American DreamContemporary Bedroom, London
Interior design/styling by: Maurizio Pellizzoni
Pictures by: Jake Fitzjones
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Opt for dark tonesBe bold and paint walls in a dark colour. This look works especially well in a bedroom, as the warm hues make it feel cosy and relaxing. Enhance the effect with dark furniture, which will give the room depth and a timeless sense of style.Unsure about deep shades? See 10 reasons to turn to the dark side
Try the reverse Surely the rule is pillows at the back, then cushions stacked in front? This bed shows how that arrangement can be mixed up a bit. Try lining up three cushions in a contrasting fabric against the headboard behind the pillows, which are neatly stacked in front. All the comfort, but a whole new look.
Invest in decent bedside lampsIt’s dark, it’s cold – and all you want to do is snuggle in bed with a book and a cup of cocoa. Don’t ruin your cocoon with inferior lighting. These wall-mounted RL ’67 Boom lamps are angled for comfortable reading and leave precious bedside table space for novels and mugs, while the dark wall creates a snug, den-like feel. When buying bedside lamps, choose models with heads you can direct onto pages and bulbs that aren’t too dazzling.
…and your weavesThe weave of your sheet also affects the way it feels and looks. The two most common weaves are sateen (or satin) and percale. ‘Sateen, as you would expect, has a smoother feel with some sheen due to the raised yarn profile in the weave, meaning that the top layer of yarn will weave across several cross-layer yarns, producing a satiny, reflective finish. Good-quality yarns are really key here to give strength to the construction,’ explains Sarah Smith of Soak & Sleep. ‘Percale feels crisp and fresh and is based on a simple weaving construction which gives an even, flat finish.’Find top tips for dressing your bed
Pile on the pillowsYou just couldn’t get your pillows any plumper than these! The crisp white bedding with its contrasting piping makes the bed the star of the show in this monochrome room. If you aren’t a lover of bed throws, then a simple runner along the bed can have a similar effect while looking that little bit more finished. The black Designers Guild wallpaper, with its glossy circles on a matt background, gives another nod to the sea with its echoes of ship portholes. The gloss reflects light from the window on the other side of the room, giving an extra lift to this scheme.
Hit the wallScrewing light fittings into the wall is a great way to make use of dead space next to your headboard. Choose a striking, sculptural light, such as these by Ralph Lauren, for a designer touch. Anglepoise-style lights like these have the advantage of being adjustable, so the beams can be positioned perfectly for reading or snoozing.
What Houzz users are commenting on:
Well this is interesting. Making texture by simply using flat and gloss. Then picture her artwork framed on the walls with white matting for pop! But just the texture on one wall, the other 3 would be matte. And the textures don’t have to be round. They could be non ridged squares, or x’s ....anything really.