style rules

From trends to tips, here is some must-read de­sign ad­vice

Living Etc - - DESIGN / PROJECT -

* In­dulge your fan­tasies. Bed­rooms are the most pri­vate area of a house, a place where you can run riot. Want a jun­gle theme? Or an in­ti­mate, 18th­cen­tury boudoir? Just do it.

* think sump­tu­ous,

sen­sual fab­rics. this sea­son’s vel­vets and damasks in jewel colours, Bri­tish flo­rals or Arts and Crafts pat­terns work de­li­ciously in bed­rooms. Go for lux­u­ri­ous damasks on one wall or an over-the-top print be­hind the bed. Bed­rooms don’t have to fit the mood of the rest of the house. they can have a to­tally dif­fer­ent per­son­al­ity. * Black out. Make sure your blinds or cur­tains are fully light­proof to en­sure sleep.

* Go crazy with few

struc­tural costs. the bed­room is a space to be com­pletely in­dul­gent in and one where the bud­get might jus­tify a to­tally ex­trav­a­gant pur­chase – the to-die-for wall­pa­per or op­u­lent silk pil­low­cases.

* Add lux­ury with an

ex­cess of fab­ric – let cur­tains fall into pud­dles on the floors, or pile up cush­ions and throws.

* In­tro­duce soft­ness. too many hard sur­faces cre­ate a nois­ier space, so muf­fle sound with padded head­boards and soft fab­rics and fur­nish­ings. * Go for rest­ful colours. this sea­son’s greens, deep blues or greys are soft on the eye – white is al­ways right too. A lim­ited colour pal­ette cre­ates a more sooth­ing room.

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