White Bedroom Ideas: 10 Design Tips To Create a Chic Bedroom You'll Love
A white bedroom provides a blank canvas for a serene space you‚Äôll love. You may think that a white bedroom is not particularly aspirational, but they are anything but. With the right accessories and a little know-how, you can easily create the sophisticated white bedroom that you‚Äôve been dreaming of. From pastel accent throws to statement lighting, you can create a warm and welcoming white bedroom.
A white bedroom is a timeless and versatile choice. Whether you‚Äôre wanting to keep neutral tones or incorporate a pop of colour, now is the perfect time to create the stylish room of your dreams.
Whether you‚Äôre struggling to clock enough hours of shut-eye or just want your bedroom to feel more like you're staying in a luxury hotel, we've got all the inspiration you need. Here are our top design tips for creating a beautiful white bedroom.
1. Decide Between Warm or Cool Undertones
You may think that choosing paint when you want to design a white bedroom is an easy task, but it may soon become a battle of the undertones. A pure white will bounce natural light, giving that crisp, fresh finish to your white bedroom. However, there can be differences between shades of classic white when cleverly placed together.
If you have a south-facing bedroom, you risk warm undertones looking yellow, so opting for a luxurious true white or a cooler shade will work brilliantly. Keep an eye out for grey, blue, green and violet undertones in particular. Choosing a white shade with warmer undertones is perfect if you have a north-facing bedroom, ensuring you can snuggle up in a cosy atmosphere - look for pink, gold and brown hues.
2. Finish Your White Bedroom With Pattern and Texture
If you are wanting an all white bedroom, but are unsure how to add depth and warmth to your decor, then the key is to integrate pattern and textures into your designs. Use white and neutral coloured wallpaper to create a stunning feature wall or even opt for a breath-taking exposed brick wall with a white wash. These are great, stylish ways to add texture back into a white bedroom.
Placing luxurious neutral tones and off-white cushions and throws onto a bed dressed in soft white bed linen will not only give you ultimate comfort, it will create a truly tasteful bedroom too. You can also decide on a white bed set that has eye-catching features and patterns, such as pom poms or beautiful lace detailing to add texture to your white bedroom.
3. Choose Accent Colours To Complement Your White Room
Choosing the perfect colour for your bedroom will depend on the overall mood you are wanting to create. A white bedroom is the perfect base for bright, bold colours or create an elegant feel with sophisticated navy blue accessories. Layering blue or grey cushions and throws will create a space that is inviting and warm.
Colours such as orange and mustard work against crisp white walls and bedding, creating a bright, joyful room full of life and fun. However, if you prefer a cooler colour palette for when you rest your head at night, choosing blue accent colours will give you those beautiful beachy vibes in the comfort of your own bedroom.
Take a look at our blog on considering the psychology of colour to help you pick the perfect colours for your bedroom.
4. It‚Äôs All About Modern and Monochromatic Colourways
If you are looking for a crisp, modern bedroom with a welcoming feel, contrast your white bedroom with monochrome tones. Choose black light features, black and white prints and delicate throws and cushions for a contemporary finish.
You may love the idea of stark black and clean white contrasts with soft touches. Look no further than a light grey knitted throw, striking but smooth and immediately adding that touch of warmth and glamour.
5. Add Pretty Touches With Pastel
A light and delicate colour palette can create a hotel-luxe atmosphere. Simply decorate your white bedroom with pretty pastel colours, such as pale pink and grey to add a delicate touch of style. Pairing a sumptuously soft bedding set with pink knitted throws and cushions can help bring elegance to your white bedroom.
6. Lighting Is Key To a Bright White Space
You can create the wow factor in any white bedroom with statement light fittings. Using statement lighting will create stunning shadows across your serene bedroom and provide an overall grand ambience.
Look for lamp shades with soft materials for a glamorous, sophisticated touch, or chandelier-style lighting for a more neutral boho finish. If you are looking for a modern white bedroom, choose an industrial-style pendant fitting to create a fashionable contrast against white walls and furnishings.
7. Add Drama With White Panelling
Panelling is a great design option to add some interest to your elegant white walls. There are several different styles of panelling, from decadent ribbed panelling to a grand Jacobean-style grid. Panelling is a creative way to add depth to your white bedroom decor, plus you can do it yourself if you like to take on DIY challenges.
You don‚Äôt have to choose a bright or contrasting colour for your panelling. Adding panelling that is painted in the same shade of white to your walls will bring depth, intrigue and a touch of sophistication to the bedroom, as well as creating a feature wall that is a great talking point.
8. Create A Focal Point With Artwork
Whether you prefer a more modern, understated look when it comes to dressing your bedroom or you are looking to add a touch of personality, hanging a large print above your bed will easily draw the eye.
When it comes to selecting artwork, you will need to pick a feature colour that will match accessories throughout your bedroom. Stick with a neutral colour palette for a clean classic look or, if you love the idea of a bold colour on a feature wall, use a large bright white print to help brighten up the space.
9. Choose A Warm Rustic Touch For Charm
If you are looking to add a rustic touch to your bedroom then adding wooden decor is a whimsical combination of glamour and charm.
Contrasting your wooden furniture against a white duvet set will also help to make your bed frame the focal point in the bedroom. Cosy yet contemporary, wood features in a white bedroom is a trend that does not fade away with the seasons and is the epitome of refined elegance.
10. Install An Oversized Headboard
An oversized headboard is a luxurious, decorative feature that will create the perfect design piece for your bedroom whilst breaking up the space on a large white wall. Whether you prefer a wall-to-wall headboard or a taller option that is the width of the bed, both are designed to make a statement.
Made for relaxing lie-ins and snoozing on repeat, a bed frame with an oversized headboard creates a striking centrepiece. Choose a super soft velvet headboard for that extra luxe touch or upholstery for a subtle touch of elegance. If you‚Äôre looking for more storage options but with a minimalist frame, choose a luxurious ottoman bed frame that includes handy underbed storage for all your spare towels or bedding.
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