The master bedroom is the space to which you will want to retreat for relaxation and rest after a hard day at work. There are no rules when it comes to adding personality to your bedroom, but make sure you create a calming environment by using a restful palette of colours, and adorn the space with your favourite things.
If you’re looking for inspiration and design ideas for the master bedroom in your period home, take a look at these unique, personalised spaces.
1. Comfortable coastal master bedroom
The soft blues of this beautiful retreat in a Georgian home reflect the property’s coastal location. The tones used in the bedroom are calming and welcoming, perfect for promoting a good night’s sleep at the end of the day.
2. A pretty cottage master bedroom
Florals are a staple feature of many vintage bedroom schemes, especially when it comes to creating a quaint atmosphere with pretty bedding. This room has the feeling of a little cottage hideaway in an idyllic village.
3. Master bedroom in an 18th century cottage
A simple white scheme provides the perfect backdrop against which you can add individuality with dashes of colour from furnishings and accessories. This bedroom is simple, comforting and practical.
4. Flint cottage master bedroom
A decorating scheme can be created simply by coordinating a few carefully chosen features. Matching bedding and curtains pull this room together, while the rest of the scheme is left simple, almost minimalist, making the pretty blue florals stand out.
5. Coastal cottage on the water’s edge
The bedding and vibrant artwork add chic style to this coastal bedroom. Stripes and lines draw the eye to different aspects of the room, from the timber wall divider, to the interesting ceiling panels.
6. Master bedroom with upcycled touches
Filled with upcycled vintage finds and pretty lace bedding, this bedroom has a distinctly Victorian feel. The soft cream walls and bedding contrast with the dark wooden antique bedside tables. A soothing environment for rest and relaxation.
7. Colourful grade II-listed Devon farmhouse
There are no rules saying that all bedrooms need to be painted in neutral, soft colours. This bedroom is bold and vibrant. The timber beams and furniture contrast with the teal and red colour scheme, adding a rustic element to an otherwise contemporary scheme.
8. Vibrant Victorian bedroom
This is a bedroom of contrasts, with neutral walls and dark stained floorboards providing the backdrop to a decorative wallpapered ceiling, elaborate bed and eclectic bedding in jewel tones.
9. Double height ceilings
One of the ultimate marks of luxury in any home is a double height ceiling. Even more impressive is if you can create this kind of space in your bedroom. This particular room is simple in its decoration, but is grand and impressive in the sheer scale of the space.
10. Master bedroom in a hidden forest home
The distressed paint effect on the far wall, along with old shutters, give this room a unique feel. With white floorboards and ceiling, the light reflects around the room. Lilac bedding and a grand chandelier hanging from the ceiling add soft colour to an otherwise monochrome scheme.
11. Farmworker’s cottage
This bedroom in a former farmworker’s cottage is bright, filled with colourful vintage florals, mustards, and Mid-century features that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find in such a traditional home. The result is an interesting, colourful scheme.
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12. Grade II-listed farmhouse built in the 17th century
Original timber beams are a much sought after feature in any home, and an enviable aspect of a master bedroom, such as this one. The colourful bedding is the focal point of the neutral scheme.
13. Contemporary take on a country house
The traditional style wood paneling in this bedroom, painted in a soft dove grey, adds an elegant sense of luxury and country charm. The coordinated bedding and headboard and pale carpet keep the room looking bright and spacious.
14. Master bedroom in a hillside cottage
Personal and comfortable, this small master bedroom is a lesson in comfort with its soft bedding and low sloped ceiling. The blue walls give it a bright and airy feel and accentuate the characterful odd angles, nooks and crannies.
15. Cotswold country house master bedroom
In this traditional master bedroom, the bed is definitely the centrepiece, its black spindles contrasting with luxurious polished brass details. The rest of the room is kept simple, decorated in white with dark wood furniture to match the flooring and beams.
16. Master bedroom in a thatched cottage
Converting a loft into a master bedroom is a great way to create a luxury space. The blackened timber beams contrast with the natural wooden floorboards and the simple decorative scheme creates a sense of light and space.
17. Stone cottage filled with upcycled finds
Another example of high ceilings creating a luxury atmosphere in a bedroom, this lofty room has the feeling of a boutique hotel, with wooden floors and an ornate metal bed. The history of the home is told through the exposed stone wall.
18. Victorian cowman’s cottage in the Cotswolds
It is the large brass bed that steals the show in this bedroom, dominating the small room. It is a clever use of the space, making a small room feel cosy and comfortable with a large, luxurious piece of furniture.
19. Victorian house in south London
This classic bedroom is simple in its design and makes use of soft colours and feminine patterns. The rug adds a splash of colour to the room, coordinating with the bed pillows, while the rest of the room is a simple, calming grey.