New Bedroom Design Ideas: How to Decorate a New Bedroom


Joy Richards - July 4, 2019 Hi, I’m Joy - Happy Beds' Sleep Specialist. Aside from Italian food and my three lovely boys, nothing makes me happier than helping our customers find what works for them, and how they can make the most of their forty winks.

New Bedroom Design Ideas: How to Decorate a New Bedroom

If you’re just about to move or have even just picked up the keys, decorating your new home can seem a little daunting – especially if you struggle to envision a theme coming together. But, there is no need to stress, procrastinate and end up living in a bleak space kicking around boxes. We’re here to make things simple.

Here are a few of my favourite simple bedroom decorating ideas, and the order in which you should action them.


First Off, Choose Your Colour Scheme

Sometimes picking what colour your bedroom will be is simple. Perhaps you want to decorate in your favourite shade or have seen a stunning bedroom you’d like to replicate. Other times, it can be hard to get that hue quite right.

Well, if you’re not particularly fussed, it may be worth looking into colour psychology. You want your bedroom to be a relaxing and calming space, so we’d recommend blues, pinks or greens. You’re probably best off avoiding yellow or white as these bright colours can appear stark and will reflect light around the room when you’re trying to nod off. Perhaps use these in your kitchen or a conservatory instead.

Need a little more help? Check out our blog post – What Colour Should I Paint My Bedroom Walls? – written by the lovely Stacey from The Design Sheppard for more info on the meaning of colours.


Then, Order Your Major Pieces of Furniture

Once you know what colour your bedroom will be, it is time to purchase the most important piece of furniture – a new bed!

Using your room’s measurements or a floorplan, calculate the size of bed you will need to fit comfortably in the space. Then decide whether you would like a wood, metal or fabric upholstered version. We have plenty of designs to choose from here at Happy Beds, whether you’re looking for a statement headboard, built-in storage, or a classic divan.

Don’t forget a mattress too! Our firmness tool will be able to tell you exactly how it’ll feel under you and your partners’ weights, so you can find a base for a peaceful night’s sleep. I’d personally recommend a pillow top mattress for some added softness.

Other important pieces of furniture to invest in include wardrobes, bedside cabinets and chest of drawers. Luckily, we also sell all of these, as well as matching furniture sets. So, you could kit out your entire room from one site!


Don’t Forget Soft Furnishings!

So, once you have the key pieces, it’s time to soften up the space by investing in some soft furnishings. Long, draped blackout curtains will block out any light to help you rest well, whilst adding depth to your room, whereas scatter cushions, a throw at the bottom of your bed, and a plush rug will add both warmth and comfort to a sparse new space.


Last, But Not Least… Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise

So, you’ve picked a colour scheme, ordered key pieces of furniture, and invested in some soft furnishings, but all your surfaces are set to be, well, a bit bare. You could always bring an old lamp from your previous room or display that potted plant you got as a ‘welcome’ to your new home… or you could throw caution to the wind and pick up a few new pieces.

A bedside organiser is always a great addition, as it’ll help keep that pocket clutter and your phone under control. Or, why not display a snazzy new clock? You may use the alarm on your phone, but this is still a practical and stylish addition to your room. Of course, a lamp is always a must too!


Looking for More Tips on How to Decorate Your New Bedroom?

Whether you’re after small bedroom decorating ideas or tips to transform your new master, we’ve plenty of interior inspiration posts here at Happy Beds. Check out a few more of our blogs and browse our Instagram to see our beds and furniture in real homes, or discover our help and advice section for in-depth guidance.

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