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Did you think we would leave you #TeamWhite folks hanging after our extensive coverage on black bedrooms recently? Not a chance. Using light, white themes or those with muted undertones, these twenty examples of sleep-enticing bedrooms show how your bedroom can harness both calm and character. Soft textures and billowing curtains unfold to muted plains of light wood, granite and wallpaper. Whether industrial, boudoir, Japanese anime or Swedish minimalist in theme, each bedroom creates a sleeping space to unwind in a busy and bustling world.
Airy and light, this white-walled bedroom takes on femininity with touches of pink. Standing lamps, fluffy
rugs and blush-hued portraits add a pampered feel, to whisk sleepers away.
Nature often seems harsh, but doesn’t have to be in the bedroom. Leading towards the bed with flattened stepping stones, a standing wooden lamp and low-lying furniture invite calm in minimalist colouring.
Character can shine in a muted bedroom – if only one knows how to accent appropriately. This bedroom’s wooden feature wall and shafts of
white allow striped laundry baskets and daring illustrations to dominate.
Few accents also help create a mellow mood. Here, a low-lying bed aligns with a light wooden bedside table and simple potted plant.
Cultural influences can take shape in a well-designed bedroom. Here, an elevated futon-inspired bed links to watercolour themes in the hanging painting and delicately-leaved potted tree.
More masculine bedrooms can create calm in colour contrast. Using white, high panelling and an idea-balloon side light, black and grey stripe the room in simple furnishings.
Simple patterns help keep a bedroom interesting and idyllic. A high granite wall breaks this room into parts of three, while light detailing in the granite, pillows and throw add focus.
Even simpler textures can take a bedroom to super-standard. A wave-textured wall draws the eye in this space, while a dark wooden floor and charcoal duvet ground the design.
More colour and design features need not break the feeling of calm. This multi-coloured bedroom, almost patriotic in feel, mixes bold colours with grey, brown and white accents to create a more relaxed feel.
Bolder tones can help dominate a room, without overwhelming with colour. This bedroom’s navy feature wall and floor-to-headboard wall accents a space of otherwise muted hues.
Bright colours can also make features pop in a room, amidst simpler background tones. White walls and light wooden floors in this bedroom hero distinctive cylindrical hanging lights and shocking pink bedding.
Pops of colour can also contrast with one another – if they are amidst white space. Chinese porcelain, mustard-and-grey and art deco
red and greens all contribute to this Scandinavian-looking space.
Cheeky elements can be hidden in less-bold colouring. Semi-Georgian white panelling holds a triptych series sexual in nature, while similarly-hued bedding introduces the serious.
Relaxed upon relaxed is the mantra of this bedroom, grey and white and brown in colour. A hanging hammock and unstructured ottoman invite a simple falling down into plush, dreamy cushions.
Patterns can be bold and competing – if they are held well in the space. Beige-striped walls and a similarly wooden-striped floor hold no barriers to a pink poppy painting and zebra rug.
A minimalistic bedroom is a perfect place for artistic overtones. This almost-industrial room exposes brick walls and bird motifs hanging from Victorian wall patterning. Wood mesh textures and an italic ‘f’ bring modernity.
Wood can feature as well as background. Wooden headboards, chairs, ottomans and dressing tables ground the distinctive wall motifs in this unisex bedroom.
A Japanese-style bedroom is a well-known way to imitate simplicity. A futon-style bed and chaise longue take centre stage in this white-walled and wooden-floored space.
A couple’s bedroom can add elements of play. Collected items line white stencil shelving, which mimics a wooden chair and chiffon-encased light in this easy-to-live-in design.
A bedroom can, of course, be more
feminine. A boudoir style in this bedroom matches perfectly with grey and violet accents and Florentine pattern backgrounding.