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Decorating the Bedroom

July 12, 2012


French four-poster bed

The bedroom is the most private room in the home. Some of us see the bedroom as a functional space designed to promote comfort and good sleep. Some of us see the bedroom as an intimate and personal space where we can be surrounded by personal possessions and relax at the end of the day. Either way, the bedroom is important to all of us. In fact, given that one third of our lives is spent sleeping in our bedrooms- why not make it a special space?

Soft French bedroom with French doors

Back in the Palace of Versailles in eighteenth century France, the bedroom was a place where important private meetings could take place. However, when Louis XV’s mistress Madame de Pompadour made her la chambre private from the gaze of the court, it wasn’t long before the rest of France followed her lead. This was when the bedroom really became the boudoir, a lavish and more inmate space where one could really withdraw and be themselves. This approach to the bedroom still inspires us today.

Romantic French bedroom in blue


Muted and soft colours are always great for making a bedroom look and feel more relaxing, but dont be afraid to use strong colours that you love and that reflect who you are. Since the bedroom is a more personal space in the home, it can be decorated to truly express your style and personality.In these bedroom interiors strong blues in the fabrics and upholstery  give a richness to the rooms and the light sheers and white and cream linens retain that fresh, relaxing quality. Throws, rugs and cushions are simply and exciting ways to introduce new patterns, colours and textures into any bedroom.

French bedroom setting with bombees


Jean-Christophe Burckhardt

Jean-Christophe Burckhardt

An expert on interior design, craftsmanship and fine arts, Jean-Christophe has trained extensively in Italy, France and Switzerland. Since moving to Australia, he has supplied many of the country’s grand homes and collected a number of awards for his furniture designs.