10 tips for cre­at­ing a beau­ti­ful bed­room

Life & Style Weekend - - HOME - DE­SIGN with Danni Mor­ri­son For more in­te­rior de­sign in­spi­ra­tion visit www.de­sign­by­danni.com

IF YOU’RE any­thing like me, I tend to al­lo­cate my time, en­ergy and bud­get into the rooms that vis­i­tors see most. Kitchens, pub­lic ar­eas and bath­rooms al­ways seem first on the hit list, yet we spend a sub­stan­tial amount of our ex­is­tence in our bed­room. It makes no sense, so please don’t do what I do and cre­ate a beau­ti­ful bed­room first.

When restyling and de­sign­ing your bed­room, there are a cou­ple of key el­e­ments that are sim­ple and ef­fec­tive that can eas­ily trans­form your space quickly.

Mea­sure up! Never place fur­ni­ture in your room that is too big or too small and this is also ap­plies for art­work. Your piece/s should fit per­fectly on your wall and not ap­pear out of place due to their size.

When con­sid­er­ing place­ment, your bed should sit against the wall op­po­site the door so you’re look­ing straight at it. Un­for­tu­nately, this is not al­ways pos­si­ble due to win­dows and cup­boards.

Bed­rooms should be soft, moody and tran­quil; the very first prod­uct I or­dered for all of our bed­rooms was floor-to-ceil­ing block out cur­tains and linen sheers.

Pur­chase beau­ti­ful linen and it doesn’t need to be ex­pen­sive! Wait for a sale then sur­prise your mat­tress with gor­geous fabrics, tex­tures and pat­terns.

I tend to choose three com­pli­men­tary colours and work from there, al­ways en­sur­ing I layer the colours ap­pro­pri­ately. Two of the same colour should never sit to­gether un­less they have con­trast­ing pat­terns.

Bed­side ta­ble decor eti­quette – your bed­sides should look lovely, but should also be prac­ti­cal for ev­ery­day life.

I tend to style three to five dif­fer­ent home wares items at rang­ing heights to cre­ate depth and in­ter­est. On my bed­side you’ll find prac­ti­cal items in­clud­ing a lamp, gor­geous steel clock and linen per­fume and purely for aes­thet­ics a glass vase of shells and gor­geous white flo­rals.

Add unique de­tail – my fi­ancé is re­ally in­flex­i­ble (sorry dar­ling) so I bought an up­hol­stered bench, which now sits at the end of our bed. Con­se­quently, he can put his shoes on with­out in­jur­ing him­self.

Add cute­ness – did you no­tice the cus­tom mono­gram cush­ions in the Im­pe­rial Trel­lis fab­ric? Very shortly I’m about to in­stall the same char­coal pat­terned wall­pa­per above our bed. It’s go­ing to be lovely.

This will cause con­tro­versy and most cer­tainly won’t suit ev­ery­one, but I don’t have a TV in our bed­room and never will. I find it too dis­tract­ing when I should be re­lax­ing. Grab a book, a wine and have a bath in­stead.

Adopt a dog or cat to snug­gle.

If in doubt, go with your gut in­stinct and sim­ply sur­round your­self in the things that you love. At the end of the day, it’s your bed­room.

I tend to choose three com­pli­men­tary colours and work from there, al­ways en­sur­ing I layer the colours ap­pro­pri­ately. Two of the same colour should never sit to­gether un­less they have con­trast­ing pat­terns.

PHO­TOS: DANNI MOR­RI­SON

Af­ter SOFT, MOODY

Be­fore COLOURS LAYER

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