The latest idea is the lift-up bed, where the entire slatted base is raised, usually via a hydraulic system, to reveal a storage area the size of the bed. It's more disruptive than drawers, but an excellent place to stow out-of-season quilts and blankets. There's currently a trend for low, horizontal chests of drawers, good news if you want to store bulky items such as blankets or big jumpers.
A bold floral feature wall adds a bold centepiece to a bedroom. In contrast keep carpets and flooring neutral. Team the look with a dark-wood bed with oversized headboard. Complete the look with white bedlinen and a satin throw and cushions in deep-plum tones.
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.
Fright night: Those with a dramatic purple bedroom scheme get the least sleep on average only 5 hours 56 minutes sleep a night Kristin Perers. In contrast, purple, grey and brown are the worst colour schemes if you want to sleep well.
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.
Think about how many drawers, shelves and hanging rails you require, and whether you need a combination of full-length hanging space (for longer items like dresses) and half-height rails (for blouses, shirts, skirts and jackets). Adjustable shelves are handy if your needs are likely to change over time.