For freestanding designs measure your space carefully and mark the position of your new wardrobe on the floor using masking tape, so you can check it will fit in comfortably, making sure that doors can open easily without obstructions. Wardrobes can be bulky, so be sure to measure doorways and any narrow landings or hallways to ensure that you'll be able to manoeuvre your wardrobe into place before you order. A flat-packed design might be better if access could pose a problem.
This beautiful oak bed would grace any country home. The wood is distressed by hand then finished in cotton and linen upholstery, which also rolls sumptuously over the upper edges of the headboard and footboard. Etienne super kingsize sleigh bedstead, £1,499, John Lewis.
Sometimes the simplest design tricks are the most effective. Spelling out an uplifting, energising or soothing word or phrase can bring a whole new feel to a room. Paint letters in a contrasting colour to the walls to ensure they stand out.
‘This is an amazing result, as there are receptors in the retina of our eyes, which are most sensitive to the colour blue,' says Chris Idzikowski, Sleep Expert at the Edinburgh Sleep Centre. ‘These receptors feed information into an area deep in our brain that controls 24-hour rhythms and affects how we perform and feel during the day.'
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!
We had to rub our eyes to check we weren't dreaming when we first saw these new designer-look beds from Argos' new Heart of House collection. With its deeply buttoned headboard and tufted fabric upholstery, we'd expected the Filby bedstead (above) to have price tag of £600-plus, but we were astonished to find it costs from just £199.99 for a double or £229.99 for a king size. Argos, with these beds, you're really spoiling us!