– MM Linen’s Kerry Jackson on how to create a perfectly serene bedroom
Opt for a tactile fabric like linen, which lasts for years and gets softer with wash and wear, says Jackson. “Linen has a relaxed, sophisticated and timeless look. It breathes well, moderates temperature and is a superior fibre to cotton as it is much stronger.”
Choose soothing tones for your walls and bedding, such as taupe, duck egg green, ivory and greys. “Layer several shades of the same colour with white and bring the outside in with calming, soft patterns instead of bright colours and geometric prints,” says Jackson.
“It’s nice to have a bench or armchair, or a beanbag for a more casual look, as all those pillows and cushions need to go somewhere!” suggests Jackson. Mirrors reflect space and light, tranquil artwork makes a room inviting, and throws and rugs add a luxurious feel.
“Symmetry feels organised and minimises visual stress for a calm room,” says Jackson. She recommends covering windows with soft drapes or shutters for privacy and light control, and pairing soft furnishings in natural tones with wooden furniture to add warmth.
“Think of a five-star hotel and reflect that in your home,” says Jackson. “Invest in goose down, which is the absolute best for warmth without weight and controls moisture and heat.” Choose pillows filled to your preference with goose down for maximum comfort.