When the owners moved here four years ago, the spare bedroom was low down on the priority list, but after years of apologising to guests for the furniture – which came from their previous home – they knew it was time to redo it.‘We wanted it to be welcoming, but also to have a look that worked with the rest of our bright, contemporary home,’ the couple explain. ‘With a limited budget, we decided to splurge on the main features, such as the fabulous copper bed, but save on accessories, some of which we reused from the old room.’ The pair also sold the existing furniture on social media to raise money.The project only took four days to complete, but despite that it wasn’t a rushed job. ‘It’s worth taking time to do your research,’ say the owners. ‘In the past, we would have rushed to get a room done and made the wrong choices in the process, but this time we thought about it for a long time before buying furniture. Having a clear vision at the start made it easier.’
1. Pick a toning floral
Add some flower power to your scheme with a statement wallpaper in a bold, floral print. This is a strong look, so be warned – you need to accessorise with caution. Match the background tones in the room to those on the wallpaper and use the purple of the flower as an accent shade. Try an all-white chateau-style bed paired with black bedside tables and table lamps.
Foreground your walls
Install wall-hung lighting
This chalet-style bedroom features an attractive symmetrical arrangement of two adjustable wall lights, making it easy to read without needing to keep the main room lights on. When not in use, the lights can be rearranged to return the bedroom to its calm, symmetrical and composed state.
Hang fairy lights.
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