Averyl Dufour. Bedroom. May 08th , 2018.
If you’re lucky enough to have a large window with a view of the countryside, your cottage bedroom will need little else. A pretty accent colour in a white space will do the trick. Frame your vista with floor-length curtains gathered in the middle so that they hang neatly for maximum impact. Duck-egg blue in a soothing water-inspired shade is the perfect complement to all the natural greenery outside.
The first step was to declutter, which created more space. ‘I went around the room deciding what was no longer needed and what could be sold or recycled. I sold many items on Gumtree, Facebook and eBay, which boosted our budget! They then made sure that everything had its place, in order to keep the space calm long term. This shelving unit not only helps to organise the bedroom, but its light profile means that, despite its size, it does not encroach on the rest of the space. ‘It’s great for our art books and other bits and pieces, while the white storage boxes add uniformity,’ say the couple.
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In terms of the look and feel of the space, Scandi influences were the starting point for much of the decor in the bedroom – muted tones and natural materials are prominent throughout. ‘We used magnetic plaster, which is a type of plaster that allows you to turn any wall into a magnetic surface. It’s great because you can hang anything, from pictures to shelves, on it by adding a magnetic strip to the back.