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17 South African bedroom designs for your inspiration

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South African bedrooms are colourful, chic and filled with natural light. So, if you're looking for ideas to upgrade your space in chic and elegant style, then this homify feature is a must-read. Our 17 elegant and attractive bedrooms will inspire you with detail, modernity and character. It may be time to rethink your boring bedroom and go for something dramatic instead.

1. Lush

Modern Farmhouse - Silverlakes Nature Reserve Modern style bedroom by Karel Keuler Architects Modern
Karel Keuler Architects

Modern Farmhouse—Silverlakes Nature Reserve

Karel Keuler Architects

A comfortable bed with an interesting colour scheme and textured headboard is an awesome choice, while views of the landscape add a fascinating element too.

2. Cushions

Scatter cushions instantly enhance a simple colour scheme for something different and dynamic.

3. Dressing it

House B - House Design Eclectic style bedroom by Redesign Interiors Eclectic
Redesign Interiors

House B—House Design

Redesign Interiors

A dressing table is an essential for storage anything from makeup to jewellery.

4. Bedside

Apex Building - Penthouse Modern style bedroom by House of Gargoyle Modern
House of Gargoyle

Apex Building—Penthouse

House of Gargoyle

Bedside tables will come in handy for your favourite books and midnight snacks.

5. Photo frames

Include your favourite family moments in some fun photo frames and decorate a wall in the bedroom.

6. Lamps

A lampshade on either side of the bed is an essential to a more stylish bedroom, these lamps are suspended from the ceiling and add a chic decor element.

7. Artistic

If you consider yourself somewhat of a creative, then paint your own piece of art and hang it in your bedroom for a personalised touch.

8. Wooden

Roca Llisa Modern style bedroom by ARRCC Modern

Roca Llisa


Wood panelled walls and floors are perfect for a sophisticated and stylish bedroom.

9. Foot of the bed

Do you need a place to put your shoes on without making your bed untidy again? Then a simple storage ottoman at the edge of the bed will add much needed organisation and charm.


A sensational view of the sea may be the ultimate refreshing way to get your day started.

11. Neutrals

A neutral colour scheme with shades of grey, cream and beige are cosy and comforting too.

12. For symmetry

Classic Bedroom Interior Classic style bedroom by Carne Interiors Classic
Carne Interiors

Classic Bedroom Interior

Carne Interiors

A symmetrical bedroom design will make a small sleeping quarter look modern and uncluttered.

13. Spacious

Apartment Robertson - Pembroke Modern style bedroom by Covet Design Modern
Covet Design

Apartment Robertson—Pembroke

Covet Design

Your spacious bedroom doesn't need to be filled with stuff to look fancy.

14. Rustic

Main Bedroom Country style bedroom by homify Country

Main Bedroom


Or go with a rustic design for a relaxing effect.

15. Marine inspired

De Kelders Residence Hermanus Western Cape Modern style bedroom by CS DESIGN Modern

De Kelders Residence Hermanus Western Cape


The sea green colours of this bedroom would be great for a home at the beach.

16. Padded

morningside apartment Classic style bedroom by BHD Interiors Classic
BHD Interiors

morningside apartment

BHD Interiors

You can't go wrong with a padded headboard and layers of comfortable blankets, especially in winter.

17. Quaint and minimalist

House Oranjezicht Scandinavian style bedroom by ATTIK Design Scandinavian
ATTIK Design

House Oranjezicht

ATTIK Design

If space is a problem, then opt for the minimalist in everything from colour to furniture. Have a look at these 13 ways to make your bedroom perfect for you

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