St Luke's Mews, Notting Hill, LondonTransitional Bedroom, London
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Make your headboard the heroA colourful headboard can make a bedroom appear more finished and luxurious and, with its relaxing blue tones, teal could be the perfect option. Here, the combination of velvet and the jewel-bright teal colour is a winner. Teal also works well with contrasting shades – here, it looks great with the red rug and lamps, grey walls and navy doors.
Kate says:Hello campo73 and thank you for following the blog. So, where do we start with this painted and empty room? I feel that most people might start the other way round – with a favourite chair or a cushion or even a picture they want to hang on the wall and choose the wall colour after that. But if we’re doing it this way round, I have to assume you love the wall colour. So you now need to think about how you want to feel in this room.Is it a room for resting and relaxing? Or is it a busy room with lots of chatting and family time? Once you have thought about that, you can think about colours that make you feel that way. I am enervated by yellow and orange and too much colour, so prefer to keep the palette simple and layer up lots of textures and textiles for interest and depth.
Think brightThe beautiful wood furniture and earthy-toned rug in this bedroom give the space a warm feel, but the designers have added a brighter dimension with a couple of clever additions. One addition is the blue doors, but it’s the blue-velvet bed that really steals the show. The smooth velvet headrest is just the right shade of blue to look stunning against the grey backdrop, and the texture of the velvet adds a soft edge to the straight lines of the midcentury furniture.
Supersize the bedThe bigger the bed the better when it comes to sleeping with a partner undisturbed. This generously sized design offers plenty of space and looks super comfortable, too, with tactile blue upholstery and pristine bed linen. Need to test the width of your bed or try a new one for size? Partners should lie down together arms behind heads. For comfortable sleeping, elbows shouldn’t touch.10 clever space-saving beds that maximise every inch
Lay down a rugPersian rugs have been an interiors classic for a long time, and for good reason. They add a sense of quiet luxury and timeless heritage to a space. Choose a modest-sized rectangular one to position at the side of your bed, or go large as they’ve done here, and lay it under the bed for an indulgent hit of warm colour.
Weave warmth and luxury into a bedroomVelvet is the ideal fabric to use in your bedroom. Its soft, tactile texture makes it feel calming and cuddly – perfect for tempting you to snuggle up in bed. This beautiful bedroom has a pared-back, almost industrial feel to it. The teal velvet headboard adds an important warm element to the room and prevents it from feeling too cold.Check out these small but perfectly formed bedrooms