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Save on: LightingIt’s worth giving some thought to the design of your bedroom lighting scheme, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on the actual lights. An ideal bedroom lighting plan should include a central pendant for bright, practical illumination, and smaller table or wall lamps for ambient reading light. Once you’ve got that sorted, you can choose whichever lamps and fittings you like. These all come in such a range of prices that it’s easy to find a good-looking lamp or pendant to suit your budget.If you do have some extra cash to spend, consider employing an electrician to install new switches, so you can control your lighting from one central hub, as well as individually.
Sort the crowded bedside tableA bedside table can end up with all sorts of junk on it and before long you’re left with nowhere to put your book. To turn it back into a clear, uncluttered surface, empty everything from on top and from inside any drawers. Get rid of anything you don’t need, then find a place for the rest. You might need to find storage for some things outside of the bedroom, so create an extra box elsewhere in the home for miscellaneous items. Aim to only keep a minimum of items on the top surface. If you prefer to have things to hand that you use on a daily basis, purchase a little basket or beautiful box to keep these bits and pieces together.
Choose natural materialsAvoid synthetic materials, particularly in a bedroom, as they won’t allow your skin to breathe properly, so can increase body temperature, particularly in a warm bedroom.Switch your bedding to cotton or linen instead, as natural materials can help regulate body heat and also wick away moisture from overheated skin.
Think pinkBeige, stone, grey and cream are all neutral favourites, but ultra-pale pink is a pretty alternative, too. When used sparingly, as seen here, the result is fresh and inviting, but not too girly.See how pink is making a comeback in the bathroom