Master BedroomScandinavian Bedroom, London
Loft conversion has created a master bedroom flooded with light
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Dress an unusual windowVertical blinds are a good solution for awkwardly shaped windows, like the one shown here. They can be pulled back, but only to the highest point, while in the closed position they can be tilted to allow various degrees of privacy. There’s a wide range of colours and patterns to choose from, but for a clean, uncluttered look, it’s better to keep it plain and simple.
Reinvent the everydaySome familiar items from everyday life lend themselves perfectly to life as a rug. A postage stamp, for example, is the ideal rectangular shape and has already been designed to look clear, clean and iconic. It easily makes the leap from postal necessity to cool floor covering.TELL US…Do you favour a bold, artistic rug over a plain or patterned design? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.
Put your stamp on a spaceIf you’re all about quirky wit, you won’t be wanting a bland, wheat-coloured, wall-to-wall number. A statement rug can immediately announce that you search out the unusual, followed through here in the cushions and bed frame style.TELL US…Which flooring have you chosen for your bedroom? Let us know in the Comments below.
…or mix and match with a bedsteadOn the other hand, a slatted base with a wood, metal or upholstered frame are the features of a typical bedstead. Unlike the divan, you need to buy your mattress separately, so double check the dimensions of your bed before you do this, especially if they are not from the same manufacturer. It’s advisable to make sure slats are no more than 6cm wide or 4cm apart. This will ensure good ventilation and stop your mattress from sagging between the slats.
Keep on the white sideIf you already have an all-white room, roll with it and stick to a monochrome scheme so the look feels considered, even if it’s actually just your landlord’s default colour choice. Paint any furniture, incorporate greys and blacks into your bed linen, and add a touch of fun with motif cushions and a rug to stop it feeling too clinical.
Don’t be afraid to use windowsThere’s no rule that says you can’t push furniture up to a window. This bed is tucked neatly at the end of this small loft, rather than blocking the centre of the room. Vertical blinds have been made to measure for privacy and to block daylight, and the window makes a great reading light in the mornings!