The dark side
The most important item is the bed, so take time to choose one that’s right for you and yours. This buttoned Peony divan from Button & Sprung has a handmade solid wood frame and can be covered in any fabric. We think it’s rather fetching in this gorgeous navy, particularly when surrounded by walls in corresponding and contrasting colours.
Layering textiles in similar tones is a great way to add interest to a room through texture. Choose an accent shade such as the muted red seen in the House of Fraser cushions here to prevent it from being bland, and vary the sizes of patterns and prints for a calm, cohesive look.
Clutter-free surfaces create a feeling of calm, so ensure everything has a place with a sufficient storage system. The fitted wardrobes at John Lewis of Hungerford can be adapted to any space in order to maximise every centimetre.
Of course, under the bed storage is a great way to utilise space and if you don’t have room for pull out divan drawers, a storage bed like the Braydon from Willow & Hall is a great option; ideal for stowing bed linen and items you don’t use every day.
All white now
A blank canvas such as white walls and floors with a neutral bed frame will give you the freedom to alter the look and feel of your room with a simple change of bed linen. This charming Blah Blah duvet set by Donna Wilson for The Secret Linen Store is bound to raise a smile.
Light the way
Dreamy bedrooms can still be dramatic so take inspiration from the legendary Pikes Hotel in Ibiza and its recent revamp by Rockett St George and inject some instant glamour into yours. Dark smoky walls and a neon sign ooze instant opulence.