Not out of the woods yet

Set a nat­u­ral and serene scene in the bed­room

Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR HOME -

WE DO love a na­ture-in­spired state­ment wall­pa­per. It can make a room with­out dom­i­nat­ing it. This for­est mist mu­ral, as seen in the main pic­ture, has a calm­ing ef­fect. Keep the rest of the walls white or soft grey, to keep the re­laxed, tran­quil feel. Bed­ding can be sim­ple white or grey as well, but splash out on a gor­geous vel­vet throw if you want to make it ex­tra invit­ing.

CRE­ATE A CALM­ING OF­FICE SPACE IN THE BED­ROOM

IN an ideal world, work and sleep space would be sep­a­rate. If you can’t man­age that, sec­tion it off by plac­ing the desk fac­ing a win­dow, de­mar­cated with a rug and with sep­a­rate light­ing. A desk with draw­ers is a must so you can store away your work items at bed­time. Swap a bedside ta­ble for a full ch­est of draw­ers, to dou­ble your stor­age space. Just make sure they’re low enough for your bedside lamp and essentials.

GO FOR LIGHT WOOD FLOORS

THEY are the per­fect com­ple­ment to grey and white, and you can get them at any price range. Real or re­claimed planks can be pricey, but en­gi­neered wood has a re­al­is­tic ef­fect from around £40 per m2, while wood-ef­fect lam­i­nate starts at around £10 per m2. Have a space to read that’s not a bed or desk – a re­ally comfy chair you can cosy up in. It also works as a break­out space when your con­cen­tra­tion is wan­ing.

Morn­ing for­est mist wall mu­ral avail­able on a va­ri­ety of pre­mium wall­pa­pers. From £27 sq m, wall­sauce.com

Wood and stars wall­pa­per £85, Cole & Son

Navy throw £120, La Red­oute Cush­ion £30, Joe Browns

Grace desk £325.99, Way­fair

Hansel draw­ers £199, Made.com

White sheep­skin rug £20, Ar­gos Home

Lorena embroidere­d nat­u­ral cush­ion £55, Laura Ash­ley

Se­cret gar­den leaf rug £112.50, Dunelm

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