WELCOME TO SLUMBER CITY
A bed is the focal point of any bedroom and a good basis with which to start building your sleep retreat. The material of the bed can help determine the look you want to achieve: wood provides warmth and an understated simplicity; a protective, cocoon-like ambience can be achieved with upholstered frames and metal makes a streamlined, modernist statement. What type of duvet and pillows you choose is all down to personal preference but a trip to our dedicated buying guide will sort the feathers from the microfibre.
Bed linen can cement the overall style of a room (and change it at the flick of a duvet). Crisp, Egyptian cotton is the master of boutique hotel style. Washed cotton gives an effortless, ‘undone’ elegance (and saves on the ironing). Pattern and colour can turn your bed into a work of art. Accentuate key tones with throws, cushion and rugs. This brings a uniformity to the bedroom where the focus is to relax.
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING
Concentrate on trying to make your bedroom as clutter-free as possible. We love bedside tables, especially those with drawers to tuck away life’s tidbits. One either side of a double bed, topped with matching bedside lamps, is the key to slick symmetry. As well as a place to rest your bones, a bedroom often has to work as a dressing room so ensuring you have enough practical wardrobe space means the rush for work is minimised. If space allows, the dressing table is making come back, but a well-proportioned chest of drawers will do the job just as well. Mount a mirror to the wall, leaving the top clear for a cluster of well-chosen storage boxes (great for cosmetics, toiletries and jewellery and to ease the burden of dusting).