Our Tips for Creating Traditional Bedrooms with a Modern Twist

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Joy Richards - May 10, 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.

Our Tips for Creating Traditional Bedrooms with a Modern Twist

We love launching new and innovative products here at Happy Beds, but sometimes a design is so good it doesn’t need an update. As the saying goes ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.

If you love classic bedroom furniture, but have a modern home, don’t sweat. We have just the tips for creating a classical bedroom design with a 21st century twist.

Paint in Traditional Bedroom Colours

Neutrals are always winners in my book. They never go out of style, meaning they have longevity and you won’t have to redecorate regularly to stay on top of the latest trends. Traditional bedroom colours like cream, grey, or an off-white shade are always great as they’re fresh and uplifting.

However, I do love a pop of colour in soft furnishings or accessories – these are easy and affordable to change, if you get bored. Pantone of the year 2019 is ‘living coral’, so why not add a splash to your room?

Accessorise with Floral Textiles

Whether you go for a delicate William Morris print or a larger pattern which is slightly bolder, florals are a staple in classic bedroom designs. Plus, they are the perfect way of adding that pop of colour I mentioned earlier.

A floral duvet set is an effective way of introducing a classic floral pattern to a room. Team with block-coloured decorative pillows and a throw at the bottom for added depth, or hang curtains in the same print for maximum impact.

Upcycle Second-Hand Finds

The simplest way to combine traditional interior design and a modern aesthetic is to upcycle second-hand items. A granny-chic lampshade adorning your bedside table, mis-matched photo frames on the wall above the bed, or old trunks underneath for added storage are all simple yet effective touches.

Choose a Classic Bed Shape

The bed is the focus of the room, so choosing the right one is vital. Our choice for this blending of styles would be a quilted sleigh bed. Its timeless scroll shape is opulent and the button detail screams quality, whereas trendy fabrics like crushed velvet bring it right up to date. Why not shop our range and see for yourself?