Snug­gle up in new sur­round­ings with these dreamy set­tings

Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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