Winchelsea BeachShabby-chic Style Bedroom, London
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Paint woodHeadboards lead the eye upwards to make the bed a more substantial presence in a room, but a freestanding element behind the bed can do exactly the same job and make a scheme strongly individual. In this shabby-chic home, the decorative grey panels behind the bed pick up the shades in the duvet cover and stand out against the white, wood-panelled walls. If you have a bed with no headboard, scour reclamation yards and second-hand shops to achieve your own twist on the look, and sand back and repaint the wood to blend the new addition into your scheme. Shutters and old screens could work equally well.Tell us…Have you gone headboard-free? Do you have an alternative or a plain wall? Share your thoughts, ideas and photos in the Comments section.
Get creative with florals… “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” It’s one of the film’s most catty lines drawled, of course, by Miranda during a pitch for spring fashion ideas. And she’s right – florals are the go-to for spring style in interior design, too, which means they can be an overdone fixture on the calendar around this time. That’s not to say we can’t use them, but there’s also plenty of room to reinvent this seasonal emblem. Try going for pared-back floral elements over bombastic prints – this bedroom provides a refreshing floral alternative, where black and white bedding is spring in its chic-est form.
Be romanticBanish all thoughts of chintzy eiderdowns in bad B&Bs – a great floral throw will never go out of fashion. If you’ve always lusted after beautiful French-style throws and quilts, indulge yourself, as it’s a quick and easy way to add some old-fashioned romance to your sleep space. This classic black and white print is pretty without being twee.