CHISWICK GREEN STUDIOS LOFT APARTMENTIndustrial Bedroom, London
The brief for this project involved completely re configuring the space inside this industrial warehouse style apartment in Chiswick to form a one bedroomed/ two bathroomed space with an office mezzanine level. The client wanted a look that had a clean lined contemporary feel, but with warmth, texture and industrial styling. The space features a colour palette of dark grey, white and neutral tones with a bespoke kitchen designed by us, and also a bespoke mural on the master bedroom wall.
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Go dark and moodyWhile light colours recede to make a room feel airy, dark shades advance to give a snug feel to a space. So if you’d like a bedroom that’s intimate and cosy, a deeper grey might be the way to go. The dark-toned panelling behind the bed here envelops the sleeping area, while the soft textures on the cushions and throw add even more warmth. The white bed linen and brick wall help to lift the scheme and show off the grey elements even more.
Layer upHere, the wall lights are again pendants-turned-into-wall-lights, but probably came this way rather than being DIY-ed. These types of lights are really good when space is tight, as here. It means that your bedside table – if you even have room for one – doesn’t have any part of its surface area taken up by a lamp base.What really makes this bed look cosy, though, is that combined with the soft bare-filament-bulb wall lights, there is a gently glowing strip of LED running horizontally above the headboard. Boosting your bedside wall lights with a secondary light source is one way to ‘layer’ your lighting, and this is a sophisticated way to soften the atmosphere of a space. Again, if you’re doing something like this, make sure the LED has switches close to the bed as well as those wall lights: if you’ve ever stayed in a badly designed hotel where you have to get out of bed to turn off your lights, you’ll know the importance of this. The exception is if it’s for a child’s bedroom where you are using the LED as a night-light and it can stay on, or be controlled by you from the door.A beginner’s guide to LED lighting
Make it dark and cosyIf you’re after a bedroom that’s snug and intimate, as well as relaxed, consider using dark tones. Here, a panelled wall in a charcoal shade creates a cosy sleep space and the choice of dark fabrics adds to the snuggled up feeling. If you’re going for dark colours, different textures and tones will soften the look.9 serenely beautiful grey bedrooms
Similarly, your builder needs to take note of where your sockets, switches and wall lights are, and how they will fit within the panelling. It looks much better if these don’t interfere with joins or panel edges, so they may need to be moved to accommodate the layout.