Look to fabulous florals
Emphasise the elegant with romantic florals that are more classic than country in inspiration. This stylish bedroom scheme manages to be both patterned and pared-back thanks to the neutral ground on wallpaper and bed linen. Below-dado wood panelling and colour-matched carpet, an ornate yet plain upholstered headboard and crisp white cotton Oxford pillowcases add a hotel-style feel that is effortlessly romantic. The side table with its Gothic styling and the rush-seated bench with scallop and barley twist details are nice quirky touches that turn this bedroom into something very special indeed.
Make it monochrome
The texture of feather and faux fur to bring a warm, tactile sensibility to your bedroom. This wonderfully glamorous scheme dresses an essentially monochrome backdrop with honey-toned wood, crisp white cotton and crystal. An ornate dream catcher hung from the brass light fitting above is strung with pretty feathers, while a soft fur-style throw makes an elegant addition to the bed. The whites here all have a creamy warmth to them that stops the contrast with the feature wall from being too stark.
Go for cute and country
Anchor florals in a neutral space with a pale cornflower blue for a romantic bedroom that comes into its own with bud vases filled with freshly picked flowers. The white backdrop of this lovely scheme stops the look from heading too far down the country-garden path and the inclusion of smart stripes, retro patterns and toning polka dots helps to keep everything fresh and bright rather than full-on rustic.
Pare back your scheme
Say it with stencils. The right words will even bring a romantic touch to an occasional bedroom. This space, with its elegant, lounging day bed, shag-pile rug and cushions and pretty drawn-up voile, is instantly transformed with its four over-sized stencilled letters. You can alter the feel depending on the colour you choose for the lettering – on-trend grey with a metallic finish creates a sophisticated, toning feel, going bold blue or red will add a fun touch, and pastels will up the romanticism.
Invest in a four-poster bed
Team a character bed with a statement chaise-longue. This four poster is truly impressive with its turned upright posts and fabric-lined canopy. The comfort moves from mattress to seating with a tufted reclining sofa whose ample curves bring a modern sensibility to the angled design of the bed. A darkwood wardrobe and mantel make a matching set with the bed, while bedding and upholstery mirror the pale decorating scheme. A wonderfully romantic room that creates a relaxed feel from classic pieces.
Go for a dark and dramatic colour scheme
Let the Fifty Shades of Grey effect take hold in your bedroom. Romantic bedroom schemes don’t have to be all white and whispy. Stir the senses with a potent mix of deep grey, millennial pink and accents burnished brass. White furniture helps to lift the scheme out of the darker tones, but it is the use of texture, artwork and pattern that make this scheme individual.
Punctuate with the perfect pink
There is something so sweet and sincere about baby pink. Perhaps it reminds us of simpler times, or could it just be that it is so hot right now? Either way, you can’t go wrong with a pretty pink colour palette. Gone are the days of garish red boudoirs, now we want a softer, kinder aesthetic that is pleasing to the eye. From soft blush pastels to upbeat corals and richer tones of raspberry, fuchsia and cerise, these versatile shades can be used to create a sense of romance, sophistication and fun.