The key piece of furniture in any bedroom is rarely debated; It is, of course, the bed! While a penchant for all things minimal has taken the design world, and many sleeping rooms, by storm – the room transformations we're going to take a look at today tend to opt for a little more than four walls and an unadorned mattress. For the ultimate in relaxation, you need a perfect bedroom as well as the perfect bed.
We're going to take a look at five diverse bedroom makeovers. From old-fashioned to modern, dilapidated to dreamy, cluttered to calm – there is something for everyone. Let's check them out!
Even couch surfers or other alternative-traveler-types may deem this bare shell rather uninviting. A mattress without bedding and a ceiling light? Is this really a bedroom?
It is a real shame because the exposed timber structure of the sloping roof and the picturesque window offer so much potential for a pleasant bedroom design. Instead, we have the cold and unappealing sight of this room.
It didn't take a lot, but with a splash of colour, some wonderful furnishings and a sense of personality, the Inuk Home Studio interior design team have created an absolutely dreamy room that combines rustic charm and modern comfort.
The two lamps, rendered in stylish brass, top off the sleek modern look. They work perfectly against the lovely timber window that has been given a fresh coat of turquoise paint.
The retro, brown curtains, the ceiling lamp, the carpet – everything was stuck in a distant past and just didn't quite fit.
The small window lets natural light into the space, but the colour palette and design does very little to maximise it. Instead, the room appears dark and dreary.
What a great change. The old mollusk has been stripped back and polished to emerge as a wonderful, pearly-white bedroom.
Gone are the days when the drab and dark colours rendered the room uninviting. The new space is fresh and bright. With delicate colour contrasts and an elegant headboard, the bed has finally become the star of the room.
The tiled wall design seems more fitting for a fun and stylish bathroom. There's a kitchenette in the corner!!
Aside from the small bed, very little in this space says bedroom. Bathroom, kitchen, living room? Whatever it is to be, there is no space division, no rational. Something has to happen very urgently!
The fact that even in the smallest space there is still room for spectacular change proves this before-and-after par excellence!
The transformed space has a clear function: it is a combined bedroom and study. The sink was removed, the tiles gone and the result is a multifunctional space whose modern design makes the old room unrecognisable.
Everything is amiss in this bedroom. Without the provision of storage, the room appears untidy. The antique bed could be a real highlight, but it is not done any justice. Luckily that is about to change…
After the redesign, this bedroom combines a variety of extravagant details, which are rather ingenious. The antique bed frame is finally the well-deserved centrepiece of the entire room.
The floral design of the wallpaper is a dramatic backdrop for the bedhead – an unlikely contrast, but it works. Cushions and ceiling lights add additional bold colours. If you mistook it for a glamorous hotel suite at first, you wouldn't be the only one!
This bedroom has something that many other bedrooms are missing: a generous amount of space! Unfortunately, this is certainly not used to its full potential.
On the contrary: pockets, jackets and pillows gather on the scarce furnishings.The entire space is anything but harmonious and it doesn't invite relaxation at the end of a long day.
These changes are dramatic and well worth it! The light filled room is no longer characterised by clutter; a successful mix of modern elements and perfectly staged colour contrasts give the space a contemporary edge; the bed looks divine. When can we move in?
If you enjoyed your tour through these dramatic before and after transformations, you may also like to take a look here: 6 tips for creating a romantic bedroom.