Laurent. Bedroom. November 23rd , 2017.
Light it right, your bedroom needs to be perfectly functional too. Install more than one lighting circuit so that you can switch out the lights at the bedside without the need to cross the room. A dimmer will help create a serene evening ambience while dimmable downlighters work well when task lighting is needed. If space is limited, opt for a wall mounted lamp with an elegant shade like this one, freeing up space on the bedside table. Opt for a warm yellow quality of light, rather than a cool, blue light. ‘Make sure lighting helps to visually maximise the space too,’ advises Mary Barber-Fray of Mary Barber-Fray Interior Design. ‘For example, try lighting the narrower sides of the space to provide a sense of width, whether with wall lights or tiltable recessed spotlights. Choose lampshades that allow light to reflect upwards if you need to give some height to a low ceiling too.
Zero technology, if at all possible, make your bedroom a tech-free zone after lights out. Nobody wants to hear distracting electronic humming or to be woken up by a really unnecessary 2am text from a demanding best friend… Try it, you really will notice the difference.
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.
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?
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