Asian Bedroom Design

Whether you want to create a relaxing haven, away from the stresses of the world or a lavish boudoir to indulge yourself in luxury, an Asian-inspired bedroom design is something that’s definitely worth consideration.

And if you’re thinking about adopting the style, the Bedroom Designer, as always, has some top tips to help you achieve the look.

First off, the colours of the walls should always be warm, earthy tones, which give an immediate sense of natural calm. Of course, this can be achieved with just one feature wall if you’re not feeling brave enough to go all out.

Being able to control the amount of light that enters the room is essential for authentic Asian design. A good tip is to make sure you invest in luxury curtains made with warm, solid colours. Alternatively, blinds or Japanese-style shutters are perfect if you’re going for a cleaner, oriental look.

If you have hardwood or laminate flooring, certainly consider investing in appropriate rugs, that compliment the earthy colours of your walls. Soft materials like this will add a real sense of relaxation to the space, but don’t buy giant fabrics that cover large amounts of floorspace. That will make the room too busy and detract from the atmosphere you’re trying to create.

Accessories are key in an Asian bedroom design so choose carefully. Modern tech items such as alarm clocks, TVs and radios should be hidden out of view or integrated cleverly into the design to ensure they don’t ruin the image of your space.

If possible, try to incorporate the idea of water into your design somehow. You might be able to add a small feature or display somewhere and this will add another element of relaxation to your bedroom.

Plants also achieve the same objective, but to a lesser extent. Still, if you can’t accommodate a water feature, a small plant is a great idea.

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Asian Bedroom Design Pictures

Here are some excellent images of Asian Bedroom designs to help inspire you with your own scheme:

Contemporary Bedroom Design

There are all kinds of ways you can create a contemporary bedroom design that will suit your individual taste and at the same time, achieve that sleek modern finish. Hopefully this page can provide you with lots of inspiration and useful ideas.

The 3 words that you need to always keep in mind for any contemporary design are:

  1. Light
  2. Spacious
  3. Simple

Light, both natural and artificial, is key to creating a contemporary atmosphere in your bedroom. During the day you want lots of natural sunlight coming in through windows, skylights and through the doors from neighbouring rooms. At night you want the perfect lighting scheme that will help you relax and unwind.

An excellent example of a spacious contemporary bedroom

Space is a precious commodity in any home and not always readily available. However, even if you only have a small bedroom there are ways you can create the illusion of space and also get the most out of the space you do have available. For example, use neutral colours for the walls, hang mirrors on the walls and use high gloss or reflective materials for your wardrobe and cupboard doors. All of these things will make any room seem far more spacious and contemporary.

It’s not always easy to keep your bedroom minimalist and simple when you’re living in it day in and day out. Clothes get thrown over chairs, shoes left on the floor and all kinds of other bits and pieces scattered here, there and everywhere. However, the key to creating and maintaining a sleek modern finish is to plan adequate storage and give everything a home. That way, its much easier to put things away and keep everything neat and tidy. This is imperative for a contemporary design.

Contemporary bedroom design pictures

Struggling for ideas and need some inspiration? Well, our contemporary bedroom design gallery is here to give you some visual food for thought. Click the images to enlarge them.

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Contemporary bedroom design ideas

If you’d like to add your own thoughts, ideas, suggestions or questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Children’s Modern Bedroom

Space-age and space-saving

Space-age and space-saving

What child wouldn’t enjoy playing in this ultra-modern bedroom? The white bunk beds, that look like something right off a spaceship, offer privacy and the perfect place to hide away and play all kinds of fun games.

The best thing about this particular design is that it can be easily applied to a small bedroom design. You don’t need loads of floor space and the crisp white bunk beds create the illusion of extra room.

Finish off the design with contemporary touches like the chair pictured and you’ve got a children’s bedroom design that really stands out from the crowd. Another great benefit of this design is that your child won’t quickly grow out of it and it can easily be adapted to become the perfect hang out for a teenager.

Kids Bedroom Design

Designing a great kids bedroom is often great fun. A lot of the rules that apply to other rooms in the house can be thrown out the window and a children’s bedroom design is your chance to get creative.

Perfect Boys Bedroom Design

Perfect Boys Bedroom Design

There’s not really much point me preaching about the do’s and dont’s because what you probably want more than anything is to give your child the bedroom they’ll feel most comfortable in. However, here are a few quick-fire pointers and things to consider before proceeding with any kids bedroom design.

  1. Think long term – Kids grow up fast and tend to get bored of things very easily. Unless you’re happy to keep changing and updating their room, I’d advise you to think about everything they want and whether it will still be what they want in a year’s time (or maybe even shorter).
  2. Think functional as well as fun – It’s very easy to get carried away and start coming up with all kinds of crazy ideas for your kids bedroom but also try to think about how it will work. Plan adequate storage for all their clothes, toys and all the other stuff that kids tend to have.
  3. Think realistically – So many kids bedrooms start to get re-designed but then stutter half way through. It can take time so make sure you think about how many hours you can invest into overhauling the look of the room. If you’re just doing over a weekend, make sure you have a rough idea about how long things will take you. Otherwise it might end up half-finished for months before you get round to doing the rest and this can lead to kiddie chaos being spread all over the house.
  4. Think economically – There are all kinds of furniture and bits and pieces that you can invest in for a kids bedroom that will last for years and save you having
    Perfect for a Princess

    Perfect for a Princess

    to replace them all the time. Look for items that you can imagine in your kid’s bedroom for the duration of them living there.

  5. Think BIG – If you’re feeling brave and creative, use this opportunity to create a palace for your princess or a spaceship for your astronaut. It might not turn out to be the most practical room in the house, but they’ll probably love it!

Kids Bedroom Design Pictures

Check out our kids bedroom design gallery for visual inspiration for your own project. Click the images to enlarge.

Kids Bedroom Design Ideas

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Modern Bedroom Design

The best modern bedroom designs are those that achieve a clean and contemporary finish without making the space seem cold and clinical. Unfortunately, this is a lot easier said than done so here are a few tips and ideas to ensure you achieve the right kind of modern design.

Natural Light

Light is an important commodity in a modern design. It makes the room seem spacious, airy and relaxing. So before you even start thinking about colour schemes, furniture or anything else, consider how you can get as much natural light as possible into the room.

Neutral Walls

There are some people that love having bold colours on their walls and will never be told otherwise. However, there’s a reason why most modern bedrooms use whites, creams and other neutral tones – they’re relaxing. These colours combined with the light create the perfect ambiance for rest and relaxation.

Modern Glass Wardrobe

Modern Glass Wardrobe

Modern Matching Furniture

In large family homes, there tends to be a mish-mash of furniture in the bedrooms as things have been moved around quite often. However, if you really want to achieve that show-home modern finish, then you need to invest in a bedroom furniture set that matches. Furniture that has a high-gloss finish is perfect for a modern design but can be pricey. A wardrobe with a glass door is an excellent choice because this will reflect the light and add to the impression of space.

Colourful Touches

Although bold colours shouldn’t be used on the walls, there’s nothing wrong with adding a splash of red or blue or whatever colour you like in the form of a duvet cover, wall mounted picture or anything else. This can add warmth to the room and a dramatic twist to the modern design.

Plant Life

This is my own personal opinion, but I don’t think enough people consider the idea of having a plant in their bedroom. This can add a real freshness to the room all day long and work nicely against the clean modern finish. However, this isn’t for everyone so lets call it an optional extra.

Modern Bedroom Design Pictures

Check out our modern bedroom design gallery below to get some visual inspiration for your own project. Click the images to see the full size versions.

Modern Bedroom Design Ideas

If you’ve got any of your own modern bedroom design ideas you’d like to share, feel free to add them below or even better send me pictures of your own design so the world can get inspiration!

Bedroom TVs

How often will you see a bedroom design in a magazine or a show home where they have a great big TV sitting in the corner? Not very often is the correct answer.

However, the reality of the situation is that many people like to have a television in the bedroom. Whether that be to unwind by watching a film in the evening, or simply to give themselves the option of watching different channels when there’s an argument over the living room TV.

So the question in is, how best to incorporate a TV into your bedroom design?

Mounted TV

Wall Mounted Bedroom TV

Well, the first option is undoubtedly the most expensive. Flat screen TVs come in all kinds of shapes and colours, meaning there will be an LCD or Plasma television out there that will look great in your bedroom. You can wall mount a flat screen television so it literally looks as pretty as a picture and doesn’t intrude on your space. If you can afford this option, great, but still think carefully about where you’re going to mount the TV as hanging wires can really damage the sleek look you’re trying to achieve.

TV Stored Away

Bedroom TV Storage

Also remember, that unless you’ve got a socket in the bedroom that connects to the external aerial on the top of the house, you’re going to need to find somewhere to position a portable aerial. Unfortunately, these are often large, awkward devices so you might consider finding a way to run a cable from your external aerial to your bedroom if you don’t already have that functionality.

If you don’t have the cash to invest in a slimline TV and have a television already that you’re determined to use in the bedroom, look for a clever storage solution so it can be hidden away when you’re not watching it. You can get all kinds of cupboards and units that will accommodate your TV, but just as easily hide it away when you don’t want it on show.

Small Bedroom Design

Small bedroom design is a matter of making every inch of floorspace count. Make good decisions and you’ll have a small bedroom that feels light and spacious, get it wrong and everything will seem cramped and awkwardly positioned. The following small bedroom design ideas should ensure you stay on track.

Small Bedroom Storage

Storage space is an important consideration for any bedroom, but perhaps even more so for a small bedroom. Fill up the space with draws, wardrobes, bedside tables and other storage units and you soon won’t have enough room to breath, let alone walk around.

Under bed storage is a great solution for a small bedroom. That doesn’t mean shoving as much as you possibly can under your bed. Clear storage boxes that can be slid under your bed are a great way to organise your clothes, shoes and other items.

And speaking of your bed, try and invest in a bed frame that’s low to the ground, as the added vertical space makes the room seem much larger that it actually is. On a simpler note, don’t have duvet covers and pillow cases with bold patterns on, as these can make a room seem busy and as a consequence, smaller. Sounds a bit silly, but it’s true.

If you like having a bedside table but don’t have adequate space, then a wall mounted shelf is a great solution, as it doesn’t eat into valuable floorspace. The same applies for things like televisions and Hi-Fis; wall mount them and your small bedroom suddenly won’t seem so small.

As with any small room, using reflective or clear materials ensures a light environment, which creates the illusion of space. If you don’t want wardrobes or draws with glass doors, then hang a mirror on the wall to achieve the same effect.

Small Bedroom Decorating

Starting from the top, paint the ceiling white in a small bedroom to immediately create a sense of height and space. The worst thing you can do is paint the ceiling a dark, bold colour as it will shrink the room and make it seem boxy.

For the walls, neutral tones are best as they will create a warm and relaxing environment as well as maintaining that illusion of added space. It’s also advisable to leave one wall free of pictures, mirrors and other wall hangings, as this can also add significantly to the impression of space.

Don’t use bulky curtains in a small bedroom as they can block out important natural light during the day and take up valuable space when drawn at night. Slimline blinds or lightweight fabrics are the best solutions.

Small Bedroom Design Ideas

All of these design ideas are just that – ideas. You don’t have to follow every singly step in order to make the most out of your small bedroom. However, the underpinning theory is to maintain as much floorspace as possible, which not only creates a light and pleasant environment, but also has a functional purpose allowing you to easily move around the room.

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We’ve added links here to suppliers of quality products to help you create the perfect small bedroom design and make the most of every inch of available space.

Small Bedroom Pictures

Here are a selection of small bedroom design pictures to offer inspiration and ideas

Master Bedroom Design

The master bedroom is reserved solely for the person or people that deserve it most i.e. the owners of the property. It should be a luxurious and relaxing sanctuary that perfectly reflects your design taste.

Creating the perfect master bedroom design requires a lot of time and careful thought. Here are a few tips and useful ideas to help you design and decorate your master bedroom.

Master Bedroom Layout

Traditionally a master bedroom design should be as simple as possible. Out of all the rooms in a home the master bedroom should be the least cluttered, in-keeping with the idea of a creating a truly relaxing environment. In order to achieve this, remember the following:

  • Position the bed before anything else and ensure there is adequate space to walk around both sides and the front.
  • Think about storage carefully. You want enough storage so you don’t have clothes and toiletries cluttering up the space but not too much storage so that you significantly shrink down the size of the room. Getting this balance right is imperative for creating a successful master bedroom design.
  • Awkwardly shaped master bedrooms need clever solutions. Underbed storage, slimline wardrobes and wall mounted shelves are a great way to maintain floorspace without compromising on storage solutions.

Master Bedroom Decor

As already noted, the master bedroom should reflect your own style but there might have to be compromises to achieve a calm and relaxing environment. Here are some master bedroom decor ideas to consider:

  • Keep the colour scheme neutral to create a soft and clean atmosphere. If you want to use a bold colour or wallpaper, then consider using it on just one wall so it isn’t overwhelming.
  • Painting the ceiling white is a great way to inject a sense of light and space into the master bedroom and is strongly recommended.
  • Consistency is important in a master bedroom. Furniture should always match and colour schemes should be kept simple, preferably involving no more than 3 or 4 colours maximum.

Master Bedroom Pictures