Ever wonder the secret to interior designers making a bed look so incredible? Whether you’re going for an antique bedroom look or your bedroom style is more modern, we’ve put together a few of our favorite bedroom design tips and tricks from the world’s top interior designers and experts – so you too can achieve your dream bedding look.
We’ll start with the most important piece of advice we saw across the board from designers because well, we obviously couldn’t agree more…
Expert Bedroom Design Tip 1 – Choosing a high quality bed – Invest in your bed!
‘Buying a quality bed with a pocket sprung mattress is one of the best investments I’ve made,’ says Homes and Gardens Director Carolyn Bailey via an interview in House Beautiful. ‘I strongly recommend buying the biggest bed you can fit in your space or afford – this pays off in both comfort and good sleep’ she continues.
We spend about ⅓ of our lives in our beds, so investing in a long lasting, high quality bed is a lifelong investment and not something you want to skimp on. It’s arguably the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom if not your entire home.
Expert Bedroom Design Tip 2 – How to choose the right bedding for your bedroom
What we love about bedding is how versatile it is and that you can change it as easily as your mood changes. Whether you want to update your bedroom seasonally or luxurious layers of all white is always your signature bedroom look, we’ve gathered the top interior design experts advice on how to create the perfect bedding look.
If you want to mix bedding patterns, it’s key you “find a unifying element” – according to an interview in Elle Decor with top interior designers. “This could be a color palette that occurs in both patterns or a color that is dominant in one pattern and secondary in the other. Playing with scales of a pattern also adds interest.”
If you’re going for an all white bedroom look, you can create a casual look with a fluffy white duvet and piled on white pillows. Or create an all white romantic bedroom vibe with a white embroidered comforter and detailed white shams.
“Texture and layering is another key trend. The aim should be to achieve ‘casual elegance’ – layer up bedding and accessories for an effortless look that doesn’t try too hard.” – Olivia Heath, House Beautiful
Expert Bedroom Design Tip 3 – How to instantly update your bedroom
If you’re looking for a fast design refresh in your bedroom, add a new throw to the end of your bed or drape it over the foot of one of our brass bed footboards. This is an easy and beautiful way to add more color or texture into your bedroom design.
“Throws are still a great styling device for beds, but ensure it’s not too neatly folded along the bottom of the bed. Throws should now look more informal, casually draped over the corner of the bed.” – Olivia Heath at House Beautiful
So whether you’re looking for a total overhaul of your bedroom or a quick refresh – these tips will give you the basics to building a bedroom you love.