Top interior styles for your bedroom

Friday, 20 April 2012 3:07 PM

Effective interior design is not about keeping up with the latest trends but rather about crafting a living space that you feel comfortable in.

That means that if you want to include gloss bedroom furniture then you should, regardless of whether it is considered on-trend by writers and commentators.

Trends in interior design change all the time and what is fashionable one minute can become very old the next, so trying to keep up with the looks that are in is futile unless you have significant cash to spend and are happy to change your interior every few months.

While fashion changes from one season to the next, there are certain themes that have stood the test of time.

Below, we examine those styles that have a timeless quality about them.


Some homeowners love traditional interiors, which usually encompass style cues and pieces from various eras.

In terms of colours, natural tones dominate, with earthy tones such as green and brown central to the overall look.

You can also incorporate a number of different textures if you opt for a traditional theme in your room, with silk and satin two of the most common.

The traditional look champions patterned fabrics and fine details, with the aim being to create a bedroom that is elegant and inviting.


Contemporary bedrooms are favoured by the young and trendy and tend to feature standout pieces of furniture such as mirrored wardrobes.

Many homeowners embrace the contemporary style for its clean and slick look, however, achieving this look can be a difficult balancing act between making the room appear contemporary and cold and uninviting.

Arts and crafts

The aim of an arts and crafts-themed interior is to create a space that is warm yet streamlined.

Straight lines are prominent in such bedrooms and brown tends to be the dominant colour, embellished with other earthy tones.

Art Deco

Art Deco is classically retro and is popular with young professionals looking to create a fashionable space.

The aim of this style is to create a space that is unique and stands out from the crowd. Furniture is highly stylised and geometric patterns play a key role.


Oriental style cues have been incorporated into Western style techniques for centuries and many people like the opulence of Chinese-themed interiors.

On the other hand, you can incorporate elements of Japanese interior design and opt for a more restrained and minimalist look in your bedroom.


Chic is similar to the contemporary and Art Deco looks in that large amounts of white and lighter shades of blue and green feature prominently.

Whether you opt for one of the aforementioned styles or incorporate elements from each, the space you create has to be one that you are happy with.

At the end of it all, it is you who has to live in the room and it should reflect your character and incorporate pieces that you like.

When choosing a look for your room, it is important to look at various bedroom furniture sets.

Many people build the theme around the furniture they want to incorporate rather than choosing a style and finding beds and wardrobes to match.

Whichever way you decide to do it, your interior design will be a success as long as you are happy.

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