Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. Careful planning and a dash of inspiration are all that’s needed to turn your bedroom into a dream sanctuary. A comfortable and alluring bedroom is all about combining form and function. Maximise storage for an uncluttered, serene look, focus on effective ambient lighting and cosy bedding and you won’t go far wrong. Here are our tips for creating the ideal scheme.
Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. Boudoir musts to help make for bedtime bliss. It’s the place where you spend your most peaceful hours – hopefully! – where you catch up on reading and relaxation and well-earned rest. But if yours is more of a crazy, muddled mess, make this the year you turn your bedroom into your special retreat, where you actually want to spend quality time. These buys will make your bedroom the stuff of dreams.
Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. A functional bedside table, your nightstand should be a hard-working multitasker with space for everything you need to make the night go smoothly – think a good book, notepad and glass of water. And as many clocks as it takes to get you out of bed in the morning! Who wants to be jumping out of bed every five minutes because there isn’t space for everything you need?
Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. Something to make you laugh, a supersized inspiring quote, or funny word to start and end the day is a winner. A little optimism goes a long, long way. Divine artwork, blown-up snaps of lovely landscapes – think dreamy white-sand beaches or swaying palm trees – will help you drift off to the Land of Nod with ease. Flowers are also very calming – we love the orchid mural in this bijou dressing corner.
Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. Sleek storage, well-planned storage helps establish a peaceful bedroom scheme. In this room, simple built-in storage incorporating a window seat makes the most of limited space while providing a focal point. Maximise storage by using clever multi-functional furniture where suitable, using the walls and height of the room as well as the floor space. Here, form and function dovetail perfectly with the graphic tones and angular shapes of the wall-mounted light, headboard and side table providing both style and practicality.
Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. For some it may be all about large windows, for others a vaulted ceiling or even a teeny tiny nook – whichever architectural character makes you feel most zen, employ it in the master suite.Make your bed a den of dreams with lots of pillows, cushions and throws of varying materials and textures. In the summer months you’ll want to minimise the fuss and opt for clean sheets without the frills, but in the winter we can’t get enough of faux fur, chunky textures and fluffy covers.
Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. Scandi chic, white, light but with added bite, this luxe space is a treat for the senses. Tactile velvets, crisp linen and eye-catching accessories play with scale and form. And for extra privacy, just drape a textile over the vintage four-poster. The Queen Bee, classic spot to contemplate life’s mysteries (such as how come I don’t have royal blood?), the occupant of this suite has regal ambitions. That fabulous drape cocoons the bed, while the embossed cushions are temptingly puffed up. Now, where’s that tea I ordered to be brought up?
Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. Add opulence, play up your bedroom’s assets, whether it’s a beautiful period mantlepiece or wide windows, and emphasise a room’s proportions with a few striking pieces. In this case an elegant chandelier anchors the space while a Venetian-style mirror adds a note of glamour. In a compact space, don’t be afraid to opt for fewer, larger pieces of furniture which will make a greater impact than smaller pieces. Provide one or two key focal points to draw the eye to the outer spaces of the room, whether a striking piece of artwork, or headboard covered in luxe fabric.
Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. White and bright, though white is a perennial favourite for bedlinen, it’s great to shake things up a little and combine it with a bright shade. This linen duvet cover and pillowcases in a vibrant peacock colourway are a real wake-up call.‘Belgian linen is a gorgeous fabric perfect for bedding, prized for its high quality, breathability and softness,’ says Ben Hanley, Assistant Manager for Design, West Elm. ‘Ours is woven from fine Belgian flax and prewashed for a luxe, lived-in look.
Marlena Bedroom, September 28th , 2017. Bedroom blues, blue and white lends itself to sophisticated designs. ‘We were inspired by Persia and the intricate detailed floral and paisley patterns found in tiles and ancient tapestries, hence the name Kashan which means land of tiles,’ says Julie Hall, Head of Design for the Fable brand from Bedeck. ‘Printed on a luxurious 300 count cotton percale, the soft blues and linen shades create a harmonious colour palette. Layer with a throw and embroidered cushion to create a timeless look.
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