Each month we bring you a scheme that intrigues, delights or dazzles us
The scheme that has inspired us this month
When creating a bedroom scheme, above all, it should feel calm, restful and relaxing, and using a restrained palette of neutrals helps to conjure that mood. There are no potentially jarring pops of colour to catch the eye in this design, instead a calming choice of creams, taupes, ecrus and greys is brightened by crisp white touches highlighted in the soft furnishings, flowers and woodwork.
Neutral certainly needn’t mean bland and boring. Here, a texturally rich mix of fabrics and finishes is underpinned by a note of solidity and contrast from a beautiful wood console. The array of tactile materials includes everything from a smooth satin cushion and lightweight layered throws to a woven headboard and silk rug, which ensures the scheme is soft underfoot.
Instead of harsh overhead lighting, a selection of table and wall lamps casts gentle pools of light around the room at night creating a soothing ambience, while metallic accents bring a gentle shimmer.
This sumptuous scheme summons you to take it easy, whether it’s lying among the plump pillows, sitting in the easy chair complete with footstool inviting you to put your feet up, or perching on the cosy window seat with a good book and great view of the garden beyond. As the chillier days of autumn approach, you’ll feel warm and relaxed in a calming cocoon like this.