Snuggle up in new surroundings with these dreamy settings
It’s time to ‘ nest’ as the temperature drops, and transform your bedroom – the room in the house where you can truly retreat and relax – into a cosy but stylish sanctuary. After all, this is the place where we start and finish our day. We spend a third of our lives in bed – so it deserves special attention. Whether you dream of a glamorous setting, a luxurious hotel- style bedroom, or would simply like a quick update, here’s everything you need to know... “Conjure a warm and inviting colour palette with champagne hues, subtle pinks, purples and plums. Combine textures such as satin, velvet and faux fur, key to creating a luxurious, romantic feel.
“For a contemporary vibe, dress a bed with white bed linen and a velvet throw, and add an eclectic mix of cushions. In any style of bedroom, the bed should always take centre stage.
“For a more feminine interpretation, add art deco- style mirrored furniture and on- trend metallic accents, lamps and accessories.” “Colour is key in creating a haven of rest, so look at palettes you’re both drawn to. If you can’t agree on which shade, opt for something pale – like a soft grey or off- white hue – that provides a neutral backdrop. “Enhance the mood and ambience with carefully considered lighting, such as task lighting for bedtime reading on either side of the bed. We offer Zip & Link beds, (£ 1,722 for Zip & Link mattress; £ 2,289 for Zip & Link mattress and bed set), ideal for couples who have different preferences. “This type of bed is made up of two mattresses with different comfort levels, which can be used together or separated into two singles.” “A tall, winged headboard gives a room the ‘ wow’ factor and completely transforms its aesthetic into something sophisticated and special. Or opt for a simple metal or wooden one, if you don’t want the bed to dominate.
“Dress a bed with throws and cushions in a new colour scheme – deep blues, teal and indigo are in fashion. This colour could be used to paint a feature wall behind the bed, or take the shade over the walls and ceiling for a cosy, cosseting feel.
“Even a basic makeover can make a difference.
“Focus on decluttering and tidying surfaces – too many visual distractions can make it hard to relax and sleep. Change bedside lamps or just replace drawer handles and curtain ties with more decorative items. All these can make a surprising difference to the room’s atmosphere and appeal, and all for a minimal cost.” Bag a bargain at Furniture Village, which has an upholstered winged Tempur Holcot Ottoman bed frame ( kingsize) for £ 995. Accessorise with its velour cushions, £ 39 each, and a Cera mustard table lamp, £ 119.