ROOM ENVY The scheme that’s in­spired us this month

Each month we bring you a scheme that in­trigues, de­lights or daz­zles us

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Dur­ing these warm sum­mer nights, when you are still sleep­ing above your cov­ers, with the win­dows thrown open, lay­er­ing up your bed for cooler au­tumn days may be the last thing on your mind – and jus­ti­fa­bly so. But this folksy flo­ral scheme might be just the thing to change your mind, and find you seek­ing out some sim­i­larly bo­hemian bed­li­nen.

Stripped down to just a white sheet and pil­lows for sum­mer, this room would feel fresh and pretty, but by dress­ing the bed with mis­matched cush­ions and a flo­ral pais­ley print quilt, the room is trans­formed into a riot of colour that still feels calm and re­strained thanks to the white floor­boards and the clean, mod­ern lines of the bed­side ta­ble. The blowsy, painterly blooms on the wall­pa­per make a bold state­ment, and pre­vent the room look­ing too old-fash­ioned, as it would with a smaller, more ditsy print on the walls.

With the white floor, bold walls, crisp linen and rat­tan head­board as a base, this room could be styled in plenty of ways, from keep­ing the bed­ding plain for a more neu­tral look, all the way to pil­ing on the flo­rals and prints. Just be sure to add a bed­side posy of what­ever the gar­den has to of­fer, to keep a con­nec­tion with na­ture.

In fact, you may spend so long ex­per­i­ment­ing with how to dress this arty-look­ing space, that be­fore you know it, it re­ally will be time to dig out that warmer quilt to keep you cosy on au­tumn nights.

adding plenty of wood tones in a flower-in­spired room keeps the look nat­u­ral and avoids it be­ing over­pow­er­ing

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