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Dress­ing A Bed

Bed­rooms are the per­fect can­di­date for the lay­er­ing of fab­rics and the tex­ture of these fab­rics.

Be­gin with the bed it­self; a linen slip cover or but­toned up­hol­stered bed head, the warmth of nat­u­ral tim­ber or wo­ven leather; the bed­room fur­ni­ture se­lec­tion will look to­wards mim­ick­ing the style car­ried through from else­where in the prop­erty; tra­di­tional so­phis­ti­ca­tion, pol­ished luxe, re­laxed and earthy or edgy al­ter­nate from there layer in the large square Eu­ro­pean pil­lows in the back; they cre­ate pro­por­tion and scale. Then in front layer two sets (or four pil­lows) of stan­dard size; one set to match the sheets (which will be­come sleep­ing pil­lows) and a sec­ond set of two pil­lows that co­or­di­nate with the quilt cover (dec­o­ra­tive pil­lows). If we vis­ually di­vide the bed in half length-wise po­si­tion one side of the bed with the two stan­dard pillow ly­ing flat; one on top of the other, on the other side, stand­ing both stan­dard pil­lows up­right fac­ing for­ward, thereby cre­at­ing height vari­a­tion, di­ver­sity and em­pha­sis­ing the push and pull of light and dark when ap­ply­ing a light coloured quilt cover and darker sheet colour or visa-versa.

Cush­ions. How many? And where to place them.

As­sem­ble ei­ther sym­met­ri­cally with the same cush­ion re­peated on both sides in a cen­tred straight line from the pil­lows be­hind, or al­ter­na­tively asym­met­ri­cally; two con­trast­ing cush­ions grouped in the cen­tre of the bed and over­lap­ping. For ad­di­tional colour and con­trast a large cush­ion can also be placed in the back be­tween one Eu­ro­pean pillow and the first line of stan­dard pil­lows. A bed­spread folded into thirds or throw rug gath­ered and run­ning across the width of the bed to meet the quilt cover which has been con­certina folded in­tro­duces an­other level of vis­ual com­plex­ity and ad­di­tional tex­ture.

Space per­mit­ting at the end of the bed; con­sider a long up­hol­stered ot­toman or tim­ber bench seat to fin­ish the look.

And if all else fails visit us at De­sign House In­te­ri­ors for your per­son­alised step-by-step guide.

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