Averyl Dufour. Bedroom. May 08th , 2018.
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.
If you think trad florals are out of fashion, think again (and check out the picture above). They’re back in a big way, so use them to create a bright and blooming bedroom that’s a joy to wake up in. Choose your chintzy wallpaper carefully, though – the metallic finish on this one helps to keep the look modern.
Look for luxe materials, panelling, white-painted brick, blown glass, velvet, soft carpet – this attic bedroom should be an overload for the senses. But, because of the way that it subtly balances masculine urban materials and a soft colour palette, it works. The simple lines and cool colours create a serene space with a hint of luxury, and the result is a decorating scheme that looks equally at home in in a warehouse conversion or a country cottage.
Create a comfortable window seat where you can steal a bit of sunshine. Here, bold mustard yellow and a retro curtain fabric provide striking contrasts to the delicate florals on the seat pad and bolster cushion. Keep the woodwork bright white and the window sill simply dressed with bud vases and blooms that bring the cottage garden inside.