St Ives, CornwallCoastal Bedroom, Cornwall
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Opt for uplifting coloursIncorporate the sunny colours of spring into your décor via accessories such as cushions, throws and lamps. This stunning yellow-accented bedroom is sure to lift the spirits when attempting an early start, as well as looking equally alluring after dark.
Give each room a purposeSpend If you’re currently using a bedroom as a study, walk-in wardrobe, playroom or boxroom, it’s really important to present it as a bedroom when you put your house on the market, since the number of bedrooms is such a valuable selling point. Consider buying an inexpensive bed and making it up – you can always sell it later on if it isn’t needed in your new home. Save Start packing what you won’t need for the next few months and store the boxes in your loft or garage. Decluttering like this will help sell your house, and save your time when it comes to the big move!
Pair with pastelsThis versatile shade of gold works well with fresh pastels and rich jewel tones alike.The fresh grey and white palette in this bedroom, for instance, is calm and contemporary but brought right up to date with a simple scattering of golden-coloured cushions, bedside lamps and footstools.It’s amazing how a just sprinkling of warm gold can have so much impact.
Sprinkle on some sunshineGrey and yellow have long been a clever colour combination for fashion and our homes. This sunshine shade is a really simple way to pep up a palette of grey and white in the spring months, reminding us of daffodils, primroses and sunny days to come.Choose any hue from the yellow spectrum – from citrus lemon to earthy mustard – for an instant interiors lift that’s sure to put a smile on your home and your face.
Use as a subtle backdropThis ‘barely there’ wallpaper adds a delicate sense of texture without overwhelming this Cornish bedroom. The gentle pattern adds subtle depth without fighting with the view, which is the real star of the show. See more of the evocative textures and wallpapers that feature in this St Ives holiday home
Take a seatAn ottoman or two at the bottom of the bed can also serve a dual function – somewhere to sit to put on shoes, and an overspill space to store the most frequently worn ones. Check out more ideas for footstools and ottomans
Mustard yellow and grey accessories reference the bold hues of the painting in the master bedroom. ‘The gentle colours and Zoffany wallpaper are deliberately muted, as I didn’t want any aspect of the scheme to dominate the room – the artwork and the view do the talking,’ says Elaine. The oak floor was stained with a grey wash to further soften the look, which is illuminated by St Ives’ famously beautiful natural light that pours in through large windows. Wallpaper, Zoffany.See why yellow and grey are a winning combination