Posted on 07.10.14 by A_Gibb
It is all about beds today! Spent my lunch hour making a video with my friend Laura, who has her own bedlinen company, about ‘how to make the perfect bed’…Such good fun, harder than I expected but the results are better than I imagined actually and all will be revealed, dear readers, in a post next week!
It really got me thinking about the importance of interior design to create the right atmosphere in a bedroom. Our bedroom is very much my husband’s bedroom – I am very spoilt – I have a dressing room and he is NOT allowed in it, in return he has been able to make our bedroom exactly as he wants it. It is very masculine and very minimal; the walls are painted grey and there is an industrial style storage system for his clothes.
This would not suit everyone of course, if you share a bedroom a compromise is usually required. Colours probably will need to be muted and fabrics should be cosy for a relaxing atmosphere. Complete self expression might not be an option!
You can experiment with glamourous, punchy colours and textures if you want though…be adventurous!
A luxurious look can easily be achieved by making sure you have decent storage so that you can banish clutter – think about under the bed, the foot of the bed. Store out of season clothes elsewhere. Mess is not soothing. When you enter your bedroom you want to be able to switch off, not have to start tidying.
Last but not least, of course, choose your bed with care: comfort really is everything in the bedroom! Luxurious handcrafted beds are a good investment…you spend a lot of time on them.
A beautiful headboard can be a wonderful finishing touch, sumptuous fabrics will complement unusual wallpaper and bedlinen…A well designed scheme will be calming, even if it is relatively dramatic and individual, simply because it will be well resolved. It will satisfy your senses…sleep on it and be inspired!