Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Your little bit of peace in a hectic world, where you can express your personal interior design style and leave dirty socks on the floor without a qualm. So, when it comes to giving your room a makeover and making it ‘just right’ it can feel like a lot of pressure to get it right.
Often spending some time looking at other people’s rooms or the materials and products out there can help you with your master-plan, whereas apps such as Pinterest and Instagram can be an inspirational gold-mine.
So, if you lie awake in your bed at night thinking about how to decorate your bedroom and how to transform it into the chic and comfortable paradise that you deserve, take a look at our (and some of the UK’s best interior bloggers’) favourite sources of bedroom décor inspiration.
Piquing Interest with Pinterest
With a pin for almost every taste, Pinterest acts as your digital mood board that can be taken wherever you go. Whether you pin on the train to work, in the dentist waiting room, or during a lazy Sunday morning, this image-based app is a Mecca for many décor mavens.
Sally Worts, a product and interior stylist and co-host of #DeliciousDarkDecor, spoke to us about where she gets her inspiration. She said:
“I don’t have a big budget for decor so enjoy shopping in reclamation or house clearances and adapt things to replicate what I see on Pinterest or Instagram.
“I never worry whether things should go together. I just prefer mixing things up and I’m only ever trying to please myself - but it seems to work
“The Rockett St George girls and Abigail Ahern are my style gurus.”
Inspiring With Instagram
Instagram is where the interior design bloggers and influencers flock, so unsurprisingly it’s a haven for beautiful bedroom décor ideas.
Not sure where to start? Well, why not search for popular hashtags such as #interiordesign, #homedesign or #homestyle. Combined these tags have been used more than 43million times, so you’ll never run out of images to ogle at.
We asked Leanne at ‘A Slice of My Life Wales’ where she got her design inspiration and she said she was a firm fan of social media:
“I find design inspiration everywhere. Be it social media, shop windows, or even the great outdoors. I am inspired by colours, by the seasons and by the latest trends. I don't tend to read magazines but I do spend a lot of time browsing the internet, in particular, Instagram. I am a member of quite a few interiors groups on Facebook and these are a great place to inspire others and also be inspired. I am currently loving pinks, golds and greys.”
Brainstorming with Blogs
You’ve found our Comfort Zone – the Happy Beds hub for secrets to a better snooze and, of course, interior inspiration – but there are also plenty of other top-notch blogs out there that will not only provide you with basic tips on how to decorate a room, but have you lusting after their featured products.
Why not check out a few of those written by the bloggers featured in this post? Or why not take a page out of Kerry Lockwood’s book? In our post ‘Your Style Inspiration for Summer: Kerry Lockwood’, the interior stylist from Northumberland said:
“I don’t really have a number one go to for inspiration, I find it in a variety of different places, whether it’s flicking through a magazine or scrolling through Pinterest, it just happens! I do love Abigail Ahern however, and she’s one of the bloggers I make a point of keeping up to date with.”
We’ve also chatted with Rebecca, owner of rebeccafaithhome.com and lover of all things monochrome for the home. She said:
“For me interior inspiration can come from so many sources. There’s a wealth of resources online and I love to read other blogs as they provide insight into how other design enthusiasts are transforming their own spaces. Instagram is one of my favourite online platforms for following interior designers. Seeing their projects can challenge you to recreate a look you love within your own home and budget!
“It’s also fun to be influenced by places I’ve travelled to, or to be inspired by fashion. Whether it’s the texture of a fabric or the detailing on a handbag, these things can spark a decor idea.”
Flicking Through Magazines
There’s something nostalgic about making a good old-fashioned collage or mood board using clippings from your favourite magazines, Pantone paint swatches, and fabric cuttings. It can help you visualise what elements will look like together and allows you to mix and match without having to redo any manual work should you want to make a major change.
Alternatively, if you’re not one for cutting and sticking, free design supplements and design magazines make great coffee table reading. You could even take a snap of your fave items using your phone so you have them wherever you go.
Co-host for #howivintage, Lou Watkins loves flicking through magazines for inspiration. She told us:
“Interior inspiration comes from two key resources for me. Firstly, I still love a magazine! A hot cup of tea and turning the pages of a magazine is still one of my favourite pastimes. Both in terms of the design products and the styling, it’s a real imagination stirrer.
“ However, it’s a pretty one-way relationship. Guaranteed the one beautiful piece in the photo you love is the one that’s not credited with a source! Which is why my second other source of inspiration has to be Instagram!
“When you have those ‘I NEED that chair in my life’ moments, nothing quite beats having a chat with the owner or even better the maker of the item. Instagram has introduced me to so many talented, creative thinkers and independent businesses with a shared passion for interiors. It’s my go-to network for seeing, finding, buying and styling statement pieces for my home.”
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