Give Your Bedroom A Summer Refresh With These 4 Simple Styling Tips

When it comes to revitalising a room in your home we think you’d be hard pressed to find a more satisfying and simple transformation than the bedroom.

Not only is it a contained space, but there’s so much scope in personalising it just for you. 

Below we’ve pulled together our top tips for giving your bedroom a refreshing summer transformation with a few of our favourite pieces!

Annie Portelli

Artwork by Nathalie du Pasquier from The Wrong Shop. Le Corbusier Lampe de Marseille from Cult. Framed artworks by Carla Grbac and Studio HiHo. &Tradition Como SC53 Portable Table Lamp from Cult. Vintage Bentwood chair. Pendant by HAY. Editorial Styling – Annie Portelli + Sarah Hendriks. Photo – Eve Wilson

There’s something so nice about mixing old-and new furniture in your home so embrace it where you can!

Akari pendant.  Cultiver and Studio Tinta bedding. Photography – Eve Wilson. Styling – Annie Portelli

Light from The General Hub Store. Top artwork by Tiarna Herczeg. Bottom artwork by Victoria Zschommler. Photo – Caitlin Mills for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Sarah Hendriks

Monocot Bedhead in Tasmanian Oak & Rattan by CCSS. Vintage vase. The Kemp Cushion in washed linen and cherry red from KitaboodleSheridan Waffle Bedspread. Danish pleated shade from By Curated. Wooden mirror from Country Road. Photo – Caitlin Mills for The Design Files. Styling – Annie Portelli.

Vitsœ storage. Ptolomeo bookcase. Painting on right by Heather B. Swann from Station Gallery. Painting in shelves by Lewis Miller. Artek bed. Loom rug. Photo – Eve Wilson. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli

Annie Portelli
25th of January 2024

Your bedroom should be a place of rest and relaxation, so of course it needs to look the part! Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating your existing space, these tips will help you create the ultimate summer bedroom refresh.

Choose your colour palette. Base your colour palette around three core colours — one cold tone and two warm tones. This will help tie the room together in a considered manner without leaving it flat or boring.

In the moodboard above we’ve gone with a soft grey-green for our cool tone alongside mustard and terracotta as our warm tones.

Texture is your friend! A combination of different textures in a space will make your room feel more lived-in, relaxed and less like a showroom.

We’ve chosen a rattan bed from Life Interiors, a timber and rattan side table from SARAH ELLISON to pair with a loom knotted rug from Weave and with a trusty paper lamp shade from Cult. Smaller textural final touches come in with some lovely miss-matched cushions from Sundance Studio and a statement armchair from Jardan to tie in the reds.

Look for smaller, more affordable art pieces. Buying a big piece of ‘statement’ art can be expensive, and scary. Instead, pull together a collection of smaller, more affordable pieces that you can add to over the years. This can be a mix of paintings, prints and ceramics that you can mount on the wall in a cluster above a sideboard.

In our bedroom refresh we’ve paired a beautiful painting by Melbourne artist Amber Nuttall with a ceramic vase by Tessy King, a Donut vase by Jennifer Oh and a Park Pardon mask from Pan After.

Embrace the mix of old and new. Chances are, you already have furniture in your bedroom so where you can, try to add to what you’ve got with some statement pieces, in particular, lighting. Changing up your lighting can make a world of difference with very little effort! There’s something so nice about mixing old-and new furniture in your home so embrace it where you can!

Want to see more? Visit The Design Directory to discover our top picks in furniture, lighting, rugs and more! 

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