Glamorous bedrooms on a budget

Sleep in style with these indulgent but affordable bedroom colour schemes.

“How do I create a luxurious bedroom without the luxury price tag?”

According to our exclusive global survey, 37% of homeowners say that the main bedroom is their top decorating priority when they move into a new home.

It’s no wonder our bedrooms are so important to us – we spend almost half of each day in them, after all. But bedrooms aren’t just a space for sleeping in. They’re also a sanctuary where we can go to relax and leave the cares of the day behind.

Luckily, you don’t need to spend a fortune on designer furniture and lavish fabrics to create a boutique hotel-style bedroom scheme. A lick of paint can be all it takes to transform a bedroom into a glamorous retreat.

Here’s how to get the look:

Deep jewel tones add a sense of exotic decadence to a scheme. Mimic the depth and colour of gemstones by mixing matt and gloss finishes
Take colour inspiration from gemstones

1) Jewel tones

Deep jewel tones add a sense of exotic decadence to a scheme. Use them on walls in matt finishes for a beautiful, soft effect, or go for gloss on a dressing table or chair to create show-stopping statement pieces.

Which paints? 26BG 09/247, 10RB 49/062, 30BB 10/112, 23RB 11/349

Take your cue from the night sky and paint your walls in darkest blue for a moody, mysterious bedroom scheme that’s also inviting and cosy.
A luxurious blue bedroom

2) Midnight blue

Take your cue from the night sky and paint your walls in darkest blue for a moody, mysterious bedroom scheme that’s also inviting and cosy. Team with mirrored furniture to bounce light around the room and add to the glamorous feel.

Which paints? 10BB 07/150 or 90BG 08/075

Pale, silvery tones create an elegant, grown-up feel; pair with darker paint tones for a strong, grounded look
Make a highlight of sleek silver

3) Sophisticated silver

Pale, silvery tones give an elegant, grown-up feel and can be accessorised with almost any other colour. Paint the wall behind your headboard in a darker tone for a strong, grounded look.

Which paints? 00NN 62/000 with 00NN 25/000

Choose deep, berry tones in a bedroom - they are subdued enough to be restful but rich enough to make an impact
Inject drama with berry red

4) Rich red

Red injects instant drama into a room. In a bedroom, it’s a good idea to go for deep, berry tones which are subdued enough to be restful but rich enough to make an impact.

Which paints? 70RR 15/400 or 72RR 07/173

Pale, silvery tones give an elegant, grown-up feel and can be accessorised with almost any other colour.
A sophisticated, modern bedroom

5) Modern monochrome

Black and white look effortlessly edgy when used together. Choose one for your woodwork and the other for your walls for a smart look. If you’re feeling experimental, why not try out different paint effects? Stripes or an ombré effect fading from black to white will give your scheme cutting-edge appeal.

Which paints? 00NN 07/000 with 50RB 83/005

Top tip

Team white bed linen with plush throws and velvet cushions for an affordable boutique hotel-style finishing touch.