Get creative with your next decorating project and take inspiration from these bedroom paint ideas. 

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Image: Benjamin Moore

Is it about time your bedroom gets a well-deserved refresh? Not quite sure how you want your new bedroom to look just yet?

Dig out your paintbrushes and get creative with paint, whether it's learning a new technique or trying out a bold new shade.

Statement ceiling

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Are you set on a certain colour for your walls but want to add another layer of interest to your bedroom scheme? Consider painting your ceiling a different colour to the rest of the room for a contemporary feel.

Dark colours are a popular option for a ceiling as they create a cocoon-like effect and stand out beautifully next to lighter, more neutral walls.

Rustic effects

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Image: Annie Sloan

Create the look of a terracotta plastered wall with this handy step-by-step by Annie Sloan. Rustic, unfinished-looking paint effects are super popular for 2020 and it also means you don't have to be too precise with your paint technique! 

  1. To create this plaster effect, first apply a base layer of Chalk Paint in Scandinavian Pink to the entire wall.
  2. Once dry, add sections of diluted Henrietta over the top in random areas. 50:50 Chalk Paint and water should be a good starting ratio but adjust as you go for more variation in opacity and character. 
  3. Paint the mix on in small sections and whilst still wet use crumpled up newspaper to rub some of the paint away and create texture. Allow to dry fully and give a final wash of Paloma all over to give that powdery, romantic, plaster effect.  

Read more: 3 decorating ideas to create plaster effect walls in your home

Circular feature wall 

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Image: Benjamin Moore

Circles and scalloped edges are synonymous with an Art Deco boudoir, a perfect option for those that want to create a vintage-inspired bedroom scheme. Paint your own circular feature wall by following our easy guide, which explains how to get a picture perfect circle, avoiding any rough or wobbly edges.

Read more: How to paint a perfect circle on your wall

Graphic lines

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Image: Annie Sloan

Be bold with your bedroom scheme and choose a palette consisting of 3-4 different colours. This is your opportunity to go wild with the masking tape and draft out a paint look that you love. You can either opt for a tonal look, with multiple tones of the same colour or choose contrasting hues to make a statement.


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Image: Dulux

Opt for a two-toned scheme to pay homage to two of your favourite colours. This two-toned look can work in a variety of ways, whether you opt for a tonal look or go for a bold contrast. 

Use our guide to choosing a colour scheme to help you pick your perfect pair. 

Read more: How to create a decorating colour scheme

Faux headboard

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Image: Paint & Paper Library

Make a feature out of your bed by painting a headboard effect behind it. We love this look from Paint & Paper Library, where the skirting board has been painted as well as the walls above it. If you're feeling brave, you could even try a more exciting shape such as a scalloped curve or triangle. 


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