11 new bedroom ideas for 2018

Revamp your bedroom to create a stylish and cosy space you won't want to leave

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Your bedroom is a sanctuary where you should be able to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Because of this, it's all the more important to consider both the look and feel of your room. A tall headboard, soft carpet, and an abundance of cushions definitely play a role in the comfort factor, while colours, patterns and lighting work to make your space stylish and beautiful. 

We've picked our top 11 new ideas, from simple cushions to statement headboards, to inspire you give your space a refresh.

1. Layered lighting

Lighting can change the entire ambiance of your room. Choose different lights for different activities – a bright pendant light for practical tasks, a table lamp for reading, or make a statement with a floor lamp. This can be placed behind an armchair for a cosy reading spot, or in a dark corner to brighten the space. This copper lamp will add warmth and style to any bedroom instantly.

Copper delight floor lamp, polished copper, £129, The French Bedroom Company

Copper floor lamp in a room with polkadot walls

(Image: © The French Bedroom Company)

2. Colour block

Embrace bold and bright colours by using blocks of the same shade throughout your space. This works best with contrasting colours, be it blue and yellow, green and pink, red and blue, or any combination that you love. This stand-out upholstered bed in Canary creates a clear centre piece, and clean straight lines from which the blue walls can pop.

Audrey double bed in Canary velvet,  £992, sofa.com

yellow upholstered bed and blue walls

3. Stylish storage

A wardrobe is a key focal point in your bedroom. It's a good idea to consider exactly how much storage space you need. A wooden wardrobe is timeless and can sit back in any scheme. We love this one as it has hanging space, drawers and shelves, as well as a simple scandi design.

Amesbury four-door wardrobe, £529.99, Wayfair

wooden wardrobe

4. By your bedside

If you're looking for extra storage, a bedside table can be a great space-saving solution. This one has stackable, layered storage trays, so you can adapt it to the height and style you need. Plus, blush pink is going to be a big colour for 2018, so this is a winner for us.

Cairn bedside table in pink, £199, Made

Pink stacking bedside table

(Image: © Made.com)

5. Cushion cluster

There's nothing quite like a mountain of beautiful cushions to give your room wow-factor (and cosiness!) Mix patterns, colours and textures and swap your palette over as the seasons change, for a fast, easy and inexpensive update.

Trewyn garden cushion in teal, £59, Helen Hallam

blue floral painterly cushion

6. Breakfast-in-bed comfort

An upholstered bed is a luxurious, investment buy that you'll always be thankful. This grey bed creates a instant centre piece and can work to set the scene for the rest of your decorating scheme.

Tempur Holcott Ottoman bedframe, £995, Furniture Village

bedroom with wooden walls

7. Feature wallpaper

Choose a bold, statement wallpaper to revamp your space. Tap into the geometric-trend, go for striking metallics or embrace spring florals with a dainty and pretty print. We love this bold yet delicate green design. Combined with white bedding and some blush pink accessories, we think it would create the ultimate spring fresh bedroom.

Hegemone BP  5705, £97, Farrow & Ball

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green floral wallpaper

 8. Patterned carpet

We're seeing a resurgence in patterned carpet, and what better place to use it than in your bedroom? From checkered, to florals, geometrics and spots, flooring is a simple way to add a pop of pattern and fun to your space. What's more, it's the ultimate in comfort, creating a softer and warmer feel - the ideal way to step out of bed every morning.

 Valentina blue plaid carpet, £34.99 per m2,  Carpetright

navy bedroom with patterned carpet

9. Take a seat

An ottoman or bench can transform your bedroom into a more sociable space. Choose a bold colour to make a statement, and if you're lacking in space, go for an ottoman with hidden storage to stow away bed linen and blankets. This bright orange leather one is sure to be the perfect update for spring.

Elmas velvet bench, £685, Pib

orange ottoman for a bedroom

10. Colourful bedding

For an instant and quick update, new bedding can transform the look of your space. Choose a bold and colourful pattern to brighten your scheme in the summer months, or tune into the maximalism trend and mix and match large prints all round. This Orla Kiely design is perfect for a pop of colour.

Orla Kiely Scribble Stem cotton bedding in multi, £25, John Lewis

patterned duvet set in dark bedroom

11. Scattered rugs

If you love you're floor boards but are after a pop of colour, placing a variety of rugs around your bed is a simple way to add comfort and style. This bright yellow design has a summery bohemian feel.

Yellow Stockholm rug, £180, Ikea

yellow patterned rug