Bedroom Ayes: Be Inspired by 8 of the Best Irish Boudoirs of 2015

Avril Rankin-Wilson's bedroom 2015

Cold, dark evenings necessitate a gorgeous bedroom. Whether you experience a better night’s sleep in a private, cosy sanctuary or a light and bright bedroom, here are eight bedrooms from Irish homes that wowed our readers in 2015…

Geoff Kirk

From our January-February issue: The homely bedroom of Geoff Kirk, owner of Kirk Modern, pays homage to his love of mid-century modernist design. The bedroom throw and cushions are from CA Design. Photograph by Mark Scott.

Image Interiors and Living Magazine

From our March-April issue: This bedroom exudes elegance with natural tones and textures and a grand Art Deco bedhead. Carpet is especially luxurious in bedrooms. It belongs to the owners of two of Belfast’s best-known vintage businesses – ReFound and On the Square Emporium. Photograph by Ruth Maria Murphy.

1372 12a2472

From our May-June issue: The combination of the moody blues and super-cool furniture create a soulful bedroom. The bed is designed by the homeowner, Avril Wilson-Rankin, of GoatHouse, specialists in upcycled furniture. Photograph by Mark Scott. (The featured image at the top of the page is the second bedroom of Avril’s house.)

1371 11a1934

From our May-June issue: The wall-to-wall Toile de Jouy decoration and oversized comfortable beds make this the perfect traditional, elegant spare bedroom. It was part of a complete renovation project of a Georgian home in Dublin. Photograph by Mark Scott.

Ard Bia owner's bedroom 2015

From our July-August issue: An effortlessly cool bedroom decorated by a well-travelled and interesting person – Aoibheann MacNamara, owner of Ard Bia in Galway. Photograph by Doreen Kilfeather.

Sandymount House Shoot - November/December Issue

From our November-December issue: An uncluttered, cool style ensures a restful room in the home of Vanessa Kilduff in Dublin 4. The bed is Heal’s and bedlinen from Brown Thomas. Photograph by Ruth Maria Murphy.


From our November-December issue: A luxurious velvet headboard and layered coloured throws and cushions create a welcoming bed. All soft homewares are available from the homeowner John Adams’ shop Article. The velvet headboard was upholstered by Noel McEntee. Photograph by Doreen Kilfeather.

For more gorgeous bedrooms, see our beautiful January-February issue, on shelves now.

Compiled by Jessica Elliott

Love this? Share it!

What do you think? Add a comment here

Follow us
Read next
3 Top Tips for Post-Flood Home Repairs

After weeks of record-high rainfall, Irish paint company Colortrend have some helpful advice for home and business owners struggling…