Last Modified 23 February 2024  |  
First Added 09 March 2023

Vanilla bedrooms: The new neutral for 2023

Luxurious, cosy, minimalist. Sound like your cup of tea? A vanilla bedroom could be the seasonal shake up your home is crying out for this year.

The internet has fallen head over heels for the Vanilla Girl Aesthetic, with its desire for natural neutrals, comforting curves and bare beauty. Discover how a few simple pieces of bedroom furniture can turn your bedroom from functional sleep space to irresistible slumber sanctuary, with just a sprinkling of vanilla aesthetic.

Cosy cocooning textures and tones

Comfort and cosiness are in abundance in our dream vanilla bedroom – think cuddly textures, plush fabrics and tactile touches throughout. This season, more is more when it comes to rugs, cushions and throws, and the softer the better.

Refreshing your cushion covers with irresistible teddy fabric or layering neutral rugs adds instant cosiness to your bedroom, particularly when accented with soft candlelight. Choose lavender or ylang ylang for a peaceful scent that also promotes healthy sleep, or even vanilla itself for a mouth-watering aroma.

To bring this same sense of cosy contentment under the covers too, our brand new Cambourne Bed Frame is upholstered in irresistibly touchable boucle fabric. Its warm neutral latte finish adds an extra comforting twist to your morning coffee, with a cocooning winged headboard for an extra dash of cosiness.

Soothing muted neutral colours

Vanilla by name, vanilla by nature – this trend puts neutral colours in soft natural tones back on the interior design agenda. Warm white, barely-there beige and cosy cream bring an open, airy feeling to the bedroom and pair beautifully with a wide range of furniture.

Our aptly named Cocoon Bed is one such example. With incredibly elegant shaping, the Cocoon is a bedroom centrepiece whose neutral tones and signature weathered oak emit natural beauty in every curve. Cocoon is perhaps bolder than you might expect for a trend centred on simplicity, but its soft tones and sculptural details are unassumingly feminine and sweet.

The natural linen is fully padded to create an inviting bedscape, with a dramatic winged footboard and sweetheart shaping for a romantic feel. Its raised stature builds on the sense of space and light that’s characteristic of the vanilla trend, despite its grand visage.

Comforting curves and sweeping lines

When it comes to comfort, curves are the only way to go. Soft sweeping lines bring a luxuriously spacious feel to a bedroom, creating a sense of cohesion and continuous movement – plus it’s great for feng shui too. To create a dreamy vanilla bedroom, choosing curves over corners is a must.

To create a cosy nook perfect for snuggling up before bed, we simply adore the Sienna 2 Seater Chair. Fully padded natural linen, complete with sweet coordinating arm rests, sits atop curved cabriole legs in our signature weathered oak, to carve out a peaceful resting place.

Extending this look through your home is effortless with the Loire Console Table. Also finished in stunning weathered oak, Loire has a characterful half-moon design echoed throughout and four statement supporting legs. Loire has all the ornate charm of a true antique, with simple details that are perfect for the vanilla style.

Colour coordination

Coordination is key for a vanilla bedroom or bringing the delectable trend to the rest of your home. From cute coordinating outfits to tonal colour palettes, vanilla fashion trends can be applied with ease to any space. 

Our matching furniture sets bring delightful coordination with stunning details that make them feel fresh in every room. No two of our weathered oak pieces are the same due to their bespoke construction and unique wood grain, creating a pared back take on coordination.

For simple, timeless furniture, look no further than our classic Sienna range. Every Sienna piece is hand finished in antique weathered oak, pairing clean lines with sweet curves for a lasting taste of French sophistication.

For finer details, our coastal-inspired Salcombe collection is sculpted with curves at its heart. Pale weathered oak and elegant metal finishes are beautifully offset with sweeping lines, giving its relaxed rustic feel a romantic vanilla twist.

Barely-there details

Faux freckles and the barest gleam of lip gloss are big beauty musts in the Vanilla Girl Aesthetic, so bringing barely-there details to your vanilla-toned bedroom is an important touch. Luckily, our Sienna collection has just the thing.

Sienna’s dreamy rattan makeover is the perfect combination of style and simplicity, and the Tall Boy chest offers deceptively deep drawers for stashing all of life’s comforts. The simple facing features subtle finger grooves to keep all the focus on that stunning double layer of rattan for extra dimension and texture.

If hanging space is an essential for your vanilla bedroom, the Sienna 1 Door Wardrobe has all the fashion with none of the fuss. Ideal for cosy alcoves or chic dressing rooms, the one drawer is slim in design but spacious where it counts – perfect for hanging your tonal co-ords or cosy knits. .

Minimalist beauty

No trending style would be complete without a new beauty bible, and minimalism is the order of the day. Glossy lips, highlighted cheeks and warm toffee tones are taking centre stage this season – and where better to achieve this look than at the stunning Salcombe Dressing Table & Stool? With more irresistible curves and romantic drop handles, starting the day never looked quite so stylish.

For those finishing touches, the minimalist design of the Salcombe Mirror has just a hint of romantic flare to complete your dressing table set up. Sitting perfectly atop the Salcombe Dressing Table & Stool or hung on a gorgeous sun-drenched wall, the Salcombe Mirror is the perfect place to gaze on your vanilla look.

If you’re looking to keep things natural in a richer colour palette, discover the latest trending earth tones to bring your bedroom to life.

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