Tropical EscapeContemporary Bedroom, London
This tropical-inspired bedroom uses decor in complimentary shades to create a relaxing atmosphere where you can easily escape and relax. Go for furniture in clean and modern shapes to further enhance the de-stressing environment.
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Boost with a little blingBring out the jewel-like feel of teal by pairing it with some gleaming metallic surfaces. In this room, the bright turquoise bed and bedding looks stunning next to the metal legs, starburst pendant light and brass side table. The metallic finishes bring out the richness in the teal and give a luxurious feel to the sleepspace.Tell us…Are you planning to use teal in your bedroom – or any other room? Or have you already done so? Share your ideas and photos in the Comments section.
Boost your headboardThe bed and headboard are often the focal point in a sleep space, but it doesn’t need to stop there. Let this room inspire you to make even more of a beautiful bed.A theme is a good starting point and this room shows off a contemporary take on Art Deco in several different areas – the delicate side table, the slimline bed legs, and the shiny metallics generally. But it’s the starburst pendant – the shape is a classic bit of Deco design – that’s the strongest nod to the era. It echoes the spikes in the foliage on the bedding, as well as the gold in the bed legs. By both components – the bed and light – being tied together, they create a more dramatic whole. Get the look by positioning a similarly striking pendant over your bed. You can easily move one from the centre of a room without replastering – look out for ceiling hooks and switch to an attractive cable that you’ll be happy to drape across the ceiling. As it will be prominent, don’t forget your theme, whether you choose colour, texture or a particular era.
Choose a statement lightCreate a focal point to look up to with a statement light you love. Whether a colourful shade or a sculptural pendant, pick something you’ll enjoy seeing every time you wake up. While you’re at it, ditch the safe, white bedding and go for something vibrant to kick-start the day.Would you follow this opinion-divinding Scandi duvet trend?
Try it out firstLove the idea of a psychotropical theme, but just not sure it’s one you’ll adore forever? Choosing cushion covers, bed linen and towels with bright, in-your-face patterns is a good way to test the waters. Pick the patterns’ colours to tie in with your room’s main accent shade, and bind the scheme together with tons of leafy houseplants.
Subvert a classic motifThe key Art Deco motif in this airy, inviting bedroom is the pendant light fitting. The starburst design is one of Art Deco’s trademark, angular motifs (just one of Deco’s Aztec influences; ancient Egypt also provided design fodder, particularly in form of the ziggurat). Starbursts often came in the form of mirrors, sometimes clocks. This reinvention of the shape into a contemporary light looks good, and ties in with the equally Art Deco slimline table and golden bed legs. The luxurious teal leather adds era-appropriate opulence.What softens all this authenticity, though, is the very un-Art Deco plant theme. While stylised, geometric versions of shapes from nature were prominent in the look, loose, organic forms most definitely were not (they were much more suited to the earlier Art Nouveau style). The informal bedding print, the foliage and the handmade-style bottles are a deliberate contrast. An abundance of houseplants alone would be an instant trick for loosening the shiny patent belt of Art Deco in any scheme.