Kilburn ParkScandinavian Bedroom, London
Photo by Nathalie Priem
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Green schemesThis year, we saw a rise in searches for ‘green kitchens’, which have increased by 50% since 2018, along with searches for ‘green bedrooms’ and ‘green bathrooms’, which both made their way into the most popular list for the first time.“When we think about green, we often refer to nature, and it can impart a feeling of peace; this is what we probably all need in these fast modern times,” Sara Ripamonti and Amit Malhotra, co-founders of Aflux Designs, say. “Darker tones of green are usually associated with feelings of relaxation and calm, while lighter shades bring a sense of revitalisation and freshness to a room,” they say.“Painting a wall or using a decorative wallpaper in shades of green will harness this trend,” they add. “You could also use the colour on a ceiling to create a deep sense of protection.”
They let things hangA smart trick is to choose furniture that hangs on the wall, as the space below will give an uncluttered feel.“Wall-mounted bedside tables will increase the sense of space,” Eva says. “A picture ledge above the bed will do the job where there’s no space to the side.”Wall lamps or pendant lights will also free up bedside table space.
Add a hint of blueFor extra interest, don’t just stick to plain grey. Here, a gentle blue-grey wall works again as a background for minimal artwork and gives an extra layer to the shades of grey on the bedding.Although the blue adds character to the grey and white scheme, it could have lacked warmth without the earthy tones on the bedside table, vase, candle and flowers. With these few additions, the cool space becomes a cosy sanctuary.Kit out your sleepspace with bedroom décor from the Houzz Shop.