bright-bazaar-bedroom-1I’ve long been a fan of the classic blue and white colour combination so it’s been the staple palette of my bedroom for some time.The whites make it feel effortlessly fresh, while the the array of shades offered by the blue colour family make it rich and inviting. The headboard of my Luna bed is upholstered in a vintage indigo linen that invites an air of drama and intimacy into the scheme. Meanwhile, the linen striped azure blue curtains from Bemz keep things feeling light, airy and gently graphic.bright-bazaar-bedroom-2Isn’t the Campaign bedside table such a treat?! The design was inspired by a vintage 1940s sideboard found at a Parisian flea market and it’s become one of my favourite pieces at home now! I love the mix materials used and how the legs splay out and the wooden top is wonderfully tactile – ideal for a bedroom space.bright-bazaar-bedroom-3bright-bazaar-bedroom-4In fact, in an all-white space such as this it’s important to introduce plenty of texture to prevent the scheme from feeling too clinical or cold. The bed is dressed in layers of soft, cosy linen bedding, while rag rugs lie underfoot for a tactile touch. I also added texture through bare wooden furniture, such as my Nutkin chest of drawers. I think it pairs perfectly with the nautical vibe of my Brilliantly Bright Buoys photographic print, too. Every morning I see this print and it reminds me of a wonderful few days spent exploring the Hampton’s – a total #makeyousmilestyle element of my bedroom.bright-bazaar-bedroom-5bright-bazaar-bedroom-6bright-bazaar-bedroom-7I’m thrilled with how serene and stylish this space turned out. The Quick Step flooring was the perfect foil to all the other elements thanks to the Bleached White Teak look. It allowed me to pair the vintage linen upholstery on the bed with the vintage feel of the nightstand. Then, with the gently graphic touches in the striped curtains, lamp and bedding, it resulted in a scheme that I simply love! What do you like about my bedroom design updates? How do you decorate in your bedroom to make it feel relaxing?bright-bazaar-bedroom-8


* // Photography by Will Taylor


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Oh I love this so much it reminds me of Santorini in Greece, the blues and the hues, and is that an ombre pillow I spy? LOVE!

  2. blue and white is one of my favorite color combos too… hence why I painted my entire brownstone condo in bright white and filled my tiny living room with a giant indigo/royal blue velvet chesterfield (from cococo home, made in the USA to boot!)

    your bedroom looks amazing 🙂

  3. Your bedroom is gorgeous and so grown up, I love it. I adore the color scheme and those Campaign bedside tables. I love your modern fresh furniture and fabrics in your rustic cottage room. Lovely juxtaposition. The little snaps of yellow are so Mr. Bright Bazaar too. Your home is coming together beautifully, thanks for sharing.

    • @Mary Beth – I’m so pleased you like it! It’s been fun to decorate with my colourful aesthetic in a more sophisticated manner than my last apartment – really enjoying it and it’s a pleasure to share the spaces. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love your bedroom style! We also have a blue and white theme. I have been struggling quite some times before finding the exact shade of blue I wanted for one of our wall… We have blue toile de Jouy curtains, but I definitely think our bed is lacking some layers 🙂
    Any tip for simple bedding?

    • @Steph – Thank you! Your bedroom sounds lovely. I always find H&M Home great for basic bedding. I have their simple linen bedding in white and grey and it feels so soft and luxurious. Great price point, too! Good luck!

  5. Love the soothing blue in your bedroom…and the little pops of yellow add a smile to the room. Have a Wonderful Night!!

  6. In love! The indigo bed is beautiful the wood furniture really complements the space but I’m crazy about your ceiling beams! We don’t get many Old True cottages in NYC

  7. Beautiful!! You managed to perfectly mix nautical with modern. And I love that wood beam. 100% agree with you on adding texture to white. I’ve never even seen H&M home stuff before!

  8. Will, your bedroom is lovely and tranquil. And I adore the pop of yellow roses and your artwork. Loving all the beams in your new home. Personally I am a fan of whites and off whites in my bedroom with soft pastels that I can change through artwork, throw cushions and throws as to not be completely white and that can change with my mood and the seasons. It also makes me calm and able to relax when it comes to naptime. 😉

  9. Love your blues! We also have white & blue in the bed room and it’s just so relaxing. I really liked you curtains, I think I need to check them out. Thanks for the idea! xx

  10. Lovely bedroom. I love layers in a room, sounds silly, but I always fold he first half of my duvet back to show underside pattern and add a few cushions. I have a solid leather headboard, that is a bold feature and contrasts against the more neutral walls and natural furniture. I love your solid blue headboard, it really stands as a strong focal point with the rest of the furniture softening it and balancing out the look.

    • @Chichi Furniture – Doesn’t sound silly at all! In fact, it’s a great way to add a gentle splash of pattern into a space! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  11. Lovely! Very peaceful. How old is your home? I love beams. We live in the country but in a newish house built in the style of a farmhouse. Love your curtains too, the blue against the hello roses looks fab. I make my blinds and curtains nowadays but am tempted to go and have a look at the Benz site. X

  12. What a beautiful space. I just bought some gorgeous linen bedlinen from H&M Home and I think some indigo/shibori pillows would work so well with it. We have bare plaster walls, which make for quite a feature, so I like to keep everything else pared back and clean

    I can’t wait to see more of your lovely cottage!

  13. Thao Nguyen Reply

    Hi Will, I love the room, especially the linen layers. The blues just feel so nice and make me want to hit the beach. I will be moving into an attic room in NYC, would you consider doing a post about how to decorate those attic rooms? Have a great day!

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.