Bramham Gardens, South KensingtonContemporary Bedroom, London
Interior designer Irina Townsend of Keir Townsend has chosen a variety of textures in a neutral palette to create a feeling of space luxury in this small bedroom
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Go up and over the bedIf you lack both floor and wall space for storage, your only option might be to go over the bed. Before you dismiss the idea – imagining those dated Formica up-and-overs from back in the day – repeat the mantra: hotel style, hotel style, hotel style. That means filling the void with an upholstered headboard, fitting lights either side, and building in bedside tables to match. Swish…What kind of storage do you have in your bedroom – and is it enough? Tell us in the Comments section.
Build in your bedAn awkward-shaped bedroom with a low ceiling and sloping eaves might offer limited storage space. If the only large wall surface is being used for the bed, this might leave you with no storage room at all. However, it’s possible to give a wall two functions – by thinking back to the 1980s! Build an up-to-date version of the era’s popular behind-the-bed fitted cupboards. To make sure they don’t look dated, break up the elevation with different textures and materials.
‘We managed to create quite a lot of storage in the flat without sacrificing wardrobe space in the bedroom,’ explains Irina. ‘Luckily, the ceilings are quite high, so we’ve managed to fit in double-height cupboards here.’A cantilevered bed conceals even more storage space, keeping clutter to a minimum in the calming scheme. The shagreen leather floor echoes the luxurious flourishes elsewhere in the flat, while the velvet headboard adds depth and texture. ‘The flooring is very special in this room – it feels heavenly underfoot,’ explains Irina. ‘The leather will soften and become even more beautiful with time.’Japanese linen wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries. Velvet for headboard, Abbott & Boyd. Leather floor, Alma Leather. Curtain fabric, De Le Cuona.