Somerset CottageCountry Bedroom, Cornwall
bespoke interior, blue bedding, framed concert poster, hanging pendant light, pretty cottage,
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Add very subtle textureThe thick-pile carpet in this room has a very subtle stripe, almost invisible to the eye but enough to give it texture underfoot. The designer chose it because it was luxurious to walk on and it pairs beautifully with the rich, dark-painted woodwork and soft silvers and greys of the bed and pendant light.To ensure you choose a bedroom carpet that feels as good underfoot as it looks, go to your local carpet showroom to test out the different styles, and bring swatches home to live with in your space for a couple of days.
Bedside table clutterBooks, jewellery, cups, phone chargers, notebooks… A bedside table can attract clutter at a mystifying rate, so before you invite visitors into your room, do an audit. Keep a reading lamp, a book or two, and perhaps a vase of flowers or a scented candle, but sweep everything else into drawers to keep surfaces clear and clean. Then get the duster out and give all visible worktops a good polish.
Save space at the bedsideThe lower your lighting, the cosier the atmosphere in a room, but if your bedroom – and therefore bedside table size – is limited, you might like to save space with a bedside pendant rather than a lamp. The other must-have? A switch to control it – and ideally the other lights in the room – right at your bedside.
Draw an outlineInterior woodwork is frequently white, but architraves, skirting boards and window frames can be the way to sneak colour into rooms without causing grief. Here, a sophisticated navy contrasts with plain white walls and a grey carpet, and is then subtly repeated in a bedside cabinet and pillowcase. Toning blues layer the bed, too, but quiet colour’s the theme rather than anything vivid.Notice, too, how the architrave helps to frame the view to the artwork on the wall beyond as well as the pretty chair and basket, making a feature of the landing area.
Choose inky blue for a gentle touchIf bright blue isn’t for you but you like the idea of warming up grey décor, this very deep blue shade is ideal. It adds an interesting warmth, but is subtle enough to sit happily in any neutral room. The patterned cushion adds a little energy while toning with the paintwork.The inky blue is teamed with grey here, but it would also work with a cream or stone backdrop.