Snug­gle sea­son is here. OCTAVIA LILLYWHITE of­fers her tips on cre­at­ing the ideal room for a su­per slum­ber

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - Home Style -

Make the bed the cen­tre of at­ten­tion

In a small room it’s tempt­ing to put the bed in the cor­ner to make more space, but it should be the fo­cus, so it de­serves to be in the mid­dle.

Layer up your bed­ding

Use a fit­ted base sheet and a top sheet. If your du­vet is large and re­versible, fold over the top sec­tion so a dif­fer­ent pat­tern shows. If not, fold the top sheet back over it for the same ef­fect.

Mix and match dif­fer­ent fab­rics and tex­tures

Knits are pop­u­lar at the mo­ment, but you can even mix up cable, chunky and reg­u­lar knits. Other nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als, like suede, cot­ton and fur, will all look great along­side each other.

Layer your rugs too

Rugs make an ex­posed wood floor much softer and cosier in a bed­room. Jute is a tidy and clas­sic start, but it’s not very nice on bare feet in the morn­ing, so top it with a sheep­skin to sink your toes into.

In a small room, lay one of the rugs par­tially un­der the bed

This ex­pands the area of the bed and helps frame it.

Ma­rina dou­ble bed frame, £329, DFS Grey vase, £25, Habi­tat Grey cush­ion, £16, M&Co

Lon­don map can­vas, £16.99, Dunelm

Stool, £89, Cult Fur­ni­ture. com

Tex­tured yarn dye striped bed­ding set, £39.50, Marks & Spencer

Grey knit cush­ion, £19.99, Zara Home

Grey knit­ted throw, £49.99, H&M

Knit­ted throw, £150, Coxand­cox.co.uk

Sheep­skin rug, from £59, Mod­ern-rugs. co.uk

Pink cush­ion, £10, Mata­lan

Jute rug, from £89.99, Very.co.uk

Stor­age bench, £178.80, Maisons­du­Monde.com

Jenk­ins an­gle lamp, £39, Made.com

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