9 Neutral Bedroom Ideas for a Calming Sleep Space

Neutral tones have a unique ability to make a space look calm and sophisticated. While punchy colours are fun and interesting, many of us prefer a more subdued and minimalistic looking decor scheme that is timeless.

A neutral palette can serve as a base for richly layered rooms and provide a lovely opportunity to play with textures and tones. Bedrooms should be relaxing, and using neutral tones can be the perfect starting point for creating a serene sleep sanctuary that will help you unwind after a long day. 

If you're more of a minimalist or simply prefer a dialled down palette, take inspiration from these 9 chic and pared back spaces that invite you to clear your mind and relax without distractions.

9 Neutral Bedroom Ideas for a Calming Sleep Space

1. Mediterranean moment

With it's summery scheme and natural tones, this cheerful yet understated bedroom evokes images of the Mediterranean. This beautiful bedding colour combination features our Rust Stripe linen; A warm-toned take on a classic and a fusion of two of our favourites: our effortless Stripe and earthy Rust colourways.


2. Warm and cosy

This elegant bedroom is a fantastic example of how neutral doesn't need to mean boring. The warm tones from the Rust and Terracotta linen create a cocooning affect in the space but don't feel over-the-top or loud. The pastel feature wall ties in perfectly with the linen shades and help keep a level of continuity.

3. Crisp and calm

Lara Fells injected her "less is more" aesthetic and design philosophy into boutique accommodation, Apartmento in Byron Bay. The calming AirBnB's bedroom is a breath of fresh air, seen here with our Oatmeal and Pinstripe linen. This space looks like the ideal space to unwind after a balmy day in the sun. 

4. Luxe barn style

Using lots of layers and textures is a great way to add interest to a space with a dialled down colour palette. Here in Lynda Gardener's luxury barn home, she has used natural materials like timber and dried flowers paired with our Oatmeal sheets to create a rustic yet chic aesthetic. Take a tour of the home, here.

5. Monochrome magic

This sophisticated bedroom delivers minimalist design perfectly and showcases the beauty of going sans colour. Shades of grey paired with white craft a calming environment and timeless style. Here, our Pinstripe and White linen create a peaceful ambience and a monochromatic look that will be perfect for all seasons. 

 6. Relaxing and Dreamy

Ceramicist Jessica Choi's minimal bedroom is truly heavenly. It has been fitted with our Stripe and White linens to give the space a cloud-like relaxing feel. Decorated with a DIY foam mirror, greenery, and her own handmade vases, it's a neutral yet unique space we can't help but adore. Take a tour of her home, here.

7. Cool and moody

Embracing a tranquil aesthetic to full effect, this wonderfully moody bedroom features sumptuous, cooling shades that are relaxing and glamorous. The Mineral and Fog linen are offset beautifully by the timber bed frame which adds a touch of warmth to the space.

 8. Nature-inspired

If you're someone who doesn't want to completely forgo colour but you still want your bedroom to be quite toned down, we recommend opting for nature-inspired hues. Shades of green have been employed into Kendall Sargeant's tranquil, coastal style bedroom with our Sage linen and Olive Euro pillowcases. Take a tour of her home, here.

9. Classic and bold

This handsome space delivers a high-style bedroom design that will never not be on-trend. Here, Charcoal has been paired with Oatmeal for a cosy winter look that's equal parts striking and classic. Utilising this palette in the decor keeps things unified and sleek.


Want more bedroom design ideas? Here's The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Bedroom

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