Sweet Dreams – Creating an On-trend Decor Scheme For Your Bedroom With Laid-back Neutrals

The master bedroom is often last on the list of DIY projects, with priority given to the living room, bathroom and kitchen. Whilst keeping the most commonly used rooms up to scratch is a sensible plan, it does pay to ensure your bedroom is tackled eventually to give you a sense of personal space within the home.

Finding a style which suits both parties can be tricky in a family bedroom, but luckily Julian Charles is on hand to offer a good selection of crowd-pleasing curtains, bedding, duvets and accessories.

We’ve handpicked the best from their range to show you how easy and affordable it is to incorporate stylish and high quality items into your brand new bedroom design, with laid-back neutrals as our inspiration.

Neutral colour schemes are easy to do on a budget and will stand the test of time. You can also update them without too much hassle by introducing colour via new bedding, curtains and accessories at a later date.

Neutrals don’t have to mean cold, clinical and minimal design. You can still have an inviting interior by playing with neutral shades from a variety of colour palettes, adding personal touches here and there.

The classic white and beige combo is a brilliant place to start and it’s ideal if you’re not confident using colour. The good news is that with this look any mixture of shades between white and beige will look put together. Pick what you’re drawn to and you can’t go wrong.

Experiment with textures like rattan, exposed brick and up-cycled furniture from Etsy or Ebay. We love this Reclaimed Palette Wooden Headboard from Notonthehighstreet and these Montreal Natural Texture Curtains from Julian Charles. The heavyweight club fabric boasts a tactile quality which adds a new dimension to a basic bedroom. Decorate with your favourite books, an old record player, wooden storage boxes and some personal wall art for a homely feel.

For a cooler pallet use grey as a base shade and add complimentary colours as you wish. These grey Carter bedsheets introduce a modern feel with a detailed checked pattern. Crafted with beautifully breathable soft-touch cotton and finished with contemporary button detailing, they are a delightful centre-piece in any room.

Although the check pattern appears masculine at first, this can be contrasted with a mauve Luxury Quilted Cushion and matching throw. Decorate the room with fresh blooms like lavender to create a modern twist on a traditional look. Complete with silver finishings in the form of this angled bedside lamp, statement mirror and vase.

If you like to make your bedroom a calming, serene sanctuary then we suggest taking inspiration from the beach houses of the Hamptons. Set the tone with crisp, clean white sheets and accessorise with a few carefully chosen pieces in shades of ocean blue.

This Shore Blue Luxury Woven Throw will keep you warm when the nights draw in, and add a laid-back feel to an otherwise ordered aesthetic. Add the matching Shore Blue Woven Cotton Cushion along with a few more white textured designs to create the ultimate den for early nights and lazy mornings.

For a more feminine take on the neutrals trend, inject some blush tones into your bedroom with this Soft Pink Faux Mohair Filled Cushion. Just a hint of this stylish shade screams Parisian chic, especially when teamed with a few metallic and marble accessories.

For a little bedside glamour we’re seriously lusting over this Munari Table Lamp. It’s just the statement piece to add to a clutter-free bedroom and helps create a chilled out environment in the wee small hours.

Add some modern, quirky illustrations and display them in this Gold and Glass Hanging Frame. It’s gives off that ‘not trying too hard’ vibe and helps pull together the pink and metallics combo without too much effort.

Once you’ve perfected your heavenly haven don’t neglect the need to maintain optimum sleeping conditions. Invest in some good quality, lined curtains like these White Paisley Jacquard Print Curtains.

Fiona Reid

Fiona Thomas is a lifestyle blogger based in Birmingham. She graduated with a degree in Commercial Music where she snuck into several journalism classes and realised her real passion was writing. She had a successful career in management for several years before returning to her calling and started developing Fiona Likes to Blog, whilst working freelance for other websites. She is a keen advocate of positive body image, mental health awareness, fitness and wellbeing.