Laurent. Bedroom. September 27th , 2017.
Light it right, your bedroom needs to be perfectly functional too. Install more than one lighting circuit so that you can switch out the lights at the bedside without the need to cross the room. A dimmer will help create a serene evening ambience while dimmable downlighters work well when task lighting is needed. If space is limited, opt for a wall mounted lamp with an elegant shade like this one, freeing up space on the bedside table. Opt for a warm yellow quality of light, rather than a cool, blue light. ‘Make sure lighting helps to visually maximise the space too,’ advises Mary Barber-Fray of Mary Barber-Fray Interior Design. ‘For example, try lighting the narrower sides of the space to provide a sense of width, whether with wall lights or tiltable recessed spotlights. Choose lampshades that allow light to reflect upwards if you need to give some height to a low ceiling too.
Hot zone, got a novel to finish? Somehow, we think you won’t complete your tome here. Not with that view to enjoy each day, plus those large, embracing armchairs on the terrace look far too tempting. Still, we might stretch ourselves to send a few postcards home. Perhaps in a day or two. Screen goddess, while the kids hog the telly downstairs with their games console, we think you should move on up… Yup – a TV is cleverly hidden in the housing at the foot of the bed. If only we could get hubby to bring back the remote.
Plump pillows. We’re big fans of hypoallergenic pillows. Not only are they feather-free, but those dust mites don’t get a look-in, making them a boost to your health. For couples, monogrammed his and hers ones give off a witty, hotel-chic vibe, while adding a few colourful cushions makes a bed look super-inviting.
Lovely linen (changed often!), invest in the best you can afford, so you can sleep easy – you may prefer cotton, you might go for linen, you might lust after silk. Whichever you choose, it’s the quality that counts. If your colour scheme is pure white, this is your chance to add a bit of personality into your space, be it with patterns, mismatching colours or geometric shapes. And if you can stretch to an epic headboard, even better!
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