Slimline Wardrobes are great when space is alittle cramped. If built-in storage isn't possible look for freestanding wardrobes with a minimum internal depth of around 50cm.Less than that and hangers will be skewed at an angle. The slimmest option is the versatile.
Frame the bed with statement patternGive your bedroom scheme some lasting impact by adding an area of striking pattern. If your budget is tight, just cover one feature wall or chimney breast in a patterned paper. The large-format bouquets in this bright design prove that florals can be used to great effect in contemporary schemes as well as country looks.
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.
Never underestimate the value of the space beneath your bed. Even if your room has ample cupboards, shoes and bags seem to gravitate to that forgotten area, so it makes sense to use it properly. Standard bedsteads can be teamed with sturdy under-bed baskets, or even large drawers on castors. Divan beds with drawers are extremely useful, but choose one with a plain fabric cover so you don't need to use a valance sheet and can reach the drawers easily.
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.
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.