Styling up

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It would be silly to cre­ate a dra­matic room trans­for­ma­tion just for Valen­tine’s Day, but you could use the date to start think­ing about how to cre­ate a ro­man­tic bed­room that will ap­peal all year round. In­te­rior stylist Emma Blom­field, co-founder of The Dec­o­rat­ing School, says adding colour and tex­ture to a room makes it more invit­ing. Here are her top tips for help­ing love bloom:

You’ll want to in­clude pink, but don’t make it your big­gest colour. A white cover scat­tered with soft pink cush­ions is a nice way to cre­ate a feel-good space with­out set­ting up a room that is ob­vi­ously fem­i­nine.

Red is way too much, stick to cool tones such as soft grey char­coal.

A rug will make the room cosy and com­fort­able. It’s not a high traf­fic area so go for some­thing that feels soft un­der­foot.

Think about the longevity of the space, and not just about that one day. Neu­tral bed li­nen can be styled any which way, but to make the day spe­cial there’s no harm in putting some red roses in a smaller vase by the bed­side ta­ble or scat­ter­ing rose petals over the bed. Scented can­dles are a nice touch. Try ylang ylang, vanilla, cin­na­mon or jas­mine to set the scene for ro­mance. More emmablom­field.com

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