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!
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.
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.
For a zen-like hotel-style bedroom, opt for a backdrop of white walls and stripped white floorboards. Add a modern four-poster bed to create a centerpiece to the room and dress the bed with white and zesty green bedlinen. Accessorise with a leafy green lampshade, rug or if you're feeling really creative a floral wall stencil. Alternatively, add a bold pink floral feature wall and layer the bed with brightly coloured cushions.
Hang industrial lighting for the final finishing touch to this contemporary scheme. Look for bare light bulbs, and hang them in a cluster for a statement focal point. This look is all about luxurious textures so choose heavy velvet curtains, silk cushions and soft chenille rugs for a sumptuous boudoir that's a restful retreat.
Choose a boxy, black wooden bed frame, like this one from Homebase, and go for square shaped lamp shades and smart black and white accessories. Dress the bed simply but smartly with crisp white cotton sheets and a black throw. If you want to inject some colour, keep it cool an icy pale blue on the walls looks super-stylish find paint at Craig and Rose.