Contemporary Bedroom Design Ideas

Whether you are looking to sell your home, or you have just purchased your forever home, a bedroom redesign should be top of your list. A complete overhaul of your bedroom’s current design can help close the deal on selling your house, or ensure you put your own personal stamp on your brand-new living space. Discover which trends are really taking off this year, and which styles are making a come-back in our helpful list of 2017 bedroom must haves.

A Blast From The Past

According to, the 2017 bedroom is all about heirlooms, with granny stitched blankets and antique knick-knacks completing the vintage look. Should you be fortunate enough to have been bequeathed family heirlooms, make them a feature in your bedroom by showcasing them on wooden shelves, or by draping fantastic pieces of jewellery from ornate hooks around the room. If you don’t have any original items to enhance the space, pick up ornaments and framed pictures from local charity shops. Vintage style bedspreads and cute embroidered pillow cases can be purchased from retailers such as Not On The High Street, and TK Maxx.

All About the Wood

Wooden beds remain one of the most popular styles whether they be for the master suite, or for a child’s bedroom. Robust and versatile, wooden beds are can assist with keeping a vintage feel throughout the bedroom, or, more modern styles embrace this year’s obsession with all things white. A white wooden bed frame is compatible with many different styles, allowing homeowners to invest in a piece that will not go out of fashion, and can remain a focal point as the designs change. A site which offers a variety of wooden bed frames at reasonable prices is Bedstar, and is worth a look if you are attempting to stay stylish and remain within a certain budget.

Flower Power

Floral prints are very much in favour at the moment, which may be due to the current trend for all things vintage. Amateur designers are being encouraged to mix and match small and large floral prints in the bedroom. Throws, scatter cushions, bed linens, and duvet covers are the best options for floral prints, and if you are feeling particularly brave, decorate the walls with bold floral designs, or floral wallpaper.

The Gallery

Transform your bedroom into a personal gallery by creating a feature wall of your most loved paintings, or even your own artistic endeavours. This is a bold method of decorating a plain wall, and a contemporary alternative rather than merely papering or painting a feature wall. This is also a great way to showcase your children’s most treasured hand-made pieces, even, or perhaps especially, when they have long flown the coup.

Keeping It Simple

If you aren’t a fan of including many different colours in a scheme, you may relish the thought of using just white and a colour, to redecorate your bedroom. Blue and white is this year’s must-have colour combination and evokes a sense of calm in your personal sanctuary. Think of gingham duvet covers and throws and plain white walls with splashes of blue introduced in paintings, ornaments, and furniture.


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BDC 309 : Oct 2023