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5 classic bedroom design ideas to renew your room

By Lorena Fulgini
10 October 2018

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When you start to furnish your home from scratch, it is easier because you start from an empty room to be furnished: conceptually you can work with more freedom and imagination, just choose a style and from there set up a project that includes furniture, colors, light, and space. It is different instead if you decide to renovate the interiors of one or more rooms, without changing the style but desiring something new and fresh.


It means to make changes that can affect the appearance of that room without changing the project that is at its base (after all it is what you desired and thought).
In the case of a bedroom you have to start from a fundamental assumption: it is the room where you sleep, where you rest and due to the daily stress you recharge your physical and mental batteries. It is a very intimate place that is furnished and designed to offer a calm and relaxing atmosphere.  And often the dream of many people is to imitate the beautiful hotel suites seen and experienced during the holidays.

But when starting a renovation project, where should you get classic bedroom design ideas? In this article we focus on a classic style for a few simple reasons: the idea of aesthetic harmony and the well-defined rules (even if they are capable, in history and in the present, of offering different versions) will in fact help to remain on topic.

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Our 5 classic bedroom design ideas

Furnishing a home in a classic style means focusing on a timeless icon of interior design, capable, like few others, of providing a solemn yet refined appearance to your home, recalling the greatness of the ancient Greeks.

Its status does not keep it safe from the idea of a style for a few, for the wealthy and in some ways old and boring. Instead, it is specifically for its thousand-years old soul (it reached us from over 3000 years of history) that is represents the ability to renew itself without losing its authentic spirit, thus open to anyone who appreciates its features and wishes to make it more personal.

Classic bedrooms obviously embody this vision and facts: they are elegant and intimate at the same time, perfect for those who do not wish to give up good sleep under the flag of ancient nobility of taste. High-quality materials and finishes, balanced lines, precious details: each of their characteristics follows the rules of style, aiming at overall harmony. 

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Renovating a bedroom means to make changes that do not affect the style chosen and that avoid losing any of the most important features. Therefore, you can work on individual elements, on details, or even on the color and other aspects, with the aim of offering a new and fresh image. For these reasons, below we wish to introduce you to a few classic bedroom design ideas that will allow you to make changes to just a few elements, thus avoiding to have to update all the furniture.

  • Bed
  • Linen and curtains
  • Home decor/accessories
  • Color
  • Floors

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It may be sufficient to change the bed

Since the bed is the focal point of your room, it embodies the room functionality and it major aesthetic impact. Among the ideas that we propose, perhaps it is the most "drastic" one since it suggests you to replace the bed with another one. If it is right to say that this is an economically significant solution, it is also easy to understand that the operation in itself is simple and capable of drastically renewing the appearance of your bedroom without having to change the style or much of the furniture.

So instead of your beautiful bed with classic lines and square shapes (do not forget valuable materials!) with a richly decorated headboard, you could opt for a model with softer and more rounded shapes, possibly with a padded headboard and different material. Or you could turn your attention to a canopy bed: a bit of unique choice but a certainly impressive one, more than others capable to provide new appearance to your sleeping area.

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Changing linen/quilt and curtains

We are talking about fabrics in this case: changing the quilt and curtains is one of the simplest in terms of classic bedroom design ideas. To be designed and implemented, because there is nothing to change except for the bed and windows area. It can simply mean new types of fabrics (from brocade to silk), or decorations and colors (about which we will discuss later): the bed itself and the whole room will appear profoundly different, as well as the curtains that adorn your Windows.

Adding color accents

A classic interior usually has neutral tones in order to give greater importance to the quality of the materials, to the lines in which refined decorations often stand out, capable of highlighting the shapes. But style does not shun notes and accents in brighter and more vivid colors: here you will find another suggestion useful to renew your bedroom.

Through accessories, furnishing decorations, fabrics and decorations of various kinds, you can drastically change the appearance of the room without having to rearrange the entire palette. Try this trick with pillows, lamps, vases, ornaments and other objects: their highlighted colors, always part of a theme could make the environment even more beautiful and new.

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Updating the style

Let's clarify immediately to avoid misunderstandings: we do not intend to mix other styles with the classic one or even change it in its entirety. Rather, we are talking about an intervention that is more similar to the one explained previously, in terms of colors.

It is a less difficult intervention than it seems, since it is sufficient to simply add modern or contemporary decorations and accessories to a purely classical structure, remaining linked to an idea of harmonic refinement and elegance (it means that every "foreign" element must be carefully selected). The effect of a modern classic can really give a fresh look to the room. 

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Beauty under your feet

The last of our classic bedroom design ideas turns its attention to the floor. The classic and valuable parquet will hardly leave space for anything else, it is a type of flooring that remains wonderful even if damaged over the years.  Beyond the interventions that can be made on the wood, useful to change its appearance  (sanding, brushing, etc.), it is always possible to give it a renewed appearance thanks to the use of carpets, another yet final element with which you can have fun freeing your creativity.

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Lorena Fulgini

Co-founder, Marketing Manager and Sales manager, Lorena loves the elegant design of furniture and precious details.