For a harmonious, balanced bedroom that's easy to relax in, get the perfect mix of dark and light colours. Keep carpets or flooring, curtains, three walls and ceiling pale and light to make the room feel spacious but paper the fourth wall with a dark and dramatic patterned paper to inject some colour and warm the look up. Try Wallpaper Direct for some eye-catching designs.
Lexington's new bedding and bathroom collection, the Urban Collective Collection, (above) encapsulates the style with aplomb. The company has found inspiration in New York, more specifically Brooklyn, and, as everybody knows, New York never goes out of fashion. The Urban Collective Collection consist of a poplin bedding in three colours, white, grey and green, a graphic sham, bedspreads, throws, terry towels in white and grey and a bathrobe. The range has a pared-back feel, incorporating sober hues against crisp white, all given a lift by a flash of deep mustardy green and subtle stripes and pattern. It's designed to appeal to young, sophisticated and vibrant urbanites, who are keen to invest in high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time.
For a boutique hotel look, choose a smart bedstead with sprung slats. Made from birch with a dark stain to enhance the grain, it has a panel of off-white velour on the headboard. Garrat double bedstead, col Dark Chestnut, £800, Laura Ashley.
Ok, ok, so we all know that men can be a bit, well, gross… but a new survey has revealed some shocking facts the average single man changes his bed sheets just four times per year. Urgh, just writing this is making our stomachs turn! aren't just smelly and disgusting, they also contain thousands of dead skin cells, which in time can lead to allergies and even bed bugs.
Low, wide drawers could even be used for shoes and handbags. But if floor space is limited, consider tall, narrow chests with lots of drawers perfect for smaller items such as T-shirts and lingerie. Freestanding wardrobes are less popular then they used to be, but they are still a good choice, especially in a period home with alcoves either side of a chimney breast. Here, a wardrobe positioned in each alcove with the bed opposite and a sturdy set of bedside drawers will cover most storage needs.
The overall size is large enough to provide adequate clothes storage for two but small enough to fit most bedrooms the full-length mirror also makes it super practical, as you don't have to allow for extra wall space to hang one. Delivered in ready-assembled sections. Dimensions: H186 x W120 x D52cm.