Whether you have recently moved into a new home or are just wanting a change within your existing property, embarking on interior design projects of any kind is an exciting prospect. Although you may have plans for several different rooms in your house, the master bedroom is one that usually comes first. As a place that we spend a considerable amount of time in; sleeping, changing and relaxing in, the master bedroom should be a space that reflects our personality and one that we feel comfortable in.
If you’re currently looking for master bedroom design ideas, then you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite design ideas so that you can start formulating a stunning bedroom design of your own.
Bedroom Design Ideas By Trend
With an everchanging list of interior design trends, it can hard to keep up or know which one to go for. There are definitely a few that stand the test of time and come back year after year, while others are a little more fleeting, fading into oblivion once the next fad appears. We’ve identified a range of trends that continue to be popular and would look fabulous if applied to a master bedroom. Work your way through each and decide which one takes your fancy; we’ll give you loads of tips on ways in which you can implement them within your own room, from furniture and colours to accessories and wallpaper – so you’ll never be short of ideas.
Accessories in your bedroom with bedding, pillows and more help you to make the space your own. Whether it’s an abundance of colour or sticking to a strict theme, taking a look at some room decor ideas can give you some inspiration on how to decorate your own bedroom. In fact, when helping clients to design their home extensions, many show our team how they wish the space to look, and quite often completely replicate images that they find on places like Pinterest. With so many themes and trends to consider, below we have featured our favourite room decor ideas and how to achieve them:
This trend has been around for some time and isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Get back to nature and embrace natural materials by opting for a rustic design within your master bedroom. There are so many ways to do this, no matter what your budget may be. If you’re particularly creative, this trend offers excellent opportunities to carry out a little DIY and really make it your own.
The first thing that probably springs to mind when thinking about a rustic design, is wood. Whether it’s authentically reclaimed or more artificial in nature, wooden pieces have got to be the cornerstone of this particular trend. Why not create a focal point by making your very own wooden pallet bed? Although it will take some time and effort, if you’re on a budget, this could be a great way to keep the costs down when kitting out your master bedroom. Enviromate have a great article on the many ways in which this can be done, along with some stunning examples. Take a look at the article on House Beautiful for some handy tips on how to make your own pallet bed, along with a helpful video.
If you want to splash out on something uniquely rustic and are perhaps investing in house extensions in Buckingham or doing a complete refurb, why not look into reclaimed wooden doors? The English Salvage continuously updates their website with truly rustic and completely unique doors, allowing you to create a huge impact through one single piece.
If your budget won’t stretch this far, or perhaps you want something a little more subtle, wallpapers are a great way to implement this trend. Victorian Plumbing has a selection of wooden plank wallpapers, which would look amazing as a statement wall and give your master bedroom an authentic rustic vibe.
For many more ideas on ways to incorporate the rustic trend, take a look at this article from The Spruce for 17 rustic bedroom ideas.
When used correctly, geometric patterns can create an incredible aesthetic, particularly when incorporated through a statement piece. Many people can be put off by this trend due to the bold patterns that geometric designs commonly present, but when done right, this trend can look amazing. The trick is to not overload the room with too many clashing geometric designs and instead use them sparsely and subtly.
This could be done through several small accessories, some geometric bedsheets perhaps, or a statement wall covered in a bold patterned design. Any of these wallpapers from I Love Wallpaper, for example, demonstrate the geometric trend perfectly. Pair any of these with minimal furniture and accessories, letting the statement wall do the talking.
Alternatively, if you’re not quite brave enough to cover a whole wall with a bold patterned design, opt to keep the backdrop minimal and fill the bedroom with geometric accessories instead. Take a look at all of these ideas from many makers within the Etsy community to get a good idea of all of the things available. For more amazingly eye-catching ways to create a geometric master bedroom, take a look at this article from Digs Digs.
This isn’t for everyone but looks impressive when put into practice. The mismatched trend tends to be done in more subtle ways, such as buying two completely different bedside tables or lamps, so it is surprisingly easy to replicate if this one is for you. The mismatched trend is perfect for those who don’t want to commit to a single trend or who’d prefer their master bedroom to look a little more unique. Why not cover your bed with a range of pillows in completely different patterns and colours, or buy a floral headboard that sits against a black statement wall. By creating contrast and using several different trends in the right way, your master bedroom will emanate a definite ‘wow-factor’.
Before you go out and start buying any old thing, take a moment to consider what will work together – as although it’ll be mismatched, it still has to form a cohesive overall aesthetic. Hunker have a great article on ways you can make your mismatched bedroom furniture match – which seems a little contradictory but is well worth a read before going with this trend.
We don’t think this trend will ever disappear, and rightly so! Vintage tends to remain a popular choice when thinking about interior design. The immense popularity of repurposing older items and buying pre-loved pieces makes this a great trend to apply to your master bedroom – particularly if you’re on a budget. The vintage trend can be brought to life within your bedroom through textures, colours and patterns so easily. Take these cushions from Kimberley Dawn as a great example; the floral patterns and fabrics would immediately create a vintage feel – paired with a soft cotton bread spread, you can’t go wrong!
Ideal Home has an article dedicated to creating a vintage bedroom. We love the idea of creating a farmhouse and country cottage style room, by using a retro white metal bed and floral patchwork patterns.
If you want your bedroom to replicate a trendy Midtown New York loft flat or be a little more urban, this trend is for you. The industrial trend has snowballed in recent years and incorporates neutral tones set against concrete and brick backdrops; add a little bit of steel piping in there, and you’ve nailed it! While it may sound like you’d have to turn your bedroom into a warehouse to achieve this particular trend, don’t worry, this isn’t the case! It’s easy to create an edgy industrial vibe within your master bedroom by picking the right pieces.
By setting the tone of the room with an eye-catching backdrop, you can begin to build on the trend with additional small pieces. The perfect wallpapers to use would be a brick or concrete effect, like these from The Range and Allen Braithwaite.
Look for furniture that incorporates black piping or worn metal to complete the look, such as any of these pieces from Maison Du Monde. Check out how others have brought the industrial trend to life in this article from Houzz.
Do you find it hard to come up with some master bedroom ideas for a small space? You may be surprised to know that there are tons of small master bedroom ideas that you take inspiration from. With lots of storage and clever space-saving decor, there are multiple ways in which you can transform your space. Let’s take a closer look at our favourite small bedroom ideas.
When it comes to smaller rooms, you want to make sure that you choose your colours wisely to avoid making the space feel smaller or dark. You want to ensure that you utilise light as much as possible, making the space instantly feel bigger and more spacious. For this reason, we recommend using lighter colours such as creams, whites and beiges in your master bedroom. This colour can be used on the walls, furniture and bedding to create a bright neutral palette. If you’re a fan of colour, then this can easily be added through smaller accessories such as your cushions, a rug on the floor or even thing like handles on your wardrobes and bedside table. Dunelm is a great place to look for cushions, and you can easily pair your cushion with matching rugs from Rugs Direct.
Simple Door Handles has an elegant selection of handles from your drawers, ranging from polished chrome designs to rustic traditional golds. You could even pair your handles with a selection of gold or chrome finishes around the room, including switches, lamps and table/chair legs if you feature one inside your space.
Although the focus of any room will be the decor and aesthetics, when it comes to a small space it is wise to think about smart storage solutions to ensure that the room is clutter-free and functional. There are a host of storage solutions that you can incorporate into the room, including under bed storage and ottomans that act as seating and storage. Take a look at House Beautiful for some inspiration on how to create the perfect storage without compromising on style and space.
Let The Makeover Commence!
While we’ve only covered five different trends, we’re sure you’ll agree that each and every one would look amazing brought to life within a master bedroom. Having worked as builders in Milton Keynes for many years now, we have seen our fair share of master bedrooms! We regularly build house extensions in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas for clients who are creating brand new spaces for their master bedroom, so if this applies to you and you’ve got a completely blank canvas – we hope you’re now full of lots of inspiration!