How to style a bed
According to Ben Brebner from Thread Design, there are six elements in a perfectly styled bed. “A great bedroom starts with the perfect base colour.” Then sharpen it up with a folded back crisp white sheet, add texture, natural fibres and pops of pattern and frame the whole lot with Euro pillows.
Bronte Chadwick of Baksana says her top tip is to play with textures and coordinating accessories. “We love mixing different fibres like linen with cotton, putting a woven bedspread on a smooth cotton duvet and finishing the look with waffle Euro pillowcases.”
“I think it’s really important that your bedroom is a calm place to visit,” says Kerry Jackson of MM Linen. “Focus on soft florals so your bedroom feels like a serene place. I think investing in really good quality duvet inners is a must; beautiful goose down that is light feeling but has warmth.” And her ultimate bedroom accessory? “I always leave a notebook on my bedside table.” >
THIS PAGE (from top) Society bedding is made in Milan, Italy and allows mixing and matching; bottom sheet Nite fitted in cotton $450, top sheet Rem linen $570, Saten duvet cover $1125, Tiub cashmere and silk blanket $1870, Mono bouclé wool and alpaca throw $790, Ramié printed pillowcase $350 for a pair, Rem linen pillowcase $215 and Rem linen cushion $215, all from Alfresco Inexterior Living, alfrescoliving.co.nz. Mezzo storage bed with lift-up frame and slats from $4339 excluding mattress and dependent on fabric from BoConcept, boconcept.com.
‘Beds are a little less stacked with cushions these days, but most of our clients have at least four pillows. Men often like linen pillowcases, women cotton’ – Carol Mortimer, Alfresco Inexterior Living