Frame a sheet of gift wrap The next time you're shopping for gift wrap, consider it in a different light. Are there any designs that stand out to you? Gift wrap is amazing value compared to art prints, so if you find something beautiful, frame it so you can enjoy it every day.
Dark wooden furniture adds to the cosy feel, try Dunelm for a selection of styles. Dress your bed with dark and light elements; crisp white bed linen and dark, patterned cushions and quilts will create a smart, balanced look.
Whatever your style or budget, we've got the latest and the best designs on the market to help you update your bedroom look. Featuring a flower and bee hand-drawn design, this bed linen is light and airy, bringing a fresh feel to the bedroom. Cosy it up with your colour of choice mustard is a popular trend this year and the chunky knit Moss Stitch cushion and throw are also from Joules.
If your bedroom could do with a refresh, but you haven't got the budget for a new decorating scheme, try simply adding a new feature to a wall instead. Take a look at our six top ideas for adding interest to bedroom walls.
If you are a fan of vintage style then opt for a retro colour palette such as yellow and brown in your hotel-style bedroom. Accessorise with vintage-inspired features such as a reconditioned telephone or a retro lamp.
Another benefit of a divan is that you can change the look with a new headboard without buying a new bed. When choosing a mattress, the traditional favourite is a sprung base. Pocket springs in individual casings deflecting independently to support the body is the best example, combined with padding made from natural wool, cotton or flax. Or consider synthetic visco elastic memory foam, which moulds to your shape, or latex, which is durable and resilient. Springs can also be combined with a layer of memory foam.
Opt for a theatrical, French-chateau-style bed ornate carvings, Rococo details and a curvaceous frame; Graham and Green‘s Antoinette bed is perfect for this look. Choose a white or silver-painted bed for a glam look and go for matching bedroom furniture. Pretty metallic wallpaper and a glittery glass chandelier light fitting will complete this decadent scheme. Ooh la la!
A grey upholstered bed is perfect for a luxury look try Heal's or Argos for similar and go for crisp white bed linen that has a blue border or stripe. Keep furniture sleek and smart, for example, shop for high-gloss side tables instead of traditional bedside cabinets and dress the room with navy accessories with sexy silhouettes.
There's no better time of year to freshen up the bedroom than spring and this season we've set our sights on the trend for urban living. Although monochrome provides the basis for the look, shades of grey and subtle bursts of brighter yet easy-to-live with colours soften the effect, and are paired with organic, textural materials. Think weathered wood, soft-to-the-touch fabrics and utilitarian furniture and accessories.
Other colours with a positive effect include yellow, which creates a warm and cosy atmosphere, stimulates the nervous system and aids relaxation. Green also creates a restful, calming environment, essential to inducing sleep. It's not surprising that blue came out top in the study,' says Colour Therapy and Holistic Interior Design Consultant, Suzy Chiazzari. Psychologically we relate blue to calm waters and blue sky, which we find very soothing.