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.
Mirrored wardrobes are the ideal solution to give your bedroom an instant dressing-room feel. This sleek design features authentic routed details on the doors, with the mirror concealing a third door that offers extra storage. Behind the double doors is a metal hanging rail and high storage shelf, while the single mirrored doors hides a further three shelves for shoes, bags and storage boxes.
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.
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.
Be bold drench your room in indigo blue. A saturated scheme requires some pluck, but the effect is so dramatic, it's well worth taking the plunge. Choose a deep shade of dark blue for the walls, then paint the skirting boards to match and go for a carpet in the same shade for an inky scheme that's ultra-chic.
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!