The STYLE RULES
Bring balance and a sense of calm to your bedroom
Have your cake and eat it, too, with these clever ideas for marrying your favourite wallpapers and paint shades. Match paints and papers Pick a classic toile or trailing print wallpaper, then paint an adjacent section in a single block of colour in a complementary shade. choose chalky finishes Plaster pinks and soft greys are a harmonious duo. Try colourmatching the paint shade to a detail in the wallpaper for a well-considered look – brands such as Little Greene make this easy to achieve. pick parquet flooring A light wood parquet floor offers subtle pattern and texture. For a more budget-friendly option, swap real wood for printed vinyl.
Top shelf, painted in Dorchester Pink absolute matt emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, all Little Greene
Wall in Wrest Trail, £84 a roll; door frame painted in Lamp Black absolute matt emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, both Little Greene