Amazing Bedroom Ideas to Suit Every Need

Redecorating your bedroom can be a challenge as it takes a lot of time, willpower and effort to transform your space into something special. Here at The Farthing, we want to make your renovation process a little bit easier, so we’ve constructed a huge list of all the bedroom decor ideas you could ever need!


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Colour Scheme

Bedroom Size



Age Group


General Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Amazing Bedroom Ideas to Suit Every Need

The world of interior design is vast, so it can be difficult to know where to start if you’re looking to revamp your bedroom. Regardless of whether your bedroom is large or small, there are a few things you should start with to get your room looking its best.


Bedroom Accessories

Bedrooms aren’t necessarily all about the bed, and accessories and furniture play a large role in making your room feel as comfy and as stylish as possible. 

The accessories you go for will largely depend on your style and the decor in the rest of your home, however, there’s no limit to the bedroom accessories you can choose from. These include:


Bedroom Furniture Ideas

The term bedroom furniture usually refers to your bed, wardrobes, chests of drawers or any other essential pieces. Alternatively, if you have more room to play with this list could go on forever. 

You could opt for a designer bedroom furniture set if you want all of your pieces to match, or you could go against the grain by sourcing furniture from different stores. Below, are two contrasting ways that you could use bedroom furniture to take your interior design to the next level.


Matching Furniture

Matching your bedroom furniture can give your space a clean, cohesive look, and you can play around with different bedroom accessories to make your room look more unique. 

Opting for matching furniture can sometimes be more cost-effective too, as stores can offer discount deals for furniture sets or bundles. 


Odd Furniture

Odd or mismatched furniture is a great option if you like hunting for unique, one-off pieces. Just because your furniture doesn’t match, doesn’t mean your room will look messy and unpolished. 

Choosing odd furniture is a great way of clashing contrasting styles and setting your bedroom apart from the rest. Just take a look at some of the great examples below:


Top tip: This rustic wooden cabinet is a great way to add style and storage space to your bedroom. 


Paint Colours for Bedrooms

There are no specific rules that you should stick to when choosing a paint colour for your bedroom. But research suggests that different colours have different effects on the mind, so this decision shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are a few of our suggestions:



Blue is associated with feelings of calm and stability, so this is a great option to go for if you want to bring these chilled vibes into your bedroom. 



Pink is often seen as a vibrant and joyful colour and there are countless shades to choose from. Opt for a softer shade to feel the benefits without attacking the senses.



Black is often not everyone’s first choice when it comes to painting bedrooms, however, it can give your room a luxurious feel so it’s worth a try if that’s the style you prefer.


Colour Scheme Ideas

Amazing Bedroom Ideas to Suit Every Need

No matter whether you’re a modernist or traditionalist, most people gravitate towards certain colours and tones when redecorating. As mentioned above, certain colours evoke different emotions, so it’s important to choose a colour scheme that matches your style as well as your mood. 

The choice of bedroom colour schemes out there is endless, but we’ve put together a few of our favourites to inspire your redesign.

Grey Bedroom Ideas



Pink and Grey Bedrooms


White Bedrooms


Yellow Bedrooms

Red Bedroom Ideas


Neutral Bedroom Ideas


Brown Bedroom Ideas


Gold Bedroom Ideas


Top tip: Read our blog post on colour psychology to find out more about the effects of different colours on the mind!


Bedroom Size

Amazing Bedroom Ideas to Suit Every Need

According to House Plans Helper, the standard bedroom sizes in the UK are as follows:

  • Single bedrooms - 7 x 10ft floor space and ceiling height of 7 ft 6 ins
  • Twin bedrooms - Minimum 9 x 9ft 
  • Double bedrooms - Minimum 9ft x 9ft 6ins 
  • Bedrooms with a king bed - Minimum 9ft 6 ins x 10ft
  • Bedrooms with a super king bed - Minimum 9ft 6 ins x 11ft

  • Interior design is about function as well as style, so you’ll need to find a layout that makes the best use of your bedroom’s space no matter what shape and size it is.


    How to Make the Most out of a Small Bedroom

    Whilst small rooms present some problems, there’s nothing that a simple redesign can’t help! There are a few simple ways that you can maximise your room’s potential and make it feel like a larger space.

    1. Limit your colour palette

    Too many colours in one space can make it look busy and cluttered. Opting for a more simple palette can open up your bedroom a little more and make it look more spacious.

    1. Introduce long, drapey curtains

    By placing curtains as high up and as close to the ceiling as possible, it draws the eyes upwards and makes the room appear taller.

    1. Swap your wardrobe for a stylish clothes rack

    A large wardrobe can seem like a waste of space in a small bedroom, so why not swap it for a clothing rack or rail instead? It can give you more room to play with and it can also help you compact your clothing into a capsule collection.


    Tiny Bedroom Ideas

    If your room is smaller than small, interior design can become a little more challenging. Despite this, there are ways that you can overcome these obstacles and make your space as purposeful as possible. Check out this video on how a woman in Brooklyn makes the most of her tiny bedroom space.


    Large Bedroom Ideas

    Redecorating big bedrooms can be just as tricky as redecorating small ones - what should you do with all that space? Here are some great examples from Pinterest that will awaken the interior designer in you:


    Bedroom Style or Trend

    Amazing Bedroom Ideas to Suit Every Need

    If you like to keep up with the latest fashion trends, you’ll love exploring the latest interior design trends too. Bedroom trends and styles are evolving as we transform the way we live, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on what’s new and see how you can incorporate new trends into your space.

    Modern Bedrooms

    The ‘modern’ trend has been around since the 1920s and 30s and it is usually typified by clean, crisp lines, neutral colours and open spaces. You can change your dated bedroom into a modern bedroom by going minimal and focusing only on the essential pieces. 

    We love this chic dome pendant light; perfect for any modern bedroom. 

    Scandinavian Bedroom Ideas

    Scandinavian bedroom designs have grown in popularity in recent years, and it’s easy to see why! Scandinavian bedrooms are all about light and comfort, so make sure to use lots of light colours and cosy cushions to make the most of this trend.

    We love this Scandi-style gold side table.

    Elegant Bedrooms

    If you want to make your bedroom look elegant and expensive, opt for plush furnishings and lavish bedroom accessories. You don’t have to spend a lot of money either, simply opt for colours and tones that signify elegance to ‘cheat’ this look. 

    We love this decorative Venetian dressing table mirror.

    Vintage Bedroom Designs

    When opting for a vintage style bedroom design, make use of your thrift-shop finds to give your room that edgy vintage feel. Don’t be afraid of fun colours, mismatched furniture and unusual artwork as this all contributes towards the look.

    We love this vintage-style pendant lamp, which will add class and style to any home.

    Bohemian Bedroom Decor

    Bohemian bedroom decor is all about bringing the outside in, so you should make use of houseplants and earthy tones to incorporate bohemian vibes into your bedroom.

    We love this handcrafted hemp rug with a Bohemian feel. 

    Minimalist Bedroom Ideas 

    Minimalism is all about stripping back the frills and extras and living with only the basics - but this doesn’t mean that your room will be boring! You can incorporate dashes of colour or patterns to make your room stand out whilst staying on-theme.

    Read our blog post on living a minimalist lifestyle to learn what this iconic ‘less is more’ movement is all about.  



    Amazing Bedroom Ideas to Suit Every Need

    Many people think that interior design projects cost a lot of money, but this isn’t always the case. There are plenty of cheap bedroom ideas that you can use to transform your bedroom. We’ve found some key ways that you can make the most of your money when redecorating, regardless of whether your budget is large or small. 

    Luxury Bedroom Design

    If you’ve got a large budget to play with, you have more freedom in terms of bedroom furniture and accessories. Despite this, there are only a few key areas where you should splurge a little bit more if your budget allows it, this includes:

    • Your bed and mattress
    • Your rug
    • Original artwork
    • Your bed sheets and bedding
    • Wall paint and wallpaper

    When it comes to everything else, you don’t need to spend a lot of money as even affordable pieces can have a luxurious feel. Take a look at some of our favourite examples.

    Bedroom Decorating Ideas on a Budget

    You don’t need to spend thousands to make your bedroom look sophisticated. There are countless cheap bedroom decorating ideas to choose from. To help you get started, we’ve put together a few tips so that you can decorate your bedroom on a budget.

    Shop In Your Home Before Buying New Items

    Do you have a garage or spare room that is stuffed full of unused or unwanted items? If so, this could be your starting point for finding items for your bedroom.

    Make sure to look at the things that you already have in your home to see if there’s anything that you can upcycle or reuse for your bedroom renovation project.

    Keep an Eye Out for Sales and Discounts 

    If you do need to buy new items for your renovation, keep an eye out for sales so that you can get some bargain buys and save even more money.

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    Change Cupboard or Door Handles

    This might seem like a minor change but it can really take your room to the next level. You could paint your wardrobe handles a brushed brass colour or replace them completely. No matter which option you choose, you’ll give your room a more luxurious, polished feel in no time. 

    Age Group

    Amazing Bedroom Ideas to Suit Every Need

    As we grow our tastes and preferences change, and this is often reflected in our bedroom decor. This presents challenges as a parent as children frequently change their minds about what they like. 

    We’ve put together a few different bedroom designs that you can use for toddlers, teens and adults, so you’re covered throughout your family’s life.

    Teenage Bedroom Ideas

    There are two things that all teenagers crave: space and style. As a result, many teenagers bedrooms move away from bold, garish colours and patterns to more cool, muted tones. 

    How to Decorate Adult Bedrooms

    As we get older, we find our own individual styles which means that bedroom themes for adults can vary from person to person. When it comes to decorating your dream bedroom as an adult, make sure your plans reflect your style as well as being functional.

    Bedroom Ideas for Young Kids

    When decorating kids bedrooms, it’s best to consult the experts themselves! It’s likely that your kids already have favourite characters or TV shows, so you can use this as a starting point for your renovation.

    Alternatively, take a look at our guide to the top kids' bedroom ideas from 25 inspirational interior designers for innovative ways to decorate your child’s bedroom.


    Amazing Bedroom Ideas to Suit Every Need

    Men's and women's bedrooms don’t look as different as they have done in the past, however, there are still a few key differences you should be aware of when decorating bedrooms for men and women.

    Bedroom Ideas for Women

    Research shows that the average woman owns 95 items of clothing whereas men own 56 pieces. As a result, women’s bedrooms tend to have bigger wardrobes and chest of drawers or more space for clothes on the whole. 

    Dressing tables are also more common in bedrooms for women, as they provide additional storage space if needed. 

    Bedroom Ideas for Men

    Space may be organised differently in a man’s bedroom compared to a woman’s bedroom. Women may need more wardrobe space than men, whereas men may need more shoe space than women. 

    This is likely to vary between individuals, but in general, men’s bedrooms don’t have dressing tables, as this is sometimes substituted for a desk or shoe rack. Also, mens bedroom design is typically more simple and stripped back. 

    Unisex Bedroom Ideas

    Unisex bedroom ideas come in all different shapes and sizes, so there’s really no limit to what you could do with this design scheme.

    Regardless of whether you’re decorating a room for your unborn baby, or looking for design tips that will suit men and women, opting for a neutral, unisex theme can actually make your renovation a lot simpler.

    Unisex bedrooms usually have a colour scheme of browns, taupes, greys and creams, as they are not closely associated with any genders. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t involve colour in your own bedroom project. Here are a few ideas to get you going...

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