How to Make Your Bedroom Look Like The Ones You See On Instagram

When you follow hundreds of influencers and interiors-focused Instagram accounts (like us), you're sure to get a case of house envy from time to time.

Your feed is likely filled with near perfect images of cosy, well-lit bedrooms that might look far from your own. The truth is though, when you look closely, these seemingly unachievable bedrooms are actually easier to replicate than you might think. With a few quality homewares, some smart styling and an investment piece here or there, you too could be making your followers go green-eyed. Read on for the 9 things that will level-up your bedroom game.

A quality bedhead

Picking a bedhead that complements the style of your room is key. In Alexandria Park's space below, she's used dreamy Drift linen reminiscent of the sea and artwork inspired by the Mediterannean to give her room a relaxing, holiday-like feel. It only makes sense that her bedhead would be rattan to fit the mood. 

Indoor plants

Bringing greenery into the bedroom breathes life into the space. A well-placed plant can fill an otherwise empty corner, and create a homely, lived-in feel. Opt for one you know you can easily take care of and research the best one to fit the amount of light it will receive. We love the unique choice of an olive tree featured in Eleanor Pendleton's bedroom below. 

Statement lighting

A bedside table lamp is much more than a reading light. Investing in a stylish lamp will instantly upgrade the look of your bedroom, and once bought, is something that rarely goes out of style. A sculptural style, as seen in Phoebe Nicol's home, brings an elegant and artful touch to any space.

A stylish display

Show your personality within your room by putting your favourite objects on display atop a bookshelf, tall boy or dressing table. From your signature scent, to your favourite books, bags and artworks, creating a corner of your room dedicated to your most precious items ensures your room reflects its owner. Follow Tash Sefton's lead as illustrated below by keeping it well-organised. 

Bold colours

While white and neutral colours will never go out of style, an unexpected colour combination will make your bedroom stand out. Painting the walls is one option, but a more temporary experiment is making use of bold-coloured bed linen. Alison Rice opted for the clash of our Lavender and Turmeric bedding, and we think it might be one of our favourite colour combinations yet.

An organised wardrobe

Nothing feels better than looking into a neat and orderly wardrobe at the start of the day. It not only makes it easier to choose your outfit each morning, but encourages you to keep the rest of your space tidy, too. We love how Lillian Khallouf has lined up her (incredibly enviable) shoe collection below.

Timeless artwork

Art adds so much personality to a space, so make sure it reflects your taste. It's easy to get caught up in following trends and coveting the artworks seen all over the 'gram, but what will really set your room apart is a timeless piece that you'll cherish for years. Stylist Kerrie-Ann Jones' diptych perfectly matches her classic and neutral bedroom decor. 

A minimal bedside table

If you're bedside table looks more like a hoarder's zone, it's probably time for a clear out. It's easy to let it pile up with books, notes, jewellery, phone chargers and more, but keeping it pared back is key to a stylish bedroom. For a small space, all you need is a simple floral arrangement, a candle and a beautifully-packaged hand cream, à la Emily Smith's bedroom

Maximise natural light

If you have large windows in your bedroom, consider yourself lucky. Maximise the sunshine by positioning your bed underneath the window sill if possible, and opt for semi-sheer curtains or blinds that let some sunlight sneak through. This creates an inviting, sun-drenched bed that you'll want to climb into, like Talisa Sutton's below. 

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