This bedroom makes the most of its unusual brick walls with checked curtains, which echo the pattern. An iron curtain pole and hold-backs are a good choice to match the ironwork on the door. Keeping wooden furniture exposed, not painted, helps to maintain the rustic feel, and a patchwork quilt adds country-style cosiness.
Floral guest bedroom
Decking out this feminine bedroom in toile de Jouy gives this room a classic-style look. The pink curtains are teamed with matching bedlinen and provide colourful accents against the cream walls. Antique furniture like the reading chair and bedstead complete the look.
Creams and blues mix well together to create a calming atmosphere in a bedroom. Rattan furniture creates a natural feel, while curtains round the bed are ideal for keeping out insects on hot summer nights.
The black and brown floral bedlinen creates a contrast to the rustic stone walls and clean ivory paint. The rich colours and patterned cushions give a regal touch.
This bedroom creates an elegant look by hanging curtains from a narrow pole over the bed, draped and secured by holdbacks. A fabric-covered headboard and a few extra pillows and cushions create the layered look, and a butler's tray from Country Cream is used as a bedside table with a bead-trimmed lamp from Homebase.
Country cottage guest bedroom
Soft cream tones, crisp linen from The White Company and a pretty throw create a welcoming feel in this guest bedroom. Dark wooden furniture and reclaimed floorboards give warmth, while Beaudesert floral curtains add colour and continue the traditional theme. An old print in a gilded frame is a focal point over the antique bed.
Country house-inspired colours keep the room light, while a subtle patterned wallpaper adds interest. A John Lewis cane bed, white-painted curved cabinet and elegant chaise longue from Brights of Nettlebed (just seen by window) give a French feel. A Roman blind and swags make the most of garden views and a lilac-bordered natural rug emphasises the damson and purple bedding.
Patchwork country bedroom
This bedroom has a black bedstead from Laura Ashley teamed with a silky patchwork quilt from The Pier and dark wood furniture to create a traditional country look.
There are so many great organic and natural products available that it's easy to create a stunning room that's eco-friendly too. The flooring is made from renewable materials from The Alternative Flooring Company, together with environmentally friendly paint from Rendona Paints. Even the duvet cover and throw are organic.
This bedroom has a real beach-house feel with shell-edged cushions from The Pier, fresh-white walls and double duvet cover from House of Fraser. Just a few accessories like the wind chime, fishing lantern and pictures of sea birds provide a perfect nautical theme.
Create a bright, new bedroom style with a few quick additions. Make the bed a focal point of the room by hanging a floral fabric panel, which instantly brightens the room. Also, setting the dressing table and chair from Laura Ashley is perfect for gaining maximum light for make-up application.
Update the elegance of your room with a few simple touches. Add a light reflecting wallpaper from Homebase and an aqua quilt for a real touch of luxury. Complement this look with a buttoned headboard and a pretty side table from House of Bath.
A bed canopy sets the scene for restful sleep; choose from crisp stripes, smart tailored linen or romantic sheers. Here, traditional French country style has been created by draping striped ticking from Mulberry Home across two poles hung from ceiling hooks with ribbon. A red floral bedspread from The Blue House adds dramatic contrast, while antique slatted doors on a built-in cupboard and a French-style mirrored dressing table complete the look.
A blue-grey headboard and silk cushions add colour to a neutral guest room. A decorative faux-bamboo bench provides seating at the foot of the bed, while a table draped with linen from The Volga Linen Company displays books, lamp and a plant.
Hang stunning gilded bird cage wallpaper in a bedroom for a pretty, vintage feel. Continue the wirework theme with a painted metal bedstead and a vintage-style mirror.
Bedroom with feature wall
Covering one wall in wallpaper with a reflective pattern will add a sense of light to a bedroom as well as creating a dramatic focal point.
A tallboy is ideal for filing newspapers, magazines, sewing patterns and records – simply stick letters on to drawers so that you can find things at a glance. Store extra items in a vintage trunk.
The classic country combination of blue and white is perfect for a bedroom update. Combine striped bedlinen, cotton quilts and delicate lace tablecloths.
Create a relaxed dressing area in your bedroom with a comfy armchair and full-length mirror. Pastel colours and pretty florals give it a country feel.
Floral bedroomA mix of soft floral patterns and pastel colours give this bedroom a quaint, country feel.
For a pretty bedroom theme team embroidered, printed and embellished patterns on a variety of items such as cushions, bedlinen, throws and even furniture.
Country-style twin bedroom
The natural character of this attic bedroom, with its beautiful beams, is complimented by simple white walls and carefully chosen furniture and accessories. Iron bedsteads and a vintage trunk add to the old-fashioned charm whilst a pretty gingham blind and warm red bed covers make the room cheerful.
Gorgeous cream bedroom
The dressing table in this bedroom and the wardrobe both work as perfect focal points whilst the neutral tones of the furniture work perfectly with the French-style shutters and light curtains. Wooden flooring adds to the romantic charm and little accessories such as the pretty clock work perfectly to add interest.
Winter bedroomA cosy sleigh bed layered with colourful embroidery and warm wool creates a relaxed haven.
Bedroom dressing tableAn elegant dressing table can double up as a laptop desk. Pastel colours give it a relaxing feel.
Enjoy breakfast in bed in a scheme as tranquil as this. Make your bed as warm as can be with layers of cashmere blankets, merino throws and cable knit cushions. Remember to invest in a soft-to-the-soles rug to cover cold wooden floorboards. A vintage case or trunk is the perfect place to store sheepskin slippers to keep feet toasty.
The array of rich colours in this blanket offers a perfect palette for this bedroom scheme. The dark brown curtains and headboard, along with purple accessories, add warmth. A sink fitted to an Edwardian-style washbasin gives the room.
Mixing florals in different shades of pink creates a feminine country-style bedroom. A striped headboard adds a contemporary edge, while a shot of orange offers vibrancy to the scheme.
Bedroom storage shelves
Fitting different sized shelves and cubby holes to this alcove provides a practical and beautiful way of storing bedding, quilts and cushions. Using complimentary coloured boxes add more storage space, particularly for items needed to be kept out of site.
A chocolate suede bed teamed with a wooden side table makes this room incredibly warm. The gold wallpaper and cream curtains are a great backdrop for dark furniture.
Country cottage bedroom with red bed
Give your bedroom an instant update with pretty floral bed linen that has a country-cottage feel. Choose accessories in co-ordinating colours, such as retro style side lamps, to give the look a modern edge.
A luxurious four-poster bed creates a romantic feel in this bedroom. With the exposed beams, a metal bed frame is ideal since it won’t dominate the look. Colourful accents in feminine pinks, such as the cushions, are dotted around to add definition, while a large crystal chandelier hangs above the bed to add even more elegance.
You can easily create a stylish mix of modern meets vintage, even without the original beams, by using reclaimed oak flooring and choosing a soft cream colour, rather than stark white, for the walls. Then add bed linen with a touch of lace and accessorise with modern furniture, retro print cushions and finish off with a big, fluffy sheepskin rug.