My love of nature is no secret, as its beauty reveals colour combinations and textures that rarely disappoint. A bedroom is at best a quiet space where you can recharge, so what better place to rely on the subtle charms of natural elements? Here, a rustic birch headboard sits as the defining centrepiece of the bedroom, without crowding or shouting in the space. Its muted natural colour palette lets it stand as an eye-catching piece while still maintaining the calming feel. The oversized 'S' also adds a cheeky touch.
Layering is one of the easiest ways to add interest to a space. Whether it's a living room or bedroom, you can't go wrong with generous layers of textiles – but what better place than a bed, really? Here, a vintage futon cover, French ticking and Belgian flour sack crown the bed, with a common thread of colour and texture running through. This lets the bed sing for its supper in terms of a room styling device, but makes it extra inviting at the end of the day. The finishing touch can be seen in the photographic print that references fabric, too – a nod to the room's textural appeal.
A study of colour makes a fine theme for a bedroom. Here, rich red in all its glory gives this space a vibrant feel, with navy and black accents tempering the look. My favourite Vivienne Westwood wallpaper panel functions as a bedhead and sets the tone for a mix and match of woodblock quilts, screen-printed and embroidered pillows.
The wall above your bed is prime real estate for styling, so think outside the square when you come to use it. Sure, a piece of art or a headboard are easy fixes, but don't think you can't have a bit of fun here. A beautiful piece of fabric or wallpaper could be temporarily affixed above your bed, a great choice if you like to rearrange your scheme often. Use a ribbon or string to create your own design as I have here. The stretch of wall is a great blank canvas.