Have you ever wanted to pay homage to your favourite city, or maybe even the one you’re proud to call home, with some inspiring interior design? If so, we’ve curated all you need, from colour schemes to furniture pieces and artwork to perfectly allude to your chosen city’s history and culture.
So, when you’re next thinking about decorating your room, or if you’re simply intrigued as to how the look and feel of a certain city could be replicated in your home, look no further than these beautiful moodboards.
When you think of Newcastle, the first thing sure to spring to mind is extravagant elegance. Choose colours such as black and muted browns, along with off-whites, which combine to form the epitome of sophistication, and offset these with metallic gold accents to lift your room. Your bedroom should also contain intricate mirrors that fill the space, yet prove practical for you to get ready in front of. A chandelier is also guaranteed to add that final touch of sophistication.
Bath is a city of history, best known for its Roman Baths and romantic Georgian architecture. To replicate this feel in a bedroom, opt for pastel colour schemes such as light blues to reflect the waters of the baths and pale browns to commemorate the Georgian stone. Add to these slate greys to bring an additional romantic touch to the room, with marbled accessories and fresh flowers to bring nature inside too. A detailed bed frame covered by flowing sheets will finish off the dreamy design, as well as offer you a harmonious place to rest your head.
York is one of the most charming cities in the UK. With old winding lanes that date back to the 14th Century, start by getting your bedroom’s interior to mirror this. Earthy tones will also imitate the Gothic architecture, whilst floral patterns in lighter colours and plenty of plants will bring about a lightness that makes your room feel fresh. If you’re a reader, a bookcase filled with antique books will be sure to add an element of class to your space.
The capital of Northern Ireland is a prime example of bringing the old and the new together, so bringing this theme inside your home is something that can really work. Rustic furniture paired with nurturing neutrals and muted colours, containing greens and blues, will really represent that Irish countryside charm. Block prints will elevate your room too, breaking up any darker colours. and some positive artwork will help you wake up feeling happy. Bring some of the beautiful Irish countryside indoors by filling empty spaces with plants that match your colour scheme and you’ll soon have your own Irish haven.
Birmingham is an eclectic city and the colours in your room should show this. Shades of purple and emerald greens draw inspiration from the city’s rich cultural background and vast amount of parks, and will make your space look luxurious. Marbled effect furniture and heavy fabrics dotted around the room are bound to turn heads and pay homage to the ‘City of 1000 trades’. Cultural artwork should adorn your walls adding to the colourful nature, whilst also providing a beautiful focal point in the room.
Blackpool is a quintessential British holiday destination, known for its Pleasure Beach, donkey rides and amusement arcades which provide visitors with endless amounts of fun. A Blackpool bedroom should express the city’s fun side within its interior through the use of bright colours such as pinks, yellows and reds offset with blues and browns. Printed fabrics and bright light fixtures also add an air of quirkiness and are a great way to acknowledge the Blackpool illuminations whilst ensuring that your room is a place to relax.
The capital of Wales brings to mind harmony and tranquility, so blues, greys and pastel yellows should be used in a bedroom following this theme. In order to exhibit the nautical theme of the city vintage-looking furniture is a must, along with accessories that look like they could be pulled from the ocean itself. We also recommend artwork and quotes that pay tribute to Roald Dahl who was born in the city, and will provide you with your daily dose of inspiration. Finally daffodils will add that final saccharine touch that will bring the whole room together.
Brighton has been voted both one of the happiest and coolest cities in the UK, so there’s no doubt that a bedroom in this city’s style is going to be full of bright colours and idiosyncratic trinkets, such as a flamingo lamp! Pastel pinks, blues and yellows all work well together and evoke the thought of seaside treats like ice cream and candy floss that Brighton is known for. Stripes and bold patterns work well and celebrate the famous deck chairs along the seafront, while chrome accents will add an element of stylishness to the room.
A historic city of Gothic buildings perfectly balanced by modern charm, Edinburgh is the second most-visited city in the UK. A bedroom that encapsulates this city will be overflowing with rural charm, therefore browns, blues, greens and purples should be employed throughout the room. Wooden furniture paired with tartans, subtle prints and naturalistic artwork will make your room feel airy and open whilst remaining true to the Scottish theme. Stags and deer are also associated with the city - they can be frequently spotted in wildlife parks just outside of the Scottish capital. To bring one of these beautiful creatures into your Edinburgh inspired bedroom, why not decorate your wall with a statement stag head or painting?
Liverpool is perhaps most known for the River Mersey and the port in which it leads to, along with its musical heritage. This means that when creating a Liverpool-esque room, blues are important. Use multiple shades of blue and slate greys to create a hub of tranquility, with marbled effect furniture to complement the colours. A record player is a must have for any Liverpudlian, while music posters strewn across the walls and a floor bed with printed sheets all add up to create the calmest of abodes.
When you think of Bristol the first thing likely to come to mind is the flourishing street art culture that adorns the city. As a result, there’s no doubt you’ll want your Bristol bedroom to mimic this. To match the quirkiness of the city, we recommend bright colours with a bohemian flair to them paired with eye catching, bold prints. In terms of furniture, upcycled is best to maintain that environmentally friendly impact the city has, and no bedroom here would be complete without a Himalayan Salt Crystal lamp! Not only do these provide an ambient hue, they’re rumoured to have health benefits too.
Manchester was once a powerhouse of industry and is now a hub of culture, so a Mancunian bedroom should have its roots in industrialism. Exposed brickwork contrasted with neon colours and lighting fixtures will provide a welcome tribute to the beloved Curry Mile. You could also add in a rainbow or two to celebrate the diverse nature of the city and the famed Canal Street. As another city with a vast musical history, bedroom walls in this room would be bare without posters of Oasis, The Smiths and The Stone Roses, and of course no Mancunian bedroom would be complete without the iconic bee!
Amongst England’s most famous cities, Oxford is known for its beautiful buildings, ancient University and ‘Dreaming Spires’. A bedroom based on this city is bound to have a very classic and sophisticated look, with plenty of deep reds, royal blues and dark woods. The furniture in this bedroom should be timeless - you can’t go wrong with oak pieces to highlight the quintessential English look. Simple prints should be used in an Oxford bedroom to maintain a vintage feel and any bookcase that you might have should be brimming with classic literature.
Probably the most diverse and energetic city in the whole of the UK, London is known for its multiculturalism, its iconic skyline and its stylish people. London bedrooms usually aren’t the biggest so it’s important to make sure that the space you have is used in the best way possible. Slate greys, oranges, yellows and greens work beautifully together to represent London’s many green spaces, while minimalistic furniture will prove both practical and stylish, and work well in black to contrast against the bright colours. Wire light shades will look sleek and contribute to the effortless feel of your space.