you can't wait to hop into at the end of a long day. Opting for a size up allows the duvet to hang over the edge of the bed, or even fall to the floor, making the bed look bigger that it actually is. If you have a double bed, consider buying a Queen duvet and duvet cover. 

5. Add some cushions

There’s no instant transformation quite like a cushion. They add colour and texture to a room and and make a bed look stylish, cosy, and inviting. Add a darker or opposite cover shade to your linen for drama or select a tone that's on par with your current spread for a look that's chic and minimal.

6. Dress your bedside table

No matter what's going on with your actual bed, a thoughtfully laid out bedside table not only adds interest to your bedroom, it also houses many of your favourite before-bed things and will elevate your bed scheme.

From calming sleep sprays and slumber-inducing crystals to plain old lip balm and water - not to mention your current read - think of it as an altar to self-care and style accordingly.

7. Add a bed frame

When it comes to great bedroom design, a good bed frame can make all the difference. It's not just an investment piece that helps provide you with a good night's rest by supporting your mattress, but it also can be a reflection of your design aesthetic, and enhance the overall appeal of your space. Timber bed frames are particularly popular and help create a natural and elegant element to a bedroom. 


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