Bedroom Ideas: Euro Bedroom Design

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Paris, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona in the bedroom... When we imagine European bedroom design, that room is usually decorated with a mix of period history and rich undercurrent of fascination. We can get that gorgeous European feel and have a useful bedroom complete with convenient storage. Here are two European inspired bedroom decorating ideas to get your bedroom makeover started.

1. Master Bedroom Design Idea: The Modernist Look

Channel this sleek design into your master bedroom with clean lines, burnt or burnished steel, and subtle colours. Bedshed's linear, timber bedroom suites make a great neutral master bedroom or masculine master bedroom design.

Pair these master bedroom furniture suites with materials like leather, cotton and wool; all in neutral colours, to provide fabulous look for this theme. Add colour and texture with modern, geometric artworks and rugs. Glass mirrors are a must and use wooden blinds instead of curtains to maintain the industrial renaissance feel. Light the bedroom with minimalist styled lamps, and add a uniquely Australian touch with a vase of dried or artificial waratahs or banksias.

2. Small Bedroom Design Idea: The French Look

Rather than trying to make a small room feel larger, embrace the security and comfort of a small space. Hint at a classic small French apartment with white furniture and practical storage as a base to your bedroom makeover. Come into any Bedshed store to see a variety of quality single bed and king single beds with practical storage. The bedroom furniture does not need to be ornate; instead start with a neutral-white furniture suite and add a hint of French decorative accents.

Gently suggest the Parisian-style bedroom design by adding subtle, small ornamental touches to the room. Embellish with elegant gathered fabric cushions and pillows that have playful tassels and braids. Indulge in a luscious throw and subtly add a few metallic gold or silver highlights.

This petite bedroom design works well with a single bed or king single bed in a small room, as well as with a double bed or queen bed in a medium sized room. This small bedroom feel is great for guest bedrooms.

Let the bed linens, quilt covers and pillows create an inviting and friendly feel. Also find European inspired bedding designed by Gainsborough Home, Linen House or Aura Home. Bedding designs range from classic European patterns to more modern looks including bold illustrations of French architecture or the Eiffel Tower on the linens and pillows.

Paint the bedroom walls with white, pale or pastel paint colours. Optionally, for a more feminine design add a focal point like flowers in a traditional vase on the bedside table or in front of a mirror.

Take advantage of the flexibility and practical storage that can be provided with a quality bedroom suite. Incorporate these bedroom decorating ideas into a small bedroom or a master bedroom design that you can relax in.